XEANT-AM (La Voz de las Huastecas – "The Voice of the Huastecas") is an indigenous community radio station that broadcasts in Spanish, Nahuatl, Pame and Huastec (Tének) from Tancanhuitz de Santos in the Mexican state of San Luis Potosí. It is run by the Cultural Indigenist Broadcasting System (SRCI) of the National Commission for the Development of Indigenous Peoples (CDI).

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Broadcast areaSan Luis Potosí, Hidalgo, Querétaro & Veracruz
Frequency770 kHz
BrandingLa Voz de las Huastecas
FormatIndigenous community radio
First air date
28 September 1990
Former frequencies
1070 kHz (1990-2005)
Call sign meaning
Pedro ANTonio Santos, San Luis Potosí
Technical information
Power10,000 W[1]
Transmitter coordinates
21°36′46″N 98°59′23″W / 21.61278°N 98.98972°W / 21.61278; -98.98972

XEANT's radio programming has been studied as an example of decolonization and the promotion of traditional knowledge and values.[2]


A 2017 annual work report for XEANT highlighted the Plaza Pública (Public Plaza) radio show, which is produced in Tének or Nahuatl each weekend in a different community and includes music by traditional Huapango trios. According to the report, Plaza Pública has been so popular that many local community assemblies have submitted petitions to have the show produced in their communities.[3]

In 2020 the station broadcast information about COVID-19 prevention in Nahuatl and Tének.[4]

External linksEdit


  1. ^ Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones. Infraestructura de Estaciones de Radio AM. Last modified 2018-05-16. Retrieved 2015-06-25. Technical information from the IFT Coverage Viewer.
  2. ^ Martínez Lozano, Consuelo Patricia; Solís Domínguez, Daniel (2019-10-16). Comunidad, territorio y radio indígena. Reflexiones decoloniales en torno a la emisora XEANT, La Voz de las Huastecas, en Tancanhuitz, San Luis Potosí, México [Community, territory and indigenous radio. Decolonial reflections on the station XEANT, The Voice of the Huastecas, in Tancanhuitz, San Luis Potosí, Mexico]. XXI° Congreso de la Red de Carreras de Comunicación Social y Periodismo (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 2020-08-10. (link to abstract only)
  3. ^ Programa Anual de Trabajo 2017, Estación de Radio XEANT [2017 Annual Work Program, XEANT Radio Station] (PDF) (Report) (in Spanish). 2017. p. 6.
  4. ^ "Traducen a Tének y Náhuatl medidas de prevención por COVID-19" [COVID-19 prevention measures are translated into Tének and Nahuatl]. Plano Informativo (in Spanish). 2020-03-25. Archived from the original on 2020-08-10.