XEOY-AM

XEOY-AM is an AM radio station in Mexico City. It is a Class A clear-channel station broadcasting on 1000 kHz. XEOY carries programming aimed at tourists to Mexico City.

XEOY-AM
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CityMexico City
BrandingMil AM
SloganLo Mejor del Pop (The best of pop)
Frequency1000 kHz
First air date1941[1]
Formatcontemporary music in Spanish; news
Power50 kW day
20 kW night
ClassA (clear-channel)
OwnerNRM Comunicaciones
(Fomento de Radio, S.A. de C.V.[2])
Sister stationsXHMM-FM, XHSON-FM, XEOYE-FM, XEPH-AM, XEBS-AM
WebcastListen Live
WebsiteXEOY-AM Online

KOMO in Seattle, Washington, WMVP in Chicago, Illinois and XEOY-AM share Class A status of 1000 AM.

HistoryEdit

XEOY was founded on February 10, 1941 by Ignacio Díaz Raygosa and Jose Iturbe Umantour; Raygosa was the grandson of former Mexican president Porfirio Díaz, while Umantour's grandfather was José Yves Limantour, the finance secretary for most of the Porfiriato. The first broadcast of XEOY-AM was the Ninth Symphony by Ludwig van Beethoven. In 1942 it was sold to Guillermo Salas Peyró, who gave the station its long-running name of "Radio Mil" (Radio Thousand), after its position on the dial. From XEOY-AM, Núcleo Radio Mil was formed, adding XEPH-AM 590, XEMX-AM 1380, XEBS-AM 1410 and XEUR-AM 1530 to the fold.

From the 1950s onward, XEOY's format imitated that of XEW-AM, with general interest and family programming, as well as recorded music. August 28, 1957, saw XEOY branch out onto FM with XEOY-FM, originally on 100.5 MHz and later on 100.9 MHz. In 1961, that station became classical music "Estereomil"; it was swapped with XEBS-FM in 1967 to move to 89.7 MHz (now XEOYE-FM), while 100.9 FM is now XHSON-FM (still owned by NRM).

In 1980, XEOY-AM became the first AM radio station in Mexico to broadcast in stereophonic sound; the SCT would not help stations broadcast in stereo until 1990.[3]

In 2017, the name was changed from Radio Mil to Mil AM. The station's current programming consists of Spanish pop from the 1980s to current, including three daily hours dedicated exclusively to Juan Gabriel, José José and Luis Miguel.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Werner, Michael S. (2001). Concise Encyclopedia of Mexico. ISBN 9781579583378.
  2. ^ Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones. Infraestructura de Estaciones de Radio AM. Last modified 2018-05-16. Retrieved 2015-06-09. Technical information from the IFT Coverage Viewer.
  3. ^ "abril | 2007 | Radioactivo 98/5". retrospectivaradioactivo.wordpress.com. Retrieved 2016-04-11.

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