XHFCY-FM is a radio station in Mérida, Yucatán, with transmitter at San Pedro Nohpat. Broadcasting on 105.9 FM, XHFCY is owned by Grupo Rivas and carries a contemporary music format known as Super Stereo.

XHFCY-FM
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CityMérida, Yucatán
Frequency105.9 MHz
BrandingSuper Stereo
Programming
FormatContemporary music in Spanish
Ownership
OwnerGrupo Rivas
(La Voz en Yucatán de Radio, S.A. de C.V.)
History
First air date
July 26, 1930
2010 (on FM)
Former call signs
XEFC-AM
Former frequencies
1090 AM
1330 AM
1050 AM
Call sign meaning
Felipe Carrillo Yucatán
(Y added in AM-FM migration)
Technical information
ClassB1
ERP25 kW[1]
HAAT74.75 m
Transmitter coordinates
20°58′55.6″N 89°41′07.8″W / 20.982111°N 89.685500°W / 20.982111; -89.685500
Links
Websitegruporivas.com.mx/superstereo/

HistoryEdit

Rafael Rivas Franco and Julio Molina Font put XEFC-AM 1050 on air July 26, 1930.[2] Rivas gave XEFC its callsign in honor of Felipe Carrillo Puerto, a former governor of the state who had been executed in 1924.[3] Font sold his stake in the station, and the concession, to Rivas in 1944. XEFC was the first station in what came to be known as Organización Radio Peninsular, which later expanded to include additional Mérida and Yucatán radio stations and is now known as Grupo Rivas. XEFC later moved to 1330 AM in the 1950s and slid to 1090 kHz in the early 2000s.

On July 1, 2010, XHFCY-FM 105.9 signed on as part of the national plan to move most AM radio stations to FM. The added Y in the callsign allowed the avoidance of a callsign conflict with then-XHFC-FM, a community station in Michoacán.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones. Infraestructura de Estaciones de Radio FM. Last modified 2018-05-16. Retrieved 2015-08-05. Technical information from the IFT Coverage Viewer.
  2. ^ "La estación de radio XEFC cumple 88 años de ser "La voz de Yucatán desde Mérida"". Radio Mayab. 25 July 2018. Retrieved 16 January 2019.
  3. ^ Ocampo, Rubén Eloy (2 January 2015). "Historia de la radio en Yucatán". Diario del Sureste. Retrieved 16 January 2019.