XER-AM

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XER-AM
City of licenseVilla Acuña, Mexico
Broadcast areaNorth America
BrandingSunshine Station between the Nations
Frequency840 KHz
First air dateAugust 18, 1932 (1932-08-18)
FormatTalk
LanguageEnglish
ERPone million w
HAAT300 feet
Former callsignsKFKB
AffiliationsDr. John R. Brinkley
OwnerDr. John R. Brinkley
(Dr. John R. Brinkley)
 
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XER-AM
City of licenseVilla Acuña, Mexico
Broadcast areaNorth America
BrandingSunshine Station between the Nations
Frequency840 KHz
First air dateAugust 18, 1932 (1932-08-18)
FormatTalk
LanguageEnglish
ERPone million w
HAAT300 feet
Former callsignsKFKB
AffiliationsDr. John R. Brinkley
OwnerDr. John R. Brinkley
(Dr. John R. Brinkley)

XER (1932–1933) are the call letters of a famous border-blaster radio station licensed to Villa Acuña, Coahuila, Mexico, upon license application of Dr. John R. Brinkley of the U.S. state of Kansas. It first came on the air on August 18, 1932, with a 50 kW transmitter and claimed 75 kW erp via an omnidirectional antenna. It was forcibly[1] shut down by the Mexican authorities on February 24, 1933 and the Villa Acuña Broadcasting Company of Del Rio, Texas, U.S. which had managed the station, was dissolved.

History of XER

XER called itself the Sunshine Station between the Nations and it broadcast 735 kcs., on the AM band from Villa Acuña, Coahuila. The owner of XER was Dr. John R. Brinkley of Kansas who moved to Del Rio, Texas, where he established a management company called Villa Acuña Broadcasting Company. It first signed on August 18, 1932 with a 50 kW transmitter and claimed 75 kW erp via an omindirectional antenna. The engineering was by Will Branch of Fort Worth who had engineered WBAP for Amon Carter, owner of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. XER was shut down by the Mexican authorities on February 24, 1933 and the Villa Acuña Broadcasting Company was dissolved.

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References

  1. ^ Schroeder, Andreas (1997). Cheats, Charlatans, and Chicanery. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart. p. 75. ISBN 0-7710-7953-2.