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Encyclopedia > XETRA (AM)

XETRA are the call letters of a border-blaster radio station licensed to the Tijuana / Rosarito area of Baja California, Mexico, with additional studio facilities in Burbank, California. They are a high-power station, with their 77,500 watt signal sometimes reaching as far as the middle of the San Joaquin Valley, but otherwise covering nearly all of Southern California. It operates with 50,000 watts at night. A border blaster, in contrast to an international broadcast station, is a licensed commercial radio station that transmits at very high power to the United States of America from various points along the Mexican border with that country. ... Tijuana is the largest city in the Mexican state of Baja California and the seat of the municipality of the same name. ... Image:Rosarito. ... Baja California is the northernmost state of Mexico. ... This article or section should be merged with Burbank, Los Angeles County, California This article is about the Burbank in Southern California. ... The eight-county San Joaquin Valley is the part of the Central Valley of California that lies south of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta in Stockton. ...


It began its life as XEAK ("the Mighty 690", a moniker that its XETRA successor would use in later years), playing the hits of its time. It signed off briefly in 1961, and shortly after made Southern California broadcast history as they became "Extra News", the first 24-hour all-news station in Southern California.


In succeeding decades, XTRA (without the "E", as U.S. listeners would otherwise refer to) would switch formats numerous times. During most of the 1970s and 1980s, it was a Beautiful Music station, competing with K-JOY on the FM dial. During its Beautiful Music years, XETRA became one of the first AM stations in the San Diego area to broadcast in stereo. Beautiful Music was a mostly-instrumental music format that was prominent in American radio from the 1960s through the 1980s. ...


When interest in the Beautiful Music format died down in the late 70s, XETRA switched formats to Top 40/adult contemporary music, once again billing itself as "the Mighty 690". When low ratings dictated the format didn't work, they switched to an oldies format, and XETRA called themselves "69 XTRA Gold". To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


Shortly after, XETRA became an all sports station, and was billed as "XTRA Sports", affiliating themselves with ESPN Radio. For a number of years, the station was the broadcast home of the San Diego Chargers National Football League team. In the latter part of the 1990s and most of the 2000s, they decided to simulcast with Los Angeles station KXTA in order to better serve the Los Angeles area. ESPN Radio is a national sports radio network in the United States launched on January 1, 1992. ... City San Diego, California Other nicknames Bolts, Super Chargers Team colors Navy Blue, White, and Gold Head Coach Marty Schottenheimer Owner Alex Spanos George Pernicano (Minority owner (3%)) Fight song San Diego Super Chargers Mascot {{{mascot}}} Local radio Flagship stations: KIOZ (105. ... The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ... This article is about the largest city in California. ...


The station's best-known sportscaster in the sports format is Lee Hacksaw Hamilton, who hosted a nightly sports talk program from 1987 until 2005, and was also the play-by-play voice of the Chargers from 1987 to 1996. Hacksaw is famous (and infamous) for his "best 15 minutes in radio" with "Hacksaw's Headlines" and using such phrases as "I am bleeping brilliant!"


In 2005, Clear Channel Communications chose to drop the station's all-sports format and replace it with pop standards (carried over from Los Angeles' KLAC), and that's how XETRA functions today. This article is about the company. ... The term pop standards refers to an American songwriting, arranging, and singing style that is widely considered as the high point of Western vocal popular music. ...


Spanish News and Talk is expected to take over the station by the start of February, 2006, according to published reports in radio trade magazines. Then Clear Channel Communications will move the operation over to the new company out of Spain. The station was sold for $ 28 Million United States Dollars in a combined deal with other media interests. News is essentially new information or current events. ... Talk radio is a radio format which features discussion of topical issues. ... Look up February in Wiktionary, the free dictionary February is the second month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the company. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... This article is about general United States currency. ...


The station will go Spanish News and Talk on Monday Febuary 6th 2006 News is essentially new information or current events. ... Talk can mean: talk - the Unix program. ... Monday is considered either the first or the second day of the week, between Sunday and Tuesday. ... February is the second month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 6 (six) is the natural number following 5 and preceding 7. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Another San Diego radio station, on the FM dial, also bills itself as XETRA (see XETRA-FM for details). XETRA-FM (or 91X) (sometimes identified as XTRA-FM) is an english language, mexican-owned (border blaster) alternative rock music station broadcasting from Tijuana, Baja California on 91. ...


See also

  • Border blasters

A border blaster, unlike an international broadcasting station, is a term that has been specifically used to describe licensed commercial radio stations that have transmited at very high power to the United States of America from various points along the Mexican side of the border. ...

References

  • Border Radio by Fowler, Gene and Crawford, Bill. Texas Monthly Press, Austin. 1987 ISBN 0-87719-066-6
  • Mass Media Moments in the United Kingdom, the USSR and the USA, by Gilder, Eric. - "Lucian Blaga" University of Sibiu Press, Romania. 2003 ISBN 973-651-596-6

External links

  • Dedication of the Wolfman Jack Memorial in Del Rio, Texas


AM radio stations in the San Diego / Tijuana market
By frequency

540 | 600 | 620 | 690 | 760 | 800 | 860 | 910 | 950 | 1000 | 1030 | 1040 | 1090 | 1130 | 1170 | 1210 | 1240 | 1270 | 1310 | 1360 | 1390 | 1420 | 1450 | 1470 | 1550 | 1630 | 1700 AM radio is radio broadcasting using Amplitude Modulation. ... Nickname: Americas Finest City Motto: Official website: http://www. ... Tijuana is the largest city in the Mexican state of Baja California and the seat of the municipality of the same name. ... Sine waves of various frequencies; the lower waves have higher frequencies than those above. ... XESURF is an American radio station known as AM 1260/540. ... KOGO or 600 KOGO is, as of July 2005, the number one news-talk station in San Diego, California. ... KFMB 760 AM is a talk radio outlet. ... XESPN-AM is called ESPN 800. ... XEMO or La Poderosa 860 AM is a Spanish language radio station that has antennas in Tijuana, but on a clear day, the signal can be heard as far away as Los Angeles. ... KECR or Family Radio is the San Diego Family Radio affiliate. ... AM 1000 KCEO, Vista. ... KURS or The Soul of San Diego is the only gospel music radio station in Southern California. ... XEPRS is the an American sports talk radio station in San Diego. ... KSDO or Radio Nueva Vida is the San Diego home of the Spanish religious radio network Radio Nueva Vida. ... 1170 KCBQ, a former country music powerhouse, is owned by Salem Communications and offers conservative talk. ... 1210 KPRZ is owned and operated by Salem Communications and offers Christian talk for the San Diego market. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... KLSD is the San Diego home for Air America Radio, and Ed Schultz. ... KFSD AM 1450 is a classical music radio station based in North County, San Diego, California. ... XEPE or Cash 1700 signed on mid-August 2005. ...

By callsign

KCBQ | KCEO | KECR | KFMB | KFSD | KLSD | KOGO | KPRZ | KSDO | KSON | KURS | XEAZ | XEBG | XEC | XEKAM | XEKT | XEMO | XEPE | XEPRS | XERCN | XESPN | XETRA | XESDD | XESS | XESURF | XEUT | XEXX Call sign can refer to different types of call signs: Airline call sign Aviator call sign Cosmonaut call sign Radio and television call signs Tactical call sign, also known as a tactical designator See also: International Callsign Allocations, Maritime Mobile Service Identity This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid... 1170 KCBQ, a former country music powerhouse, is owned by Salem Communications and offers conservative talk. ... AM 1000 KCEO, Vista. ... KECR or Family Radio is the San Diego Family Radio affiliate. ... KFMB 760 AM is a talk radio outlet. ... KFSD AM 1450 is a classical music radio station based in North County, San Diego, California. ... KLSD is the San Diego home for Air America Radio, and Ed Schultz. ... KOGO or 600 KOGO is, as of July 2005, the number one news-talk station in San Diego, California. ... 1210 KPRZ is owned and operated by Salem Communications and offers Christian talk for the San Diego market. ... KSDO or Radio Nueva Vida is the San Diego home of the Spanish religious radio network Radio Nueva Vida. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... KURS or The Soul of San Diego is the only gospel music radio station in Southern California. ... XEMO or La Poderosa 860 AM is a Spanish language radio station that has antennas in Tijuana, but on a clear day, the signal can be heard as far away as Los Angeles. ... XEPE or Cash 1700 signed on mid-August 2005. ... XEPRS is the an American sports talk radio station in San Diego. ... XESPN-AM is called ESPN 800. ... XESURF is an American radio station known as AM 1260/540. ...


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Encyclopedia: XETRA (AM) (1658 words)
XETRA are the call letters of a border-blaster radio station licensed to the Tijuana / Rosarito area of Baja California, Mexico, with additional studio facilities in Burbank, California.
XETRA are the call letters of a border-blaster radio station licensed to the Tijuana / Rosarito area of Baja California, Mexico, with additional studio facilities in San Diego, California.
Amplitude modulation (AM) is a form of modulation in which the amplitude of a carrier wave is varied in direct proportion to that of a modulating signal.
Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Radio Stations - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (5516 words)
UK radio stations do not have call letters which are known to the general public; indeed, the technical specifications spreadsheet at the Ofcom website uses station names as the main identifier, rather than any ITU standard callsigns.
I submit that this is redundant since (AM) in the title does nothing to disambiguate the call sign, and is in fact just an attribute of the station.
Sorry for this being long and drawn out and I hope that everyone understands what I am trying to say, these just some observations and improvements that see that can be made, and i figure i bring it up so that it can be across the board rather then one person.
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