Radio aficionados have turned to the Internet to tune in to favorite stations across the country and across the globe. Those interested in listening to live broadcasts of Mexican radio can turn down the receiver and preset URLs instead of AM or FM frequencies. It is easy to listen to web-based broadcasts on your computer, where you can tune in to small stations with equal ease as media giants. Choose from ranchera to cumbia, news programs to sports-it’s time to put on your headphones.
This website is a perennial favorite for Latin American media and marketing professionals. The site boasts an extensive collection of web resources: 850+ newspaper links, 1,250+ magazine links, 800+ radio links and 700+ television links. There is no finer index, and the site is updated daily. The collection of radio links, www.zonalatina.com/Radio.htm, is a blast and is supplemented by an assortment of features, www.zonalatina.com/Zlmednew.htm#RADIO.
SECRETARIA DE COMUNICACIONES Y TRANSPORTES
Who’s in charge of Mexican radio? Every station is registered with the Communications and Transportation Secretariat, which boasts a content-rich, though decidedly bland, website. There is their handy map of major radio locations in Mexico.
Border Radio Quakery
www.wfmu.org/LCD/GreatDJ/Brinkley.html Before there was Internet spam, there was radio spam. This feature documents a little-known chapter in the history of Mexico-U.S. relations from the 1930s when 500,000-watt giant WER broadcast questionable health care advice such as the usefulness of goat gonad injections.
TV Radio World
Comprehensive indexes of online TV and radio stations and an attractive design make this site a media junky’s dream. You’ll be compiling your own station playlist in no time! Be sure to consult the Mexico index, www.tvradioworld.com/region1/mex/Radio_TV_on_Internet.asp.
What’s Next for Real Audio?
www.planeta.com/ecotravel/period/greg/realaudio.html Planeta.com feature by technology journalist Greg Green reviews the trends.
Here is a sampling of stations you can listen to on your computer.
Ciudad Victoria – XHUNI: Radio Universidad
Puebla – XHORO: Radio Oro
Guadalajara – XHBIO: Fiesta Mexicana
Merida – XERUY: Radio Universidad
Mexico City – XEUN: Radio UNAM