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Thursday, November 11, 1982

The Mighty 690: XETRA. Tijuana Mexico 11th Nov 1982

The Mighty 690 - XETRA. Tijuana Mexico, all airchecks are unscoped (they include all the music) and are about an hour long each.
http://tunein.com/radio/The-Mighty-690---Southern-California-s164218/
The Mighty 690 aimed its programming at Los Angeles – some 200 miles to the north, despite a transmitter in the badlands of Baja California south of the border in the Rosarito area. With 77,500 watts days (which, by virtue of it’s location on the AM dial gave it an effective 100,000 watts!) and 50KW at night, this station could be heard all over Southern California. Indeed, the Mighty 690 even had remote studios in Burbank, California.

Although the station was owned by a Mexican company per Mexican law, it was run by an American company. Thus, an English language Top 40 format evolved by the 1980s.

XETRA was a 50,000 watt "border blaster" out of Tijuana with a directional antenna, heard in up to 37 states at night it was a rockin top 40 station that played only the hottest hits! All the music it played was pitched up, and the DJ banter was frantic, here's a few airchecks.

Richard Sands 11th Nov 1982
Jeff Hunter 30th Nov 1982
Jim Law 18th Dec 1982
Jim Richards 4th Feb 1983
Jim Law 17th Feb 1983
Rob Tonkin 26th Feb 1983
Michael Boss 19th March 1983
Steve Sande 26th August 1983







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