Broadcast station that, though not licensed as an external service, is, in practice, used to target another country.- Border blaster
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Radio station that broadcasts without a valid license.
Consequently, XERF and many other radio stations in Mexico, which sold their broadcasting time to sponsors of English-language commercial and religious programs, were labelled as "border blasters", but not "pirate radio stations", even though the content of many of their programs could not have been aired by a US-regulated broadcaster.
American rock band from Los Angeles, California, United States.
A single, "Mexican Radio," about border blaster radio stations, became an international hit, peaking at #18 in Canada, #21 in New Zealand and #33 in Australia.
He was also, almost by accident, an advertising and radio pioneer who began the era of Mexican border blaster radio.
American disc jockey.
In 1963, Smith took his act to the border when the Inter-American Radio Advertising's Ramon Bosquez hired him and sent him to the studio and transmitter site of XERF-AM at Ciudad Acuña in Mexico, a station across the U.S.-Mexico border from Del Rio, Texas, whose high-powered border blaster signal could be picked up across much of the United States.
Commercial radio station that is licensed to Los Angeles, California.
During the late 1970s and early 1980s, the station competed with three other local stations with similar formats: KFI, KTNQ, and Tijuana-based border blaster XETRA-AM (The Mighty 690).
Traditional American folk music group that recorded between 1927 and 1956.
In the winter of 1938–39, the Carter Family traveled to Texas, where they had a twice-daily program on the border radio station XERA (later XERF) in Villa Acuña (now Ciudad Acuña, Mexico), across the border from Del Rio, Texas.
City in Pembina County, North Dakota, United States.
The station was a border blaster primarily targeting Winnipeg from as close to the border as possible; when simultaneous substitution rules took effect in the early 1970s, Canadian interests bought the intellectual property of the station and relocated it to Winnipeg, where it was relicensed by the Canadian government as CKND-TV channel 9, and has operated there ever since.
Song by American new wave band Wall of Voodoo.
Wall of Voodoo frontman Stan Ridgway and guitarist Marc Moreland cited listening to high-wattage unregulated AM Mexican radio stations (among them XERF, XEG, and XERB) as the inspiration for the song.
City in Muscatine County, Iowa, United States.
Norman G. Baker (1882–1958), inventor of the Calliaphone; established Know the Naked Truth (KTNT), a border blaster radio station
Fourth album by the American rock band ZZ Top, released in 1975.
The song was written about the influence of Mexican border blaster radio stations (so-called "X Stations") on Texas and other parts of the United States, namechecking "Dr. B," an alias of Dr. John R. Brinkley.