(1932-1933) are the call letters of a famous border-blaster
radio station licensed to Villa Acuña
, upon license appliction of Dr. John R. Brinkley
of the U.S. state
. It first came on the air on August 18
with a 50 kW transmitter and claimed 75 kW erp via an omindirectional antenna. It was shut down by the Mexican authorities on February 24
and the Villa Acuña Broadcasting Company
of Del Rio
which had managed the station, was dissolved.
History of XER
called itself the Sunshine Station between the Nations
and it broadcast 735 kcs.
, on the AM
band from Villa Acuña
. The owner of XER was Dr. John R. Brinkley
who moved to Del Rio
, where he established a management company called Villa Acuña Broadcasting Company. It first signed on August 18
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
and the Villa Acuña Broadcasting Company was dissolved.
- John R. Brinkley - a biography of the doctor and his relationship to his radio stations.
- Border blaster - a list of super-power radio stations located on the international border of Mexico facing the United States of America.
- XERA - months after XER closed down in 1933, XERA occupied the original facilities of the defunct XER in September 1935.
- Wolfman Jack's old station howling once again. - Dallas Times Herald, January 2, 1983. - primarily about XERF but it also includes background information on the border-blasters.
- 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