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  • KXEW is a commercial radio station located in South Tucson, Arizona, broadcasting to the Tucson, Arizona, area on 1600 AM. KXEW airs a tejano music format branded as "Radio Tejano". The station is currently owned by iHeartMedia, Inc.. Its studios are located north of downtown Tucson along Oracle Road, while the transmitter site is in South Tucson. KXEW first signed on for broadcasting on May 10, 1963, operating local sunrise to sunset with a directional array at 1600 Kc with 1 KW of power. The call letters were inspired by those of Mexico City's giant AM station XEW. The station was owned and operated by Pan American Radio Corporation; J. Carlos McCormick was its president, CEO and majority shareholder. The totally Spanish-language format featured traditional Mexican, Latin American and Spanish recorded music, with hourly newscasts and sports and social commentary segments throughout the day. The style of programming was an adaptation of "Color Radio" that had been borrowed from its innovator, former Tucson disk jockey, Chuck Blore. Oscar Humberto Stevens, Sr. was the first station manager, and Lorenzo Palma Cárdenas was the first program director.

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