UABC Radio

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UABC Radio
City Ensenada, Baja California
Mexicali, Baja California
Tijuana, Baja California
Branding UABC Radio
Slogan Para sus oídos (For your ears)
Frequency (see table)
First air date April 8, 1976
Format Cultural/university
Power (see table)
Callsign meaning XHUAC: Universidad Autónoma de Baja California
XHBA: BAja California
Owner Universidad Autónoma de Baja California
Webcast listen live

UABC Radio is a radio station in the state of Baja California, with transmitters in Ensenada, Mexicali and Tijuana. The station is owned by the Autonomous University of Baja California and broadcasts a cultural radio format.


Radio Universidad was created in 1976 to serve as UABC's radio service. UABC had been producing radio programs since 1964 when it began creating La Hora Universitaria Radiofónica but did not have a station of its own until April 8, 1976. A 250-watt transmitter carried the sounds of Beethoven's 5th Symphony to Mexicali that night. In 1978, the station was properly permitted with a power of 100,000 watts.

On February 23, 1987, Radio Universidad expanded to Ensenada on XHUAC-FM 95.5, and on February 24, 2000, XEUT-AM came to air in Tijuana. On 1630 kHz, XEUT was just the second AM expanded band station authorized in Mexico (behind XEUACH-AM, which launched in 1997).

In 2011, the system was relaunched under its current name and with a new administrative structure.


UABC Radio has three stations:[1][2]

Callsign Frequency City ERP Class
XHUAC-FM 95.5 Ensenada 3 kW A
XHBA-FM 104.1 Mexicali 100 kW C
XEUT-AM 1630 Tijuana 10 kW (day)
1 kW (night)


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