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XESPN-AM Logo.jpg
CityTijuana, Baja California
Broadcast areaSan Diego-Tijuana
BrandingCadena 800
Frequency800 (kHz)
First air dateApril 27, 1965
FormatSpanish news / talk
Power1,000 watts
Callsign meaningX ESPN (former affiliation)
Former callsignsXEMMM-AM
AffiliationsRadio Fórmula (2015-present)
Imagen Informativa (2010-2015)
ESPN Deportes Radio (2009-2010)
ESPN Radio (2002-2009)
OwnerCadena Baja California
(Radio 80, S.A.[1])
Sister stationsXEBG-AM, XHMORE-FM
Also part of the CBC Cluster: TV Station XHBJ-TV
WebcastListen Live
WebsiteCadena Noticias

XESPN-AM, known on-air as Cadena 800, is a Spanish language news/talk station that serves the Tijuana-San Diego area.


Logo used as an ESPN Radio affiliate

The station came on air in April 1965 as XEMMM-AM, named for its owner, Mario Marcos Mayans (part of the Mayans family that owns CBC). The station initially broadcast during the daytime only.

XEMMM joined ESPN Radio in late 2002, replacing XETRA, which had changed from sports radio to adult standards some months earlier. In 2003, the call sign changed to XESPN. (The XEMMM calls were moved to a station Cadena Baja California then owned in Mexicali, now XEMMM-AM 940.) In 2009, ESPN Radio moved to sister FM station XHMORE while XESPN joined ESPN Deportes Radio.

On October 6, 2010, CBC ceased sports programming on XESPN and adopted a news/talk format programmed by Grupo Imagen. ESPN Deportes Radio is now available in the San Diego-Tijuana border region on XESS-AM 620. Imagen's news programming was later replaced on XESPN with programming from Radio Fórmula.


  1. ^ Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones. Infraestructura de Estaciones de Radio AM. Last modified 2018-05-16. Retrieved 2015-07-09. Technical information from the IFT Coverage Viewer.

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