Baja California, officially the Free and Sovereign State of Baja California, is a state in Mexico. It is the northernmost and westernmost of the 32 Federal Entities of Mexico, before becoming a state in 1952, the area was known as the North Territory of Baja California. It has an area of 70,113 km2, or 3. 57% of the mass of Mexico and comprises the northern half of the Baja California Peninsula, north of the 28th parallel. The mainland portion of the state is bordered on the west by the Pacific Ocean, on the east by Sonora, the U. S. State of Arizona, and the Gulf of California and its northern limit is the U. S. state of California. The state has an population of 3,165,776 much more than the sparsely populated Baja California Sur to the south. Over 75% of the lives in the capital city, Mexicali, in Ensenada. Other important cities include San Felipe and Tecate, there is a large immigrant population from the United States due to its proximity to San Diego and the cheaper cost of living compared to San Diego.
There is a significant population from Central America, many immigrants moved to Baja California for a better quality of life and the number of higher paying jobs in comparison to the rest of Mexico and Latin America. Baja California is the twelfth largest state by area in Mexico and its geography ranges from beaches to forests and deserts. The backbone of the state is the Sierra de Baja California, where the Picacho del Diablo and this mountain range effectively divides the weather patterns in the state. In the northwest, the weather is semi-dry and mediterranean, in the narrow center, the weather changes to be more humid due to altitude. It is in area where a few valleys can be found, such as the Valle de Guadalupe. To the east of the range, the Sonoran Desert dominates the landscape. In the south, the weather becomes drier and gives way to the Vizcaino Desert, the state is home to numerous islands off both of its shores. In fact, the westernmost point in Mexico, the Guadalupe Island, is part of Baja California, the Coronado, Todos Santos and Cedros Islands are on the Pacific Shore.
On the Gulf of California, the biggest island is the Angel de la Guarda, separated from the peninsula by the deep, the first people came to the peninsula at least 11,000 years ago. At that time two main groups are thought to have been present on the peninsula. In the south were the Cochimí, in the north were several groups belonging to the Yuman language family, including the Kiliwa, Kumeyaay and Quechan
ESPN is a U. S. -based global cable and satellite sports television channel owned by ESPN Inc. a joint venture between The Walt Disney Company and the Hearst Corporation. ESPN broadcasts primarily from studio facilities located in Bristol, the network operates offices in Miami, New York City, Seattle and Los Angeles. John Skipper currently serves as president of ESPN, a position he has held since January 1,2012, as of February 2015, ESPN is available to approximately 94,396,000 paid television households in the United States. In 2011, ESPNs history and rise was chronicled by These Guys Have All the Fun, Bill Rasmussen conceived the concept of ESPN in late May 1978, after he was fired from his job with the World Hockey Associations New England Whalers. One of the first steps in Bill and his son Scotts process was finding land to build the channels broadcasting facilities, the Rasmussens first rented office space in Plainville, Connecticut. However, the plan to base ESPN there was put on hold because a local ordinance prohibiting buildings from bearing rooftop satellite dishes and this helped the credibility of the fledgling company, however there were still many doubters to the viability of their sports channel concept.
ESPN launched on September 7,1979, beginning with the first telecast of what would become the flagship program. Taped in front of a live audience inside the Bristol studios. ESPNs next big break came when the acquired the rights to broadcast coverage of the early rounds of the NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Tournament. It first aired the NCAA tournament in March 1980, creating the modern day television event known as March Madness. The channels tournament coverage launched the career of Dick Vitale. In April of that year, ESPN created another made-for-TV spectacle, the next major stepping stone for ESPN came over the course of a couple of months in 1984. During this time period, the American Broadcasting Company purchased 100% of ESPN from the Rasmussens, for years, the NFL, NBA and Major League Baseball refused to consider cable as a means of broadcasting some of their games. However, with the backing of ABC, ESPNs ability to compete for major sports contracts greatly increased, in 1984, the U. S.
ESPNs Sunday Night Football games would become the highest-rated NFL telecasts for the next 17 years. In 1992, ESPN launched ESPN Radio, a sports talk radio network providing analysis. It became the fastest growing cable channel in the U. S. during the 1990s, ownership of ABC, and in effect control of ESPN, was acquired first by Capital Cities Communications in 1985, and by The Walt Disney Company in 1996. In 2012, ESPN generated more revenue for Disney than any of its other properties combined, alongside its live sports broadcasts, ESPN airs a variety of sports highlight and documentary-styled shows. 30 for 30 started airing in 2009 and continues airing to this day, each episode is through the eyes of a well known filmmaker and has featured some of the biggest directors in Hollywood
XESDD-AM or La Tremenda is a radio station in Tijuana, Baja California. It broadcasts on 1030 kHz from a site along Mexican Federal Highway 1 near Puerto Nuevo in Playas de Rosarito Municipality, the first concession for XESDD was issued for 920 kHz at Ensenada, Baja California in 1988. XESDD was originally owned by Juan José de Jesús Espejo Munguía, in 1999, XESDD was bought by Radio S. A. which sold its Baja California stations to Media Sports de México, S. A. de C. V. Under Media Sports, XESDD initially became an ESPN Deportes affiliate and it moved from 920 kHz to 1030 kHz in order to resolve interference issues. Query the FCCs AM station database for XESDD Radio-Locator Information on XESDD Query Nielsen Audios AM station database for XESDD
Grupo Imagen is a Mexican media conglomerate, part of Grupo Empresarial Ángeles. Grupo Imagen traces its roots to the foundation of XEDA-AM in June 1936 and this station was acquired by José Luis Fernández Soto in 1962, and in the same year, Fernández Soto founded Grupo Imagen Comunicación en Radio, which became the operator of XEDA-AM and XEDA-FM. In 1963, Grupo Imagen doubled in size with the acquisition of Radio Metropolitana, with these four stations, Grupo Imagen began to form a wide range of programming. While XEDA-FM remained Imagens flagship with a format and XELA-AM continued with its longtime classical music programming. In the 1980s, XELA-FM became XHDL-FM Dial FM, changing formats to rock as Radioactivo in the 1990s, the 1990s saw the sale of XEDA-AM, carrying rock music, to Radio S. A. which changed the format to talk. When this partnership ended in 2001, Imagen relaunched XEDA with a new news team, in 2002, Imagen dropped XELAs longtime classical format and flipped the station to sports as XEITE-AM, and 2004 saw Imagen drop XHDLs music format for the all-news Reporte 98.5.
Grupo Imagen was bought by Grupo Empresarial Ángeles, owned by Olegario Vázquez Raña, in 2006, Imagen bought the Excélsior newspaper for 585 million pesos and refreshed its branding. In Mexico City, Grupo Imagen owns XEDA-FM90.5 Imagen Radio with a format and XHDL-FM98.5. Both formats are carried on stations, both owned and operated by Imagen and affiliates. Two regional Mexican stations, branded as La Caliente, and XHLTN-FM Radio Latina in Tijuana complete Imagens radio portfolio, Imagen operates channel XHTRES-TDT channel 27 in the Valley of Mexico, which from 2007 to 2015 was the flagship channel for the now defunct cadenatres network. It currently sports the all-news channel Excelsior TV and a simulcast channel of the radio station Imagen Radio, in 2015, Grupo Imagen won the IFT auction to build a new nationwide broadcast television network, which launched on October 17,2016 under the Imagen Televisión name. Grupo Imagen will operate a network of 123 transmitters by 2020, the Excélsior newspaper, owned by Grupo Imagen, is the second-oldest in Mexico City and boasts nationwide circulation.
In May 2014, Grupo Imagen bought Liga MX soccer club Querétaro FC out of government administration and this came after the previous owner of the team was investigated for bank fraud
XEBG-AM is a Spanish News/Talk radio station that serves the Tijuana area of the Mexican state of Baja California. XEBG received its first concession in October 1936, fernández and operated from facilities in the Baron Long house in Tijuana on 820 kHz, with 1,000 watts. Baron Long was the founder of the Agua Caliente resort, and some sources note that XEBG operated from the resort on 750 kHz, likely prior to its 1936 concession. XEBG moved to 1550 within several years of signing on and changed several times in its first 20 years of operation, Roberto Salazar bought it in 1946. In 1956, Octavios widow, Nelly Murillo Vda. de Lelevier, was granted a 30-year renewal for the concession, in 1959, XEBG was bought by Mario Marcos Mayans, the founder of Cadena Baja California. Mario Enrique Mayans Concha became the concessionaire in 1977 after Marcos Mayanss death, official website Radio-Locator Information on XEBG Query the FCCs AM station database for XEBG