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  1. #21
    We sometimes complain about the lax compliance of FCC laws in the U.S. But with a Mexican legal ID from Fybush that goes by in about 1 1/2 seconds, that is clearly not following the rules. Or simply saying Z 90 for the 90.3 XHITZ legal ID.

    Even though Raymie says the national anthem should be played at midnight and 6 a.m., most English language stations are doing it at midnight and 5 a.m. I assume that 91X is doing it on the air but covering it with commercials on the internet stream.

    Do TV stations have to also do it? I know XETV 6 used to run both the Mexican and American national anthems at 5 a.m., not sure if they did it at midnight.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zMP3HUk_I8&t=12s

    And who knew Mexico requires someone to always be at the transmitter? I guess that keeps some engineers employed. I wonder if one person can take care of all the stations broadcasting from a site or do you need one person per station?

  2. #22
    Quote Originally Posted by Gregg. View Post
    Do TV stations have to also do it? I know XETV 6 used to run both the Mexican and American national anthems at 5 a.m., not sure if they did it at midnight.
    After switching to HD, XETV stopped running the Star Spangled Banner and started using a slightly more uptempo version of the Hymno Nacional at midnight and 5 AM.

    But with a Mexican legal ID from Fybush that goes by in about 1 1/2 seconds, that is clearly not following the rules. Or simply saying Z 90 for the 90.3 XHITZ legal ID.
    Honestly, I think pushing the limits of the rules on Z90 today is about as best of a tribute that you could pay to the late Victor Diaz.

    If you want to hear how everyone else has been doing IDs in the market, Scott Fybush's tophour.com has airchecks.
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  3. #23
    I checked You Tube and sure enough, someone recorded El Himno Nacional getting played on 91X, XETRA-FM, in 2016. Go to around the 5:05 point on this recording, as an announcer explains that 91X is a radio station operated in the U.S. but has its transmitter and license in Mexico. We will resume normal programming in just a few minutes.

    Then a children's vocal version of El Himno Nacional plays. This segment doesn't get heard on the audio streaming, just some commercials.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFOYzcW2psU

    As soon as the children stop singing, or maybe even a split second before, the announcer comes on to tell us "We now resume regular programming." So the anthem took around 1 minute and 35 seconds.
    Last edited by Gregg.; 07-17-2018 at 08:34 PM.

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