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    We all know broadcasters love politics.

    So it shouldn't be too surprising to learn that one of Sonora's biggest radio broadcasters could be the Morena candidate for municipal president of Cajeme (Ciudad Obregón).

    You might not know the name Luis Antonio Ramos Méndez, but you might recognize his nickname, Toño, or his initials in Grupo LARSA Comunicaciones. There are some worried that Morena party insiders and veterans —*at least as much as you can be a veteran in a four-year-old political party —*might chafe at not being nominated.
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    The 2018 Annual Work Program is out from the IFT, and it includes a taste of what the agency will be doing in the upcoming year.

    In April, for instance, a new broadcast coverage viewing tool will come out, allowing us to view the coverage areas of radio and TV stations (and not through INE maps).

    Also in the second quarter will be due a study about the continuity of service on the AM band. With some new stations on air, and changes to other technical facilities, some of the 61 migrants that have had to continue running their AM facilities may be asked to shut them down.

    In the third quarter, a study will identify communities that have no broadcast services, with the goal of extending radio and TV to unserved populations.

    By the end of the year, we'll also have a list of the frequencies up for grabs in IFT-8, the second radio auction which will be bid out in 2019.
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    It looks like Multimedios has won the race to be first to air out of IFT-6.

    They plan on beginning high-power broadcasts from their six new TV stations the same day of their channel change to 6, February 24. This will increase their audience coverage from 13 million to 46 million people.

    Multimedios will open Mexico City studios this year and begin producing local news in Mexico City as well.

    MM's programming director says that MM will continue its focus on live shows:

    "We don't make novelas, we don't broadcast soccer, we don't make dramas, we don't do series. What we do is live television, entertainment and news, and that will be what MM is about."
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    Our fourth known A90 clear to make its move will do so on Monday. It's XHIR, one of two stations in Ciudad Valles clearing the reserved band: https://www.facebook.com/46443887360...9776609734770/
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    The Universidad de Guadalajara says they'll be on the air in Puerto Vallarta at the end of the year, and apparently they must have gotten the concession.

    It must have gotten the concession this past week.

    The new U de G transmitter would be based at the Centro Universitario de la Costa (home of XHUGPV-FM), and the plan is to be on the air with programs from Guadalajara by year's end but to begin local program production and build a TV studio in Vallarta in 2019.
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    When I said Multimedios was going to be the first to air out of IFT-6, I was right.

    I was also wrong.

    You see, this week, just days before the Monterrey-based Multimedios is set to flip the switch on a virtual channel change and six new stations, they were beaten to the punch.

    By Multimedios Televisión.

    It's actually XHJGMI-TDT 15 in Uruapan, Michoacán! Corporativo Trejo, or Multimedios Michoacán, got the station on the air this past week with two newscasts. It joins the C7 cable station (not to be confused with the Jalisco state network) and, as previously reported here, a pirate radio station in Morelia.
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    It looks like XLNC1 took the hint.

    In another of the many replies they've left to commenters saddened by the station's FM closure, we've learned XHLNC-FM will remain on the air, but with someone else's programming, past March 1. One reply mentions, "The frequency will change formats and be run by a different radio station completely unassociated with us."

    It's unclear who exactly will be taking over XHLNC-FM. The rules don't specify much in the way of whether social concessions can be transferred. Potential groups I've found of interest include the Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, which might jump at the opportunity to move from AM to FM but would need eventually a conversion to public use, and the Universidad Iberoamericana Campus Tijuana, which recently launched an online station with FM ambitions.

    With the amount of time that has passed since a new radio station was built here, this is a highly valuable frequency, even if it is social, and it would have been a shame for the concession to be surrendered and the frequency dormant for years. We may have to wait for March 1 to get a taste of what's in store.
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    Another week, another mammoth set of new station awards:

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    Delia Rodríguez Arreola - Linares, Nuevo León
    Música de Mis Recuerdos, A.C. - Uruapan, Michoacán
    Fundación Garza Limón, A.C. - Tepic, Nayarit
    Música de Mis Recuerdos, A.C. - Tepic, Nayarit (both part of a permit backlog clear)
    Arte y Cultura por Solidaridad, A.C. - Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo (mutually exclusive application resolution out of the 2015 PABF)
    Luis Roberto Márquez Pizano - San José del Cabo, Baja California Sur (mutually exclusive application resolution out of the 2015 PABF)
    Fundación Cultural para la Sociedad Mexicana, A.C. - Ensenada, Baja California (mutually exclusive application resolution out of the 2015 PABF)

    DENIED: Comunicadores del Sur Mexiquense, A.C. - Amatepec, State of Mexico. Javier Juárez Mojica's vote explanation explains that there is a blood relationship with Guillerma Casique Vences, who won XHPAMM-FM in IFT-4.

    TDT

    Laura Amparo Otto Díaz - Lázaro Cárdenas, Michoacán (A search reveals Otto Díaz is involved with Medios Radiofónicos Michoacán, so this is a social wolf with co-owned XHLZ-FM/Mich.)

    There were also a boatload of FOROtv multiprogramming auths, a bundle of technical changes for 11 radio stations and another bundle of similar, another set of repacking auths (XHCHM-TDT 40 to 21; XHOPMT-TDT 51 to 16), and more station sale, of XEHL-AM to TV ZAC, S.A. de C.V. —*that's the second Televisa Radio station sale in Guadalajara on AM to this company (more well known as NTR in Zacatecas) in the last year. — and XHCMR-FM to Telecomunicaciones CH, S.A. de C.V.
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