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Frequency97.3 MHz
BrandingRadio Uekakua
OwnerComunidad Indígena Purépecha de Ocumicho
First air date
March 30, 2017 (concession)
Call sign meaning
Technical information
ERP391 watts [1]
HAAT-199.2 meters
Transmitter coordinates
19°47′49.87″N 102°13′22.09″W / 19.7971861°N 102.2228028°W / 19.7971861; -102.2228028

XHOCU-FM is an indigenous radio station on 97.3 FM in Ocumicho, a town in the municipality of Charapan, Michoacán. The station is authorized to serve the primary localities of Ocumicho, Cocucho, San José de García Ruíz Cortínez, Patamban, La Cantera, Aranza, Tengüecho, Sirio, San Isidro, Uringuitiro, and Santa Rosa. The station is directly owned by the Purépecha indigenous community of Ocumicho.


Radio Uekakua's history predates by years its legalization. The station had first applied for a permit in 2002 and in 2009 had still yet to receive a reply; the station was raided and forced off the air for lacking a permit in 2009; [2] the Secretariat of Communications and Transportation claimed it had "lost" the application. [3] The Federal Telecommunications and Broadcasting Law of 2014 created new indigenous and community station classes. The indigenous community at Ocumicho filed for a station once more on August 14, 2015, and the Federal Telecommunications Institute approved the concession award on January 25, 2017. [4] In comparison with its 5-watt output as a pirate, [2] XHOCU-FM is authorized for 391 watts, [1] covering almost 42,000 people. [5]


  1. ^ a b RPC: #030640 Technical Characteristics of Operation — XHOCU-FM
  2. ^ a b "México: Denuncia penal a emisora purépecha". RadioWorld (in Spanish). December 17, 2009. Retrieved October 11, 2019.
  3. ^ Bermejillo, Eugenio (February 16, 2009). "Decomisan dos radios comunitarias en Michoacán". La Jornada (in Spanish). Retrieved October 11, 2019.
  4. ^ RPC: Concession — XHOCU-FM
  5. ^ Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones. Infraestructura de Estaciones de Radio FM. Last modified 2018-05-16. Retrieved October 11, 2019. Technical information from the IFT Coverage Viewer.