Back in 1916, the German government gave to the then Mexican president Venustiano Carranza a 200,000-Watts telegraphic radio-transmitter; it got installed on the Forest of Chapultepec (one of Mexico’s Historic and natural landmarks) before the year was over, radiotelegraphy was already regulated on Mexican constitution.
September 27th 1921 is an historical date to the origins of Mexican radio, for it was on this date that one of the most important (for its era) was built on the basement of the now disappeared Ideal Theater of Mexico city (Teatro Ideal de la Ciudad de Mexico) which gave birth to the first Mexico Radio program and broadcast.
This station belonged to the brothers Pedro and Adolfo Gomez as well as of Francisco Barra Villela.
But it was really a few years before, in 1919,when the Engineer Constantino de Tarnava, also known as the initiator of Mexico Radio, installed the first experimental Mexico Radio station on the city of Monterrey, on the state of Nuevo Leon; and years later, his Mexican Radio strengthens after opening the Broadcasting station CYO, later called XEH.
This was quickly followed by other Mexican entrepreneurs of the era when, in 1923 two more Radio houses are opened under the name “El Universal Ilustrado, La casa del Radio” property of Mr. Raul Azcarraga and Felix Palavicini. From that moment on, this industry has not stopped growing and growing in Mexico and even now you could tell that, due to the number of stations, Mexico Radio Broadcasting is amongst the first of the world. Nowadays, Mexican Radio broadcasting is listened by 95% of the population of Mexico.