Oaxaca Radio and Television Corporation
Corporación Oaxaqueña de Radio y Televisión
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Agency overview
Formed1980 (1980)
Agency executive
  • Alejandro Leyva Aguilar, Director

The Corporación Oaxaqueña de Radio y Televisión (CORTV, "Oaxacan Radio and Television Corporation") is a government agency of the Mexican state of Oaxaca charged with the operation of radio and television stations in the state.

CORTV operates a television network of the same name, with 16 transmitters,[1] and it owns a 32-station FM radio network with an additional station in Oaxaca.[2] The television network has shed 30 transmitters in recent years and also dropped six additional transmitters by failing to convert them to digital.


Public broadcasting in Oaxaca began in the early 1980s under Governor Pedro Vásquez Colmenares, with the insertion of local opt-outs into the programming of the Canal 7 network of Imevisión. Original output consisted entirely of plays staged for television by the Compañía Teatral Palo Bravo, as the state lacked production resources. In 1988, the Instituto Oaxaqueño de Radio y Televisión (IORTV) was established.

On March 21, 1989, under the direction of Virgilio Caballero Pedraza, IORTV was reorganized as Radio y Televisión de Oaxaca (RTO). It adopted its present name in 1993.[3]

Television transmitters

CORTV holds virtual channel 9 throughout Oaxaca. In 2022, its concessions for television service were consolidated into one: XHCPBR-TDT (primary RF channel 36), which can have transmitters throughout the state. However, the existing transmitters were not moved to channel 36.

RF Location ERP
21 Acatlán de Pérez Figueroa .100 kW
23 Concepción Pápalo .200 kW
22 Corral de Piedra 10 kW
22 Huautla de Jiménez 5 kW
22 Juchitán de Zaragoza .800 kW
36 Oaxaca 20 kW
15 Pinotepa Nacional 10 kW
27 Santa Catarina Juquila .200 kW
28 San Agustín Loxicha .006 kW
20 San Juan Bautista Tuxtepec 5 kW
22 San Pedro Pochutla 10 kW
22 San Pedro Tapanatepec .200 kW
23 Santa María Ixcatlán .002 kW
22 Santiago Juxtlahuaca .200 kW
22 Teotitlán de Flores Magón .200 kW
21 Tlaxiaco .200 kW

In March 2018, in order to facilitate the repacking of TV services out of the 600 MHz band (channels 38-51), the transmitters for Juchitán de Zaragoza and Pinotepa Nacional were assigned new channels for continued digital operations.

Radio transmitters

Note that XHOAX-FM "Global 96.9" broadcasts different programming from the other 32 stations in the network. XHCRR on Cerro Corral de Piedra is receivable in the city of Oaxaca.

The CORTV transmitters serving Oaxaca (XHOAX and XHCRR) broadcast in HD Radio.

Callsign Frequency City ERP
XHCHT-FM 90.1 Chalcatongo de Hidalgo .245 kW
XHHPL-FM 91.9 Huajuapan de León 3 kW
XHUAU-FM 97.3 Huautla de Jiménez 3 kW
XHLAB-FM 100.9 Lagunas/Barrio de la Soledad
(Palma Sola)
20 kW
XHMAJ-FM 100.9 Mariscala de Juárez 3 kW
XHMPD-FM 90.9 Miahuatlán de Porfirio Díaz .6 kW
XHCMA-FM 91.5 Nejapa de Madero .245 kW
XHOAX-FM 96.9 Oaxaca de Juárez 18 kW
XHPLH-FM 91.7 Pluma Hidalgo 3 kW
XHPES-FM 105.9 Puerto Escondido .5 kW
XHPUV-FM 92.1 Putla Villa de Guerrero 3 kW
XHSLC-FM 92.9 Salina Cruz .5 kW
XHSFJ-FM 103.9 San Felipe Jalapa de Díaz .245 kW
XHJBC-FM 89.3 San Juan Bautista Coixtlahuaca .245 kW
XHSBC-FM 88.9 San Juan Bautista Cuicatlán .245 kW
XHJBT-FM 102.7 San Juan Bautista Tuxtepec .245 kW
XHSJB-FM 95.3 San Juan Bautista Valle Nacional 3 kW
XHSPH-FM 96.7 San Pedro Huamelula .245 kW
XHPED-FM 107.9 San Pedro Tapanatepec .245 kW
XHSAJ-FM 99.3 Santa Catarina Juquila 3 kW
XHSMJ-FM 89.7 Santa María Jalapa del Marqués .245 kW
XHSMT-FM 99.5 Santa María Tecomavaca .245 kW
XHSTH-FM 94.5 Santa María Tlahuitoltepec 3 kW
XHSTC-FM 107.5 Santiago Choapam .245 kW
XHSJO-FM 101.1 Santiago Juxtlahuaca .245 kW
XHSPN-FM 97.3 Santiago Pinotepa Nacional 3 kW
XHCRR-FM 92.9 Santiago Zoquiapan 3 kW
XHTFO-FM 94.3 Teotitlán de Flores Magón .245 kW
XHPEP-FM 104.1 Teposcolula 3 kW
XHTLJ-FM 88.9 Tlaxiaco 3 kW
XHVTM-FM 102.5 Villa de Tamazulápam del Progreso 3 kW
XHVSE-FM 93.3 Villa Sola de Vega .380 kW[4]
XHRIG-FM 107.9 Villa Tututepec .245 kW


  1. ^ Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones. Infraestructura de Estaciones de TDT. Last modified 2018-05-16. Retrieved 2015-05-09. Technical information from the IFT Coverage Viewer.
  2. ^ Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones. Infraestructura de Estaciones de Radio FM. Last modified 2018-05-16. Retrieved 2015-05-09. Technical information from the IFT Coverage Viewer.
  3. ^ "Información Financiera" (PDF). CORTV (in Spanish). 2019. p. 20. Retrieved May 22, 2020.
  4. ^ RPC: #039715 Technical Changes — XHVSE-FM