Radio Fórmula (XERFR 970-AM)
The origins of the news radio station Radio Fórmula XERFR 970 AM are traced back in the 1930s although it officially emerged somewhere at the end of the 1960s when it was established as Radio Distrito Federal, a music radio station which contributed in the introduction of rock music in Mexico. In the 1980s the music was replaced with mainly news programme. The transformation continued in the middle of the 1990s with the creation of RadioFórmula Estados - three networks with national coverage with nowadays more than hundred radio stations (some of them in the United States).
Media Companies / Groups
The station Radio Fórmula XERFR 970 AM belongs to the conglomerate Grupo Fórmula. The current President, Rogerio Azcárraga Madero, is the son of the founder Rogerio Azcárraga Vidaurreta.
The subsidiaries and affiliated companies of Grupo Fórmula, Transmisora Regional Radio Fórmula S.A. de C.V. and Fórmula Radiofónica S.A.de C.V., appear as the concessionaires in documents of the Federal Institute for Telecommunications. The shareholder structure is being presented in this way: Radio Formula National Radio Network, S.A. de C.V. owns 499 shares (99.8%) and Jaime Azcárraga Romandia owns 1 share (0.2%).
Affiliated Interests Founder
Rogerio Azcárraga Vidaurreta - Businessman born in Piedras Negras, State of Coahuila. He is considered the pioneer of the music industry in Mexico. His brother is Emilio Azcárraga Vidaurreta, founder of Telesistema Mexicano which grew into the media giant Televisa.
Affiliated Interests Ceo
Rogerio Azcárraga Madero - President of the Managing Board of Grupo Fórmula. Son of Rogerio Azcárraga Vidaurreta and nephew of Emilio Azcárraga Vidaurreta, founder of Telesistema Mexicano which grew into the media giant Televisa.
Affiliated Interests Editor-In-Chief
Arturo González Orduño - Since February 2018 he is in charge of the news management of Grupo Fórmula. It is not clear if he left his previous position as Director of Telefórmula.
Affiliated Interests other important people
Jaime Azcárraga Romandía, Andrea Azcárraga Romandía, Lorenza Azcárraga Romandía - The three children of Rogerio Azcárraga Madero hold a certain position in the company. Jaime is the Executive Vice President of Grupo Fórmula. Andrea is the Director of Public Relations and Lorenza is in charge of the logistics and operations department.
Address: Av. Universidad 1273, Acacias, C.P. 03240, Ciudad de México, México.
Teléfono: 01 55 5524 2501
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The web page of Grupo Fórmula includes its history and evolution but does not publish who participates in its governing board.
Orfeon (2018). Nosotros. Accessed on 15 February 2018