Tuesday, May 06, 2008

More Wolfman Jack !

"Just a hop, ionosphere skip, and a jump from Shreveport was the home base of XERF-AM, a superpowerful radio station in Mexico, just over the border at Del Rio, Texas. Filling its air time with U.S.based preachers selling all sorts of religion, XERF was reaching millions of listeners across North America, and by all accounts was making millions for the preachers who bought time on the station.

The true odyssey from Louisiana, to fame and fortune as Wolfman Jack on XERF in 1964, equals any hollywood fabricated mini series you might see on TV, complete with bags stuffed with hundred-dollar bills in the trunk of a Cadillac convertible, and a shoot-out at the desert compound where the XERF transmitter was located."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

There is a song by ZZ Top called I Heard It On The X which came out in
1975. The song is about the poweful radio station that blasts from Mexico. It is only about 2:00 long.
There is another Mighty 1090 on the airwaves in the US. It is a sports talk station in San Diego,CA. I heard it mentioned as the Jim Rome affiliate in San Diego. I know there are not may stations in the US that are on the 1090 frequency.