‘La Tremenda’ Gets An OKC-Area FM Home


A 500-watt regional Mexican daytimer covering a portion of Oklahoma’s largest market has gained an FM translator.

However, the signal contour is largely contained to its city of license.

In a deal valued at $49,597, North Texas Radio is selling K249EN in El Reno, Okla., to La Tremenda Radio Mexico in a broker-free transaction.

La Tremenda will use the translator, at 97.7 MHz, to bring its 500-watt regional Mexican daytimer KZUE-AM 1460 in El Reno, a 24-hour home on the FM band.

However, K249EN broadcasts with exactly five watts of power, giving it a signal over a very small portion of El Reno — located to the west of Oklahoma City.

That small signal is smack dab in the middle of the Halliburton El Reno Field Camp, which the energy giant in early 2015 acquired the land for in a $3 million deal and currently operates as a sand fracking operation. This makes La Tremenda a local station for Hispanic employees working at Halliburton.

The filing fee for the sale will be paid for by the buyer.

La Tremenda is led by president Nancy Galván.