The sale of a large Spanish-language radio station in Mexico could have the station soon begin broadcasting in Chinese.
A Federal Communications Commission filing on the sale of station XEWW AM 690 radio near Tijuana reveals the buyer has ties to Phoenix Satellite Television US, which will turn the Spanish broadcaster into a Chinese-language outlet capable of reaching over 600,000 Chinese Americans in Southern California.
XEWW is located about 10 miles from the U.S. border in Rosarito, Mexico.
Phoenix TV is a major overseas outlet used to spread propaganda and promote the policies of the communist government in Beijing, according to government sources.
Senator Marco Rubio talked about his concerns over the sale and urged the FCC to investigate.
"The FCC must protect American security and economic interests, and deny any attempt by the Chinese government to broadcast Communist Party propaganda and other programming into the United States," Rubio said.
The FCC has a role in this even though the sale involves a foreign broadcaster because the Mexican radio station broadcasts into the United States.
The new ownership will allegedly provide "a full range of Mandarin Chinese programming on station XEWW-AM including music, entertainment, weather report, local (LA) traffic report, and local Chinese community news."