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Emilio Azcárraga Vidaurreta

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Emilio Azcárraga Vidaurreta 2 March 1895, Tampico, Tamaulipas – 23 September 1972, Mexico City was a Mexican businessman, the son of Basque immigrants Mariano Azcárraga and Emilia Vidaurreta

He studied primary education in Piedras Negras, Coahuila, middle school in San Antonio, Texas, and high school in Austin Aged 17, he was employed at a shoe store while he studied trade and economics by night He obtained distribution rights for a shoe store in Boston and, at age 23, he created the car distribution company, Azcárraga & Coplandcitation needed


  • 1 Radio broadcasting industry
  • 2 Television industry
  • 3 Family
  • 4 See also
  • 5 References
  • 6 External links

Radio broadcasting industryedit

In 1923 Azcárraga obtained a license to distribute radios from the Victor Talking Machine Company While working at the "Mexico Music" division of RCA he became more interested in the radio broadcasting industry On 19 March 1930 the radio station XET-AM was founded in Monterrey And on September 18 Azcárraga created the XEW-AM with Mexico Music Corporation as major stockholder The station was also part of the NBC division of RCAcitation needed

Television industryedit

Azcárraga Vidaurreta established Estudios Churubusco in the 1940s and created the first TV station in Mexico, Channel 2, in 1951 He became the first president of Telesistemas Mexicanos in 1955 His entertainment conglomerate was composed of 92 different business units by 1969 He died on 23 September 1972, before establishment of Televisa, SA, a television production company on 1 January 1973


Emilio married Laura Milmo Hickman, daughter of Patricio Milmo Vidaurri, an American citizen, and Laura Hickman Morales, and granddaughter of Patricio Milmo O'Dowd né Patrick Milmo 1826–1899; son of Darby and Sarah née O'Dowd Milmo of Lisaneena, Collooney, County Sligo, Ireland, a major stockholder in the Milmo National Bank of Laredo and his wife, María Prudenciana Vidaurri Vidaurri a descendant of the Vásquez Borregos, who helped to found Laredo, Texas1

Emilio Azcárraga and Laura Milmo had three children: Emilio, Laura, and Carmela In 1899 Patricio Milmo and Sons was established as a bank to invest in such interests as railroads and mines After the Mexican Revolution the company focused on safer investments, like the then-recently-developing radio industry1

See alsoedit

  • Azcárraga family


  1. ^ a b Patricio Milmo O'Dowd biodata

External linksedit

  • in Spanish Biography at the Revista Mexicana de Comunicación of the Manuel Buendía Foundation
  • in Spanish Biography at the Salón del Empresario en México "Entrepreneur Hall of Fame in Mexico"
  • in Spanish History of the XEW-AM

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