KEYN-FM
CityWichita, Kansas
Broadcast areaWichita metropolitan area
Frequency103.7 MHz (HD Radio)
Branding103.7 KEYN
SloganGreatest Hits
Programming
Language(s)English
FormatClassic hits
SubchannelsHD2: Oldies/Classic hits
Ownership
OwnerAudacy, Inc.
(Audacy License, LLC)
History
First air date
1968 (1968)
Technical information
Licensing authority
FCC
Facility ID53151
ClassC0
ERP100,000 watts
HAAT307 meters (1,007 ft)
Transmitter coordinates
37°48′00″N 97°31′30″W / 37.800°N 97.525°W / 37.800; -97.525
Links
Public license information
Profile
LMS
WebcastListen live (via Audacy)
Websitewww.audacy.com/keyn

KEYN-FM (103.7 FM) is a radio station operating in Wichita, Kansas, owned by Audacy, Inc. The station broadcasts a classic hits music format, featuring hits from the 1970s and 1980s. The station's studios are located on East Douglas Avenue in East Wichita, while the transmitter is located outside Colwich, Kansas.

History

KEYN signed on the air in 1967 as a Top 40/CHR station, the first stereo FM station west of the Mississippi River. In 1974, KEYN AM-FM was purchased by Robert Freeman, Lowell Denniston and Frank Carney. The station was purchased by TM alum Jim Long and country music artist Charley Pride doing business as Long-Pride Broadcasting in 1980. During the Top 40/CHR years, KEYN went by a few names, including "FM 104 KEYN", "MusicRadio 104 KEYN", and "Power 104 KEYN".

Long-Pride Broadcasting sold KEYN and its sister station KQAM (1410 AM) in 1987 to Aberdeen Communications. On August 30, 1989, at Noon, after almost 22 years of playing the hits, KEYN flipped to oldies. The final song as "Power 104" was "The End of the Innocence" by Don Henley, while the first song under the new format was "Ticket to Ride" by The Beatles.[1] Aberdeen allowed their company to go to receivership in 1991. Throughout the late 1990s and 2000s, KEYN's format gradually evolved to Classic Hits. It previously used the slogan "Wichita's Fun Oldies" and "The Greatest Hits of All Time", but nowadays, their current slogan is "Classic Hits 103.7 KEYN".

In the 1970s, their studios were located at 2829 North Salina in Wichita. Later, studios were moved to the west end of the Central Heights Shopping Center at Central Avenue and Ridge Road. During that time, the station's identification jingle was "The Rock of Wichita," and featured a graphic depicting the faces of Mt. Rushmore, wearing stereo headphones.

In early 2015, the station moved from the Brittany Place Shopping Center at East 21st Street and North Woodlawn Avenue to the Ruffin Building at 9111 East Douglas, formerly the Pizza Hut headquarters.[2]

Previous logos

References

  1. ^ KEYN-FM/Wichita Format Change - August 30, 1989
  2. ^ "Entercom Radio to move to Ruffin Building". Archived from the original on 2014-10-19. Retrieved 2014-06-24.