|Broadcast area||Wichita metropolitan area|
|Frequency||103.7 MHz (HD Radio)|
|Subchannels||HD2: Oldies/Classic hits|
|Owner||Audacy, Inc. |
(Audacy License, LLC)
First air date
|HAAT||307 meters (1,007 ft)|
Public license information
|Webcast||Listen live (via Audacy)|
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.
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. 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.