KHMY

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KHMY
KHMY logo.jpg
City of license Pratt, Kansas
Broadcast area Wichita area
Branding My 93-1
Slogan Hutchinson's #1 Hit Music Station
Frequency 93.1 MHz
Format Hot AC/Adult Top 40
Audience share 0.7, #21 (Fa'10, R&R[1])
ERP 100,000 watts
HAAT 302.0 meters
Class C
Facility ID 37122
Transmitter coordinates 37°55′43″N 98°18′36″W / 37.92861°N 98.31000°W / 37.92861; -98.31000Coordinates: 37°55′43″N 98°18′36″W / 37.92861°N 98.31000°W / 37.92861; -98.31000
Former callsigns KWLS-FM (1980-1983)
KGLS (1983-1998)
KDGB (1998-2003)
Owner Eagle Communications, Inc.
Website khmyfm.com

KHMY, known as "My 93-1" is an FM radio station based in Hutchinson, KS, broadcasting a Hot AC/Adult top 40 format. Licensed to Pratt, Kansas, USA, the station serves the Hutchinson/Wichita area. The station is currently owned by Eagle Communications, Inc.[2]

History of 93.1 FM[edit]

93.1 FM officially signed on the air as KWLS-FM on Feb. 1, 1980. On April 4, 1983, the station changed its call sign to KGLS, and on January 9, 1998, to KDGB, and adopted a classic rock format, branded as "Big Dog 93.1." The station then changed to its current call letters of "KHMY" on March 17, 2003.[3]

Programming[edit]

On Christmas Day, 2002, at Noon, the station flipped to an 80's-heavy Hot AC format, branded as "My 93-1." The first song on "My 93-1" was "Here Is Gone" by The Goo Goo Dolls. The station launched jockless, which lasted until July 7, 2003.

In 2007, KHMY moved away from its emphasis on 80s music. Also, the slogan "The Best Variety of the 80s, 90s, and Right Now" was dropped and was replaced with "Hutchinson's #1 Hit Music Station." KHMY would continue to be a mainstream Hot AC station and a staple in the Hutchinson community over the next 6+ years.

My 93.1 in the ratings[edit]

In the fall of 2009, KHMY reached #1 in Reno County arbitron ratings for the first time. Since then, the station has maintained a top 3 rating in Reno county. KHMY also ranks #1 or #2 consistently in Pratt, Kingman and Stafford counties.

While not a part of the Wichita market, 93.1 FM showed up for the first time in its 30 year history in the Wichita arbitrons in Summer of 2009 with a 0.5 share. It has since maintained a 0.5-0.7 share in Wichita in 8 of the last 12 ratings periods.
The station has been programmed by Casey Osburn since 2009.

The Eagle Media Center[edit]

In April 2007, the studios of My 93-1 moved from Halstead Road on Hutchinson's east side to the new "Eagle Media Center" in downtown Hutchinson in a building formerly housing Commerce Bank. The Eagle Media Center would also house sister stations KHUT and KWBW.

Air Staff[edit]

Mornings:
Casey Osburn (2003-2004)
Bob Walker (2004–present)

Middays:
Casey Osburn (2004-2007)
Cyndee Campbell (2007–present)

Afternoons:
Casey Osburn (2004–present)

Evenings:
Jack Taylor (2008-2010)
Cooper (2010–2013)
Daren Dunn (2013-present)

Weekend/Swing:
Tommy Castor (2006-2007)
Daren Dunn (2008–2013)
Jack Taylor (2007-2010)
Big Head Ted (2010-2012)
Caitlin (2013-present)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ratings". Radio and Records. Retrieved 2008-02-20. 
  2. ^ "KHMY Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  3. ^ "KHMY Call Sign History". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 

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