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City Grandview, Washington
Broadcast area Yakima, Washington
Branding 100.9 Cherry FM
Slogan Yakima's Greatest Hits
Frequency 100.9 MHz
First air date April 22, 1987
Format Classic hits
Christmas music (Nov.-Dec.)
ERP 7,800 watts
HAAT 369 meters
Class C2
Facility ID 53674
Transmitter coordinates 46°29′12″N 120°0′5″W / 46.48667°N 120.00139°W / 46.48667; -120.00139Coordinates: 46°29′12″N 120°0′5″W / 46.48667°N 120.00139°W / 46.48667; -120.00139
Callsign meaning Possibly a form of Cherry
Former callsigns KGRU (1987–1988, CP)
Owner James Ingstad
(Ingstad Radio Washington, LLC)
Webcast Listen Live
Website cherryfm.com

KARY-FM (100.9 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a classic hits format. Licensed to Grandview, Washington, United States, the station serves the Yakima area. The station is currently owned by James Ingstad of Fargo, North Dakota.[1] The internationally acclaimed morning show "Brian & Lou - The Waking Crew" are on air weekdays 6am to 10am Pacific time.


The station went on the air as KGRU on 1987-04-22. on 1988-05-01, the station changed its call sign to the current KARY.[2]

On May 26, 2010, it was rumoured KARY's parent company New Northwest Broadcasters's stations could possibly be sold in the near future. Principal of Revitalization Partners, Alan Davis says "The stations are on the air; it’s business as usual. I can only tell you there appears to be demand for the stations."[3][4] In 2012, the stations were sold to James Ingstad.


  1. ^ "KARY-FM Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  2. ^ "KARY Call Sign History". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  3. ^ "New Northwest Broadcasters Yakima, Washington stations are on the air, and could be sold". Radio-Info.com. May 26, 2010. Retrieved May 26, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Future of local radio stations still unclear". Yakimaherald.com. Retrieved May 26, 2010. 

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