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City Bellingham, Washington
Broadcast area Whatcom County
Branding 98.9 K-Bay
Slogan Re-Live Your Favorites Every Day
Frequency 930 kHz
Translator(s) 98.9 K255DC (Bellingham)
First air date 1958 (as KENY)
Format Classic hits
Power 1,000 watts day
500 watts night
Class B
Facility ID 4633
Transmitter coordinates 48°47′53″N 122°28′01″W / 48.79806°N 122.46694°W / 48.79806; -122.46694Coordinates: 48°47′53″N 122°28′01″W / 48.79806°N 122.46694°W / 48.79806; -122.46694
Former callsigns KENY (1958-1968)
KBFW (1968-1999)
KIXT (1999-2001)
Affiliations Westwood One
Fox News Radio
Owner Saga Broadcasting, LLC
Sister stations KAFE, KGMI, KISM, KPUG
Webcast Listen Live
Website 989kbay.com

KBAI (930 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a classic hits format. Licensed to Bellingham, Washington. The station serves the Whatcom County area. The station is owned by Saga Broadcasting, LLC.[1]

Former Syndicated Shows[edit]

  • "The Stephanie Miller Show"
  • "The Thom Hartman Show"
  • "The Randi Rhodes Show"
  • "The Ed Schultz Show"
  • "The Alan Colmes Show"
  • "The Bill Press Show"
  • "Leslie Marshall"
  • "Ring of Fire"
  • "Free Talk Live"


The station call letters became KIXT in 1999, when SAGA Communications Inc. purchased 930 AM from Bellingham Broadcasting Corporation. In 2001, the station call sign was again changed to the current KBAI, first programmed as an easy listening format then flipped to oldies. 930 AM first began broadcasting in 1958 as KENY, a daytime radio station. The call letters were changed to KBFW in 1968 and they remained the same until the sale of the station in 1999. KBFW aired a country music format for 30 years.


On August 1, 2017 KBAI changed their format from progressive talk to classic hits, branded as "98.9 K-Bay" (the FM frequency is for FM translator K255DC Bellingham).[3]


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