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CityBellingham, Washington
Broadcast areaWhatcom County
Branding98.9 K-Bay
SloganRe-Live Your Favorites Every Day
Frequency930 kHz
Translator(s)98.9 K255DC (Bellingham)
First air date1958 (as KENY)
FormatClassic hits
Power1,000 watts day
500 watts night
Facility ID4633
Transmitter coordinates48°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 callsignsKENY (1958-1968)
KBFW (1968-1999)
KIXT (1999-2001)
AffiliationsWestwood One
Fox News Radio
OwnerSaga Broadcasting, LLC
Sister stationsKAFE, KGMI, KISM, KPUG
WebcastListen Live

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]


  1. ^ "KBAI Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  2. ^ "KBAI Call Sign History". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  3. ^ KBAI Bellingham Drops Liberal Talk For Classic Hits Radioinsight - August 1, 2017

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