|Broadcast area||Wichita, Kansas|
|Frequency||103.7 MHz (also on HD Radio)|
|First air date||1968|
|HAAT||307 meters (1,007 ft)|
Entercom Communications |
(Entercom License, LLC)
|Sister stations||KDGS, KFBZ, KFH, KNSS, KNSS-FM|
KEYN-FM (103.7 FM) is a radio station operating in Wichita, Kansas, owned by Entercom. The station broadcasts a classic hits music format, featuring hits from the 1960s and 1970s. The station's studios are located at North Woodlawn and East 21st Street in Northeast Wichita, while the transmitter is located outside Colwich, Kansas.
KEYN signed on the air in 1967 as a Top 40 station, the first stereo FM station west of the Mississippi. The station was purchased by former TM partner Jim Long and country music artist Charley Pride in 1980, as Long-Pride Broadcasting.
Long-Pride Broadcasting sold KEYN and its sister station KQAM 1410 in 1987 to Aberdeen Communications. On August 30, 1989, KEYN flipped to oldies as "KEYN FM 104, Good Time Oldies" (which later rebranded as "Oldies 103.7"). The final song under the Top 40 format was "The End of the Innocence" by Don Henley, while the first song under the oldies 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", "The Greatest Hits of All Time" Now "Classic Hits 103.7 KEYN".
In the 1970s, their studios were located in the west end of the Westlink Shopping Center at Central Ave. and Tyler Rd. 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.
The station moved in early 2015 to the Ruffin Building at 9111 East Douglas, formerly the Pizza Hut headquarters.
- KEYN official website
- Query the FCC's FM station database for KEYN
- Radio-Locator information on KEYN
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for KEYN