The station originally signed on in 1962 as KVEN-FM and simulcasted the AM station of the same call letters for most of the next eleven years before becoming automated country KHAY in 1973. KHAY and KVEN remain as sister stations. They have been joined as sister stations in recent years by KBBY and, from Los Angeles, KABC-AM. Since 2011 KHAY has been the Ventura County home for NASCAR auto racing. KHAY in recent years has also become the Ventura County home for ex-KZLA and KKGO-FM personality Shawn Parr's Nash Nights Live, and since the spring of 2015, when fellow ex-Los Angeles radio personality Lance Ballance's morning show moved from KHAY to KBBY, ex-KZLA personality Blair Garner's America's Morning Show.