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California Country 100.7 KHAY logo.jpg
City Ventura, California
Broadcast area Oxnard-Ventura, California
Santa Barbara, California
Branding 100.7 KHAY
Slogan "California Country"
Frequency 100.7 MHz
First air date 1962 (as KVEN-FM)
Format Country
ERP 39,000 watts
HAAT 369 meters (1,211 ft)
Class B
Facility ID 35848
Callsign meaning K-HAY
Former callsigns KVEN-FM (1962–1973)
Affiliations Nash FM
Owner Cumulus Media
(Cumulus Licensing LLC)
Sister stations KBBY-FM, KRUZ, KVEN, KVYB
Webcast Listen Live
Listen Live via iHeartRadio

KHAY (100.7 MHz) is a commercial FM radio station located in Ventura, California, broadcasting to the Oxnard-Ventura, California area. The station, branded as "100.7 KHAY", airs a country music format and features programming from Nash FM. KHAY is owned by Cumulus Media.


The station signed on January 1, 1962 as KVEN-FM and simulcast the middle of the road (MOR) format of its AM counterpart KVEN for most of the next eleven years.[1]

In 1973, KVEN-FM changed its callsign to KHAY and adopted a country music format.[2][3]

In August 1996, McDonald Media Group purchased KHAY and KVEN for $12.7 million.[4]

In December 1999, Cumulus Media purchased McDonald Media Group's eight stations, including KHAY, for $41 million.[5]

KHAY is affiliated with the Nash FM country music network, which is also owned by Cumulus. As such, the station carries a variety of syndicated programming, including Nash Nights Live and The Blair Garner Show. However, due to its heritage status, KHAY is exempt from most of Nash FM's compulsory branding components of those stations.

Awards and nominations[edit]

On February 7, 2018, KHAY received its first-ever nominations for the Academy of Country Music's annual Radio Awards, honoring excellence in country radio. The award ceremony was held April 14 in conjunction with, and the day before, the 53rd ACM Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada but not televised. KHAY won one award.[6][7]

Year Awards Category Recipient Result Source
2018 Academy of Country Music Awards — Radio Awards Radio Station of the Year – Small Market Nominated [6]
On-Air Personality of the Year – Small Market Dave Daniels Won [8]


  1. ^ "Directory of AM and FM Radio Stations in the U.S." (PDF). Broadcasting Yearbook. Broadcasting Publications Inc. 1971. p. B-30. Retrieved June 12, 2018. 
  2. ^ "Existing FM stations: Call letter actions" (PDF). Broadcasting. January 1, 1973. Retrieved April 9, 2018. 
  3. ^ "Programming: Changing Formats" (PDF). Broadcasting. October 15, 1973. Retrieved April 9, 2018. 
  4. ^ "Evergreen Dealing in Motown's Secrets" (PDF). Radio and Records. August 16, 1996. Retrieved December 16, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Cumulus Hits the West Coast" (PDF). Radio and Records. December 31, 1999. Retrieved November 23, 2017. 
  6. ^ a b "Local radio station KHAY nominated for honors". Ventura County Star. February 23, 2018. Retrieved May 11, 2018. 
  7. ^ "ACM Announces 2018 Broadcast Award Finalists". All Access Music Group. February 7, 2018. Retrieved May 11, 2018. 
  8. ^ "ACM Broadcast Award Winners Released". All Access Music Group. March 13, 2018. Retrieved May 11, 2018. 

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Coordinates: 34°20′56″N 119°19′59″W / 34.349°N 119.333°W / 34.349; -119.333