Santa Barbara, California
|First air date||1962 (as KVEN-FM)|
|HAAT||369 meters (1,211 ft)|
|Former callsigns||KVEN-FM (1962–1973)|
Cumulus Media |
(Cumulus Licensing LLC)
|Sister stations||KBBY-FM, KRUZ, KVEN, KVYB|
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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.
In August 1996, McDonald Media Group purchased KHAY and KVEN for $12.7 million.
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
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.
|2018||Academy of Country Music Awards — Radio Awards||Radio Station of the Year – Small Market||Nominated|||
|On-Air Personality of the Year – Small Market||Dave Daniels||Won|||
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- Official website
- Query the FCC's FM station database for KHAY
- Radio-Locator information on KHAY
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for KHAY
- List of "grandfathered" FM radio stations in the U.S.