|Broadcast area||Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex|
|First air date||1969 as KAWB|
|Callsign meaning||Calls formerly assigned at 94.9, where they were chosen for their similarity to then-sister station WHYI.|
KAWB (1969-1974), KMMK (1974-1985),KWPL (1985-1988), KSSA (1988-1994)
|Owner||Metro Broadcasters of Texas|
KHYI (95.3 FM) is a radio station with an alternative country music format, focusing on Texas music. The station's city of license is Howe, Texas; it serves the areas between the Metroplex and the Sherman/Denison area, making it a rimshot station. Studios are located along Greenville Avenue in north Dallas, and the transmitter site is northwest of Gunter in Grayson County.
The station was authorized in late 1991, and was licensed in late 1994. It replaced the station that had been on the 95.3 dial position at the time, KSSA-FM. That station had begun broadcasting in 1969 under the call sign KAWB. KAWB moved to 106.9 to allow the 94.9 station at Arlington, TX (then known as KHYI) to upgrade from class C1 to class C, and raise power from 36,000 watts to 100,000 watts. The 95.3 channel was moved outward to the unserved town of Howe, where the new station operates to this day.
KHYI is the new commercial broadcast home of University of North Texas football and men's basketball broadcasts, starting with the 2012-13 season.
- KHYI website
- DFW Radio/TV History
- Query the FCC's FM station database for KHYI
- Radio-Locator information on KHYI
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for KHYI
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