Media in Hays, Kansas

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Hays, Kansas is a center of media in central and northwestern Kansas. The following is a list of media outlets based in the city.



The Hays Daily News is the city's primary newspaper, published six days a week.[1] In addition, Fort Hays State University publishes a weekly student newspaper, The University Leader.[2]


  • Hays Post, the most trafficked news website in northwest Kansas


The following radio stations are licensed to and/or broadcast from Hays:


Frequency Callsign[3] Format City of License Notes
1400 KAYS Variety[4] Hays, Kansas -


Frequency Callsign[5] Format[6] City of License Notes
88.1 KVDM Religious Hays, Kansas -
88.5 K203FB Christian Contemporary Hays, Kansas Translator of KJIL, Meade, Kansas[6]
88.9 KPRD Religious Hays, Kansas -
89.7 KHYS Religious Hays, Kansas AFR[7]
91.7 KZAN Public Hays, Kansas NPR; Satellite of KANZ, Garden City, Kansas[8]
96.9 KFIX Classic rock Plainville, Kansas Broadcasts from Hays[9]
98.5 KCCC-LP Christian Contemporary Hays, Kansas -
99.5 KHAZ Country Hays, Kansas -
101.9 KKQY Country Hill City, Kansas Broadcasts from Hays[10]
103.3 KJLS Hot Adult Contemporary Hays, Kansas -
103.9 K227AS Religious Hays, Kansas Translator of KCCV-FM, Olathe, Kansas[11]
105.7 KRMR Talk Hays, Kansas -


Hays is in the Wichita-Hutchinson, Kansas television market.[12] The following television stations are licensed to and/or broadcast from Hays.

Network[13][14] Callsign[15] City of License Notes
7.1 CBS KBSH-DT Hays, Kansas Satellite station of KWCH-DT, Wichita, Kansas[16]
7.2 - Local weather
9.1 PBS (SD) KOOD Hays, Kansas Broadcasts from studios in Bunker Hill, Kansas;[17]
9.3 and 9.4 off-air 6:00p.m. to 12:00a.m.
9.2 PBS (HD)
9.3 Create
9.4 World
25.1 ABC K25CV Hays, Kansas Translator of KAKE, Wichita, Kansas[18]
25.2 Me-TV


  1. ^ "Subscribe to the Hays Daily News". Hays Daily News. Retrieved 2014-07-28. 
  2. ^ "FHSU University Leader". Mondo Times. Retrieved 2010-01-10. 
  3. ^ "AMQ AM Radio Database Query". Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved 2009-09-13. 
  4. ^ "Programs". Eagle Radio. Retrieved 2011-05-11. 
  5. ^ "FMQ FM Radio Database Query". Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved 2010-03-07. 
  6. ^ a b "Radio Stations in Hays, Kansas". Radio-Locator. Retrieved 2011-05-11. 
  7. ^ "American Family Radio Station Guide" (PDF). American Family Radio. Retrieved 2011-05-11. 
  8. ^ "HPPR Signal Map". High Plains Public Radio. Retrieved 2009-09-13. 
  9. ^ "96.9 KFIX". Hull Broadcasting, Inc. Retrieved 2011-05-11. 
  10. ^ "The Country Bull ~ Y 102". Eagle Radio. Retrieved 2011-05-11. 
  11. ^ "Stations Map". Bott Radio Network. Retrieved 2011-05-11. 
  12. ^ "TV Market Maps". EchoStar Knowledge Base. Retrieved 2010-11-08. 
  13. ^ "Digital TV Market Listings". Retrieved 2013-05-24. 
  14. ^ "TV Signal Locator". TV Fool. Retrieved 2013-05-24. 
  15. ^ "TVQ TV Database Query". Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved 2009-09-13. 
  16. ^ "About Us -". KWCH. Retrieved 2011-05-11. 
  17. ^ "Contact Us". Smoky Hills Public Television. Retrieved 2011-05-11. 
  18. ^ Farris, Deb. "Last Minute Viewers Buy DTV Converters". KAKE. Retrieved 2011-05-11.