KOYY

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KOYY[1]
KOYY Y94 logo.png
City Fargo, North Dakota
Broadcast area Fargo-Moorhead
Branding Y94
Slogan Fargo's #1 Hit Music Station
Frequency 93.7 MHz
First air date 1965 (as WDAY-FM)
Format Commercial; Top 40 (CHR)
ERP 100,000 watts
HAAT 307 meters (1,007 ft)
Class C0
Facility ID 22123
Callsign meaning K O YY in reference to Y94
Former callsigns WDAY-FM (1965-2015)
Owner Duey E. Wright
(Midwest Communications, Inc.)
Sister stations KFGO, KMJO, KRWK, KNFL, KVOX-FM[2]
Webcast Listen Live
Website y94.com

KOYY (93.7 FM, "Y94") is a radio station broadcasting a Top 40 (CHR) format serving the Fargo-Moorhead metropolitan area. It first began broadcasting in 1965. The station is currently owned by Midwest Communications. All the offices and studios are located at 1020 S. 25th Street in Fargo.

History[edit]

former logo

The station signed on in 1965 as WDAY-FM with a beautiful music format. On January 1, 1983, the station changed to a Top 40 format, and broadcast commercial-free for the first several months. It was owned by Forum Communications, along with WDAY 970 and WDAY-TV 6. For a period in the early 1990s, the station adopted a soft adult contemporary format and was renamed "Mix 93.7". It later reverted to the Y94 name, and was sold to James Ingstad of Fargo in 1996,[3] and sold to Clear Channel in 2000, along with several other radio stations in the area.[4]

On September 28, 2006, the Clear Channel station cluster in Fargo (including WDAY-FM) was sold back to James Ingstad, including KDAM which signed on in 2002. The sale was approved by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on January 19, 2007.[5] The station announced the sale to Midwest Communications on September 18, 2012 and the sale was finalized in 2013[6]

Y94 also airs American Top 40 and Club Kane, which are syndicated weekend programs.

On June 1, 2007, the antenna system used for Y94, KFNW-FM, and KRWK "Rock 102" caught fire, leading the stations to temporarily broadcast on auxiliary facilities at a lower power. The stations resumed full power on August 3, 2007.

Midwest Communications changed Y94's call letters to KOYY on December 16, 2015, retiring the heritage WDAY-FM calls which had been in use for 50 years.[7]

Conan O'Brien job offer[edit]

On January 18, 2010, Conan O'Brien revealed that he was offered to be a morning show sidekick among other job offers.[8]

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Coordinates: 47°00′36″N 97°11′42″W / 47.010°N 97.195°W / 47.010; -97.195