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City Whitley City, Kentucky
Branding (Hay) 98 Free Range Radio!
Frequency 98.3 MHz
First air date December 1, 1990; 26 years ago (1990-12-01) [1]
Format Americana
ERP 5.1 kW = 5,100 watts
HAAT 108.0 metres (354.3 ft)
Class A
Facility ID 67124
Transmitter coordinates 36°39′40.00″N 84°26′53.00″W / 36.6611111°N 84.4480556°W / 36.6611111; -84.4480556
Former callsigns DWHAY (June–September 1992)[2]
Affiliations Kentucky News Network
Owner Tim Lavender
Website hay98.com

WHAY (98.3 FM) is a radio station licensed to and located in Whitley City, Kentucky playing a full-service format. The station is owned by Tim Lavender.[3]


The Federal Communications Commission has granted the construction permit for WHAY on November 29, 1989. The station signed on the air one year and two days later, on December 1, 1990.[1] On June 12, 1992, the station went off the air temporarily, but returned to the air three months later.


The station consist of many shows. Some of which include Swap-n-Shop, Eclectic Circus, Americana Masters, Country Turnpike, Grateful Dead Hour and many others! The station plays an eclectic mix from Americana to classic country, bluegrass, blues and rock music.

The Kentucky News Network provides hourly news updates.


  1. ^ a b "Directory of Radio Stations in the United States and Canada". Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook 2010. Washington, DC: Broadcasting Publications, Inc. 2010. p. D-249. [1]
  2. ^ "WHAY Call Sign History". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  3. ^ "WHAY Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 

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