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, while its transmitter is located near Amenia.

KOYY[1]
KOYY Y94 logo.png
CityFargo, North Dakota
Broadcast areaFargo-Moorhead
BrandingY94
SloganFargo's #1 Hit Music Station
Frequency93.7 MHz
First air date1965 (as WDAY-FM)
FormatCommercial; Top 40 (CHR)
ERP100,000 watts
HAAT307 meters (1,007 ft)
ClassC0
Facility ID22123
Call sign meaningK O YY in reference to Y94
Former call signsWDAY-FM (1965-2015)
OwnerDuey E. Wright
(Midwest Communications, Inc.)
Sister stationsKFGO, KMJO, KNFL, KRWK, KVOX-FM[2]
WebcastListen Live
Websitey94.com

HistoryEdit

 
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]

The current Y94 lineup includes The Y94 Morning Playhouse with Zero, Jamie & E, Middays With Ryan Kelly, Afternoons with Amy Kaye and The Nightshow with Jayson Slade.

Conan O'Brien job offerEdit

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

Station ProgramEdit

  • Club Kane (Sunday 12a-4a/6p-12a Monday 12a-4a)
  • Y94 on Shuffle (Monday 4a-5:30a, Tue-Fri 12a-5:30a, Sat 12a-6a, Sun 4a-8a)
  • Y94 Morning Playhouse (Mon-Fri 5:30a-10a, Sat 6a-2p)
  • Jamie Mac (Mon-Fri 10a-1p, Sun 12p-6p)
  • Amy (Mon-Fri 1p-7p, Sat 2p-7p)
  • Jayson Slade (Mon-Sat 7p-12a)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://y94.com/
  2. ^ http://mwcradio.com/market/12/
  3. ^ http://licensing.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/ws.exe/prod/cdbs/pubacc/prod/app_det.pl?Application_id=224155
  4. ^ http://licensing.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/ws.exe/prod/cdbs/pubacc/prod/app_det.pl?Application_id=506968
  5. ^ https://licensing.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/ws.exe/prod/cdbs/forms/prod/cdbsmenu.hts?context=25&appn=101169244&formid=905&fac_num=22123
  6. ^ http://licensing.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/ws.exe/prod/cdbs/forms/prod/prefill_and_display.pl?Application_id=1553081&Form_id=905&Facility_id=22123
  7. ^ http://y94.com/
  8. ^ Associated Press. "Conan O'Brien offered job at Fargo radio station". Star Tribune. Retrieved 22 January 2010.

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