106.9 FM, Minatare (Scottsbluff)
First Air Date: 2008
Operating Power: 25,000 watts
Original Call Letters: KHYY
Issued To: Legacy Communications
Tagged:Alan Usher Jay Vavricek
Through the Years
February, 2007- Legacy Communications (Jay Vavricek) buys the construction permit for KHYY 106.9 FM from College Creek Broadcasting for $200,000. The sale includes KETT.
Station signs on at 106.9 MHz at 25,000 watts at 92 feet. Transmitter location: About three miles south-southwest of Nebraska 29 and US-92, 7 miles west of Scottsbluff, NE. Format: “Wild Country 106.9” with Big D and Bubba in the mornings.
Armada Media and Legacy Broadcasting trade some Nebraska stations. Two Holdrege stations (KUVR and KMTY) go to Legacy and eight others in the Scottsbluff and North Platte markets, including KHYY go to Armada.
Translator K262CU 100.3 MHz is purchased from Horizon Christian Fellowship for KHYY, and is relocated to the KHYY tower, 250 watts at 379 feet.
Legacy Communications/Hometown Family Radio retakes day-to-day operations of KHYY and its five other stations in the Scottsbluff market plus two in the North Platte market after nearly five years of Armada Media running the stations in a local marketing agreement.
Nebraska Rural Radio Association closes a $1.75 million deal to buy seven stations from Alan Usher’s G.I. Family Radio, a subsidiary of Legacy Communications. The deal includes KHYY.
KHYY format switched from “Wild Country 106.9” to a classic country format. Studios/Offices: 1928 E. Portal Place, Scottsbluff, NE, co-located with NRRA’s other 5 stations.
KHYY changes frequency and upgrade to 107.3 FM. New tower site address: 120804 County Road 12 in Mitchell, NE. Site is 17 miles west of Minatare and nine miles west of Scottsbluff. Tower is owned by NRRA and also holds antennas for KMOR 93.3 Gering, KETT 99.3 (VSS Communications) and KOZY 101.3 Bridgeport. Soon to be added along with KHYY are KNEB FM 94.1 Scottsbluff and two translators.
August 5, 2022- A wildfire destroyed the licensed transmitter of KHYY. The licensee temporarily restored operation using its FM translator station K262CU switching it to 500 watts ERP on 107.3, temporarily suspending translator operations during repairs.