KYAC is a low-power 100 watt ERP, FCC licensed to Santiam Hearts To Arts, our parent 501-C3, and is a community radio station that has been on the air since July of 2013.. We are a non profit, non commercial FM station that serves our Santiam Canyon residents including Mill City, Gates, Lyons, Mehema, The Little North Fork, Elkhorn, Stayton, Sublimity, surrounding and outlying areas and highway 22 from mile post 11 to milepost 47. Our non profit parent is Santiam Hearts to Arts and they are committed to the education of all arts including broadcasting. Hearts To Arts have been around since 2007.
We operate 24 hours a day, 7 days with both live DJ's as well as prerecorded shows and a great automation system. We provide local news, weather and emergency information regularly. When the power goes out, we're on the air with emergency power to keep our communities informed and entertained.
We have, at this time 12 volunteer DJ's who provide a wide variety of programs for KYAC. Aside from our adult programmers, we initiated a "Youth In Broadcasting" program immediately after we went on the air in July of 2013. These young people have and are doing a great job of with their shows. We are always looking for volunteer programmers. Our Automation music format base is country classics, americana, folk, and select modern country artists and bluegrass. Our volunteer programmers bring talk, pop, classic rock, jazz, R&B, big band, contemporary rock, early Doo Whop, adult contemporary, classical, easy listening and western swing.
The station manager/program director is Ken Cartwright who is a paid contractor for this service. Ken wears many hats as he is a unpaid volunteer who hosts Ken Till Ten 5 days a week from 6 am to 10 pm and simulcasts his show with Salem Oregon's KMUZ 88.5 & 100.7 fm. He also is A audio engineer, trainer and station PR manager. At this time, he oversees most aspects of KYAC.
We are always looking for volunteers for a variety of jobs that we need done. From DJ's, office staff, production and engineer assistants, housekeeping, event setup and teardown, underwriter representatives to PSA and web maintenance. The chief engineers are Mike Medley & Jay Hennigan.