In May 1995, Terrance Hardin was named Vice President and General Manager of KOY. The station changed hands twice within six months; first from Sundance to Colfax Broadcasting in August 1996, which was then absorbed by Chancellor Broadcasting in January, 1997.
Chancellor Broadcasting then merged with Evergreen Media and became Chancellor Media, Inc. in October 1997. Chancellor Media, Inc. became AMFM, Inc. and General Manager Marv Nyren, was appointed as head of KOY in March, 2000, while Terrance Hardin was transferred to an AMFM owned station in Chicago. In April 1999, KOYs frequency was changed from the long standing 550 kHz to 1230 kHz. KOY is Arizonas oldest continuously licensed AM broadcast station, operated on 1230 kHz with a day and night power of 1000 watts (non-directional).