KCLD-FM 104.7 St. Cloud Minnesota 1982

FM Stereo was still relatively new in Central Minnesota during the early 1980s.  Notice how it is part of KCLD’s positioning statement in this short aircheck clip from 1982.  I believe WJON-1240 was still the dominant station in Cloudy Town at this time (?)  However, music listeners were quickly migrating over to FM.  Besides the 3 local FMs (WWJO-98.1, WHMH-101.7, KCLD-104.7), most of the Twin Cities FM stations could now be heard in St. Cloud.

I captured this from Apple Valley, MN, using a Pioneer SX-3900 receiver, Winegard 10 element FM yagi antenna, Alliance U-100 Tenna Rotor, and Belden RG59 ultra low loss coaxial cable.  The recording was made to a Technics stereo cassette deck with a Scotch Dynarange 90 tape.


2 thoughts on “KCLD-FM 104.7 St. Cloud Minnesota 1982

  1. Joel

    I recently visited Central MN. KCLD said they were celebrating their 35th anniversary. That’s about right because I remember going up there in ’78 and KCLD was still around. It’s hard to find heritage CHRs these days. But KCLD has always been a great station!!

  2. Drew Post author

    Somewhere in storage up in Minnesota, I have a poor quality cassette of KFAM-1450. It was recorded by putting my tape recorder microphone up to the rear speaker of dad’s ’64 Cadillac as we drove through St. Cloud. This was October, 1974.

    I remember the big “A Frame” tower (still there) and a basic sign out front that said “KFAM AM-1450 FM-104.7.” I’m not sure when they changed the calls from KFAM to KCLD. Anyone know for sure?

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