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.