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KCLD-FM 104-7 radio logo.jpg
City St. Cloud, Minnesota
Branding 104.7 KCLD
Slogan "Today's Hit Music"
Frequency 104.7 MHz
First air date 1976
Format Top 40 (CHR)
Language(s) English
ERP 100,000 watts
HAAT 300 meters (980 ft)
Class C
Facility ID 37003
Transmitter coordinates 45°34′03″N 94°30′43″W / 45.56750°N 94.51194°W / 45.56750; -94.51194
Callsign meaning St. CLouD
Former callsigns KFAM-FM
Owner Leighton Broadcasting
(Leighton Enterprises, Inc.)
Sister stations KCML, KNSI, KZPK
Webcast Listen Live
Website 1047kcld.com

KCLD-FM (104.7 FM) is an American radio station in St. Cloud, Minnesota, airing a Top 40 music format. The station is owned by Leighton Broadcasting. It has been a Top 40 outlet since 1976.

As of 2017, the current on-air weekday lineup includes KCLD Playhouse Mornings with Kat and JJ Holiday, Famous Amos on mid-days, Derek Lee on afternoons, and Mollie Mawlz on evenings.[1]

Former on-air staff[edit]

Former morning hosts include Zach Pizza (2007–2008), Keri Kramer, Chris Pickett (March 2004—August 2005), Pat Ebertz, Barry Collins, Shawnda McNeal (March 2004-August 2005, now at WSTO), Rich Ward, Julie K (1995), Stevo Hunter, and John Uran.

Former mid-day personalities include Taylor Shay (now at WIAD, Washington, D.C.), Chase (now at WZEE), Cathy Cooley, Patty McLain (recently at WLTE/Minneapolis), Cheryl West, Neal Thelen, Blake Patton, Jack Hicks and Sam Stevens

Former afternoon hosts include Mike Shaffer (2008–2010, now at WSTW), Brook Stephans (now at KZPK), Blaine Fowler (now at WDVD/Detroit), Timmy Daniels (2005-2008), John E. Cage, Hurricane Keith Carr, and Tom Wakefield.

Former evening hosts include Wes McKane, Lackey Boy(98-99, now known as "Chris Parker" at WTVR/Richmond), David Black (January 1998-?), Dave Kelly (2000-2002), Dino (2002–2004, now at WFBC), Wayne D (now at KDWB), Mike Danger (now at WPXY), John Nordstrom (1992), Chad Brueske, Susan Sheffield, Earl Wayne, Mike Boelter, and Darrin Feist.


The 104.7 MHz frequency in St. Cloud was originally assigned to KFAM-FM, which was owned by the St. Cloud Daily Times. A sister station of AM station KFAM, KFAM-FM began broadcasting in 1948.[2]

KFAM-FM was sold for $400,000 in 1975. The new owner, Alvar Leighton, changed the call letters to KCLD.[3]


  1. ^ http://1047kcld.com/onair/
  2. ^ "KFAM-FM Is Launched; Duplicates KFAM Shows" (PDF). Broadcasting. November 8, 1948. Retrieved 1 February 2015. 
  3. ^ Lindblad, Sister Owen (October 1987). "On the Air: The 'Voice of Central Minnesota'" (PDF). Escape to the Minnesota Good Times. Retrieved 1 February 2015. 

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