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City Evergreen, Montana
Broadcast area Kalispell, Montana
and The Flathead
Branding Wild 97.9 and 104.1
Frequency 1340 kHz
Translator(s) 97.9 K258BW (Evergreen)
First air date 2008 (as KQJZ)
Format Urban Contemporary
Power 1,000 watts (day)
670 watts (night)
Class C
Facility ID 160700
Transmitter coordinates 48°14′20″N 114°15′09″W / 48.23889°N 114.25250°W / 48.23889; -114.25250
Former callsigns KQJZ (2006-2016)
KLYW (7/2016-8/2016)
KYWL (2016-2017)
Owner Anderson Radio Broadcasting, Inc.
Sister stations KERR, KIBG, KKMT, KQRK
Website Wild 97.9 Online

KQDE (1340 AM) is a radio station licensed to serve Evergreen, Montana, United States. The station is owned by Anderson Radio Broadcasting, Inc.

KQDE broadcasts an urban contemporary music format to Kalispell, Montana, and The Flathead.[1]


This station received its original construction permit from the Federal Communications Commission on January 26, 2006.[2] The new station was assigned the call letters KQJZ by the FCC on April 26, 2006.[3]

Logo used until October, 2012.

In November 2006, permit holder Advance Acquisition, Inc., reached an agreement to sell this still-under construction station to Anderson Radio Broadcasting, Inc., for a reported sale price of $200,000.[4] The deal was approved by the FCC on January 12, 2007, and after a series of extensions the transaction was consummated on February 29, 2008.[5] KQJZ received its license to cover from the FCC on December 4, 2008.[6]

In October, 2012, KQJZ switched formats from Smooth Jazz to Adult Standards as "1340 The Lounge".

On July 1, 2016, KQJZ changed their format from adult standards to urban contemporary, branded as "Heat 97.9" (simulcast on FM translator K258BW 97.9 FM Evergreen).

On July 25, 2016, KQJZ changed their call letters to KLYW. The station changed its call sign again on August 12, 2016 to KYWL. On February 1, 2017, the station changed its call sign to KQDE.


KQDE programming is also carried on a broadcast translator station to extend or improve the coverage area of the station. This translator previously carried another Anderson station, KIBG.

Call sign Frequency
City of license ERP
Class FCC info
K258BW 97.9 Evergreen, Montana 75 D FCC


  1. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. 
  2. ^ "Application Search Details (BNP-20040128AFT)". FCC Media Bureau. January 26, 2006. 
  3. ^ "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. 
  4. ^ "Deals - 2007-01-27". Broadcasting & Cable. January 28, 2007. 
  5. ^ "Application Search Details (BAP-20061128AKJ)". FCC Media Bureau. February 29, 2008. 
  6. ^ "Application Search Details (BL-20081107AEU)". FCC Media Bureau. December 4, 2008. 

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