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CityBrainerd, Minnesota
Broadcast areaBrainerd micropolitan area
Branding"Cool 103.5"
Slogan"The Lakes' greatest hits"
Frequency103.5 MHz
First air date1994 (as KABD)
FormatOldies/Classic hits
ERP20,000 watts
HAAT85 meters (279 ft)
Facility ID60495
Transmitter coordinates46°19′56.00″N 94°10′26.00″W / 46.3322222°N 94.1738889°W / 46.3322222; -94.1738889Coordinates: 46°19′56.00″N 94°10′26.00″W / 46.3322222°N 94.1738889°W / 46.3322222; -94.1738889
Callsign meaningKUAL (Sounds Like Cool)
Former callsignsKABD-FM (6/1994-8/1994)
KABD (1994-1996)
KFGI (1996-2004)
OwnerHubbard Broadcasting, Inc.
(HBI Radio Brainerd/Wadena, LLC)
Sister stationsKVBR, KLIZ, KBLB, WJJY-FM
WebcastListen Live

KUAL-FM (103.5 FM; "Cool 103.5") is a radio station licensed to Brainerd, Minnesota, United States. The station is owned by Hubbard Broadcasting, Inc. and the broadcast license is held by HBI Radio Brainerd/Wadena, LLC.[1] .[2] KUAL broadcasts an Oldies/Classic hits format. During the holiday season, the station broadcasts holiday music along with the program "This Was Christmas."

KUAL is a sister station to KVBR 1340 (business news/talk), KLIZ 1380 (sports), KBLB 93.3 (country), WJJY-FM 106.7 (adult contemporary), and KLIZ-FM 107.5 (classic rock). All are located in a brand new modern broadcast facility located at 13225 Dogwood Drive, Baxter.

Hubbard Broadcasting announced on November 13, 2014 that it would purchase the Omni Broadcasting stations, including KUAL-FM.[3] The sale was completed on February 27, 2015, at a purchase price of $8 million for the 16 stations and one translator.[4]


  1. ^ "KUAL-FM Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved 2009-09-04.
  2. ^ "FCC Application". Federal Communications Commission. Missing or empty |url= (help)
  3. ^ "Hubbard Picks up 16 Stations From Omni". Radio Ink. November 13, 2014. Archived from the original on November 13, 2014. Retrieved November 13, 2014.
  4. ^ "Hubbard Closes on 16 MN Stations from Omni". Radio Online. February 27, 2015. Retrieved March 2, 2015.



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