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KWLM-AM 1340 radio logo.png
City Willmar, Minnesota
Branding "News/Talk 1340 & 96.3 FM"

1340 kHz

96.3 MHz
First air date 1940
Format News/Talk
Language(s) English
Power 1,000 watts (unlimited)
Class C
Facility ID 35377
Transmitter coordinates 45°08′00″N 95°02′35″W / 45.13333°N 95.04306°W / 45.13333; -95.04306
Callsign meaning WiLlmar, Minnesota
Owner Lakeland Broadcasting Company
Sister stations KLFN, KOLV, KQIC
Webcast Listen Live

KWLM (1340 AM, "News/Talk 1340") is an American radio station licensed to serve the community of Willmar, Minnesota, since 1940. The station was assigned the call sign "KWLM" by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).[1]

The station's broadcast license is held by Lakeland Broadcasting Company. KWLM is one of four stations in the Lakeland Broadcasting Group, which includes KLFN ("106.5 The Train"), KOLV ("Big Country 100.1"), and KQIC ("Q102").


KWLM broadcasts a news/talk radio format.[2] As of January 2012, on-air personalities include Bill Dean, Todd Bergeth, J.P. Cola, and Paul Stagg.[3] The station airs Minnesota Timberwolves NBA basketball and Willmar High School sporting events.


Jack Lynch served the community for nearly 50 years as an on-air personality for KWLM. In addition, Lynch served on hospital and school boards as well as serving as mayor of Willmar from 1973 until 1976. Lynch died in 1999.[4]


KWLM programming is also carried on a broadcast translator station to extend or improve the coverage area of the station.

Call sign Frequency
City of license ERP
Class FCC info
K242CF 96.3 FM Willmar, Minnesota 250 D FCC


  1. ^ "Call Sign History". CDBS Public Access Database. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Media Bureau. Retrieved January 28, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. Retrieved January 28, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Personalities". KWLM 1340. Retrieved January 28, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Jack Lynch dies; was main voice on radio station in central Minnesota". Minneapolis Star-Tribune. March 9, 1999. Retrieved January 28, 2012. 

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