In June 1956 KEYD was sold, changed its call letters to KEVE, and played full time Country and Western – one of the first in the country to do so.
In 1959 it had a monthly newspaper called Big K News.
In 1959-1960 KEVE had a Sunday remote broadcast from the Fireside in Fridley.
An undated report says KEVE did a remote broadcast from the Flame on Saturday nights from 10:30 to 11:30 pm.
The format changed to classical music in 1961. In November 1963 the Program Director was Jerry Cunning and the General Manager was Robert J. Rock.
The station became KQRS
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