KQCD-TV (Bismarck, ND)

KQCD-TV, channel 7, is the NBC affiliate for Dickinson, North Dakota. The station operates as a semi-satellite of KFYR-TV in Bismarck, North Dakota. This outlet broadcasts a high definition digital signal on VHF channel 7 (or virtual channel 7.1 via PSIP) from a transmitter near South Heart. KQCD identifies itself as a station in its own right, but simulcasts all programming from KFYR. However, KQCD airs separate commercials and station identifications. The station maintains a news bureau and advertising sales office on 21st Street East in Dickinson. Much of KQCD's viewing area is within the Mountain time zone, and the station airs 6 p.m. starts to primetime rather than the usual 7 p.m. for the time zone. KQCD can also be seen on Consolidated Telcom cable channel 5 and Midcontinent cable channel 7 in Dickinson, and cable channel 7 in most other areas. There is a high definition feed provided on Consolidated Telcom digital channel 305 and Midcontinent digital channel 607. [1]