Radio Station Information

98.5 The Bull

KDES 98.5 FM

City of License:
Cathedral City, CA


Palm Springs, CA

Web site:

Live Stream:

Alpha Media (Alpha Media Licensee LLC)


KDES is an FM radio station broadcasting at 98.5 MHz. The station is licensed to Cathedral City, CA and is part of the Palm Springs, CA radio market. The station broadcasts Country music programming and goes by the name "98.5 The Bull" on the air. KDES is owned by Alpha Media.

Station Coverage Map

KDES-FM Coverage Map

Nearby Radio Stations

KPSC 88.5 FM, KHCS 91.7 FM, La Suavecita 94.7, Channel Q 103.1, KPSH 90.9 FM, K-Love 105.1, K-Love 101.9, KPSF 1200 AM, KXPS 1010 AM, KNWQ 1140 AM

Co-Owned Radio Stations in Palm Springs, CA

93.7 KCLB, The Eagle 106.9, U92.7, KNWH 1250 AM, KNWQ 1140 AM, KNWZ 970 AM, Mix 100.5

Listener Comments and Reviews

What's up!!! We are in Indio with family in the pool listening to the best station in the valley....Like to request Rock N Roll gangster and a shout out to my baby Lilly,my boys Lil Kike,Junior,David and a thank you to Brandt and Lorena for inviting us to their pool party.... :)
By: Kike Robles on August 11, 2012

Hello Mr. Barnett. I enjoy listening to Kdes 98.5 out of Palms Springs, but there's a big problem. I live in San Bernardino, and we barely get the "Greatest Station" from it's broadcast area. The problems is, that mexican "crap" music over powers the station which makes me very angry listening to that bull over the Best station in the nation. I know it's impossible to get a clear reception, but i sure wish there was some way you could stop that mexican junk from over powering and interfering.
By: Bettye Porter on June 24, 2014

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By: Dr. Arbe Kraft on June 24, 2014

Bettye, just to give you a clue (or two): Mexicans are entitled to listen to music, too. Your chief problem is that you live too far away from Palm Springs radio signals, which have a tough time getting out of the Coachella Valley and then battling with stronger, closer, signals in the Inland Empire. Plus, Glen Barnett is dead. Any questions?
By: Brian Batiste on June 26, 2015

P.S. The FCC regulates the power and frequency of local radio stations, not the stations themselves.
By: Brian Batiste on June 26, 2015

I would like to sponsor an event with Hal Blaine in the Westfield Mall where he can sign items and be interviewed on the air live
By: Michael from the Exchange on September 14, 2017

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