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KAUS AM logo.jpg
City of license Austin, Minnesota
Broadcast area Mower County, Minnesota
Slogan "Voice of Mower County"
Frequency 1480 kHz
First air date 1982
Format News/Talk
Power 1,000 watts
Class B
Facility ID 50677
Transmitter coordinates 43°37′20″N 92°59′26″W / 43.62222°N 92.99056°W / 43.62222; -92.99056Coordinates: 43°37′20″N 92°59′26″W / 43.62222°N 92.99056°W / 43.62222; -92.99056
Former callsigns KAAL
Owner Three Eagles Communications
(Three Eagles of Luverne, Inc.)
Sister stations KATE, KAUS-FM, KCPI
Website http://www.myaustinminnesota.com/index.php

KAUS (1480 AM) is a radio station that broadcasts a news and information format. Licensed to Austin, Minnesota, U.S., the station serves the Mower County area. The station is currently owned by Three Eagles Communications.


KAUS' transmitter site is adjacent to its studios south of Austin. It originally began broadcasting with the call letters of KAAL and housed the earliest incarnation of the television station known today as KAAL (formerly KAUS-TV) in its rural Austin studios. KAUS AM had been on the air since at least the mid 60's with a pop/top 40 format and the TV station was KMMT, an ABC affiliate.

The radio station's notable personality is "Champagne" Duane Germaine whose tenure at the station has surpassed all others.

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