|Broadcast area||Mower County, Minnesota|
|Slogan||"Voice of Mower County"|
|First air date||May 30, 1948|
(Digity 3E License, LLC)
|Sister stations||KATE, KAUS-FM, KCPI|
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 Alpha Media, through licensee Digity 3E License, LLC.
KAUS began broadcasting May 30, 1948, on 1480 kHz with 1 KW power (full-time). It was a Mutual affiliate, owned by Cedar Valley Broadcasting Company, Incorporated. Studios were at 405 North Main Street.
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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.
Bob Abbott was host of the "1480 Club" 1948-1952.
The radio station's notable personality is "Champagne" Duane Germaine whose tenure at the station has surpassed all others.
- KAUS official website
- Query the FCC's AM station database for KAUS
- Radio-Locator Information on KAUS
- Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for KAUS
- FCC History Cards for KAUS
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