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City Hot Springs, Arkansas
Broadcast area Hot Springs, Arkansas
Branding US97
Slogan Home of Arkansas' Most New Country
Frequency 97.5 MHz
First air date February 7, 1969
Format Mainstream country
ERP 100,000 watts
HAAT 264 meters
Class C1
Facility ID 16572
Callsign meaning K Q US 97
Former callsigns KWBO (1982-1986)
Owner US Stations, LLC
Sister stations KZNG (1981-present), KBHS (2016-present), KLXQ (1969-present), KLBL (2016-present), KJDS (1994-2016), KHHS (1991-2016), K288FP (2016-present), KLAZ (2016-present)
Webcast Listen Live
Website myhotsprings.com

KQUS-FM (97.5 FM), known as "US97", is a mainstream country formatted radio station located in Hot Springs, Arkansas. It broadcasts with an ERP of 100,000 Watts from its broadcast tower on Mount Riante, south of Hot Springs in Garland County, Arkansas, where it shares tower space with sister station KLXQ.

KQUS is owned and operated by US Stations, LLC, a local company that also owns KZNG, KBHS, KLXQ, K288FP and KLAZ in Hot Springs, Arkansas and KLBL in Malvern, Arkansas.

With a 13.0 share (12+), US97 was ranked #1 of 21 in Arbitron Ratings Data for Spring of '11.

Notable weekday on-air programming includes mornings with the "US97 Wake-Up Crew" with David B. Treadway & Vicki Parker, mid-days with Tom Duke and afternoons with Pat O'Briant.

Studio location[edit]

The US Stations broadcast studio is in the former KVTH-TV Channel 26 building near the Hot Springs Mall. The previous US97 studio was in the upstairs part of the television studio, but has since moved to a new addition built in late 2006.

KQUS shares a building with sister stations KZNG, KBHS, KLXQ, KLBL, K288FP and KLAZ.

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Coordinates: 34°24′14″N 93°07′16″W / 34.404°N 93.121°W / 34.404; -93.121