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City of license Carlsbad, California
Broadcast area San Diego, California
Branding New Country 95.7
Frequency 95.7 (MHz) (also on HD Radio)
First air date September 15, 1995
Format Country
ERP 27,800 watts
HAAT 202 meters
Class B
Facility ID 67664
Callsign meaning K US 95.7 San Diego (former name)
Former callsigns KOCL, KJQY, KMSX, KMCG, KUPR, KKOS
Former frequencies 95.9 MHz
Owner Clear Channel Communications
Sister stations KGB, KHTS, KIOZ, KLSD, KMYI, KOGO
Webcast Listen Live

KUSS, also known as New Country 95.7, is a country music radio station licensed to Carlsbad, California. New Country 95.7 is one of the seven San Diego stations owned and operated by Clear Channel Communications.


This station has its roots as a low-power station at 95.9 MHz known as KKOS, which was also known as KARL (a MOR station from 1968-1979) and KVSD (1980-1986). During this period the station had various formats, including adult contemporary, CHR, and AAA.

On September 15, 1995, the station was upgraded to full-power and moved to 95.7 MHz, and became KUPR, still keeping the AAA format. In November 1996, the station stunted by playing 10,000 country songs in a row. On March 5, 1997, the station became KMCG "Magic 95.7" with an adult R&B format.

The station was sold by Nationwide Communications to Jacor/Citicasters (later to be acquired by Clear Channel), and subsequently on October 5, 1998, it became KMSX "Mix 95.7" (meanwhile the "Magic" R&B format was moved to 92.5 XHRM). KMSX began with a hot AC format and then changed to 1980s music on November 10, 2000. On November 21, 2001, the station swapped formats and call letters with "K-Joy" 94.1 (also owned by Clear Channel), and became KJQY, playing oldies from the 1960s and 1970s. On January 3, 2002, the station became known as KOCL "Kool 95.7", until January 5, 2004, when Clear Channel moved the oldies format to 99.3 FM (which then changed on September 1, 2005 to a Spanish oldies station, "La Preciosa" XHOCL-FM). The country music format on 99.3 was moved here, and 95.7 FM became KUSS "US 95.7". The station now broadcasts a simulcast in digital, HD Radio format. A secondary feed, 95.7-2, offers new country music. On March 20, 2008, the station donned the new name "New Country 95.7".


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