I have a PRO-96 and use a program called Win96 by Don Starr. The website is http://www.starrsoft.com.
There is a version for the PRO-97 and has a 30 day trial. The PRO-96 version was $30 and is worth every penny. The PRO-97 is listed on the site and I would have to assume that, like the PRO-96 version, makes programming easy. The program goes on a Windows based PC and connection between the scanner and PC is accomplished via a special data connect cable that you can get from Radio Shack or a handful of third-party suppliers. I have the Radio Shack one and all works great. An advantage here, too, is that if your scanner info gets erased, all you have to do is download the info from the saved file on the PC. Also, again if like the PRO-96 version, you can have multiple saved files for download onto the PRO-97.
Hope this works as easily as the PRO-96 one.