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City Fort Totten, North Dakota
Broadcast area Devils Lake, North Dakota
Slogan "The Heartbeat of the Spirit Lake Oyate"[1]
Frequency 90.7 MHz
First air date 1999
Format Variety
ERP 28,000 watts
HAAT 121 meters
Class C2
Facility ID 15265
Transmitter coordinates 47°59′31″N 98°56′53″W / 47.99194°N 98.94806°W / 47.99194; -98.94806
Owner Dakota Circle Tipi, Inc.

KABU (90.7 FM) is a radio station licensed to serve Fort Totten, North Dakota. The station is owned by Dakota Circle Tipi, Inc. It airs a Variety format.[2] KABU serves the Spirit Lake Nation of the Dakota tribe in northern North Dakota.[3]

The station was assigned the KABU call letters by the Federal Communications Commission on June 21, 1996.[4]

Construction permit[edit]

On January 16, 2008, the FCC granted the station a construction permit to upgrade to a class C2 station with an increase in effective radiated power to 28,000 watts and a rise in antenna height above average terrain to 121 meters (397 feet). The transmitter would also be minimally relocated to 47°59'31"N, 98°56'53"W. The license to cover was granted on June 14, 2010. The station received $97,000 in funding from the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community to pay for the new 85-foot broadcast tower.[1]


  1. ^ a b "SMSC DONATES $1 MILLION TO SPIRIT LAKE NATION". Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community. 2007-05-16. 
  2. ^ "Winter 2008 Station Information Profile". Arbitron. 
  3. ^ Claitor, Diana (2002-09-16). "On the road with a Native American radio circuit rider". Current. 
  4. ^ "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. 

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