|City of license||Loveland, Colorado|
|Broadcast area||Ft. Collins-Greeley|
|First air date||January 21, 1955|
|Power||7,000 watts (day)
18 watts (night)
|Former callsigns||KSXT (2002-2008)
|Owner||O. J. & Carol Pratt|
KPIO (1570 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a Catholic radio format. Licensed to Loveland, Colorado, it serves the Ft. Collins-Greeley area. The station is currently owned by O. J. & Carol Pratt. An application has been made with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to transfer ownership to Loveland Radio, LLC.
Loveland Radio's president was Chuck Lontine of Littleton, Colorado. Lontine sold the station to Catholic Radio in early 2009.
On August 3, 1998, the station changed its call sign from KLOV to KHPN. On November 27, 2002, the station changed its call sign from KHPN to the current KSXT.
In August, 2007 the station switched to a sports-talk format after signing an agreement with Mile High Sports.
On October 8, 2008, the station's call sign was changed from KSXT to KPIO.
In November 2011, the station was fined $4,000 by the FCC for repeated violations. Catholic Radio Network spokesman Jim McLaughlin reported to the Loveland Reporter-Herald that the problem was caused by faulty monitoring equipment at an unattended station. It was reported that the station was broadcasting well over the required amount of power at night, according to the FCC nearly 15 times what the station is licensed for. The station was appealing the fine.
- "Facility Record - KPIO". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
- "Report No. 26814 Broadcast Applications". United States Federal Communications Commission. September 4, 2008.
- "Call Sign History - KPIO". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
- "Mile High Sports secures NoCo airwaves". Northern Colorado Business Report. August 17, 2007.
- "Catholic radio station hits airwaves". Loveland Reporter-Herald. September 23, 2008.
- Catholic Radio Station In Trouble With Feds
- FCC to Catholics: Dial down
- Official Catholic Radio Network website (with streaming audio)
- Query the FCC's AM station database for KPIO
- Radio-Locator Information on KPIO
- Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for KPIO