KPIO

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KPIO
City of license Loveland, Colorado
Broadcast area Ft. Collins-Greeley
Frequency 1570 kHz
First air date January 21, 1955
Format Catholic
Power 7,000 watts (day)
18 watts (night)
Class D
Facility ID 35517
Transmitter coordinates 40°23′31.0″N 105°5′53.0″W / 40.391944°N 105.098056°W / 40.391944; -105.098056 (KSXT)
Former callsigns KSXT (2002-2008)
KHPN (1998-2002)
KLOV (?-1998)
Affiliations EWTN
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.[1] An application has been made with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to transfer ownership to Loveland Radio, LLC.[2]

Loveland Radio's president was Chuck Lontine of Littleton, Colorado. Lontine sold the station to Catholic Radio in early 2009.

History[edit]

The station's previous logo from 2002-2008 showing its then sports format.

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.[3]

In August, 2007 the station switched to a sports-talk format after signing an agreement with Mile High Sports.[4]

On September 23, 2008, after being off the air for more than a month, KSXT began broadcasting programming from Eternal Word Television Network's Catholic Radio Network.[5]

On October 8, 2008, the station's call sign was changed from KSXT to KPIO.[3]

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.[6][7]

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