About AM91

About AM91

KPOF AM91 is Denver’s oldest local, listener-supported Christian radio station. We are dedicated to bringing the best in inspirational music and programming while connecting you with local ministries, activities, and support.

We broadcast from the Big Red Castle in beautiful Westminster, CO. Built in 1893, this fabulous structure was created to be “The Princeton of the West.” In 1920 the Pillar of Fire Church acquired the castle and surrounding property. 

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Dan Harder

Systems Engineer/Afternoons & Kid’s Point Host

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Kids point is a Saturday morning radio show for kids of all ages. Join us for all of our adventures with shows like Ranger Bill, Down Gilead Lane, Adventures in Odyssey and More! The fun starts at 6:30 am and doesn’t stop until 10 am.

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What is HD Radio™ Technology?

HD Radio™ technology is a method of transmitting high quality audio and data. Imagine AM 91 “The Point” broadcasting with “High Definition” radio that sounds as clean as a CD. Also, imagine a radio receiver providing the listener with the song title, artist and even breaking news and traffic alerts, right on the display screen of their HD Radio™ receiver! That’s what the first generation of HD Radio technology brings to broadcasters and their listeners. Imagine no more! Your AM 91 is now broadcasting in the new high quality digital format.

HD Radio™ technology is the most revolutionary advance in radio since 1919, when Frank Conrad, a Westinghouse engineer, founded radio broadcasting in a small, red brick garage behind his home in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. iBiquity Digital Corporation has created the technology that allows AM and FM radio broadcasting to enter the 21st century.

The FCC approved digital broadcast system for the U.S., offering radio listeners radically upgraded audio quality, on-demand interactive experiences, and compelling new wireless data services. AM 91 is on the leading edge of this new technology.

AM 91 “The Point” began digital transmissions February 27, 2004 using the HD Radio™ systems. AM 91 is broadcasting the same music and program material in both analog and digital modes. This new HD Radio™ technology permits the simultaneous transmission of analog and digital signals within a single AM or FM channel. It allows digital operations for all existing broadcasters with no new spectrum allocation requirements. Today’s radios will pickup the analog broadcast while the new HD Radio™ receivers will pickup both the analog and digital signals on the AM and FM bands.

You are listening to history in the making on your station. AM 91, The Point of Faith is one of the first stations in the country to be broadcasting the new digital AM radio format. You as the listener/donor have made this possible with your support of the ministry of AM 91. We are here to locally serve the Denver and Front Range Christian community with the best possible Christian radio. Your financial and prayerful support helps us keep,

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AM91 & Castle History

AM91 KPOF Radio has a long history here in the Denver area. But even more rich a history can be found in the home of the studios themselves. The building now lovingly referred to as The Big Red Castle began its conception in the heart of the Presbyterian Church who envisioned a Christian college to rival its sisters in the East, a true “Princeton of the West”.

1891

History01Castle185wideArchitect E. B. Gregory designed the university’s main building. His plans called for gray stone, from the Coal Creek area. The final design was made by Stanford White, and while holding close to the original design, substituted red sandstone from what is now the Red Rocks/Manitou area. By 1893 the building’s structure was completed. It had a frontage of 160 feet, a depth of 80 feet, and a height of three full stories and a striking tower of 175 feet. But for several years the building would be left isolated on the open prairie; the promises of optimistic visionaries unfulfilled due to the 1893 Silver Crash and competition from a nearby Presbyterian college.

1908

On September 17, the Westminster University finally opened its doors to 60 students, and the occasion was marked by water being installed in the building for the first time. In 1915, the Board of Trustees made a very imprudent decision that inevitably led to the institute’s closure in 1917. The decision was made to exclude women from the college. The outbreak of war at this time influenced male students to be more interested in joining the military than in continuing their education, thus undoing the “Princeton of the West”.

1920

On January 31, Westminster College was purchased by the Pillar of Fire for a mere $40,000. During its heyday the property had been valued at upwards of half a million dollars. The Pillar of Fire organization, under the auspices of Bishop Alma White, negotiated for four months with the Presbyterian Board of Trustees before buying the rights to the college building, 45 acres of land, a power plant, Kirkwood Hall–formerly a student’s dormitory–and the President’s House. Pillar’s intention was to reopen the school in the fall of that same year, and although it seemed unlikely, the College did actually open in the fall as planned.

 

barrenAfter being abandoned for three years, the Westminster building was in grave need of repair. Hundreds of windows were shattered. A farmer had turned the basement into a coop for thousands of chickens. There was farm machinery on the first floor, cracks in the stone walls, broken plaster and a series of other complaints. Repairs were estimated at $75,000. Workers were brought in and began making repairs. The roads around the campus were graded and rebuilt, the grounds revitalized. The power plant received an overhaul and carloads of coal were brought in. With hard work, the first and second floors of the college were finally completed by July of that first year. As planned, the new owners of the Westminster University opened its doors to students on Tuesday, September 7th, 1920.

1926

By 1926 the school was accredited and the name changed to Belleview Schools. The college and school continued to prosper over the years, although it in no way rivaled the illustrious establishments of the East. Belleview School is still in existence, operating primarly from new school buildings on the campus. Classes continue in the main building today, with Bible Institute and College training. What once seemed doubtful to ever hold students now celebrates a century of education.

1928


almaSince 1928 the Pillar of Fire has been broadcasting Christian ministry over the air from the College. A pioneer in radio broadcasting, KPOF is widely recognized as the grandaddy of Christian radio in the country.

A broadcast station was licensed on January 12, 1927 and went on the air with 15 watts of power on 1490 kilocycles. The equipment was installed at the Belleview College in the fall of that year for the express purpose of promoting the College, even though the station at that time was not even owned by the College. A new transmitter was installed and on March 9, 1928 the Federal Radio Commission authorized the sale of the station to the Pillar of Fire. On that day, the call letters became KPOF.

1929

1stxmtrBy June of 1929, KPOF was broadcasting a nonprofit religious itinerary on Sundays and also during the morning hours each weekday.Regular sermons were aired from Alma Temple, the Pillar’s Denver Church, one-half block south of the Capitol Building. Throughout the pioneer years of broadcasting, the majority of programs were produced live with musical talent and speakers having to be on location.

In 1966, Robert B. Dallenbach was designated to be the General Manager of the station. Today, although no longer the General Manager, Dr. Dallenbach can be heard at 5:30am and 9:15pm Monday through Friday on the program “Sharing Jesus” and from 7-10pm on Sundays during the program “Sunday Classical Music”.

KPOF is the oldest station of the Pillar of Fire Network, which is the oldest network of Christian Stations in the World. Today, KPOF, Colorado’s ninth oldest continuously licensed broadcast station and first to broadcast in HD Radio™, continues to offer religious oriented, non-profit programs, as well as classical and educational series.

Today

cornerstoneThe Westminster University Building is the towering landmark that marks a campus for Belleview Christian Schools and AM91 Radio, both ministries of the Pillar of Fire. From this historic building, programs are being carried on the World Wide Web around the world. Students are educated and inspired to minister and serve at home and abroad. Rightfully earning a place in the National Register of Historic Places in 1979, the future of the building is now secure. And who knows, another hundred years or so from now, people might gather here once again and celebrate the further trials and tribulations of this monument to education.

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  1. We believe the Bible to be inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.
  2. We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  3. We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father and in His personal return in power and glory.
  4. We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential, and is administered solely by the grace of God through our faith in Jesus Christ.
  5. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
  6. We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
  7. We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

AM91 KPOF is a non-commercial 501.c.3 radio ministry of Pillar of Fire