Pillar Media Puts Christian Hip Hop On The FM Dial In Denver


Religious broadcast group Pillar Media has tripled its presence in the Denver area after closing its acquisition of Max Media’s KJHM and KFCO. KJHM, formerly Jammin’ 101.5, is now Star 101.5, while KFCO switched from Hot 107.1 to Christian hip-hop Kingdom 107.1.

Both stations complement Pillar’s KPOF-AM, a Christian talk station operating in Denver since 1928.

Not all Max Media personnel will be lost in the ownership transition: on-air personalities Tony “Tony V” Valdez and Senen “SLiM” Rodriguez are joining Pillar in programming and on-air roles. In addition, the cluster’s former General Manager Sean Rhoads will lead Digital Sales across the company’s five stations nationwide and serve as Local Sales Manager for the Pillar Media Denver market.

Pillar also operates Star 93.3 in Cincinnati and Star 99.1 in New Jersey.

Pillar Director of Broadcasting Art Garza said, “Pillar Media is thrilled about the opportunity to spread the message of hope through these two new FM stations. Words can’t express our excitement in welcoming new key staff members from the previous stations. With all the circumstances that came together at one time, we believe that God was working behind the scenes and had a plan all along.”

Brand Director Matt Stockma added, “We’re beyond excited to be able to share music and programming that delivers hope to the amazing people of the Mile High City. We can’t wait to connect with this community, cheer on the Nuggets (and all the local teams!) and grow in our faith together through both Denver-centric stations!”


  1. Christian music is fine..but what ws wrong with keeping some old school music around..specifically R and B…soul…hip-hop..?


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