Board of Directors

Next scheduled board meeting:

KBUT’s annual membership meeting will be held on Saturday January 8th at 4:00 p.m. at Crested Butte Town Hall at 507 Maroon Ave, Crested Butte, CO 81224. Board elections will occur during this annual meeting. Three seats are up for election. If you are interested in running please contact KBUT General Manager, Julia Brazell at 970-349-5225 or KBUT members in good standing are eligible to vote. The Board of Directors will hold a regular meeting following the annual meeting. The meeting is open to the public.

The Board of Directors meets every other month and usually schedules meetings on the second Monday of that month at 6:00pm. Dates are subject to change.

Board Members

The KBUT Board of Directors is comprised of nine volunteer members. Their duties include hiring and evaluating the general manager, developing and implementing a long-range strategic plan outlining the goals and objectives of the station, fundraising and fiscal accountability. Terms are for three years. Members are elected by the membership at the Annual Members’ Meeting held every year. The board holds a regular meeting every other month, and meetings are open to the public.

Karah Cunningham, President

Karah Cunningham has been involved with KBUT since 1991, becoming a volunteer DJ when she moved to Crested Butte. Karah wanted to be more involved and learn new skills she ran for the BOD in January of 2011. She enjoys all the challenges that have come up to keep and make KBUT an exceptional station. Karah particularly enjoys community outreach and fundraising for the station. She plans on many more years with KBUT. Karah now lives in Gunnison.

Carlos Velado, Vice-President

Carlos Velado has been a DJ and supporter of KBUT since 2000. His life as a KBUT DJ began shortly after he moved to the valley as the host of the Midnight Creeper Show. He decided to run for the Board of Directors in order to give more to the station that he believes is one of the best in the world. He is currently the Community Development Director for the Town of Mt Crested Butte.

Steve Crowley, Treasurer

After a circuitous few decades around the Western United States, Steve finally got a map and is realizing his life-long dream of moving to Gunnison, Colorado and teaching accounting and finance at Western State Colorado University. Radio has always played an important role in Steve’s life and he has been streaming KBUT for quite some time.. After completing his KBUT DJ training in the fall of 2013, Steve heard that there might be an opportunity for someone living in Gunnison with his particular skill set to serve on KBUT's board. What a great way to take his involvement in radio to another level and give back to something that has impacted his life in such a positive way!

Jen Greene, Secretary

 Jen Greene has lived in Crested Butte for 18 years. She has 3 boys and  owns Paradox Footwear in Crested Butte. Jen  served on the board at Stepping Stones for several years and enjoyed the time she was on that board.  Jen  loves KBUT and all of the entertainment and services it offers our community and is honored to be a part of its continued success.  

Nancy Wicks

Nancy Wicks moved to the Gunnison Valley in 1992. For several years she has strived to live “sustainably” at the base of Round Mountain. In 2002, Nancy established Round Mountain Institute to promote sustainable living, alternative building and organic gardening through education programs. Through this non-profit endeavor, Nancy learned a lot about what a board member’s responsibilities entail. Now Nancy is excited to be a part of the KBUT Board of Directors. KBUT is like Nancy’s roommate out on the farm! Nancy is so ready to give back to her community by helping KBUT grow and thrive. 

Marcus Lock

Marcus has been an avid listener of public radio for most of his life. Marcus realizes how fortunate we are to have KBUT in our community. Marcus depends on KBUT to satiate his eclectic taste in all things music, news, and entertainment.
As the managing member of Law of the Rockies, Marcus practices law in a wide range of areas. Marucs uses his knowledge and experience as an attorney to further the interests of KBUT and help protect this valuable community asset. When Marcus is not in the office, he is usually spending time with his wife and five kids in this gigantic playground we all call home.   

Kirsten Atkins

Kirsten first came to Crested Butte in 1987. KBUT has been a part of her Crested Butte experience for as long as she can remember. She enjoys listening to KBUT and turns to KBUT community radio for news and information, often streaming KBUT when she is away from home. Kirsten is eager to give back to this great organization. She strives to make sure that our community radio station continues to be an amazing and valuable resource to our valley.

Bill Matthews

Bill has enjoyed listening to KBUT since moving to the Gunnison Valley in March of 2000, however it wasn’t until he  was approached by by KBUT's Underwriting Director, Tyler Lucas,  a few years ago about becoming an underwriter and business supporter of KBUT that he  began to take a more active interest in KBUT as an organization. Bill has served  on various boards involving everything from strategic planning to fundraising to leadership.
Bill is a member  of the Crested Butte Rotary Club and serves on the board of the Dos Rios Golf Club in Gunnison. and is a current member of the Crested Butte Public Policy board.  

Bud Bush

Bud is an avid music fan, musician and DJ at KBUT.  He and his wife, Nancy moved permanently to Crested Butte in 2015 after their kids left the nest.  As a strong advocate for local, independent community radio, Bud joined the KBUT Board to support the success and sustainability of a vital and entertaining resource to the Gunnison valley.  He is also a real estate broker, a long time member of Rotary and he spends as much as time possible outside riding, hiking and skiing.

5-Year Strategic Plan

The KBUT Board of Directors has recently finalized a five year strategic plan (2012-2017), providing a vision for continued growth & success in serving our community. All future goals are developed keeping our Mission Statement in mind: "KBUT Community Radio exists to enrich and unify the Gunnison Valley through information, entertainment and community involvement."

KBUT Strategic Plan 2012-2017.pdf - 389 kb

Minutes from Past Board of Directors meetings:

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Top 5 New Albums Played on KBUT

Week ending 11/27/16

1. Zebuel - River City Sunset
2. Crocodiles - Dreamless
3. The Faint - Capsule
4. Sleigh Bells - Jessica Rabbit
5. Thee Oh Sees - A Weird Exists

- List compiled by KBUT Music Director Bonnie Gollhofer