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Mission Statement

KBUT Community Radio exists to enrich and unify the Gunnison Valley through information, entertainment and community involvement.

Value Statement

KBUT Community Radio provides a non-commercial medium to our listening population and business partners that respects and strengthens the diverse fabric of our community.
KBUT is a community radio station serving Gunnison County, Colorado. We distinguish ourselves from commercial stations through a commitment to community participation, support and control. KBUT is licensed to Crested Butte Mountain Educational Radio, Inc., an IRS designated 501(c)(3).Broadcasting since 1986, KBUT serves the Gunnison Valley through diverse on-air programs, volunteer opportunities open to all community members, and ongoing support for the area’s nonprofit organizations and educational institutions. Community radio is a significant facilitator of democratic ideals and civic participation and is an invaluable community resource, particularly for a rural and remote area such as Gunnison County.

KBUT is deeply connected to the Gunnison Valley community- we know the people, the issues and the history. KBUT broadcasts 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is the most reliable source for timely information about local news, weather, arts and culture, political issues, recreation, the environment and emergency information.

KBUT strives to represent the diversity of lifestyles and attitudes found in Gunnison County. Over 80 volunteer DJ’s program a diverse mix of music including jazz, blues, rock and bluegrass. KBUT actively supports local musicians and independent artists and promotes the performances of local arts organizations, such as the Center for the Arts, Crested Butte Music Festival and the Gunnison Arts Center.

KBUT also provides a vital link to national and international news and information through affiliation with National Public Radio, Pacifica and Public Radio International. Trusted and reliable programs such as NPR’s “All Things Considered” and the BBC’s “World News Service” help to create an informed public — one challenged and invigorated by a deeper understanding and appreciation of events, ideas and cultures.

KBUT can be heard at 90.3 FM in Crested Butte, 88.7 FM in Gunnison and 94.9 FM in Almont.

Community Calendar

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Identifying Edible Mushrooms Workshop
Aug 30 @ 2:00PM
Curious about the mushrooms you stumble across in the woods or if that thing growing on your lawn is edible? Consider joining…
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Chefs on the Edge
Aug 31 @ 5:30PM
Chefs on the Edge is a great cooking competition on the Center’s stage, featuring three local chefs in a battle to the end.…
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Aerial Conditioning
Sep 01 @ 8:30AM
The CB Dance Collective offers ongoing aerial conditioning classes to help you hone your skills. Climbing, pulling, flipping…
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Open Aerial Dance
Sep 01 @ 9:15AM
The CB Dance Collective offers ongoing Open Aerial Dance classes. Supervised aerial practice sessions with no instruction.…
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Support after Suicide Group
Sep 01 @ 6:00PM
This group offers mutual support and resources anyone who has ever suffered loss through suicide. It will be held monthly and…
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Vinotok Mask Making
Sep 01 @ 6:00PM
Spend an evening making a Vinotok mask to wear at the week’s festivities. Using plaster wrap, create a full-sized or…
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CFA Open House
Sep 02 @ 6:00PM
The entire community is invited to come and hear about the Center’s plans for a new building in Town Park. Meet our…
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TDF Backcountry Retreat
Sep 03 @ 5:30PM
Tour de Forks is the delectable fundraising series for the Center for the Arts with events taking place between Jun 24 and…
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Introduction to Silversmithing
Sep 03 @ 5:30PM
In this exciting 6-week silversmithing course, learn to create a set of five stackable rings from a single foot of round wire,…
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Open Wheel Throwing
Sep 04 @ 9:00AM
Try your hand at throwing on the wheel or brush up your skills. Master Potter Laura Elm has set aside 3-hour sessions every…
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