Staff

KBUT has a small but dedicated staff. Staff members handle the tasks of managing the programming, finances, volunteers, membership, underwriters, grants, donors, events, and the music library for the station.

Eileen Hughes, General Manager

gm@kbut.org - 970-349-5225 ext. 11

Eileen accidentally moved to Crested Butte from Homer, Alaska in 1994. Eileen and her husband Jack planned to spend one winter in Crested Butte, but the sunny weather, longer winter days, recreational opportunities and great community lured them into making Crested Butte their new home. Eileen has been involved in community radio most of her life as a listener, supporter and volunteer DJ. Eileen was the News Director at KBBI Public Radio in Homer, Alaska for many years and was KBUT’s Program Director for a stint in the late 90’s. Eileen was hired as KBUT’s General Manager in December 2012. Eileen’s show “The Dirt Farmer’s Revenge” airs on Thursday nights from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Chad Reich, Program Director

chad@kbut.org - 970-349-5225 ext. 10

Chad moved to Crested Butte after graduating from the University of Iowa in August 2005. He came for the fantastic biking and skiing and stayed for the community here in the valley. Chad joined KBUT as a volunteer shortly after arriving in CB, became the Music Director in late 2006 and began serving as the Program Director in July of 2008. He is on air Mondays from noon to 2 pm.

Tyler Lucas, Underwriting & Development Director

underwriting@kbut.org  - 970-349-5225 ext. 15

Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Tyler moved to Colorado in 2001. After graduating from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2005, he moved to Crested Butte to ski and mountain bike. The rest is history. Tyler began volunteering at KBUT pledge drives and events in 2006, and in 2011 became a fill-in DJ. He now has his own show, “Playin’ Thru” on Thursdays 10-Noon. In May 2013, Tyler joined the KBUT staff as the Underwriting Director. He is also active in the local music scene, playing guitar.

Bonnie Gollhofer, Music Director

music@kbut.org - 970-349-5225 ext. 23

Bonnie Gollhofer is a graduate of Western State, where she lived quite comfortably at KWSB and managed to sneak in a little acting and sound design with Peak Productions on the side. A Wyoming native and Kansas reject, her love affair with the Gunnison Valley began at 14 with a backpacking trip to Uncompaghre Peak and the Lake City area. She has been known to skate rather awkwardly with the Gunnison Valley Roller Girls, annoy her neighbors with electric ukulele, and host Speakeasy Jazz on KBUT.

Julia Brazell, Membership, Web & Assistant Operation Director

julia@kbut.org - 970-349-5225 ext 17

​Julia was born and raised in Crested Butte.  She has spent the last 8 years living in Denver and working in the nonprofit sector.  She brings this nonprofit experience to KBUT and is thrilled to have the opportunity to work and live back in the Gunnison Valley. 

Community Calendar

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Aerial Conditioning
Jul 29 @ 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
Jul 29 @ 9:15AM
The CB Dance Collective offers ongoing Open Aerial Dance classes. Supervised aerial practice sessions with no instruction.…
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Plein Air Watercolor Workshop Series
Jul 29 @ 10:00AM
Flowers are popping and summer is in the air! Suzanne Pierson brings her expertise in painting outdoors to both beginner and…
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Book Making
Jul 29 @ 10:00AM
Middle School Art Sessions are for students age 12-14. This is a 2-day course. In this class students will learn different book…
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Wednesdays @ Western
Jul 29 @ 1:00PM
Meeting Location: Gunnison Arts Center Adult Art Studio Registration Deadline: Monday, July 27. Choose from a variety of locally…
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Live! From Mt. Crested Butte Free Concert Series
Jul 29 @ 5:30PM
Presented by the Mt. Crested Butte Town Center Community Association The Live from Mt. CB music series will return for the summer…
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Heights Wellness Workshop Series with Leia Morriso
Jul 29 @ 6:45PM
Pairing two parts of our bodies that often act as our “trouble spots”, we will delve into alignment and imbalance…
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Late Night With Ron Earl
Jul 29 @ 9:00PM
Join us for this intimate, relaxing evening of song with local favorite Ron Earl. Over drinks and dessert, Ron will share some of…
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Michael Shay Trio
Jul 30 @ 6:00AM
With the nuance of a classically-trained musician, the grit of a musical globe-trotter, and just enough twang to know…
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Gentle Aerial Dance for Seniors
Jul 30 @ 5:00PM
This class is for ages 55 and up. The lyra will be hung low and fabric will be turned into a hammock for ease of entry. Poses…
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Program Schedule

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