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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First Friday Art Walk
Jul 04 @ 12:00AM
Gunnison Arts Center will be the first stop of 10 for the First Fridays Art Walk displaying local artists Joe Bob Merritt and…
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Sunrise Photography on the Boardwalk
Jul 04 @ 5:30AM
Witness sunrise, the morning song of the blackbirds, the mist droplets sparkling on grass, and watch the clouds rise above the…
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Annual 4th of July Pancake Breakfast
Jul 04 @ 7:00AM
A Crested Butte tradition for over 40 years... Come on down to the Annual 4th of July Pancake Breakfast!  Join the Crested…
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Sundays @ 6
Jul 05 @ 6:00PM
Join us under the big trees of Legion Park on the corner of Tomichi Avenue and Teller Street every Sunday evening, June through…
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Richie Furay Band
Jul 05 @ 8:00PM
Back by popular demand is rock/folk legend Richie Furay, formidable writer, guitarist, and vocalist of the pivotal rock group…
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Dance In The Mountains
Jul 06 @ 12:00AM
Dance in the Mountains July 6th -17th.  Classes for all levels and ages 6-adult! No performance, just straight up…
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Volunteer at Gunnison Valley Health
Jul 06 @ 9:00AM
Interested in volunteering for a hospital, nursing home or hospice? Volunteering is: Satisfaction of helping others Meeting new…
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Parade Float Extravaganza
Jul 06 @ 1:00PM
Monday -Friday, July 6 – July 10, 1:00 – 4:00 pm Join us in designing and creating an imaginative float for the…
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The Delta Saints
Jul 06 @ 5:30PM
Voodoo is rising from the New Music City. Not the Nashville of its country past, but a city awash in fresh talent fed by decades…
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RMBL Douglass Distinguished Lecture
Jul 06 @ 7:30PM
Have you ever pondered on all the beautiful colors we see in our wildflowers? Join the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory for an…
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