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 - 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.

Jackson Petito, Program & Operations Director  970-349-5225 ext.10

Jackson was born and raised in Crested Butte, and has been in and out of radio studios since before he was born. He got his first show on KBUT when he was 15, bringing madness to Monday afternoons until he left for college in 1998. After too many years away, he moved back to the Butte in 2014, and immediately got back on the air. He now hosts the "Monday Midnight Mixtape", Monday nights 10:30 - 12:30.

Tyler Lucas, Underwriting & Development Director  - 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.

Julia Brazell, Membership, Web & Assistant Operation Director - 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. 

Chad Reich, News Director - 970-349-5225

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. Chad is the host of "Civil Disopediance" heard on KBUT Mondays from noon to 2 pm.

Bonnie Gollhofer, Music Director - 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 co-host "New Music Review," Monday evenings 8:30pm on KBUT.

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Gothic Valley Rec Use Survey
Nov 29 @ 12:00AM
Graduate students from Western State Colorado University who are currently enrolled in the Master's of Environmental…
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Alley Loop Points Race #1
Nov 29 @ 9:00AM
This first Alley Loop Points Series Race is this weekend on Sunday, November 29th at 9 a.m..  The Alley Loop Points Series is…
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Spay-ghetti and No Balls Dinner
Nov 30 @ 5:00PM
The Gunnison Valley Animal Welfare League would like to invite everyone to join them for their 3rd Annual Spay-ghetti and No Balls…
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Munchkin's Music and Dance
Dec 01 @ 9:00AM
It's time to jingle some bells and get in the holiday spirit with these fun music and movement classes for young children!…
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Spirits & Ceramics
Dec 01 @ 6:00PM
Montanya Distillers and The Art Studio of the Center for The Arts have teamed up to bring the community two nights of Holiday…
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Nduru Sustainable Development
Dec 01 @ 7:00PM
Nduru is a small village in the Western Province of Kenya and home to the New Creations Children's Home.  I will be…
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Canvases & Cocktail at The Red Room
Dec 03 @ 6:00PM
The Red Room and The Art Studio have teamed up this off-season to bring you another exciting series of Canvases and Cocktails.…
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Aerial Conditioning
Dec 04 @ 8:30AM
Climbing, pulling, flipping upside-down, and holding yourself in challenging positions in the air, you will build amazing overall…
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Open Aerial Dance
Dec 04 @ 9:15AM
Ongoing Open Aerial Dance is supervised aerial practice sessions with NO INSTRUCTION! Practice and perfect the skills you’ve…
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Child Find Screening
Dec 04 @ 9:30AM
Child Find Developmental Screening On Friday, December 4th there will be a free developmental screening for children ages…
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