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.

Chad Reich, Program Director - 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  - 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 - 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 - 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. 

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Aerial Conditioning
Oct 09 @ 8:00AM
Ongoing Aerial Conditioning classes are offered to help you stay on top of your aerial skills or learn anew. Climbing, pulling,…
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Open Aerial Dance
Oct 09 @ 8:45AM
Ongoing Open Aerial Dance is supervised aerial practice sessions with NO INSTRUCTION! Practice and perfect the skills you’ve…
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Clay Print Workshop with Michael Cellan
Oct 09 @ 6:00PM
Clay Print Workshop with Michael Cellan October 9 – 11. Friday, 6:00 – 9:00 pm. Saturday & Sunday, 9:00 am –…
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Belly Dance Workshop
Oct 10 @ 11:00AM
Belly Dance Workshop Saturdays, October 10 – 24. 11:00 – 12:30 pm. Experience the fun and energy of this ancient…
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4th Annual Crestone Artists Studio Tour
Oct 10 @ 1:00PM
Crestone Artists invites you to their Fourth Annual Studio tour, October 10 and 11 from 1 to 6 each day. Located at the foot of…
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Metalworking: Silver Necklace
Oct 10 @ 3:00PM
In this hands on metalworking class, students will make their own Sterling Silver Pendant. You'll learn how to correctly use a…
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Kids Art Camps! ~ (Ages 5 – 12)
Oct 12 @ 12:30PM
Kids Art Camps! ~ (Ages 5 – 12) Kids art camps are offered on those single days that kids are out of school… but…
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Sew, How Does This Work? Intro to Machine Sewing ~
Oct 12 @ 6:00PM
Sew, How Does This Work? Intro to Machine Sewing ~ (Ages 16 - Adult) Mondays, October 12 - November 16. 6:00 -…
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Sudden Aspen Decline
Oct 13 @ 7:00PM
Learn about Sudden Aspen Decline and the Changing Climate with USFS forest pathologist Jim Worrall. 
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Aerial Conditioning
Oct 13 @ 7:00PM
Ongoing Aerial Conditioning classes are offered to help you stay on top of your aerial skills or learn anew. Climbing, pulling,…
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