Jackson Petito was a 14 year old DJ on KBUT starting in 1994. His mother, Lynda Jackson, was one of KBUT’s founding DJs in 1986, and his Aunt Bonnie Chlipala was an early DJ and served as KBUT’s General Manager in the 90s. After leaving the Gunnison Valley for college, marriage, and law school, Jackson returned to rejoin KBUT in 2015. After serving as Program Director, the Board of Directors appointed Jackson Executive Director of KBUT in August 2019. In addition to executive management of the station, Jackson retains his Technical Director responsibilities and also hosts the Midweek Mixtape, every other Wednesday night at 9pm.
Kelley moved to Crested Butte from New Hampshire in July of 2017. She has a 22-year career in the non-profit community, health and education worlds. In 2013, Kelley helped launch a local community radio station in her New Hampshire town. She hosted “Triple-A” music shows and produced a weekly health and fitness feature. By 2016 she was spinning tunes on “The Point FM” in Montpelier, Vermont. She is an avid sports enthusiast and a former a competitive runner, cyclist and rower. Kelley volunteered with KBUT in 2017 and joined the staff in 2018. She hosts Bohemian Daybreak Tuesdays at 8:00 am.
Membership & Outreach Director
Alec moved to the Crested Butte from Massachusetts eight years ago with a backpack and a dog. One of the first things he did was sign up to be a volunteer DJ at KBUT. That was the beginning of his love affair with the people and heritage of the Gunnison Valley. Besides the community, he also loves pretending to know how to ski and fish. He also hosts Bobby’s World Monday evenings at 6:30.
Director of Development and Underwriting
Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Tyler graduated with a BA from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2005. He then moved to Crested Butte to pursue a mountain lifestyle and never looked back.
Tyler has been a KBUT volunteer since 2006 and a DJ since 2011. He joined the KBUT staff in 2013 and is the longest serving staff member at the station.
Tyler serves as the Grants Administrator for Rocky Mountain Community Radio, a coalition of regional non-commercial stations.
He is also a professional musician, singing and playing guitar in several projects, including the celebrated Easy Jim Music of the Grateful Dead.
In his free time, Tyler likes to mountain bike, hike, and ski powder.
Christopher Biddle grew up on a sheep farm in Vermont. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Creative Writing from Warren Wilson Colllege in 2011 and moved to Crested Butte that winter. Chris started volunteering as a DJ in 2013 and was inspired to pursue a career in radio. In 2015, he attended the Center for Documentary Studies Summer Audio Workshop. His print reporting has appeared in The Mountain Times, The Chester Telegraph, and the Vermont Journal. His audio stories have appeared on Vermont Public Radio and on stations in the Rocky Mountain Community Radio network in Colorado. Chris hosts a weekly music show titled Lost In the Supermarket featuring Alt-Pop and Indie Rock, and it airs Mondays from noon to 2 pm. You can also hear Chris weekday mornings from 6 to 8 as KBUT’s Morning Edition host.
KT Folz came to the valley from Chicago in 1998 to study biology at RMBL. She started directing events for non-profit organizations in the valley in 2007 and joined the KBUT team in 2018. Her experience and knowledge span the realms of Event Production, Education, Humanistic Psychology, and Performance Arts. KT’s role at KBUT has her directing all of our annual events such as Disco Inferno, Yurt Bingo, Fish Fry, The Kampout, Halloween events, and more.