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.

Jackson Petito, Program & Operations Director

jackson@kbut.org  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

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.

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. 

Chad Reich, News Director

chad@kbut.org - 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

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

Community Calendar

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Gore-Tex US Ski Mountaineering National Championsh
Feb 12 @ 12:00AM
The 2016 Gore-Tex US National Ski Mountaineering Championships will be held at Crested Butte Mountain Resort Feb 12th- 5:00pm with…
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Aerial Conditioning
Feb 12 @ 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 Wheel Throwing
Feb 12 @ 9:00AM
Master Potter Laura Cooper Elm hosts 3-hour open throwing sessions every Friday from January 8 through March 25 at The Art Studio…
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Open Aerial Dance
Feb 12 @ 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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Live Music at High Alpine Brewing Co
Feb 12 @ 6:30PM
Join us at High Alpine Brewing Company as we present local singer/songwriter Bill Dowell. 
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A Steampunk Murder Mystery
Feb 12 @ 7:00PM
The year is 1857 and steam power rules. From the upper echelons of society to the gutters of London’s Old Town. Join the…
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Steampunk Murder Mystery Dinner
Feb 12 @ 7:00PM
A Steampunk Murder Mystery GAC Fundraiser Friday, February 12th Beginning at 7:00 pm. The year is 1857 and steam power rules. From…
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Comedy Night
Feb 12 @ 8:00PM
It's a night of comedy featuring Jordan Doll. Ages 18 and over only. Lineup subject to change.
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Introducting...Furry Friends Bus!
Feb 13 @ 12:00AM
Mountain Express and PAWS present the Furry Friends bus, painted by Heather Bischoff this summer. The art will celebrate local…
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PAINT YOUR OWN POTTERY
Feb 13 @ 10:00AM
Valentine's Day Love Create a special keepsake or gift! You choose the piece and our staff will be here to help you with ideas…
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