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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TDF Backcountry Retreat
Sep 03 @ 5:30PM
Tour de Forks is the delectable fundraising series for the Center for the Arts with events taking place between Jun 24 and…
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Introduction to Silversmithing
Sep 03 @ 5:30PM
In this exciting 6-week silversmithing course, learn to create a set of five stackable rings from a single foot of round wire,…
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Youth Aerial: Intro to Lyra
Sep 03 @ 6:00PM
Youth Aerial: Intro to Lyra ~ (Ages 7 – 15) Fridays, 6:00 – 7:00 pm. September 18 – October 9. Girls and boys…
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Open Wheel Throwing
Sep 04 @ 9:00AM
Try your hand at throwing on the wheel or brush up your skills. Master Potter Laura Elm has set aside 3-hour sessions every…
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First Friday Art Walk
Sep 04 @ 5:00PM
Main Gallery: Western State Colorado University Art Faculty Exhibit Discover a wealth of artistic talent, in ovation and…
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Syllables & Sound
Sep 04 @ 7:00PM
Calling all musicians, songwriters, bands, bards, spoken word aficionados, poets, short story writers, performance poets, and all…
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Paragon People's Fair
Sep 05 @ 10:00AM
The 26th Annual Paragon People's Fair will be held Labor Day Weekend, September 5-6, 2015 from 10am - 5 PM daily.…
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Slate River Valley Mountain Bike Ride
Sep 05 @ 1:00PM
On this small group ride led by board member John Simmons, a shuttle will drop you off at the top of the Lupine Trail. We will…
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Ripple Women's Art Retreat
Sep 05 @ 5:00PM
Ripple: Three-Day Women's Art Retreats are intensive 3-day experiences where women can immerse themselves in art surrounded by…
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ArtTalk
Sep 05 @ 7:00PM
ArtTalk events are opportunities to learn about artists' inspirations, influences, reminations, and artistic processes. This…
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