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 to 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.

Josh Elmer, Events & Volunteer Manager

josh@kbut.org - 970-349-5225 ext. 22

Josh Elmer joined the KBUT family in June 2002 as the part-time Events and Office Manager. In June 2003 Josh was promoted to Events and Volunteer Manager. Josh moved to Crested Butte from Durango where he attended Fort Lewis College. At Fort Lewis, Josh was actively involved with KDUR, the college station. He hosted “The Van Down By the River Show” and was a member of the Board of Directors. His responsibilities include recruiting and training DJ’s, creating and overseeing all of KBUT’s events, office management, softball team member, therapist to the volunteers and more! In Josh’s spare time, he likes to see live music, cheer on Ohio State football and drink beer. His weekly radio show “The Van Down By the River Show” airs Tuesdays from 10 am to noon.

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.

Grant McFarren, Web, Membership, & Music Director

music@kbut.org - 970-349-5225 ext.15

Grant moved to Crested Butte in the summer of 2006 soon after graduating from Indiana University with a degree in Telecommunications. He started DJing at KBUT in the spring of 2007 and served as a Board Member at KBUT for 2008-2009. A true Cinderella success story, Grant rose from late night DJ to head the music department; he was hired as KBUT's Music Director on January 1, 2010. Grant added Web responsibilities in mid-2011, and then went full-time in April 2013 by taking on the Membership Director position. He likes cooking with fire, skiing in costume, idiotic endurance sports, and creating cocktails out of Mezcal and chicken broth. His weekly radio show “Music Is My Girlfriend” airs Mondays from 2 pm to 4 pm.

Tyler Lucas, Underwriting Director

underwriting@kbut.org - 970-349-5225 ext. 17

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 Monday nights at 10:30pm. In May 2013, Tyler joined the KBUT staff as the Underwriting Director. He is also active in the local music scene, playing guitar in several bands, including the ski-funk group Mine Control.

Community Calendar

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USA Pro Cycling Challenge Stage 3
Aug 20 @ 9:00AM
The Gunnison Stage of the USA Pro Cycling Challange is August 20, 2014. The festivities begin at 9AM with the festival downtown.…
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Historic Walking Tour
Aug 21 @ 9:00AM
The Historic Walking Tours are offered by Glo Cunningham, the Executive Director. These tours are not strenuous just casual…
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TdF Progressive Dinner at Wildhorse
Aug 21 @ 5:30PM
This event is part of the Tour de Forks fundraising event for the Center for the Arts. Tour de Forks presents a series of…
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African Dance
Aug 21 @ 5:30PM
This class will explore traditional African dance through a variety of movement. It’s a chance to let loose and shake it!…
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Clay & Cocktails Art Soiree
Aug 21 @ 6:00PM
“AND” Series Art Soirees The “AND” Series is our ever popular third-Thursday art soiree offering you the…
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Film Series: Big Easy Express
Aug 21 @ 7:00PM
Imagine hopping a train from Oakland, CA all the way to New Orleans. Imagine on that train are three of your favorite bands:…
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Lo-Fi Lounge Sessions
Aug 21 @ 9:00PM
Join us at the Cocktail Cabin for a weekly series of live DJ/music every Thursday night 9pm-12am + local service industry friends…
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North Pole Basin Celebration
Aug 22 @ 12:00AM
Join RMBL for in celebrating the purchase of the North Pole Basin property.  Transportation will be provided for a 12pm hike…
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Aerial Conditioning
Aug 22 @ 8:30AM
The Crested Butte Dance Collective offers weekly Aerial classes to the Center this summer to help you hone your skills at your own…
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Open Aerial Dance
Aug 22 @ 9:15AM
The Crested Butte Dance Collective brings Aerial classes to the Center this summer to help you hone your skills at your own pace. …
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Program Schedule

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The Witch 2:00-4:00

Sunday

1:00-6:00 AM
BBC World Service
- Syndicated Program
6:00-8:00 AM
Weekend Edition
- Syndicated Program
8:00-10:00 AM
A Classical Gas
- Dave Clayton
10:00-12:00 PM
It's Sunday Morning
- Henrietta
12:00-1:00 PM
World Cafe
- Syndicated Program
1:00-2:00 PM
eTown
- Syndicated Program
2:00-3:00 PM
TED Radio Hour
- Syndicated Program
3:00-4:00 PM
Putumayo Radio Music Hour
- Syndicated Program
4:00-5:00 PM
Alternative Radio
- Syndicated Program
5:00-6:00 PM
All Things Considered
- Syndicated Program
6:00-8:00 PM
Song In The Walls
- Chris Coady
8:00-10:00 PM
Jazz on a Summer's Eve
- Roger Kahn
10:00-12:30 AM
Music From The Other Side of The Fence
- Bill Racek

Monday

12:30-6:00 AM
BBC World Service
- Syndicated Program
6:00-8:00 AM
Morning Edition
- Syndicated Program
8:00-10:00 AM
Breakfast With The Sandman
- John Hopper
10:00-12:00 PM
The Wholly Stromboli Show
- Andrew Canale
12:00-2:00 PM
The Chad Reich Show
- Chad Reich
4:00-5:00 PM
Democracy Now!
- Syndicated Program
5:00-6:30 PM
All Things Considered
- Syndicated Program
6:30-8:30 PM
Born on the Wrong Planet
- Nate Welch
8:30-10:30 PM
Monday Night Jazz Club
- John Garrett
10:30-12:30 AM
Late to the Party
- Bonnie G

Tuesday

12:30-6:00 AM
BBC World Service
- Syndicated Program
6:00-8:00 AM
Morning Edition
- Syndicated Program
8:00-10:00 AM
Josephine's Tasty Tuesday
- Josephine
10:00-12:00 PM
The Van Down By The River Show
- Josh Elmer
12:00-2:00 PM
The Everyday Housewife
- Bonnie Chlipala
2:00-4:00 PM
Live From the 17th Row
- Deadhead Ed
4:00-5:00 PM
Democracy Now!
- Syndicated Program
5:00-6:30 PM
All Things Considered
- Syndicated Program
6:30-8:30 PM
Redneck Woman
- Kristi Miller
6:30-8:30 PM
Redneck Woman
- Janet Martin
8:30-10:30 PM
Radio Active Show
- El Chino
10:30-12:30 AM
The Siren's Shore
- Allie McFarland

Wednesday

12:30-6:00 AM
BBC World Service
- Syndicated Program
6:00-8:00 AM
Morning Edition
- Syndicated Program
8:00-10:00 AM
Orange Blossom Special
- Trish the Dish
10:00-12:00 PM
Sittin' Pretty
- Faith McEnaney
12:00-2:00 PM
We All Had A Real Good Time
- Laura Jane
2:00-4:00 PM
The Witch's Brew
- The Witch
4:00-5:00 PM
Democracy Now!
- Syndicated Program
5:00-6:30 PM
All Things Considered
- Syndicated Program
6:30-8:30 PM
Double Down Dan-O Show
- Double Down Dan-O
8:30-10:30 PM
Certain Sort of Sound
- Pat O'Neill
8:30-10:30 PM
Certain Sort of Sound
- Kevin Hartigan
10:30-12:30 AM
Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler
- Dan Austin

Thursday

12:30-6:00 AM
BBC World Service
- Syndicated Program
6:00-8:00 AM
Morning Edition
- Syndicated Program
8:00-10:00 AM
Touch Me in the Morning
- DJ Touch
10:00-12:00 PM
Playin' Thru
- Tyler Lucas
12:00-2:00 PM
Smoker's Lounge
- Seb-Eye
12:00-2:00 PM
Smoker's Lounge
- Shannon
2:00-4:00 PM
Guilty Pleasures Radio
- Mark Robbins
2:00-4:00 PM
Gentle Gravity
- Heejohng Chae
4:00-5:00 PM
Democracy Now!
- Syndicated Program
5:00-6:30 PM
All Things Considered
- Syndicated Program
6:30-8:30 PM
Dirt Farmer's Revenge
- Eileen Hughes
8:30-10:30 PM
The Shanty
- Shawn Harrington
10:30-12:30 AM
Bobby Digital's Soul System
- Bobby Digital

Friday

12:30-6:00 AM
BBC World Service
- Syndicated Program
6:00-8:00 AM
Morning Edition
- Syndicated Program
8:00-10:00 AM
Luigi's Blues Review
- Luigi
10:00-12:00 PM
The Weekend Warmup
- Special K
12:00-2:00 PM
ADD Radio
- Dylan McKnight
2:00-4:00 PM
The Lonesome Bob Show
- Lonesome Bob
4:00-5:00 PM
Democracy Now!
- Syndicated Program
5:00-6:30 PM
All Things Considered
- Syndicated Program
6:30-8:30 PM
Friday Night Fish Fry
- Andrew Hadley
8:30-10:30 PM
Lost In The Supermarket
- Chris Biddle
10:30-1:00 AM
The Flannel Channel
- Katherine Hargrave

Saturday

1:00-6:00 AM
BBC World Service
- Syndicated Program
6:00-8:00 AM
Weekend Edition
- Syndicated Program
8:00-9:00 AM
Fresh Air Weekend
- Syndicated Program
9:00-10:00 AM
Radiolab
- Syndicated Program
10:00-12:00 PM
The Finer Things
- Lynda Jackson
12:00-12:30 PM
West Elk Word
- Chad Reich
12:30-1:00 PM
All Songs Considered
- Syndicated Program
1:00-2:00 PM
Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!
- Syndicated Program
2:00-4:00 PM
The Aloha Connection
- Toni Todd
4:00-6:00 PM
A Prairie Home Companion
- Syndicated Program
6:00-8:00 PM
Everyone Deserves Music
- Yvette Maes
8:00-10:00 PM
Praxis
- Bisch
10:00-1:00 AM
The Ital Show
- Eliot Rosenberg
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