Board of Directors

Next scheduled board meeting:

The KBUT Board of Directors will meeting on Sunday January 24, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for a planning retreat. The meeting is open to the public. For meeting location or more information contact Eileen at 970 349 5225 or

The next regular board meeting is Monday, March 7, 2016 at Crested Butte Town Hall.
 . For more information call (970) 349-5225 or email The public is welcome to attend. Read KBUT's Open Meeting Policy here.

The Board of Directors meets every other month and usually schedules meetings on the second Monday of that month at 6:00pm. Dates are subject to change.

Minutes from Past Board of Directors meetings:
November 6, 2015 - 89kb
September 8, 2015 - 88kb
July 13, 2015 - 58kb
May 26, 2015 - 86kb
March 9, 2015 - 56 kb
January 10, 2015 (Annual Meeting) - 176 kb
September 22, 2014 - 95.5 kb
June 23, 2014, Special Meeting - 62.2 kb
May 4, 2014 - 106 kb
March 3, 2014 (185kb)
January 11, 2014 (Annual Meeting) (66kb)
January 11, 2014 (Regular Meeting)
November 11, 2013 (108 kb)
September 3, 2013 (90kb)
July 8, 2013 (93kb)
May 13, 2013 (146kb)
March 12, 2013 (28kb)
January 12, 2013, Annual Meeting (44kb)
November 26th, 2012, Special Meeting (87kb)
November 12th, 2012
October 4th, 2012
September 10th, 2012 (207kb)
July 9th, 2012 (80kb)
May 7th, 2012 (98kb)
March 5th, 2012 (86kb)
January 14th, 2012 (41kb)

5-Year Strategic Plan

The KBUT Board of Directors has recently finalized a five year strategic plan (2012-2017), providing a vision for continued growth & success in serving our community. All future goals are developed keeping our Mission Statement in mind: "KBUT Community Radio exists to enrich and unify the Gunnison Valley through information, entertainment and community involvement."

KBUT Strategic Plan 2012-2017.pdf - 389 kb

Board Members

The KBUT Board of Directors is comprised of nine volunteer members. Their duties include hiring and evaluating the general manager, developing and implementing a long-range strategic plan outlining the goals and objectives of the station, fundraising and fiscal accountability. Terms are for three years. Members are elected by the membership at the Annual Members’ Meeting held every year. The board holds a regular meeting every other month, and meetings are open to the public.

Karah Cunningham, President

Karah Cunningham has been involved with KBUT since 1991, becoming a volunteer DJ when she moved to Crested Butte. Karah wanted to be more involved and learn new skills she ran for the BOD in January of 2011. She enjoys all the challenges that have come up to keep and make KBUT an exceptional station. Karah particularly enjoys community outreach and fundraising for the station. She plans on many more years with KBUT. Karah now lives in Gunnison.

Carlos Velado, Vice-President

Carlos Velado has been a DJ and supporter of KBUT since 2000. His life as a KBUT DJ began shortly after he moved to the valley as the host of the Midnight Creeper Show. He decided to run for the Board of Directors in order to give more to the station that he believes is one of the best in the world. He is currently the Community Development Director for the Town of Mt Crested Butte.

Steve Crowley, Treasurer

After a circuitous few decades around the Western United States, Steve finally got a map and is realizing his life-long dream of moving to Gunnison, Colorado and teaching accounting and finance at Western State Colorado University. Radio has always played an important role in Steve’s life and he has been streaming KBUT for quite some time.. After completing his KBUT DJ training in the fall of 2013, Steve heard that there might be an opportunity for someone living in Gunnison with his particular skill set to serve on KBUT's board. What a great way to take his involvement in radio to another level and give back to something that has impacted his life in such a positive way!

Nancy Wicks

Nancy Wicks moved to the Gunnison Valley in 1992. For several years she has strived to live “sustainably” at the base of Round Mountain. In 2002, Nancy established Round Mountain Institute to promote sustainable living, alternative building and organic gardening through education programs. Through this non-profit endeavor, Nancy learned a lot about what a board member’s responsibilities entail. Now Nancy is excited to be a part of the KBUT Board of Directors. KBUT is like Nancy’s roommate out on the farm! Nancy is so ready to give back to her community by helping KBUT grow and thrive. 

Kirsten Atkins

Kristen first came to Crested Butte in 1987. KBUT has been a part of her Crested Butte experience for as long as she can remember. She enjoys listening to KBUT and turns to KBUT community radio for news and information, often streaming KBUT when she is away from home. Kirsten is eager to give back to this great organization. She strives to make sure that our community radio station continues to be an amazing and valuable resource to our valley.

Heather Bischoff

Heather grew up tuned-in to diverse radio in the northeast.  Since 2003 she has worked in various capacities at various station including, 88.5 WRUR in Rochester, NY, 102.7 WEQX in Manchester, VT and 105.9 WOMM in Burlington, VT. Heather has sought out unique stations where ever she goes (KBUT being partly why she's chosen to call CB home).
In addition to her broadcasting experience, Heather has worked with a variety of independent publishing projects further solidifying her belief in the power of alternatives to mainstream media. As a Board Member, she is empowered to fulfill these beliefs by dedicating time and energy to KBUT's mission.

Marcus Lock

Marcus has been an avid listener of public radio for most of his life. Marcus realizes how fortunate we are to have KBUT in our community. Marcus depends on KBUT to satiate his eclectic taste in all things music, news, and entertainment.
As the managing member of Law of the Rockies, Marcus practices law in a wide range of areas. Marucs uses his knowledge and experience as an attorney to further the interests of KBUT and help protect this valuable community asset. When Marcus is not in the office, he is usually spending time with his wife and five kids in this gigantic playground we all call home.   

Jen Greene, Secretary

 Jen Greene has lived in Crested Butte for 18 years. She has 3 boys and  owns Paradox Footwear in Crested Butte. Jen  served on the board at Stepping Stones for several years and enjoyed the time she was on that board.  Jen  loves KBUT and all of the entertainment and services it offers our community and is honored to be a part of its continued success.  

Bill Matthews

Bill has  enjoyed listening to KBUT since moving to the Gunnison Valley in March of 2000, however it wasn’t until he  was approached by by KBUT's Underwriting Director, Tyler Lucas,  a few years ago about becoming an underwriter and business supporter of KBUT that he  began to take a more active interest in KBUT as an organization. Bill has served  on various boards involving everything from strategic planning to fundraising to leadership.
Bills is a financial advisor associated with Raymond James since moving to Gunnison and has been in the investment securities business since 1967.  Bill is a member  of the Crested Butte Rotary Club and serves on the board of the Dos Rios Golf Club in Gunnison. and is a current member of the Crested Butte Public Policy board.  
In the past, Bill served on the boards of Gunnison Valley Health and the Gunnison Valley Health Foundation and as the chairperson of each.  For two years he was the Fourth of July Fireworks Chairman as a member of the Gunnison Rotary Club for thirteen years.  For two years he also  served on the board of Six Points Evaluation and Training, Inc.
Bill is a graduate  (BA 1963 Biology) of Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas and a graduate (BS 1964 Business Management) of Little Rock University (now the University of Little Rock at Little Rock).  He was  born and raised in Pine Bluff, Arkansas as the son and grandson of ACE retail hardware merchants from 1905 to 1986.  

Community Calendar

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The 30th Anniversary Alley Loop
Feb 06 @ 9:30AM
One of Crested Butte's most classic events, the Alley Loop is a nationally renowned race and a colossal community costume…
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PMC Jewelry Crafting Workshop
Feb 06 @ 10:00AM
Mary Tuck shares her expertise with Precious Metal Clay (PMC). PMC is a crafting medium with the consistency of polymer clay,…
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B3M's Apres Ski Schmoozing with Rabbi-Cantor Robbi
Feb 06 @ 4:30PM
Jewish kids gather for a fun activity with Rabbi-Cantor Robbi at Rumors after a day on the slopes.
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Live music with Evelyn Roper
Feb 06 @ 8:00PM
Live music with the Gunnison Valley's own Evelyn Roper.  come out and kick your heels up!
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Arkansauce at The Eldo
Feb 06 @ 8:30PM
Arkansauce is a genre-hopping, five piece string band from Northwest Arkansas, bending the rules and blurring the lines between…
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Open Pick
Feb 07 @ 10:00AM
Castle Creek Guitars in Gunnison hosts an open pick on the first and third Sundays of each month, from 10 till Noon. All levels…
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Lake City Cannibal Snowshoe Race
Feb 07 @ 11:00AM
This is a brand new fundraising event for the Lake City Continental Divide Snowmobile Club. There will be a 5K and 10K race with…
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Metalworking: Silver Necklace
Feb 07 @ 1:00PM
Design a sterling silver pendant necklace from sheet metal complete with chain and gemstone. Use the jeweler’s tools of a…
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Mardi Gras Parade
Feb 08 @ 12:00AM
The Flauschink Committee presents the Mardi Gras Parade on Elk Avenue in Downtown Crested Butte on Fat Tuesday February 8th.…
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WSCU Contemporary Writer Series Reading
Feb 08 @ 7:00PM
Please join us for the first event in this semester’s Contemporary Writer Series. Nonfiction Author, Essayist and Poet,…
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