KBUT has a small, dedicated staff. Staff members oversse tasks of managing programming, finances, volunteers, membership, underwriters, grants, donors, events, and the music library for the station.

Eileen Hughes, Interim General Manager - 970-349-5225 ext 11


Jackson Petito, Program & Operations Director  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  - 970-349-5225 ext. 22

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.

Chad Reich, News Director - 970-349-5225 ext. 13

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 served as program director from July 2008 - October 2015. Chad was named News Director in January of 2016.  Chad is the host of "Civil Disobedience" heard on KBUT Mondays from noon to 2 pm.  You should listen to his show if you enjoy nontraditional radio. 

You can hear daily news stories, produced in the KBUT studios, at 8:01 AM, 12:06, & 6:30 PM almost every weekday.  We also insert local news stories into NPR's 'Morning Edition' (4-8 AM) and 'All Things Considered' (5-6:30 PM).  We also air stories from the Colorado Statehouse as part of our 'Capitol Coverage' coverage periodically on KBUT.

Bonnie Gollhofer, Music Director - 970-349-5225 ext. 15

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 of "Fresh Tracks" Monday evenings at 8:30 pm on KBUT.

M’Lissa Story, Events Manager

M’Lissa’s background and career has been in the field of communications and marketing for more than 20 years. Prior to arriving to Crested Butte, M’Lissa was the owner/principal for Summit Sports Marketing, a small firm located in Telluride providing public relations, marketing, and event planning services for clients in the outdoor industry. 

With a deep love for all things wild and free, M’Lissa’s passion for environmental issues was the impetus to serve as a board member on multiple nonprofit organizations offering her time and energy to help support local issues and the importance of sustainability as a whole.

Immersed in social activism, community outreach, and local issues, M’Lissa founded her own 501c3, Green Media Works, a nonprofit organization that organized and produced educational events highlighting the importance of local, organic food, green building and other general conservation issues. In 2003, she founded the Telluride Farmers Market, the first organic/pesticide-free farmers market in the state of Colorado.

Fast-forward, fascinated with alternative currencies, economics and holistic thinking and design, M’Lissa recently completed her master’s degree in Ecological Economics, and Systems Thinking., 970-349-5225, ext. 16

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KBUT’s Top 5 New Albums

1. Sharon Jones And The Dap-Kings  - Soul Of A Woman
2. St. Vincent - Masseduction
3. Beck - Colors
4. Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile - Lotta Sea Lice
5. The Bad Signs - Black Magic Moments EP

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