Board Election

Candidates for Board of Directors

KBUT is holding its annual membership meeting on Saturday, January 14th at 4:00 p.m. at Crested Butte Town Hall. Members will elect four candidates to the KBUT Board of Directors. Ballots are available at the KBUT studios starting Monday, January 2th for members in good standing. Ballots will also be available at the meeting, or you can use the ballot at the bottom of this page. 
The candidates running for election are: Bud Bush, Holly Harmon, Sarah Oktay, Joanne Wilkie-Elliott, and Andris Zobs    Scroll down to meet these candidate

The Board of Directors will hold a regular meeting following the annual meeting. For more information contact KBUT General Manager, Julia Brazell at 349-5225 or
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.

Bud Bush

Bud is a current KBUT board member running for re-election, he is also the host of Transister Radio heard on KBUT, Wednesdayas 10am to Noon. Bud is an avid music fan, musician and DJ at KBUT.  He and his wife, Nancy moved permanently to Crested Butte in 2015 after their kids left the nest.  As a strong advocate for local, independent community radio, Bud joined the KBUT Board to support the success and sustainability of a vital and entertaining resource to the Gunnison valley.  He is also a real estate broker, a long time member of Rotary and he spends as much as time possible outside riding, hiking and skiing.

Joanne Wilkie-Elliott

Originally from beautiful Perth, West Australia, Joanne has lived in America for seven years. During this time she achieved an MA in Spiritual Psychology, NLP Practitioner Certification and is a KRI Certified Yoga Teacher. With a career spanning over 21 years within marketing and operations, Joanne is a customer-focused professional with proven ability developing innovative programs that drive growth, customer satisfaction and revenue. Over the past ten years, Joanne has been actively involved in various non-profit organisations assisting the growth of their programs and being of service in many varying capacities. With a passion for local community, organic food, wine and travel, Joanne loves living life to the fullest in Gunnison, Colorado with her husband and 19 mo old baby. Joanne is also a successful intuitive coach, spiritual consultant and energy healer as a result
of her dedication to integrating heart-centered modalities that improve physical, mental and emotional health in all aspects of business and life.

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