KBUT News Team

Chad Reich

 As KBUT's News Director, Chad reports on issues relating to the environment, recreation, tourism, public affairs and community action. He's been with KBUT as a volunteer since 2005, on staff since 2006, and has been helping in the news department since 2009.  Chad currently lives in the town of Crested Butte and enjoys frolicking in the mountains.

Chris Biddle

chris@kbut.org 970-349-5225 ext. 30

Christopher Biddle grew up on a sheep farm in Vermont. He received a Bachelor's Degree in Creative Writing from Warren Wilson Colllege in 2011 and moved to Crested Butte that winter. Chris started volunteering as a DJ in 2013 and was inspired to pursue a career in radio. In 2015, he attended the Center for Documentary Studies Summer Audio Workshop. His print reporting has appeared in The Mountain Times, The Chester Telegraph, and the Vermont Journal. His audio stories have appeared on Vermont Public Radio and on stations in the Rocky Mountain Community Radio network in Colorado. Chris hosts a weekly music show titled "Lost In the Supermarket" featuring Alt-Pop and Indie Rock; it airs Mondays from noon until 2 PM. You can also hear Chris each weekday morning from 6-8 as KBUT's Morning Edition host.  

Capitol Coverage

KBUT is a member of Rocky Mountain Community Radio, a statewide group of like-minded community radio stations that fund the Capitol Coverage project, producing vital and under-reported news from the state capital.

Bente Birkeland

Bente Birkeland has been reporting on state legislative issues for Rocky Mountain Community Radio since 2006. A Minnesota native, Bente likes to hike, ski and spend time with her family. She keeps track of state politics throughout the year but is especially busy during the annual legislative session from January through early May. Keep up to date at the Capitol Coverage blog or follow Bente on Twitter: @bentebirkeland

Than Acuff

Than Acuff moved to the Gunnison Valley in 1992 and the huge winter has kept him here since. He covered local sports for the Crested Butte Chronicle & Pilot for 15 years and also delved into town and county politics. After that, he created the Sports Barrel for the Crested Butte News. A broadcast version of the Sports Barrel is heard on KBUT Wednesdays at 2 P.M. and 8 P.M.

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KBUT’s Top 5 New Albums

1. Cowboy Junkies - All That Reckoning
2. Kamasi Washington - Heaven And Earth
3. John Coltrane - Both Directions At Once: The Lost Album
4. Courtney Barnett - Tell Me How You Really Feel
5. Thunderpussy - Thunderpussy

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