Jackson Petito was a 14 year old DJ on KBUT starting in 1994. His mother, Lynda Jackson, was one of KBUT’s founding DJs in 1986, and his Aunt Bonnie Chlipala was an early DJ and served as KBUT’s General Manager in the 90s. After leaving the Gunnison Valley for college, marriage, and law school, Jackson returned to rejoin KBUT in 2015. After serving as Program Director, the Board of Directors appointed Jackson Executive Director of KBUT in August 2019. In addition to executive management of the station, Jackson retains his Technical Director responsibilities and also hosts the Midweek Mixtape, every other Wednesday night at 9pm.
Kelley moved to Crested Butte from New Hampshire in July of 2017. She has a 22-year career in the non-profit community, health and education worlds. In 2013, Kelley helped launch a local community radio station in her New Hampshire town. She hosted “Triple-A” music shows and produced a weekly health and fitness feature. By 2016 she was spinning tunes on “The Point FM” in Montpelier, Vermont. She is an avid sports enthusiast and a former a competitive runner, cyclist and rower. Kelley volunteered with KBUT in 2017 and joined the staff in 2018. She hosts Bohemian Daybreak Tuesdays at 8:00 am.
Membership & Outreach Director
Alec moved to the Crested Butte from Massachusetts eight years ago with a backpack and a dog. One of the first things he did was sign up to be a volunteer DJ at KBUT. That was the beginning of his love affair with the people and heritage of the Gunnison Valley. Besides the community, he also loves pretending to know how to ski and fish. He also hosts Bobby’s World Monday evenings at 6:30.
Underwriting & Development Director
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 Thursdays 10 AM to noon. In May 2013, Tyler joined the KBUT staff as the Underwriting Director. He is also active in the local music scene, playing guitar.
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, and it airs Mondays from noon to 2 pm. You can also hear Chris weekday mornings from 6 to 8 as KBUT’s Morning Edition host.
KT Folz plans and oversees KBUT’s many amazing events, including the Kampout, Fish Fry, and Disc Inferno. During her tenure, she pioneered new events like Family Jammy Bingo and the Holiday Auction, which were both tremendously successful additions to our event calendar.