Stasia Lanier

Four Corners Music Director; Music Blend & 'San Juan Sunrise' Programmer

Stasia has been involved at KSUT in different capacities, including programming, operations, marketing communications and management for over two decades. Today she continues the station's music acquisition efforts, is a popular on-air host, provides design and marketing assistance, and represents KSUT as an active community member.

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Music festivals worldwide have been canceled due to the coronavirus. Sadly, that includes our own Pagosa Folk 'N Bluegrass, scheduled for this weekend. But here's the good news - this Friday evening we're thrilled to present two virtual live performances by these amazing artists: Lucinda Williams with guitarist Stuart Mathis at 7 PM MDT; followed by Tim O'Brien with Jan Fabricius at 8 PM. Please note these times are MDT/mountain daylight time. We know we'll have folks watching or tuning in from around the country, so adjust accordingly. 

We'll miss kicking off Pagosa Folk 'N Bluegrass on Reservoir Hill Friday, June 5th this year, but we're excited to present a virtual live music experience to raise our spirits.

The Colorado Media Project has announced that KSUT Public Radio has been accepted as part of the 2020 COVID-19 Informed Communities Project.  The grant award of $5,000 supports KSUT's active participation in COLab’s COVID-19 Coverage Network, ensuring that more local news about the COVID-19 health crisis and economic recovery is reaching the diverse community it serves. 

Update, May 4, 2020, 1 PM: We're happy to report that KSUT's Montezuma County signal 106.3 FM has a new transmitter and is back on the air. Tune us in - thanks for your patience!

Last Updated 6/3/2020, 10:30 PM

KSUT will continue to provide updates as new information becomes available. If you have official information that should be included, please submit here.

KSUT Coronavirus-related News Stories:

• June 3, 2020: La Plata County Reports First COVID-19 Outbreak at Durango Construction Site. Listen here

KSUT is seeking local stories about personal experiences during the Coronavirus Pandemic. We're broadening our initial request for "positive stories" to include more personal stories.  

What's your story? How do you remain connected? What worries you? What are you grateful for? How do you spend your days? We've posted a few submissions to start, and hope you'll consider sharing yours here

Stay at home orders are in place to help stop the spread of coronavirus but it may be making domestic violence in some households more dangerous. KSUT’s Sarah Flower reports.

 

With the outbreak of COVID-19 and the numerous and far-reaching impacts to our region, KSUT has mobilized a news team to provide coverage of both breaking news and developing stories related to the coronavirus.  Stay-tuned for weekly stories during Morning Edition, Here & Now, and All Things Considered.  Stories will also be available on the KSUT website.  

KSUT in partnership with American General Media Presents: C.E.R.F. The Airwaves Online & On-Air Music Festival, April 19-20. This event will benefit the Community Emergency Relief Fund (C.E.R.F) and Four Corners Performing Artist Relief Fund, while providing local entertainment that listeners can enjoy at home. 

In light of the current coronavirus pandemic, KSUT Presents has made the difficult but necessary decision to cancel the 2020 Pagosa Folk 'N Bluegrass Festival. 

We're heartbroken at the loss of American treasure John Prine, one of our greatest, kindest and beloved songwriters and core to the sound of KSUT.

John Fitzpatrick

As we adjust to the uncertainty of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and its effect on our daily lives, the health and well-being of KSUT employees and our community remains a top priority.

KSUT will broadcast the series "Coronavirus - A Weekly Report from NPR News", Sunday mornings at 11:00. 

KSUT will broadcast the "NPR Special Report: COVID-19, What You Need To Know" this Sunday, 3/15 at 11 AM.

The new coronavirus has had major global impact, infecting over 130,000 people, and killing roughly 5000. In this special report from NPR News about Covid-19, they give you the information you need on this pandemic - from what the virus is and how to prepare for an outbreak in your community.

We're ready to wrap up our Spring membership drive today, give away some great prizes and return to regular programming. Thank you to all who've pledged and supported KSUT so generously! Here's what's happening: 

Grand Prize: (Drawn at 6 p.m.)

·      Two four-day passes to the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell from Thursday, April 23 through Sunday, April 26, 2020.

·      Travel dates are Wednesday, April 22 through Monday, April 27.

We're ready to wrap up our Spring membership drive today, give away some great prizes and return to regular programming. Thank you to all who've pledged and supported KSUT so generously! Here's what's happening: 

Grand Prize: (Drawn at 6 p.m.)

·      Two four-day passes to the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell from Thursday, April 23 through Sunday, April 26, 2020.

·      Travel dates are Wednesday, April 22 through Monday, April 27.

Today is Festival Day, with generous support from our friends at Durango Bluegrass Meltdown, Music in the Mountains, and Durango Celtic Festival. Plus some incredible live music from the Irish band Realta, and local stars the Stillhouse Junkies.

Day Prize – Pagosa Folk’n Bluegrass VIP package

·      2 backstage VIP tickets with on-site camping & vehicle pass to the 15th annual Pagosa Folk’n Bluegrass, June 5-7 on Reservoir Hill in Pagosa Springs

·      Includes backstage food & beverages

Today is Outdoor Adventure Day, with generous support from a host of local businesses and adventure guides.  Check out the bounty below:

 Day Prize – SIX WINNERS (prizes from Backcountry Experience, Alpacka Raft, Four Corners Guides, Thom Chacon guided fly-fishing trip, Ska/Venture snowboard)

·      PRIZE 1: $200 gift certificate to Backcountry Experience

·      PRIZE 2: $200 gift certificate to Backcountry Experience

·      PRIZE 3: Werner paddle from Alpacka

Today is Growers and Gardeners Day, sponsored by Durango Farmer's Market, and Durango Nursery & Supply. 

Day Prize – FIVE WINNERS (one from Durango Farmers Market and four from Durango Nursery & Supply!)

·      PRIZE 1: $200 in Durango Farmers Market bucks (can be used from the second Saturday in May through the final Saturday in October)

·      PRIZES 2-5: Five individual $250 gift certificates to Durango Nursery & Supply

Morning Prize – 2 tickets to the Del McCoury Band and $50 at Bird’s: (Drawn at noon)

KSUT's Spring drive kicks off with Books & Coffee Day. Check out our great prizes, and pledge your support here, or call 970-563-0255. 

Day Prize – A year’s worth of books from Maria’s bookshop: (Drawn at 6 p.m.)

·      A bundle of books each month (4-6) that match the winner’s interest.

KSUT Presents is excited to announce its 2020 Spring Concert series, featuring progressive string band Old Salt Union; emerging singer-songwriter Sierra Ferrell; and renowned folk singer Eliza Gilkyson.  

The KSUT Spring Membership Drive is underway. We'll hold our annual earlybird drawing for a pair of all-film passes to the 15th annual Durango Independent Film Festival at noon on Friday, February 28th. The festival itself takes place March 4-8. Pledge today to ensure your entry into this, and all of our drawings.

Another week closer to completion and some updated photos to share! The entry is looking sharp, and check out the new in-studio performance space below.

Carpeting, tile, furniture and appliances have been installed. The broadcast equipment and technology are next, and though time-consuming, a state-of-the-art facility will be the reward.

We hope to "go live" in the new studios by late spring.

Wyatt McSpadden

We're excited to announce that single day tickets and full lineups are now available for Pagosa Folk 'N Bluegrass and the Four Corners Folk Festival, still at early bird pricing.

The Lil Smokies are in town for 2 nights at the Animas City Theatre, touring in support of their new studio album Tornillo. We're catching them on Friday afternoon before their second show, for a KSUT in-studio session hosted by Chris Aaland at 3:30 - don't miss it!

Erik Weihenmayer is an inspirational athlete and best-selling author of No Barriers: A Blind Man's Journey to Kayak the Grand Canyon. KSUT's Tami Graham spoke with Erik by phone in advance of his "No Barriers" presentation for the Community Foundation Making A Difference Speaker Series, on January 24.

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KSUT is pleased to announce that Bank of the San Juans has signed as the 2020 Title Sponsor for live music events, including in-studio sessions, KSUT Presents Concerts, and Pagosa Festivals. 

This partnership will benefit KSUT's increased involvement and commitment to presenting live music in the Four Corners region, thanks to Bank of the San Juans generous support.

Pierce

 Happy New Year Festival Friends & Family!

Pick up your 2020 tickets to Pagosa Folk 'N Bluegrass and the Four Corners Folk Festival at the lowest prices of the season (while supplies last). You have until 11:00 PM on Friday, January 10th; then tickets increase to Early Bird pricing. The lineups for both events are shaping up to be amazing - visit ksutpresents.org for details.

We hope you can join us for either, or both festivals in 2020!

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