Tami Graham

Executive Director

Tami has lived in the Durango area since 1984. She was awarded the honor of “Woman of the Year” by Fort Lewis College in 1996 as a result of her leadership as the station manager for KDUR-FM.

Her production company, Tami Graham Presents, LLC, has presented dozens of nationally touring performers to Southwest Colorado.

Tami is a non-profit consultant and has had an active mediation, training and facilitation practice in Southwestern Colorado since 2001.

She can be reached at 970.759.9716, and at tami@ksut.org.

Ways to Connect

Nancy Maryboy and David Begay

Nancy Maryboy and David Begay, co-authors of Sharing the Skies: Navajo Astronomy, a cross-cultural book on Navajo and Western astronomy, will do the virtual presentation, "Navajo Skies" as a live Facebook stream, Sunday, December 13 at 4:30 PM. The event is the Powerhouse Science Center's 4th in a 9-part space-themed speaker series in celebration of the Apollo 14 mission.

Maryboy and Begay, President and Vice-President, respectively, of the Indigenous Education Institute, spoke with KSUT's Tami Graham about their book and presentation:


courtesy Gates Family Foundation

For a more in-depth look at Colorado Gives Day and funding for local media organizations, KSUT's Tami Graham spoke to Melissa Davis, the Director of the Colorado Media Project and Vice-President of the Informed Communities program at the Gates Family Foundation.

They discuss opportunities for supporting KSUT and other media orgnizations during Colorado Gives Day, and the work of the Colorado Media Project to highlight the collective impact that local, homegrown Colorado journalism has had within communities across the state this year.


Scape

Tami Graham interviewed Elizabeth Marsh, Executive Director of the Southwest Colorado Accelerator Program for Entrepreneurs regarding several current initiatives, including their call for applications for regional companies wanting to market and compete outside the area. 

Drew Brown

KSUT's Tami Graham spoke with Drew Brown from Educe Consulting about Colorado's first large scale participatory budgeting initiative, taking place in partnership with the Food Coalition for Archuleta County. 


courtesy Durango Playfest

A star-studded line-up of actors has pitched in to help Durango PlayFest bring the arts to people’s homes and to highlight the importance of keeping local theatre alive and thriving through this pandemic. Actor Dan Lauria (The Wonder Years, Lombardi), a long-standing PlayFest supporter and one of the festival’s founders, decided to harness the writing talents of dozens of well-known screen and stage actors to create original vignettes of three to ten minutes each. KSUT's Tami Graham spoke with Lauria about the video series Actors' Journal:


Four Corners Guides

Four Corners Guides has a connection to the Navajo Nation through one of their guide partners, tribal member Jon Yazzie, who lives and runs his bikepacking business, Dzil Ta'ah Adventures in Kayenta, Arizona.

Tami Graham spoke with Lizzy Scully, of Four Corners Guides about launching a GoFund me campaign to support Navajo elders in Kayenta, where they're experiencing major challenges due to COVID-19.  


The Community Foundation serving Southwest Colorado has been administering the region's Community Emergency Relief Funds, as related to COVID-19.  Tami Graham spoke with Briggen Wrinkle for an update on both their fundraising and two rounds of grant funds to frontline non-profits:

 


Table to Farm Compost is gearing up for a busy season, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.  Tami Graham spoke to Taylor Hanson, Managing Member, about their services and opportunities for individuals and businesses to support minimizing food waste, while maximizing local availability of compost soil. 

 


Kathleen Adams

Over 300 volunteers in La Plata County have come together to provide thousands of personal protective equipment items (PPE) for our region's frontline workers.

KSUT's Tami Graham interviewed Michelle Reott, the Project Manager for the MakerLab sewing team, about their efforts:

 


courtesy of Artspace.org

Individual artists and arts organizations have been hit hard as a result of the coronavirus. Tami Graham spoke with Margaret Hunt, Executive Director of Colorado Creative Industries regarding relief funds available to our creative sector in Colorado.  

 


courtesy of Artspace.org

Individual artists and arts organizations  have been hit hard as a result of the coronavirus. Tami Graham spoke with Margaret Hunt, Executive Director of Colorado Creative Industries regarding relief funds available to our creative sector in Colorado.  

Frontline professionals put their health and lives at risk daily for our community, but the stakes of their risk and the associated additional stress at this time have never been higher.  Tami Graham spoke with Christina Rinderle about the Feed the Frontline effort to support La Plata County frontline workers.  

Support Feed the Frontlines of Durango here.  

Gail Harriss, from the Durango EarthDay committee, spoke with Tami Graham today about plans for virtual Earth Day activities next week.  

 

  


Jeff Susor, Executive Director of the Powerhouse Science Center & MakerLab in Durango, spoke with KSUT’s Tami Graham about an extraordinary effort in the last few weeks to develop a PAPR – or Powered Air-Purifying Respirator for medical personnel treating COVID-19 patients. 

As a public media organization, KSUT takes our role in providing timely and accurate information very seriously, including the current public health crisis. 

Thanks to hundreds of KSUT listeners and members, our spring fund drive was a great success!  We reached our goal of a total of 1,200 sustaining members, and we nearly doubled the challenge match of $3,750 from the Gay & Lesbian Fund for Colorado.
 
We’re close, but still short of our $60,000 overall goal for the drive, and you could help put us over the top. Pledge now here, or return your membership mailer.
 

KSUT welcomes Robb Brantley to our team as Business Manager, a new position for the station.  Robb brings over 25 years of business finance experience, and will be responsible for coordinating the various financial functions of the station.

Southern Ute Drum

When I joined the leadership team of KSUT two-and-a-half years ago, my primary focus was to secure a new home for the station.  With your help, that goal is within reach! 

KSUT Fall Programming Changes

Oct 19, 2016

We're expanding midday news programming and nighttime Music Blends, and adding new weekend music and information shows. Also, the Car Guys retire and Monday and Friday evenings are retooled.