KSUT Public Radio

Today, June 19th, KSUT is celebrating #Juneteenth, a holiday recognized by most states, honoring the 155th anniversary of the emancipation of the last enslaved Americans, while reflecting on the ongoing work needed to ensure equal justice for all.

Join Susie B for a special Juneteenth Blend elevating the music of Black artists, today from 1-4 PM.

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. 

New COVID-19 Testing Options for Southwest Colorado

Apr 27, 2020

Testing shortages for COVID-19 has been an issue nationwide. Today, Southwest Colorado's testing options have expanded considerably. KSUT’s Sarah Flower reports: 

 


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The pandemic has been particularly hard on small businesses. But some are relying on their regular customers and government loans to weather the storm. 

KSUT's Mark Duggan talks to two business owners in the Four Corners about the challenges of keeping the doors open:

 


The coronavirus pandemic has created a lot of bad news. But what about the good news? The stories of people helping people. Of hope and generosity. 

courtesy Durango Business Improvement District

Share the Love Durango is an online store that was created to support small businesses in Durango during the COVID-19 crisis.  Tami Graham spoke with Tim Walsworth, Executive Director of Durango’s Business Improvement District, to learn more about this effort.   

 


KSUT's Sarah Flower gets a closer look at COVID-19 with Dr. Jennifer Rupp from Four Corners Infectious Disease and Internal Medicine, and Mercy Regional Medical Center. 

 


Photo courtesy of Andrew Baxley/Osprey

A number of businesses in the Four Corners have stepped up to make face masks and other supplies during the coronavirus pandemic. KSUT's Mark Duggan profiles their efforts.


Area businesses will have the opportunity to apply for small business loans (SBA) for paycheck protection due to the coronavirus, starting April 3rd. KSUT’s Sarah Flower visits with business leaders from Durango and Farmington for their opinions:


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Health officials in Montezuma County are preparing for an increase in confirmed cases of the COVID-19 infection. That includes ramping up testing, making room for more patients, and rallying the community to help. KSUT's Mark Duggan spoke with county health director Bobbi Lock to get the latest:


Durango resident Sarah Sumner tested positive for COVID-19 just a few weeks ago. She went viral on social media when she told her story. Sumner shared her journey with KSUT's Sarah Flower:


As positive test results for COVID-19 are flaring up in almost every region of the Four Corners, so is community concern for accessibility to testing.

KSUT’s Sarah Flower speaks with San Juan Basin Public Health's Liane Jollon: 

 

Sarah Flower interviews Governor Polis on COVID-19

Mar 26, 2020

Colorado’s Governor Jared Polis speaks with KSUT’s Sarah Flower on COVID-19 and how the state is taking charge of this virus:


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.

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.  

KSUT's Executive Director Tami Graham and Underwriting Manager Jessica Kirwan will serve as guest bartenders at the Red Snapper from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4. Local artist Kirk James will provide live music.

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!

New KSUT Studios and Tribal Media Center nears completion

Jan 25, 2020
Robert Ortiz, Southern Ute Drum

As the KSUT Eddie Box Jr. Media Center nears completion, workers frame the front steps and ADA ramp, in preparation for concrete to be poured. Doors, carpeting, flooring, and interior fixtures are being installed. The new media center will house state-of-the-art radio broadcasting and recording equipment, with a larger performance space for live in-studio sessions.  Stay-tuned!

New KSUT Studios and Tribal Media Center nears completion

Jan 25, 2020
Robert Ortiz, Southern Ute Drum

As the KSUT Eddie Box Jr. Media Center nears completion, workers frame the front steps and ADA ramp, in preparation for concrete to be poured. Doors, carpeting, flooring, and interior fixtures are being installed. The new media center will house state-of-the-art radio broadcasting and recording equipment, with a larger performance space for live in-studio sessions.  Stay-tuned!

Mauro Milanich and Andrés Corbo

Che Apalache will attend the 2020 Grammys on Sunday with a special guest. Read the  full Billboard story here.   

KSUT presents Che Apalache in concert, February 25th at the Henry Strater Theatre, sponsored by Bank of The San Juans. Tickets available here

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.

Listen here:

Rising Appalachia

Discounted festival tickets are available for the 2020 Pagosa Folk 'N Bluegrass, and Four Corners Folk Festivals at holiday prices. Initial lineups include Lucinda Williams, Tim O'Brien Band, Rising Appalachia, Eilen Jewell, Town Mountain - and more, posted below, as we work to complete our rosters.

Rocky Mountain Community Radio (RMCR) held their annual conference November 14-15 in Moab, Utah, hosted by local station KZMU.

KSUT's Executive Director Tami Graham and Underwriting Manager Jessica Kirwan attended, along with representatives from 20 community member stations from Colorado and Utah. RMCR affiliate stations broadcast diverse news and music programming with an emphasis on serving their communities. 

Dunton Hot Springs

Have you registered for our member party and silent auction yet? Don't miss out! It's this Saturday night at Ska Brewing, 5:30-9 PM. For just $25, we'll provide a great evening featuring delicious food from Durangourmet, beverages from Ska and Wagon Wheel, desserts from Baked, a great crowd of public radio friends, and lots of great items to bid on. 

Here are just a few of our choice auction items:

• 7 night stay at Vidanta Mexican Resorts

• Overnight stay for 2 at Dunton Hot Springs

• Purgatory Season Pass

• Alpacka Raft

• Osprey Packs 

Dunton Hot Springs

Have you registered for our member party and silent auction yet? Don't miss out! It's this Saturday night at Ska Brewing, 5:30-9:30 PM. For just $25, we'll provide a great evening featuring delicious food from Durangourmet, beverages from Ska and Wagon Wheel, desserts from Baked, a great crowd of public radio friends, and lots of great items to bid on. 

Here are just a few of our choice auction items:

• 7 night stay at Vidanta Mexican Resorts

• Overnight stay for 2 at Dunton Hot Springs

• Purgatory Season Pass

• Alpacka Raft

• Osprey Packs 

Join Chris Aaland for a live KSUT session with Texas singer-songwriter Season Ammons, on Monday's Afternoon Blend at 1:06.

Ammons has just released her fourth album, 'Steel Hearts', influenced by the Muscle Shoals and Stax sound, and recorded at Abbey Roads Studios in London.  

Join us for KSUT’s 26th Annual Member Party & Silent Auction as the event returns to November. We’ll have a great selection of items to bid on, including outdoor gear, ski packages, date nights, local services, music, collectibles and more. 

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