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Southern Ute Tribal Radio Comes to NW New Mexico

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Farmington, NM – A new Native American radio voice is coming to NW New Mexico.  KSUT Southern Ute Tribal Radio will begin broadcasting in March from the south bluff in Farmington at FM 89.7 with a unique blend of local and national programming geared to Native Americans.  The new Tribal Radio signal will reach many of the communities in NW New Mexico with a fresh new blend of programming that includes one of the nation’s only radio programs dedicated to traditional Native American music.  KSUT Tribal Radio also carries news and information from Indian Country through national programs such as Native America Calling and National Native News, a service of Native Voice One and the Koahnic Broadcasting Network.  

The team at Southern Ute Tribal Radio consists of Sheila Nanaeto, Mike Santistevan, Lorena Cibrian and a host of dedicated volunteers who bring a unique and eclectic music mix to their listeners.  Shows include “The Native Morning Show,” a weekday program dedicated to three hours of traditional music; “KLUB KSUT” hosted by long time programmer Eddie Box Jr.; “Rez-olution Hour,” a metal themed show produced by Robert Ortiz ; local sports and local cultural events all via the Tribal Radio air-waves.  “Tribal Radio is proud to share our programming with local Native Communities,” says Tribal Radio Director Sheila Nanaeto.  “We strive to provide a unique listening experience each day from the music selections to the on-air hosts. It’s very humbling to know that we can provide a service to the Southern Ute tribal member on the go as well as the Native communities that we interact with on a daily basis.”  

“One Station: Two Signals”
KSUT Public Radio is an independent non-profit public broadcasting organization based in Ignacio, Colorado.  KSUT was founded in 1976 by the Southern Ute Tribal Council with the original mission to provide an informational source for Tribal Members.  Over the past 36 years KSUT has evolved into two very different but complementary radio signals.   KSUT Four Corners Public Radio mixes programming from National Public Radio (NPR) and other national radio distributors with local information and music.  KSUT Tribal Radio serves the Four Corners Region with local and national programming targeting the Native American community.  Both of KSUT’s radio signals reach four states and over a quarter of a million people.   "This new service offers a unique opportunity for local businesses and organizations,” says KSUT Development Director Bruce Campbell.  “From the Southern Ute Indian Tribe in Colorado to the Navajo communities in Farmington and Shiprock, there is no better way to speak directly to the Four Corners Native American community than with a message on KSUT Tribal Radio.”  For more information about KSUT Public Radio programming, or to stream either of the KSUT’s two radio signals, visit ksut.org.