Thu Sep 15th, 2016
The Southern Ute Drum
KSUT just finished up their on-air “Hit it & Quit it” Fall Membership Drive Friday, Sept. 16.
The Fall Membership Drive has been running since August 25 with the goal of raising $75,000. The station hosts these membership drives throughout the year to help raise money for internal operations and programming, such as NPR, which costs around $340 a day to air.
KSUT pushes hard during these membership drives and is thankful for all the support they receive locally. Local businesses and individuals go out of their way to help KSUT by donating food, providing gifts to give away and pledging contributions.
KSUT continues to provide programming and music listeners love to hear all while promoting local businesses. In turn, membership contributions help support the station.
“Everyone is helping everyone,” Gram Wohlust, KSUT membership/development associate said.
One local Ignacio business, Roots Natural Foods, has been loyal supporter of the station for a long time, especially during fund drives, Sheila Nanaeto Tribal Radio station manager said.
“They’re such a big supporter and they’re always providing us one of the best meals during the [drive],” Nanaeto said.
Owner of Roots Natural Foods, Jeff Ogden said it’s easy to support KSUT because the station is local and plays an integral role in getting information out to the community.
“We support the station monetarily and with food,” Ogden said. “We play KSUT in the store all day. They’re local and I think they’re an asset to our community … we value [KSUT] and they value us.”
KSUT Fall Fund Drive Business Donors
These businesses have donated food, tickets, gift certificates or money during the Fall Fund Drive (August 25- September 16).
Farmer’s Fresh Market
Roots Natural Foods
Subway of Ignacio
SunUte Community Center
Three Rivers Brewing
The Container at Ska
Community Concert Hall
Steamworks Brewing Company
Express Employment Professionals
Ska Brewing Company
BREW Pub & Kitchen
Carver Brewing Co
Durango Brewing Company
Durango Craft Spirits
4 Corners Riversports
Pine Needle Mountaineering
Durango Outdoor Exchange
Mercy Regional Medical Center
Parade of Homes
College Drive Café
Ken & Sues
Norton Catering (Hwy 3 Roadhouse)
Durango Farmer’s Market
Twin Buttes Farm
Durango Acoustic Music
Durango Arts Center
Henry Strater Theater
Durango Coffee Company
Four Corners Folk Fest
Pagosa Incredible Vacation Rentals
Telluride Planet Bluegrass and SGB Productions (Telluride)
Sheridan Chophouse (Telluride)