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Community comes together for KSUT fund drive

Volunteers answer phones at KSUT during the Fall Membership Drive, Wednesday, Sept. 14.
Photo Credit: Sacha Smith | 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


Hanson Honda

Three Rivers Brewing


Kassidy’s Kitchen

The Container at Ska

Community Concert Hall

Steamworks Brewing Company

EL Moro

Express Employment Professionals

Ska Brewing Company

BREW Pub & Kitchen

Carver Brewing Co

Durango Brewing Company

Durango Craft Spirits

4 Corners Riversports

Pine Needle Mountaineering

Backcountry Experience

Durango Outdoor Exchange

Durango Cyclery

Zia Taqueria

Mercy Regional Medical Center

Trails 2000

Parade of Homes

College Drive Café


Ken & Sues

Ore House

Norton Catering (Hwy 3 Roadhouse)

Sutherland Farms

Sunnyside Meats

Local First

Durango Farmer’s Market

Twin Buttes Farm

Durango Acoustic Music

Durango Arts Center

Henry Strater Theater

Durango Coffee Company

Pagosa Springs

Pagosa Brewing

Four Corners Folk Fest

Pagosa Incredible Vacation Rentals

Overlook Hotsprings


Mancos Brewery


Telluride Planet Bluegrass and SGB Productions (Telluride)

Cosmo Telluride

Sheridan Chophouse (Telluride)


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