Nanaeto named interim executive director of KSUT

Sheila Nanaeto, KSUT Interim Executive Director
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum

Sheila Nanaeto has been named Interim Executive Director of KSUT Public Radio, KSUT Board of Directors President Maria Baker announced today.

“We are excited to introduce Sheila as the Interim Executive Director,” said Baker. “Sheila’s passion and commitment for the station, staff and its members is evident throughout her tenure with KSUT.”

Nanaeto, who also serves KSUT as Station Manager for its Southern Ute Tribal Radio signal, began her duties immediately. She replaces former Executive Director Robert Franklin.

Nanaeto was hired by KSUT in 2009 as the administration director intern and shortly thereafter became Director of Tribal Radio. Prior to joining the KSUT staff, she was a volunteer DJ. She began by hosting the Native morning show in 2000. In 2006, she became co-host of Feeding the Spirit, a program focused on Native American health issues.

The Board of Directors will immediately begin the Executive Director search.

KSUT is a community-supported public broadcasting organization dedicated to serving the multicultural community of the Four Corners by providing eclectic entertainment, education, in-depth news and community and public information services promoting multicultural awareness and understanding through two signals: Four Corners Public Radio and Southern Ute Tribal Radio.

Its FM signal can be heard at 90.1 and 89.3 in La Plata County, 100.1 in Mancos and Cortez, 88.1 in Farmington and Pagosa Springs, 91.5 in Silverton and 91.9 in Dolores. Southern Ute Tribal Radio can be heard at 91.3 in Ignacio and Bayfield and at 89.7 in northwest New Mexico.

KSUT celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. Listeners have picked KSUT as the Durango Herald Readers Choice Award winner for Best Radio Station each of the past three years.

Questions about the Executive Director search can be directed to Sheila Nanaeto at 970-563-0255 or sheila@ksut.org.

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