KSUT's 15th annual Party in the Park with The Big Takeover and Baracutanga, Friday July 20th

The Big Takeover and Baracutanga will perform at KSUT’s annual Party in the Park, Friday, July 20th at Buckley Park in Durango. Gates open at 5 p.m. General admission tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the gate.

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Another wildfire, named the Burro Fire, has started on the San Juan National Forest, approximately 23 miles east of Dolores, CO. It was reported at 3:45 pm in the area near Burro Mountain on the Dolores Ranger District. As of 7 pm, it was estimated at around 30 acres, but there has not been time for accurate mapping and it is growing.

Sugar & The Mint, a 6-piece group of talented, young musicians from Prescott, Arizona, will join Jim Belcher for an in-studio session this morning (6/8) at 11:06. They're on their way to perform at the Pagosa Folk & Bluegrass Festival this weekend. Tune-in!

Rolling Stone wrote that the voice of The Who's Roger Daltrey was one of the most powerful instruments in rock. But when first it started in the 1960s, Daltrey's band was covering American soul songs. At the age of 74, the British rocker is returning to that music for his new solo album, As Long as I Have You.

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When Clarence Fountain was only 8 years old, his family left him at an Alabama boarding school for the blind. He eventually went on to help create The Blind Boys of Alabama.

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Netflix has greenlit a Dolly Parton anthology series, set to premiere in 2019, the company announced today. Each of the eight episodes will be based on one of Parton's songs, with the Emmy award-winning singer-songwriter appearing in select episodes and executive producing the series.

"As a songwriter, I have always enjoyed telling stories through my music," Parton said in a statement. "We hope our show will inspire and entertain families and folks of all generations."

Our old friends in FY5 will drop by the station at 1 p.m.

In making a cover album of Talking Heads' Remain in Light, people kept telling Angélique Kidjo that the absurd songs had no meaning. But it didn't seem that way to her. She connected the music with folk songs from her home country of Benin and interpreted them through the same cultural lens that the band did.

DURANGO – County Manager Joanne Spina proclaimed a state of local disaster in the unincorporated areas of La Plata County, pursuant to her authority as chief executive officer of La Plata County. Spina’s proclamation is due to the 416 Fire which began on June 1, ongoing exceptional drought conditions, and the potential for additional wildfires in the 2018 fire season.

From intestinal distress to family dysfunction, writer David Sedaris has spent decades sharing some of the most intimate aspects of his life. Still, there are some topics that make him uncomfortable.

"Nothing makes me more self-conscious writing in my diary than if I'm writing about something good," he says.

Cataloging achievements or compliments doesn't sit well with him: "I just think, 'God, if anyone were to find this diary, I would look so bad, congratulating myself here,' " he says.

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The Alpine Bank Community Matching Fund

A great way for local non-profits to double the impact of their message by reaching more KSUT listeners.

Attend an open KSUT Board of Directors meeting

The board meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month in Ignacio