Lorena Richards

Tribal Radio Music Director

Lorena Richards is an enrolled member of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe & lifelong resident of Ignacio, CO. A mother of three, Lorena has worked at KSUT Tribal Radio for over eight years. Before her passion for radio, Lorena’s passion was cooking which took her to Culinary School. Returning home she began volunteering for KSUT and has since worked her way into a full-time position & the current Music Director for Southern Ute Tribal Radio. Lorena has two afternoon programs during the week and she hosts the Tuesday & Thursday "Native Morning Show." Her goal is to get her Bachelor’s degree in Video Journalism.

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This weeks Feature CD "American Indian Christmas" features 10 different Christmas songs performed in 10 different Native American languages by one performer, Jana.  Jana says "Christmas is an important time to me.  I love the music of this season, and I've always wanted to make a Christmas album!" 

Tune in this Friday, December 11, 2015 at 12PM (MST) on Tribal Radio, to hear the entire album by, Jana, American Indian Christmas. 

Please join KSUT, for this weeks Feature CD Chicken Scratch Christmas this Friday, December 4, 2015 12PM (MST).  Twelve popular Christmas carols are done in the happy go lucky chicken scratch style by one of the premiere bands of the Tohono O'odham. Includes Frosty the Snowman, Silent Night, Feliz Navidad and Jingle Bells.

Tune in this Friday at 12PM (MST) 91.3FM & 89.7FM to hear a re-broadcast of Big O, Halloween Special.  

KSUT Tribal Radio presents, Flashback Friday,  Rocky Boy Singers, Montana Homeland.  This CD came out back in 1995 and led by Lloyd Top Sky.  This album is an amazing album, the drum group "strives hard to preserve the traditional ways of their Chippewa - Cree tribe."  Tune in this Friday, October 23, 2015 to hear the entire album on Tribal Radio 91.3FM and 89.7FM. 

This weeks Feature CD on Tribal Radio is in honor of the Round Dance Season .  Make sure and tune in this Friday, October 16, 2015 to hear Little Island Cree, Round Dance Blues, on Tribal Radio 91.3FM and 89.7FM.

For more information about this album or other traditional, and contemporary recording visit

A Round Dance, or Social Dance, is a dance of friendship.

Gary Dale Farmer is a Canadian actor with plenty of character, with over 100 Film and TV appearances.  Gary formed his own band; 'Gary Farmer & the Troublemakers'.  They play the blues and have released two albums.   

Ignacio Blues, KSUT's free music series Presents, Gary Farmer & the Troublemakers, at the 49 Lounge at Sky Ute Casino Resort, Wednesday, September 16, 2015 from 6 to 8PM.  If you miss Gary Farmer & the Troublemaker tune in Friday, September 18, 2015 12PM (MST) to hear this weeks Feature CD. 

This weeks Feature CD, on Tribal Radio comes from a collection of Tribal Music honoring our elements of Mother Earth.  This album is powerful Native American musicians extend the boundaries between contemporary and Traditional music. 

This album Features artists include Gerry Alfred, Robert Mirabal, Quiltman and Joanne Shenandoah.  Don't miss out this weeks Feature CD "Tribal Fires" Tune in this Friday, September 4, 2015 12P.M.(MST) on Tribal Radio 91.3FM and 89.7FM. 

Pipestone Creek Singers, is a well respected drum group.   This weeks Feature CD, Contest is on came out in 2001.   Other albums from Pipestone; Message For Our People featured "The White Buffalo Calf Song" which is a song about the White Buffalo Calf that was born in 1994, Believing In Our Drum, Were Back to Stay, Live at Fort Washakie, Tribute to the old Timers, and a Round Dance Album Good Ol' Fashioned NDN Lovin'.  Tune in this Friday, August 28, 2015 12P.M.(MST) on Tribal Radio 91.3FM & 89.7FM to hear the entire cd. 

This album brings together the traditional Round Dance songs of Oklahoma.  The songs on this album belong to the traditional group of Round Dance Songs that the Kiowa people received through their alliance and friendship with the people of Taos Pueblo.  Many of these songs on this album have not been shared outside of Oklahoma. 

Tune in this Friday, August 21, 2015 12P.M. (MST) on Tribal Radio 91.3FM & 89.7 FM to hear the entire Collection of Old-Time Round Dance Songs of Oklahoma. We thank Kenneth Cozad for donating this wonderful Collection to KSUT, Tribal Radio.