Community radio station KSUT in Durango, Colo., has a chance to earn $1 million in a matching grant from the Southern Ute Indian Tribe.
The money would go toward a new headquarters for the station, according to the Durango Herald. Station leaders hope to renovate a 5,000–square-foot building on the Southern Ute tribal campus.
On a web page for its capital campaign, the station said its current headquarters are more than 60 years old and “prone to serious electrical and plumbing problems. It’s outdated, undersized, and expensive to both maintain and repair.”
The Southern Ute Indian Tribe launched KSUT in 1976 to serve its reservation. At the time, it was the country’s eighth Native station. Since 1998 it has aired on two signals: Four Corners Public Radio, featuring NPR and music programming, and Southern Ute Tribal Radio, with Native music and news.
The station has until next October to raise funds to match the $1 million, the Herald reported.