June 20, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
KUMD RECEIVES STATION OF THE YEAR AWARD FROM AMPERS
Duluth, MN -- KUMD 103.3 FM has received Station of the Year Award from the Association of Minnesota Public Educational Radio Stations (Ampers).
KUMD was honored for its accomplishments in 2012-2013, demonstrating excellence in the areas of Production, Engineering, Development, Promotion and Community Involvement, including:
- Extensive coverage on the historic June 2012 Flood, with an online flood segment titled "How to Find Help"
- "Stuff the Truck" fundraiser to help the June 2012 Flood victims
- "UMD Student Organization of the Year Award"
- National television debut hosting MTV U's "College Radio Countdown"
- Partnerships with numerous area non-profits to support local events and service providers
"I'm so pleased that KUMD was recognized for our coverage on the Flood and our community’s recovery, as well as for the creative endeavors of our students and staff related to the MTV U production. It truly is a testament of the fine work that our staff, students and volunteers contributed to serve our community," says KUMD Station Manager Vicki Jacoba.
This is the third time KUMD gets the Station of the Year Award from Ampers (2013, 2004, 1990).
Ampers represents and serves fifteen community radio stations, including: Jazz 88, Radio K, KMOJ and KFAI in the Twin Cities, and also: KSRQ, WTIP, KUMD, KAXE, KVSC, KUMM, KMSU, KBFT, KOJB, KKWE, and KQAL. Each station is locally managed and programmed by and for the local communities they serve. Ampers is the largest network of community radio stations in the state of Minnesota and one of the largest of its kind in the United States. Ampers stations reach from Grand Marais, and Thief River Falls, to Mankato and Winona, and just about everywhere in between.
Ampers member stations produce a variety of programs, documentaries and musical specials on Minnesota's arts, historical, and cultural heritage. Thanks to funding from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, Ampers stations are able to create more programs and share those offerings with their listeners. More about Ampers can be found at www.ampers.org.