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KUMD recognized for community programming, partnerships

The public radio station based at the University of Minnesota Duluth was named Station of the Year by the Association of Minnesota Public Educational Radio Stations.

KUMD-FM 103.3 won the award for excelling in production, engineering, development, promotion and community involvement during 2012-13, according to a news release from KUMD.

Station highlights included coverage of the June 2012 flood, a "Stuff the Truck" fundraiser to help flood victims, the UMD Student Organization of the Year award, the station's national TV debut when The Basement hosted mtvU's "College Radio Countdown" in March and partnerships with local nonprofits.

"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 mtvU production," said station manager Vicki Jacoba. "It truly is a testament to the fine work that our staff, students and volunteers contributed to serve our community."

KUMD also won the award in 2004 and 1990.

AMPERS represents 15 community radio stations, extending around Minnesota from Grand Marais to Thief River Falls, Mankato and Winona.