We’re proud to announce that KMHD won the Station of the Year award at the JazzWeek Summit!
The award (for media markets 1-25) was presented at the annual JazzWeek Awards dinner on Thursday, August 30 in Detroit. The JazzWeek Summit is an annual conference focusing on programming, promotion, business and technology issues facing jazz radio and jazz record promotion.
While we’re thrilled to receive this prestigious honor, we know we couldn’t have done it without the support of our listeners and members in Portland and worldwide. It’s a testament to how much our city loves and supports this music.
This is the only award of its kind for the Jazz Radio industry. KMHD was up against stations in the top 25 metropolitan areas of the country, including stations in New York, Los Angeles, Denver and San Diego.
“This is an amazing accomplishment. In the three years since Mt Hood Community College and Oregon Public Broadcasting formed the partnership to operate KMHD, the station has increased its audience and become a more important part of Portland’s cultural landscape,” said Steve Bass, CEO of OPB. “JazzWeek’s recognition of how far KMHD has come is a testament to the great work that KMHD’s staff and volunteers have accomplished. This partnership has allowed an important cultural asset and a unique format to be not just preserved but enhanced.”
It gives us great pleasure to receive this honor, but we won’t rest on our laurels. It’s our goal to continue to live up to the high standards set by both our listeners, fans, and peers worldwide!
-Matt Fleeger, Program Director