August 31, 2012  

For Immediate Release

KMHD Named 2012 Jazz Station of the Year by Jazz Times  

KMHD Jazz Radio (89.1 FM) has been named the 2012 Station of the Year (in markets 1-25) at the annual JazzWeek Awards dinner held as part of the JazzWeek Summit on Thursday, August 30 in Detroit.  

Matt Fleeger, KMHD Program Director said, “We’re gratified to accept this prestigious honor. We know that 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.”  

KMHD was up against stations in the top 25 metropolitan areas of the country, including stations in New York, Los Angeles, Detroit and Seattle.  

“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.”  

The JazzWeek Summit is an annual conference focusing on programming, promotion, business and technology issues facing jazz radio and jazz record promotion.  

KMHD FM can be heard on-air at 89.1 FM in the Portland metro region, streamed at and heard on OPB TV channel 10.3.  

About KMHD  

KMHD is a non-profit arts organization dedicated to showcasing the best of jazz, blues and traditional American music.  Licensed to Mt. Hood Community College and operated by OPB, KMHD has celebrated jazz as an indigenous, culturally significant American art form by educating and entertaining a local, national and international audience since 1984.