KSUA makes top 10 in MTVu Woodie Awards

John Seiler/Sun Star Reporter
February 26, 2013

The college music branch of MTV, MTVu, announced their finalists for the 2013 College Radio Woodie Awards on March 2. UAF’s college radio station KSUA has made it to the top 10 for a second year in a row.

The “Woodie Awards” is an annual showcase that highlights the best up and coming performers in college radio. One category awards the best college radio station in the nation and is voted on by fans.

Last year, KSUA made it in the top three and this time Music Director Brady Gross hopes to make it to number one. “The station continues to evolve,” Gross said, “and this year is gonna be even more of a focus on our community support.”

Gross said that it’s important for KSUA to get their listeners involved in the voting process. “I think it’s cool to pump up the community and let them know that were being recognized nationally.”

Voting ends on March 14 and KSUA plans to have several events to let people know about the contest and provide voting stations. People can vote multiple times and are encouraged to do so. The winning station gets bragging rights as being the best radio station in the country and the award is given out at South by Southwest. South by Southwest is a yearly music and movie festival that takes place in Austin, Texas that highlights independent filmmakers and musicians.

KSUA Program Director Annie Bartholomew talked about the prestige the station gets from being featured on MTVu. “It’s really nice to be recognized for the hard work that we do at KSUA and the opportunities we provided a lot of our volunteers,” Bartholomew said.

KSUA plans to have more information and voting stations at upcoming events such as Dance Church.

Support your college radio station by voting for KSUA here.

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