The mtvU Woodie Awards are a show made by college students, for college students, so it would only make sense that they should honor college radio too.
On Friday, after some 3.1 million votes, the Woodies named KUPS 90.1 FM — from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington — as the winner of the 2009 Radio Woodie award, given to the college radio station that supports up-and-coming musical acts and champions artists before they achieve mainstream success.
KUPS beat out stations from Ball State University, the University of Missouri, Cal State San Bernardino and the University of Pittsburgh to win the award, which was presented to them by radio personality/ music maven Matt Pinfield of New York’s 101.9 WRXP.
In keeping with the collegiate spirit, the sixth-annual mtvU Woodie Awards — which will take place on Wednesday at the Roseland Ballroom in New York, and will premiere on Friday, December 4, at 10 p.m. ET on mtvU, MTV, MTV2 and Palladia — will also feature graphics designed by students from the Maryland Institute College of Art, Drexel University and the Pratt Institute, to name just a few.
Confirmed performers for the show include Death Cab for Cutie, the Dead Weather, the Clipse (with Cam’ron and Rick Ross), Passion Pit and Matt & Kim. Celebs like Pete Wentz, Zooey Deschanel, Mary-Louise Parker and David Cross have been announced as presenters.
And though the winner of the Radio Woodie has already been announced, voting in other categories — like Woodie of the Year, the Breaking Woodie and Left Field — is still open over at Woodies.MTV.com through Monday (November 16).