KUPS (90.1) is a student-run, non-profit non-commercial radio station broadcasting from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA.
KUPS’s Mascot is Doug the Alligator
Awards And Recognition
In 2009, KUPS won the Woodie Award for best college radio station in the country, a contest organized by the Princeton Review, and CMJ, based on thousands of online votes and record label feedback.
In 2004, KUPS DJ David Conger was recognized by Collegiate Broadcasters Inc. (CBI) as one of the nations best DJ’s as one of four finalists in the Best DJ category of the 2004 CBI National Production Awards.
In 2005, KUPS was named by The Princeton Review as one of the best college radio stations in the country (#12). Then-music director China Bialos was nominated as ‘’Music Director of the Year’’ by CMJ.
KUPS was nominated as the station with the Biggest Improvement in 2005 by CMJ. .
In 2007, KUPS was recognized by the Princeton Review in the TOP TEN Best College Radio Stations in the Country, ranked number 9. Additionally in 2007, KUPS music director Kathleen Perez was nominated for the Most Honest Feedback award by CMJ.
In 2009, KUPS won the Woodie Award for best college radio station in the country, a contest organized by the Princeton Review, and CMJ, based on thousands of online votes and record label feedback. The award was bestowed upon KUPS by mtvU and broadcast on mtvU, MTV, MTV2, and Palladia.
In 2011, KUPS was recognized by The Washington Post as 3rd in a list of “10 great college radio stations.”
In 2011, KUPS was recognized by The Princeton Review as the 8th best college radio station in the country, moving up from 12th in the 2005 and 9th in 2007
In 2016, Bandcamp ran a piece about KUPS titled, “Better Know a College Radio Station: Puget Sound’s KUPS“