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Family Night | PBS KIDS | WKAR Family

Jun 30, 2018
Watch Ready Jet Go! during July Family Night
Courtesy of Wind Dancer Films / PBS

7pm-9pm Fri., Sat., Sun. on WKAR-HD 23.4 | Enjoy July's Family Nights on WKAR PBS KIDS Channel!

Family Night | PBS Kids

Mar 31, 2018
Watch Ready Jet Go! during July Family Night
Courtesy of Wind Dancer Films / PBS

7pm-9pm Fri, Sat, Sun on WKAR-HD 23.4 | Enjoy April's Family Nights on WKAR PBS Kids Channel!

WKAR Family Fun Day with walkaround Julia from Sesame Street!
PBS-WKAR

FREE -- Saturday, March 24, 1-4pm at WKAR Studios | You’re invited to sensory-friendly WKAR Family Fun Day!

WKAR takes home national awards

Feb 8, 2018
(l-r) Robin Pizzo, WKAR director of education; Susi Elkins, WKAR director of broadcasting and general manager; and Julie Sochay, WKAR content and community engagement manager all honored to accept two awards at the 2017 NETA conference on January 23.
Courtesy / WKAR

WKAR was honored to receive two awards at the 2018 National Education Telecommunications Association (NETA) Conference on January 23 in Washington, DC.

The community celebrates the birthday of WKAR Family and the PBS KIDS 24/7 Channel!
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

On Saturday, January 27 nearly 800 children, parents and families celebrated the first birthday of WKAR Family and the PBS KIDS 24/7 channel at PBS KIDS Day at WKAR!

kids sitting with Playtime Pads
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

More than 1,000 Lansing School District kindergartners now have a PBS KIDS Playtime Pad! The final deliveries were made on Wednesday, December 20 under sunny skies and with hundreds of smiling, excited kindergartners seated on colored carpet squares.

Smiling children holding tablets
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

Soon, a thousand Lansing kindergartners will literally have an exciting new education tool in their hands thanks to WKAR and MSU’s College of Communication Arts and Sciences. 


Family Night | PBS Kids

Apr 11, 2017
Watch Odd Squad during July Family Night
Courtesy of ODD SQUAD (C) 2015 The Fred Rogers Company. / PBS

FRIDAYS | Beginning Apr. 21 at 7pm-9pm | This new weekly family viewing night on the new WKAR PBS Kids channel and live stream kicks off with Odd Squad: The Movie.

Sparty with kids holding "I heart WKAR" sign
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR Public Media from Michigan State University

Roughly 1,500 people visited the WKAR Public Media studios at Michigan State University’s College of Communication Arts and Sciences on Saturday, January 14 to celebrate the launch of a new, free, localized 24-hour kids channel and multiplatform services from WKAR Public Media

EAST LANSING, Mich. --- On Jan. 16, WKAR Public Media will launch new, free, localized 24/7children’s services – WKAR’s latest initiative to support early learning in the community.

Sat. Jan. 14 from 12:30pm to 3:30pm in the WKAR TV Studios | Bring your whole family for a day of fun celebrating the new WKAR PBS Kids 24/7 channel and WKAR's new educational platform: WKAR Family.

Silver Bells ribbon and tree 2016
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

Celebrate the holidays with a variety of TV and radio specials. 

WKAR PBS Kids channel to launch in January!

Nov 30, 2016

WKAR will launch a new, free 24/7 children's channel on January 16. 

WKAR-PBS Kids Day
Courtesy / PBS-WKAR

Sun., Oct. 2 1-3pm at Capital Area District Library Downtown Lansing | Meet Curious George and Sid the Science Kid!

PBS Kids and Downton Abbey

Aug 31, 2016
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
Courtesy of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood © 2014 The Fred Rogers Company / PBS

WKAR will be running a DOWNTON ABBEY marathon on Monday, September 5, in place of children’s programming that day.

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