Station News

Portrait - Susi Elkins
WKAR-MSU

MARCH 3, 2017, EAST LANSING, Mich. --- Susi Elkins has been named director of Broadcasting and general manager of WKAR Public Media at Michigan State University, effective immediately.

CCrew Season 3
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

The WKAR Public Media original television series Curious Crew may be fun and entertaining for kids interested in science, but through a research effort in collaboration with the MSU College of Communication Arts and Sciences (ComArtSci) the show strives to achieve much more than entertainment.

WKAR and ComArtSci Present STEM Game Crew

Jan 9, 2017
STEM Game Crew website page
STEM GAME Crew / WKAR-MSU

Curious Crew fans can now further explore science and become a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) scientist through the STEM Game Crew website. The new site is a companion to the WKAR original television series Curious Crew and is currently in the beta stages.

New ComArtSci and WKAR Research Encourages STEM Careers

Jan 9, 2017
Curious Crew cast and female host
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

A new research project asks how children can be encouraged to think of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) as possible careers.

A collaboration between WKAR Public Media and the MSU College of Communication Arts and Sciences (ComArtSci), the research explores the impact of a science program designed for elementary and middle-school students on their perceptions of science and a possible career in STEM.

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.

If you receive WKAR-TV over the air via antenna and have lost channels 23.1, 23.2 and 23.3, please rescan for channels on your TV. After a rescan, WKAR TV channels should return.

T-Rex Inspires Flint Residents

Aug 18, 2016
T-Rex
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

Earlier this month, Flint residents experienced T-Rex: Her Fight for Gold in the place where it all began, Flint, Michigan.

Susi Elkins, WKAR television station manager, has been named interim director of broadcasting and general manager of WKAR Public Media at Michigan State University.

Dick Estell reading at WKAR microphone
file / WKAR-MSU

WKAR has learned that Dick Estell, legendary voice of the Radio Reader, has passed away. According to family, Estell died peacefully Friday, May 6, 2016. 

Group posing with awards
w.r. richards / WKAR-MSU

For the fifth consecutive year, the Michigan Association of Broadcasters has named WKAR as Public TV Station of the Year.  Across WKAR-TV and WKAR-FM 90.5, the stations also earned ten Best in Category awards and six Merit awards at the Broadcast Excellence Awards 2015 ceremony May 3, 2016, in Lansing, Mich.

Wed. 5/4/16 3:30pm. For the past several days, WKAR-FM HD signals have been experiencing intermittent outages.

'The Homestretch' Was Thought Provoking

Apr 14, 2015
Panel Homestretch
Amanda Pinckney / MSU/WKAR

WKAR Community Cinema, presented by the Independent Television Service (ITVS), Independent Lens, and WKAR, offered an advance screening of The Homestretch, a film by Anne de Mare and Kirsten Kelly.

Bully Prevention Project Draws Diverse Audience

Mar 20, 2015
BullyProject-Panel
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR

During the month of March WKAR held a community forum to address bullying behaviors, current policy and law, and the positive impact of student empowerment and community engagement.

'American Denial' Explored Race in America

Feb 25, 2015
American Denial Panel
Amanda Pinckney / PBS

Despite the below freezing temperatures, WKAR Community Cinema returned in February with a screening and conversation featuring American Denial, a new documentary that sheds a unique light on the unconscious political and moral world of modern Americans.

'A Path Appears' Provides Eye-Opening Dialog

Jan 26, 2015
Audience members
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

WKAR Community Cinema returned in January with an informative screening and conversation featuring A Path Appears.

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