Station News

Feb. 13 | Community Cinema: Las Marthas

Jan 30, 2014

FREE -- Thursday, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m. | See a short preview of the upcoming Independent Lens documentary and connect with your community on the importance of carrying on cultural traditions. | RESERVE SEATS HERE

Monday, Jan. 27 at 3pm - MSU Campus |  A Great Michigan Read conversation about memoir writing, with Annie's Ghosts author Steve Luxenberg.

Activists demonstrating
Lauren Asmus

FREE – Thursday, Jan. 23, at 7 p.m. | See a short preview of the upcoming Independent Lens documentary and discuss the issues with a community panel. | RESERVE SEATS

90.5 - Listen Local on Saturdays

Jan 1, 2014

90.5 becomes VERY local on Saturdays beginning this month. We've added some brand new programs to complement other recent local additions, making it a day that is all about your community.

UPDATE Saturday 5:55pm: With Saturday's warmer temperatures clearing ice from the broadcast antenna, 90.5 FM returned to full power at about 5:30pm.

MONDAY 10:30am: 90.5 FM WKAR is operating at reduced power (approximately 32%) due to icing on the antenna.  Over-the-air reception may be poor for some listeners. Online listening will not be affected.

UPDATE: (Tue. Dec. 24 2:50pm): Playlists for 90.5 WKAR are now available from links within the 90.5 WKAR Schedule, and also at the new page for Classical on 90.5

UPDATE: (Tue. Dec. 24 8:50am): The team at NPR Digital Services resolved issues in the system Monday evening, and the WKAR team is working now on getting the correct schedule and playlist information into place.

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Susi Elkins on stage with Downton Abbey on screen behind
WKAR

Despite the cold and snow of mid-December, hundreds of Downton Abbey fans from across mid-Michigan turned out for a sneak peek of the new season of the hit show from PBS Masterpiece and WKAR.

DOWNTON ABBEY Special Preview Screening!

Nov 23, 2013

Dec. 12 - Michigan Theatre - Jackson | Dec. 14 - Sun Theatre Williamston

WATCH NOW HERE | Millions of lights, thousands of people and a holiday parade with one very special guest.

WKAR-MSU

A new season of WKAR Community Cinema kicked off recently (October 29) with a screening and discussion of "The Graduates/Los Graduados." The new documentary series from Independent Lens explores education today through the eyes of Latino and Latina adolescents from across the United States. It is the story of the graduates who will make up America’s future.

Food Bank Drive with WKAR

Nov 1, 2013
Donated food and items
WKAR

WKAR is pleased to again host a drive for the Greater Lansing Food Bank through December 15.

FREE – Thursday, Nov 7, at 7 p.m. | Film students and history buffs are invited to an Evening at WKAR featuring Eisenhower's Secret War with historian and independent producer Dr. George A. Colburn. | RESERVATIONS ARE CLOSED

The Latino dropout crisis is examined through the eyes of six students from across the U.S., concluding with three young men.

WATCH HERE

WATCH IT ONLINE | Part 1 of 2. The Latino dropout crisis is examined through the eyes of six students from across the U.S., beginning with three young women.

Can't Hold Me Back follows Detroit teen Fernando Parraz as he overcomes a mountain of roadblocks to become the first in his family to earn a high school diploma.

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