Station News

WKAR and PBS Now on Xbox 360

Oct 23, 2013

New PBS App provides on-demand access to WKAR originals QuizBusters, Off the Record and BackStage Pass and PBS favorites including Austin City Limits, Frontline and Masterpiece.

From Jeanie Croope: I’ll be seeing you...

Sep 23, 2013

As I wrap up editing this month’s issue of Stay Tuned, I am also saying farewell to many of my friends and associates at WKAR. After more than 32 amazing years here, I am retiring from WKAR and MSU.

w.r. richards / WKAR

The WKAR production team heads to 2013 BluesFest in Old Town this weekend to capture acts live onstage for the next broadcast season of BackStage Pass, the TV series featuring music made in Michigan and the Great Lakes region.

Serving as director of Radio Reading Service is a privilege. Every day I work with dedicated volunteers who care about expanding the world of our listeners.

Those who use Radio Reading Service and their families are always grateful to know that WKAR cares about them and strives to meet their needs.

Knowing that what I do every day makes a big difference in the lives of many is a humbling but wonderful feeling.

-- BRAD WALKER
bradw@wkar.org

QuizBusters Host Reflects on 25 Years

Sep 4, 2013

WKAR’s weekly series QuizBusters kicks off its 25th season with a Special Edition airing in prime time on Wednesday, October 2, at 9 and 9:30 p.m. The Special Edition will feature local personalities who play for bragging rights in the academic game show.

On Saturday, October 12, the 25th season of weekly high school competition will begin. Host Matt Ottinger will welcome teams from 64 mid-Michigan high schools who will compete for scholarships to Michigan State University.

9pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday on WKAR-TV | Join WKAR General Manager Gary Reid and TV Station Manager Susi Elkins for a three-night preview of exciting new offerings to expand your world with WKAR.

Matt Ottinger at QuizBusters podium
w.r. richards / WKAR-MSU

FREE – Monday, September 9. 6:45pm | Be in the TV studio audience when WKAR records two Special Edition episodes of QuizBusters, featuring local personalities and community leaders. | RESERVE SEATS HERE

Today at the Television Critics Association meeting, PBS announced a new slate of programs to air in the fall of 2013 and beyond. 

Volunteer at WKAR!

Jul 17, 2013

Our August pledge drive is coming up, and you can help make it a success.

August 2-12: WKAR-TV's August Pledge Drive


Answer call-in pledges of support from the WKAR-TV Volunteer Center.
See the schedule and sign up here

Parents and grandparents! Learn about birthday greetings on the air -- visit the Kids' Club page.

UPDATE 5:50pm | WKAR listening streams have been restored.

Sunday - July 7 - 2:55pm | WKAR listening streams are currently unavailable. We are working to restore service. Thank you for your patience.

Portrait: Hobson and Young
Liz Linder

Mon-Thu at 2pm on AM870 - New NPR program offers listeners live, updated news from around the world, nation and here in mid-Michigan.

Look for WKAR at the Summer Solstice Jazz Festival, June 21st and 22nd in Downtown East Lansing.

BackStage Pass Concert recordings are this week!

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