StayTuned Update

Updates and notes on WKAR programs and events.

'Genealogy Roadshow' - Season 2

Jan 29, 2015
Genealogy Roadshow Login

Tuesdays, February 3-24 8pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Follow a diverse cast of participants on an emotional journey that uses history and science to uncover their fascinating family stories. 

'EARTH A New Wild' - Premiere

Jan 29, 2015
Sanjayan and panda
Courtesy of Jon Loncraine / Passion Planet

Wed. Feb. 4 9-11pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | EARTH A New Wild reveals nature as never before seen with one simple act: by turning the cameras around to put humans into the picture. 

'Shakespeare Uncovered' Series Premiere

Jan 28, 2015
Portrait: Hugh Bonneville
Courtesy of Andrea Southam / PBS

Fri. Jan. 30 9-11pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | In this series, star hosts including Morgan Freeman, Kim Cattrall, Joseph Fiennes, Hugh Bonneville, David Harewood and Christopher Plummer each explore an iconic work by William Shakespeare, revealing their personal connection to the work and how it has shaped them professionally. 

Mozart Birthday Bash | A2SO Live on 90.5

Jan 27, 2015
Radio Fall GiveAway 2016
courtesy / Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra

Sat. Jan. 31 - 8pm 90.5 | Live from the Michigan Theatre, the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra presents the Mozart Birthday Bash.

Edison: American Experience

Jan 19, 2015
Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historic Site / PBS

Tue. Jan. 27 - 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | A profile of inventor Thomas Edison (1847-1931), whose achievements include a long-lasting incandescent light bulb.

2015 State of the Union Address

Jan 16, 2015
Portrait: President Barack Obama
PBS NewsHour

Tue. Jan. 20 - 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | President Barack Obama delivers the traditional address before a joint session of Congress, telecast from the House chamber. LIVE WEBCAST AT PBS NEWSHOUR

Ken Burns Presents Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies includes screening, story sharing and broadcast series.

CANCER: Share Your Story with the Community

Jan 16, 2015

Read, share, and connect through the shared stories of others. Visit the Story Wall at to submit your personal story about the impact of cancer on your life.

2015 Michigan State of the State

Jan 14, 2015

Gov. Rick Snyder's annual address to the Michigan Legislature and Democratic response. WATCH IT NOW

'Grantchester' on Masterpiece

Jan 14, 2015
Courtesy of Des Willie/Lovely Day Productions & ITV for MASTERPIECE / PBS/Masterpiece

Sun. Jan. 18 - 10pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | “As a priest, isn’t everything our business?” asks Reverend Sidney Chambers as he
 gets to the bottom of another baffling murder around the placid village of Grantchester. 

Courtesy of Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera / PBS

Fri. Jan. 16 - 9pm on WKAR-HD  23.1 | The Season 9 premiere features "Le Nozze di Figaro," Mozart's 1786 comic masterpiece, which brings to life the upstairs-downstairs romantic complexities at an 18th-century manor house.

Evolution of a Criminal | Independent Lens

Jan 8, 2015

17 years after serving his sentence for robbing a Bank of America, see Darius Clark Monroe return home to face those affected by his crime. WATCH IT NOW at

Jan. 22 | Community Cinema: A Path Appears

Jan 8, 2015
Two women

FREE – Thursday, Jan. 22, at 7 p.m. | The new documentary investigates young women forced into a life of prostitution and the innovative programs that have evolved to achieve remarkable results in empowering their lives. Preview the film and join the conversation. | RESERVE SEATS HERE


Fri. Jan. 9 at 2pm and Sat. Jan. 10 at noon on 90.5 FM | Celebrated film composer John Lunn talks  about his life and career, composing for Downton Abbey, the Edwardian era, and some of his favorite music from that period.