Brad Walker

Host and Producer

Hello, I'm Brad Walker, head of operations for WKAR Radio and manager for WKAR Radio Reading Service, which is our service for blind and visually-impaired persons in mid-Michigan.  You may also hear me from time to time on WKAR TV and Radio talking about many of our wonderful sponsors.

When I'm away from work, you can find me mostly watching both of my sons playing baseball either locally or out of state.  It's one of my favorite times of the year watching the boys play my favorite sport to watch.

A local boy from Ovid-Elsie, I am very proud to be a member of  Spartan Nation since childbirth from being a huge fan all my life to graduating from MSU.  I bleed green and white through and through.

Thanks for listening and watching WKAR and, as always, thank you for your support!

Ways to Connect

updated 2/25/16 6:00pm

Here is a list of school closings for Friday, February 26:

Here is a list of schools closings for Thursday, February 25th:

WKAR says farewell Melissa Benmark...and thanks!

Nov 13, 2015
Melissa in Studio
Stacy Hoxsey / WKAR-MSU

Today was "Morning Edition" host Melissa Benmark's last day at WKAR, and her friends and colleagues send her off with this retrospective.

Calhoun County

Here are a list of closing for Wednesday, January 8th:


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.


Governor Rick Snyder has agreed with a review team’s finding that the Pontiac school district is in a state of financial emergency.

Jake Neher MPRN

An Ingham County judge says groups hoping to repeal Michigan’s new right-to-work law can move forward with their lawsuit.

WKAR File Photo

State Democrats and Republicans will meet this weekend to elect party leaders.

WKAR File Photo

A fight is brewing in the Michigan Legislature over management of state forest land.