People

  • Director of Broadcasting and General Manager

    Susi Elkins is director of broadcasting and general manager of WKAR Public Media at Michigan State University. WKAR is home to public radio and television for the Michigan capital region, bringing the best of PBS, PBS Kids, NPR and award...

  • Politics/Government Reporter

    Abigail Censky is the politics and government reporter at WKAR.

    Abigail joined WKAR in December 2018.

    Prior to joining WKAR, Abigail served as news intern at St. Louis Public Radio, covering the Missouri 2018 midterm elections;...

  • Host, Current Sports

    Al Martin is the host of Current Sports, the daily radio call-in program from WKAR NewsTalk.  Al is also on the Current State team as a regular sports contributor and plays a key sports reporting and content...

  • WKAR Director of Communications
  • 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...

  • Capital News Service is part of Michigan State University’s Spartan Newsroom.

    CNS reporters cover state government — issues and personalities. Covering stories of meaning to their member papers,...

  • 90.5 Classical Host

    Jody Knol began announcing classical music on 90.5 WKAR while a student at MSU in 1982.

    After receiving his degree in Interdisciplinary Humanities--music, theater and political science--Jody worked as chief announcer for WMUK in...

  • Radio News Managing Editor

    As managing editor, Karel Vega supervises news reporters and hosts of news programming, and is responsible for the planning and editing of WKAR's news content.

    From July 2017 to April 2020, Karel served as local producer and host of

  • Education Reporter

    Kevin Lavery is WKAR's education reporter. In 2018, he began a year-long focus on the challenges of improving literacy in Michigan schools.  He also reports general assignment stories, produces news features and interviews for

  • WKAR Director of Education

    Robin Pizzo leads the education outreach efforts of WKAR Public Media at Michigan State University, the PBS and NPR affiliate serving Michigan's capital region. Robin convenes partnerships and coordinates station initiatives such as WKAR Family...

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