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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Host and Writer of Curious Crew

    Dr. Robert L. Stephenson is the writer and host of WKAR's award winning children's science program Curious Crew. 

    Dr. Stephenson has been the Ingham Intermediate School District STEM...

  • Producer and Host of Ondas En Español

    El Chayo Cervantes hosts the weekly radio series, "Ondas En Español," providing music, news and information for mid-Michigan's Spanish speaking community since 1987.
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  • Radio host and fine arts producer

    Questionnaire:

    Hometown(s)?
    Lansing, MI; Los Angeles, CA; Brookline, MA; Ithaca, NY; Avondale, PA

    To what faults do you find yourself most indulgent?
    Cheesesteaks

  • 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...

  • Local Producer and Host of All Things Considered and Serving Up Science

    Karel Vega is the local producer and host of All Things Considered airing 4pm-7pm weekdays on 90.5 FM WKAR. He also reports and produces features and digital media creation.

    In 2018, he and Sheril Kirshenbaum launched "Serving Up...

  • Local Producer and Host of Morning Edition

    Mary Ellen Pitney is the local producer and host of Morning Edition, airing 5am-9am weekdays on 90.5 FM WKAR.

    Mary Ellen joined WKAR in June 2019.

  • Host, Folk with Matt Watroba

    Matt Watroba hosts "Folk with Matt Watroba" from WKAR at Michigan State University in East Lansing. Born in Detroit, Mich., Matt is an award-winning folk artist, a founding member of the National Folk Alliance, and a veteran radio host. He...

  • News Director

    Reginald Hardwick is News Director for WKAR Public Media.  He oversees local news coverage on-air and online.

    Since joining WKAR in March 2017, the radio news team has won a regional Edward R  Murrow award for education reporting (2018)...

  • Producer and Host of MSU Today

    Russ White is producer and host  of "MSU Today," a lively look at MSU people, places, events and attitudes.

    White holds bachelor's and master's degrees from MSU's College of Communication Arts & Sciences and has worked at MSU since...

  • Director of Annual Giving

    ShaDonna Crosby leads annual giving efforts for WKAR Public Media.
     
    She was named to that role in September 2018.
     
    ShaDonna joined WKAR in 2013 as assistant director of development, where she cultivated donors, built the...

  • Host, Serving Up Science

    Serving Up Science host Sheril Kirshenbaum is a history buff, science writer, and curious foodie.

    Sheril also hosts Michigan State's

  • Anchor and Producer of Off the Record

    Tim Skubick is anchor and producer of the weekly public TV series "Off the Record." “Off the Record” is seen on Michigan public television stations and has an audience of 100,000 viewers each week.