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...

  • 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...

  • 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

  • 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...

  • 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...

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