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...

  • Senior Director of Television Production and Operations

    Brant Wells is senior director of Television Production and Operations, overseeing television production and post, facilities, and the WKAR student internship program.

    Wells joined WKAR in October 2016.

    Before joining WKAR, Wells...

  • Senior Director of Engineering

    Gary Blievernicht is senior director of Engineering for WKAR at Michigan State University.

    In that role he has overseen the launch of public broadcasting's first ATSC 3.0 experimental station and led the digital channel repack for WKAR,...

  • Director of Radio Programming

    Questionnaire:

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

    To what faults do you find yourself most indulgent?
    Cheesesteaks

  • SENIOR DIRECTOR OF CONTENT AND COMMUNICATION

    Julie Sochay is senior director of Content and Communication for WKAR, overseeing content for television and creating the vision and focus for communications and community engagement.  

    Sochay joined WKAR in December 2015.

    Sochay...

  • 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

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