Mary Ellen Pitney

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.

Mary Ellen comes to WKAR after three years as Weekend Edition host at Northwest Public Broadcasting in Pullman, Washington. She is a graduate of Washington State University’s Edward R. Murrow College of Communication.

Ways to Connect

A Traffic Jam, Valentines Day music series, The MSU Latinx Film Festival, Americana, and Into The Woods. Join Mary Ellen Pitney and Jamie Paisley to talk about events happening this week around Michigan


Jackson Symphony Orchestra Community Music School

Trapped in the Grey, Cécile McLorin Salvant and Aaron Diehl, the 2nd Annual Black Empowerment Festival, Bach to the Future, and Toni Morrison. Join Mary Ellen Pitney and Jamie Paisley to talk about events happening this week around Michigan.


UM Flint

A Sophocles drama from 441 BC, the So Dead podcast, the vibrancy of colors, clarinets and the Cardboard Classic Sled Race. Join Mary Ellen Pitney and Jamie Paisley to talk about events happening this week around Michigan


A Superman radio play, The Purple Rose Theater Company, a Roomful of Teeth, Ten Pound Fiddle, and Peter and the Wolf. Join Mary Ellen Pitney and Jamie Paisley to talk about events happening this week around Michigan.


An underground film series, the Lansing Children's Choir,  the Peppermint Creek Theater Company, Ten Pound Fiddle, and the MSU College of Music's Spirituals Prayer and Protest Concert. Join Mary Ellen Pitney and Jamie Paisley to talk about events happening this week around Michigan.


Science on a Sphere, The Fantasticks, Ekphrastic Poetry Workshop, The Poetry Room Open Mic, Glassblowing Demonstrations, Cinelli Trio. WKAR Morning Edition Host Mary Ellen Pitney and Radio Program Director Jamie Paisley on events coming up across Michigan.


WKAR Morning Edition Host Mary Ellen Pitney and Radio Program Director Jamie Paisley on events coming up in the Greater Lansing area.


WKAR Morning Edition Host Mary Ellen Pitney and Radio Program Director Jamie Paisley on events coming up in the Greater Lansing area.


WKAR Morning Edition Host Mary Ellen Pitney and Radio Program Director Jamie Paisley on events coming up in the Greater Lansing area.

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