WKAR Earns 2019 TV Station of the Year and Multiple Radio and TV Awards
WKAR wins six Best in Category, seven Merit, and TV Station of the Year awards at MAB Broadcast Excellence Awards ceremony.
EAST LANSING, Mich. -- WKAR was named Michigan Public Television Station of the Year for 2019 by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters at the Broadcast Excellence Awards ceremony held at the Lansing Center on Wed., Mar. 4, 2020.
The public media station serving Michigan’s capital region also won numerous radio and television awards, including six Best in Category awards and seven Merit awards.
This year marks the eighth time in nine years that WKAR has been named Public TV Station of the year.
In the Public Television division, the WKAR Best in Category awards are:
- Cultural Programming - BackStage Pass "Mike Mains and the Branches"
- Cultural & Performing Arts - BackStage Pass "Mike Mains and the Branches"
- Station of the Year Essay - WKAR TV
- Special Interest - Curious Crew "Wedges"
- Independent Producer - A Change of Practice: Leadership in Medicine for the Underserved
The TV Merit awards are:
- Use of New Media - Serving Up Science “Umami: The Fifth Taste”
- Marketing Materials & Promos - Curious Crew “Sizzle Reel”
- Mini-Documentary or Series - Curious About Careers “Delta Air Lines Pilot”
- Cultural & Performing Arts - BackStage Pass “Tishmal”
In Public Radio Group One, the WKAR Best in Category awards are:
- Use of New Media - Mary Ellen Pitney Social Media Profile
The Radio Merit awards are:
- Feature/Use of Medium - At Michigan State, Students Protect Their Mascot From Mischievous Rivals
- Musical Programming - Great Lakes Concerts Episode 1
- Station of the Year Essay - 90.5 WKAR-FM
WKAR Public Media is a division of the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University. WKAR provides Michigan’s capital region and the global community with award-winning original programming and the best from PBS and NPR via television channels WKAR-HD, WKAR World, WKAR Create and WKAR PBS Kids; and radio broadcasts at 90.5 FM, AM 870 and WKAR Radio Reading Service.
At wkar.org and video.wkar.org, the network offers live audio streaming, plus local news features, TV original full episodes and the best from NPR and PBS on-demand. The WKAR provides additional community outreach with WKAR Ready to Learn Service and PBS LearningMedia. WKAR is funded in large part by community viewer and listener contributions with additional support from Michigan State University and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.