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portrait: Susi Elkins
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WKAR general manager to serve as APTS Professional Vice Chair

EAST LANSING, MI; Feb. 11, 2021 - America's Public Television Stations announced today that Susi Elkins, Director of Broadcasting and General Manager of WKAR Public Media at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan, has been elected to serve as Professional Vice Chair on the board of the non-profit organization.

portrait: Michelle Jokisch Polo
Isabel Garcia / Dreams By Bella Photography

Available here in Spanish |  Michelle Jokisch Polo has joined the news team at WKAR Public Media as the public broadcasting station's Latinx stories reporter and weekend host. WKAR is an NPR News affiliate serving Michigan's capital region from Michigan State University.

Michelle Jokisch Polo ingresa a WKAR

Aug 28, 2020
portrait: Michelle Jokisch Polo
Isabel Garcia / Dreams By Bella Photography

Available here in English | Michelle Jokisch Polo ingresa a WKAR, agregando reportaje Latino al noticiero en la región de la capital.

portrait: Gary Blievernicht

Gary Blievernicht, highly respected engineer in the broadcasting industry in Michigan and nationwide, has announced his retirement from WKAR and MSU, effective early February 2021. Blievernicht is senior director of engineering for WKAR Public Media at Michigan State University.

Earle Robinson photo

Longtime WKAR Radio on-air personality Earle Robinson has died. His work here began with a music program in 1974, but he’s best remembered for bringing sports news to our listeners, first on a call-in show co-hosted with Jim Adams before hosting Sportstalk by himself.

Aran Kessler

WKAR Radio Station Manager Peter Whorf has accepted a position as On-Air Classical Music Host at DPTV/WRCJ-FM in Detroit.

Steven Karl Meuché: 1944-2019

Jan 29, 2019
portrait: Steve Meuche

WKAR Public Media has learned that former MSU Director of Broadcasting and WKAR General Manager Steven Meuché passed away January 23, 2019, at age 74.

Robin Pizzo | Station Profile

Jan 9, 2019

This month WKAR shines the spotlight on WKAR Director of Education Robin Pizzo

Emily in downtown Lansing
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

The call of the Pacific Northwest came to Morning Edition host Emily Fox earlier this month. And Emily answered.

Abigail Censky
Abigail Censky / Twitter

WKAR News is expanding its political and government reporting in mid-Michigan with the addition of Abigail Censky.