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WKAR News Earns Top Michigan APME Awards

Apr 16, 2021
Family with protest signs in front of Michigan Capitol Building
Abigail Censky / WKAR-MSU

EAST LANSING, Mich., April 16, 2021 -- The radio news team at WKAR Public Media at Michigan State University has earned the Outstanding News Operation award from Michigan Associated Press Media Editors (APME) for 2020. In total, the team at the public broadcasting station serving mid-Michigan received twelve first place and seven second place awards across fourteen categories.

MSU Broad Museum Art Series Airs on WKAR

Apr 2, 2021
Courtesy / MSU Broad Art Museum

Series of video shorts reveals the stories behind art pieces on display at the Broad Art Museum on the campus of Michigan State University.

2020 Station of the Year | Mar. 26, 2021

Mar 26, 2021
WKAR award with tex: Public Station of the Year
Courtesy / WKAR-MSU

Notes from Susi

Dear Friends,

I am thrilled to share that WKAR has been named Michigan Public Television Station of the Year for 2020 by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters. WKAR Radio also received multiple awards recognizing WKAR News and 90.5 Classical. In addition to the top honor, WKAR, collectively, also won nine Best in category and six Merit awards.

WKAR award with tex: Public Station of the Year
Courtesy / WKAR-MSU

WKAR wins 9 Best in Category, 6 Merit, and TV Station of the Year awards at MAB Broadcast Excellence Awards.


After more than two years as WKAR’s politics and government reporter, Abigail Censky will be moving to Kansas later this month to begin work with the Kansas News Service and NPR member station KCUR.

Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

One listener from Owosso wrote us to say it was, “pearshaped covered by stained glass.” 

PBS American Portrait: A Series Made By You
Courtesy / PBS/RadicalMedia

PBS’s 50th Anniversary’s Signature Programming Initiative, Produced by RadicalMedia, Starts a National Conversation About What It Means to Be an American Today


WKAR’s Director of Education joins a Racial Equity Leaders Cohort that will focus on increasing racial equity across the multiple sectors that comprise the early childhood system. 

portrait: Abigail Censky
Lindsay Wilkinson Photography

The Washington Post column, The Fix, has compiled a list of political reporters to follow in each state and Washington D.C. WKAR politics and government reporter Abigail Censky is included on the list of reporters to follow in Michigan.

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