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What's new at WKAR, mid-Michigan's source for PBS, NPR, and award-winning original shows for television, radio, and online.

Meet Mary Ellen Pitney!

Jul 25, 2019
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

WKAR's Morning Edition has a new addition: it's the voice of Mary Ellen Pitney. Let's get to know her a bit with a quick Q&A:

Behind "Making the Grade in Michigan"

May 30, 2019
Robin Pizzo
WKAR

Last month, WKAR received a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for its series Making the Grade in Michigan.

Marge Mooney | Station Profile

May 30, 2019
Marge Mooney
WKAR

Marge Mooney | Television Assistant Program Manager | Find out what it takes to be a Television Assistant Program Manager here at WKAR! 

Julie Sochay explains the next part of the casting call.
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

More than 190 inquisitive kids visited the MSU campus on Saturday to audition for season six of Curious Crew, the Emmy award-winning WKAR original series exploring science, technology, engineering, and math.

Jen Preslar | Station Profile

May 6, 2019

At the next WKAR event, make sure to say hi to our amazing Event Coordinator Jen Preslar!

Carol Yancho | Station Profile

May 6, 2019
LINDSAY WILKINSON PHOTOGRAPHY

Meet WKAR TV Producer/Director Carol Yancho, the woman who helps bring you Curious Crew and your favorite WKAR Family videos!

Brad Walker | Station Profile

Mar 28, 2019
Stacy Hoxsey / WKAR-MSU

Let's get to know a little more of WKAR Radio Operations Manager Brad Walker!

Portrait
Aran Kessler

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

portrait: Susi Elkins
Lindsay Wilkinson Photography

Susi Elkins, director of broadcasting and general manager of WKAR Public Media at Michigan State University, has been elected to the board of directors of America’s Public Television Stations (APTS). The announcement was made on Thursday, February 7. Her three-year term begins Monday, February 25, 2019.

Meet Abigail Censky

Jan 4, 2019
Abigail Censky
Abigail Censky / Twitter

WKAR News welcomes Abigail Censky as the new politics and government reporter! Let's get to know her with a quick Q&A: 

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. 


Steve Drummond holding the I Heart WKAR button.
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

WKAR welcomed Steve Drummond, Senior Education Editor for NPR News and Executive Producer of the podcast Code Switch. During his visit, Drummond offered valuable insight and great feedback for the WKAR News team and MSU journalism students. 

WKAR Interns with various radio and TV gear
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

WKAR offers a variety of internships to MSU students!

Ernest Green and MSU Dean Prabu David on stage
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

During the 2018 MSU Homecoming festivities, WKAR hosted a special film screening of The Road to Little Rock and a one-on-one conversation with Grand Marshal Ernest Green and Prabu David, MSU College of Communication Arts and Sciences dean. 

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