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

WKAR WORLD adds five hours daily for grades 7-12, two hours of K-6 programming added to WKAR main channel beginning Monday, Mar. 30, 2020

portrait: Susi Elkins
Lindsay Wilkinson / LWP

WKAR has shifted resources and adjusted priorities so we can launch a number of new initiatives to help our Capital Region and Spartan community through these difficult times.

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

Curious Crew Returns for Sixth Season

Feb 27, 2020
Group on the set of Curious Crew
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

Mondays beginning March 2 at 5:30pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Why does a spring, spring? Is spin on a bowling ball a good thing? Where can you find science in a piano? Explore these questions and more, as Curious Crew returns for a sixth season with ten new episodes.

Crew with heart model
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

Curious Crew honored by National Educational Telecommunications Association

Meet the Creator Behind Reba to the Rescue!

Feb 19, 2020
A father takes a picture of a young boy and the creator of Reba.
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

WKAR talks with Cicely C. Mitchell, the creator and voice behind the animated children’s show. 

Family Fun at PBS Kids Day 2020

Feb 19, 2020
Amanda Pinckney  / WKAR-MSU

The 4th annual PBS Kids Day at WKAR drew more than 1100 visitors for family fun with Clifford the Big Red Dog, Dr. Rob and the Curious Crew, and explorations with community partners. 

WKAR Now Live on YouTube TV

Feb 5, 2020

YouTube TV Subscribers Now Have Access to Educational and Inspiring Content from WKAR

WKAR Public Media teams up with communication and engineering researchers to develop AI prototype for TV and radio

Low cost and modular NextGen TV receivers expected to accelerate NextGen TV adoption

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