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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 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

Detailed illustration: 3.0 Services on 1.0 Satellite Station
Illustration / GAIAN

NextGen Broadcast (NGB) as a Service, from Apollo PublicTV Platform, allows Broadcasters to begin their NextGen TV journey today on an OpEX model using their current 1.0 spectrum and air-chain

Lab scene
w.r. richards / WKAR-MSU

A NextGen TV accelerator platform, Apollo PublicTV Platform enables public broadcasters to effortlessly conceive, design, and launch NextGen TV services for their local communities today.

Refresh of Iconic Logo Modernizes Brand to Better Connect with Viewers in the Digital Age

El Chayo Named Among Top 25 LatinX in Michigan

Nov 1, 2019
portrait: El Chayo Cervantes
Stacy Hoxsey / WKAR-MSU

WKAR radio host El Chayo Cervantes has been named one of the 2019 Top 25 LatinX of Michigan by the Hispanic Latino Commission of Michigan. The 2019 recipients of the award were honored as part of the Statewide Hispanic Heritage Celebration held at the Goei Center in Grand Rapids, Mich., on October 10, 2019.

Julie Sochay / WKAR-MSU

WKAR held two screenings on October 15 around the VOCES film The Pushouts as part of Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations. 

Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

Celebrating 10 seasons, the WKAR original series showcases nationally renowned acts.

Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

WKAR welcomed community members for a free screening and discussion around the VOCES and American Masters film Raúl Juliá: The World’s a Stage. More than 65 people attended the evening event at the WKAR studios on Thursday, October 10, as part of Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations. 

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