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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 Receives 2020 Regional Emmy® Nominations

May 20, 2020
Courtesy / WKAR-MSU

WKAR Public Media at Michigan State University has received ten regional Emmy® nominations, as announced today by the Michigan Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

WKAR is a PBS affiliate serving Michigan's capital region.

NewsTalk adds Spanish Language Programming

May 15, 2020
Radio Bilingue / National Latino Public Radio Network

Starting Monday, May 18, WKAR NewsTalk (AM870/105.1FM) will devote two hours each weekday afternoon to Spanish language news and information.

On Monday, May 18, WKAR welcomes a new host to All Things Considered.

Sophia Saliby, comes to us from Georgia Public Broadcasting in Atlanta where she’s spent the last couple of years as the producer of All Things Considered.

Due the coronavirus pandemic, Sophia is still living and working in Georgia.

WKAR's Karel Vega spoke with her about her background and how she's making the transition.

Karel Vega, All Things Considered host for Michigan's capital region, has been named radio news managing editor for WKAR Public Media. Sophia Saliby joined WKAR in April and will take over as ATC host this month.

portrait: LaDonna Mask

LaDonna Mask recognized by WKAR and PBS as leader in the Lansing education community

WKAR and MSU’s College of Education have partnered to create a series of short video segments to help families adapt to at-home learning. 

portrait: Abigail Censky
Lindsay Wilkinson Photography

The radio news team at WKAR Public Media has won eight awards and politics and government reporter Abigail Censky has been named this year's Rising Star by the Michigan Associated Press Media Editors.

WKAR WORLD adds five hours daily for grades 6-12, two hours of K-5 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.