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Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

More than 1,500 fans and friends joined WKAR and Abrams Planetarium at the MSU MoonFest in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11.

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:

The news team at WKAR Public Media has been honored with a national PRNDI Award for 2018.

"MSU's Moment of Reckoning," an hour-long radio special, was awarded second place in the News/Public Affairs category for Division B stations by Public Radio News Directors Incorporated.

WKAR-MSU

WKAR Public Media staff and associates at Michigan State University have been honored with four Regional Emmy® awards by the Michigan chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

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! 

portrait: Mary Ellen Pitney
Northwest Public Broadcasting

WKAR listeners will soon hear a new voice delivering their trusted local morning news and information. Mary Ellen Pitney will join WKAR as the Capital Region host and local producer for NPR's Morning Edition on 90.5 FM WKAR at Michigan State University.

Dr. Rob and Curious Crew cast members looking at ballon
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

WKAR Public Media at Michigan State University has received six 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.

Programs from WKAR receiving recognition include Curious Crew and Curious About Careers.

band on stage
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

WKAR Public Media at Michigan State University has received twelve 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.

Programs from WKAR receiving recognition include BackStage Pass, Curious Crew, Curious About Careers, Current Sports with Al Martin, Food Science, and University Distinguished Professors.

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!

WKAR Public Media has been honored with a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for Making the Grade in Michigan 2018. The series was named top News Series for Region 7 Small Market Radio.

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!

Award winners with plaques
WKAR-MSU

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- WKAR was named both Michigan Public Television Station of the Year and Public Radio Group One Station of the Year for 2018 by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters at the Broadcast Excellence Awards ceremony held at the Lansing Center on Wed., Mar. 6, 2019. 

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