Station News

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

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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.

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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Aran Kessler

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

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Lindsay Wilkinson / LWP

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.

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