Station News

Poster: 2014 Old Town BluesFest
Brian Whitfield

Look for WKAR's award-winning production crew at the 2014 Michigan BluesFest in Old Town Lansing, September 19 & 20, recording for the next season of BackStage Pass.

WKAR will be recording several acts at the main stage each evening. For the full schedule and info about the artists, visit


Large TV Studio with Audience
Rachel Tang / WKAR-MSU

Tuesday, September 9 at WKAR! Join fellow game show fans and meet some of mid-Michigan's most notable personalities as WKAR launches a new season of QuizBusters with two Special Edition episodes recorded with YOU in our live studio audience. FREE!

Truck with WKAR logo and collage of people, places and characters

Join us Thursday, Aug. 7, 6-8 p.m. at the East Lansing Public Library. WKAR Curious Crew host Rob Stephenson will be there, and so will the WKAR Truck. See you there!

Event details are at
National Night Out, Touch-a-Truck |

WKAR and Silver Bells Win Emmy Award

Jun 26, 2014
Courtesy / MI-NATAS

WKAR recently took home a regional EMMY Award for outstanding achievement in television, presented by the Michigan Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

Look for WKAR in Your Community at the Summer Solstice Jazz Festival, June 2o-21, in Downtown East Lansing.

2014 Grand American Fish Rodeo

Look for WKAR this weekend at the Grand American Fish Rodeo! July 12-14 Adado Riverfront Park in Downtown Lansing.

Sundays, June 15-22, 9pm - WKAR-HD | Trail a brilliant defense lawyer (David Tennant) who gets a trial that changes his life forever.

Doc Martin - Season 3 Starts Saturday!

Jun 9, 2014

Sat. Jun. 14 - 9pm, Sun. Jun. 15 - 7pm - WKAR-HD | Season 3 begins with Martin's efforts to reconnect with Louisa Glasson, which are derailed by the arrival of her father, a shady figure who's hatching a larcenous scheme.

Matt at podium

Mid-Michigan's smartest game show returns to WKAR-HD Saturday, June 14, at 6pm with semifinal action from the 25th QuizBusters champion tournament.

Mon. June 2 - 5pm - WKAR HD | The 2014 FIRST in Michigan Robotics Championship highlights the best high school robotics teams throughout the state of Michigan. 

June 18 | Evening at WKAR: Freedom Summer

May 30, 2014
Protestors with signs sitting
George Ballis / Take Stock

FREE – Wednesday, June 18, at 7 pm | See a short preview of the AMERICAN EXPERIENCE documentary and talk with members of your community who helped shape this moment in history. | RESERVE SEATS HERE

'Trials of Muhammad Ali' Provokes Conversation

May 19, 2014
Panelists at desk
Aaron Snyder / WKAR-MSU

Community members left WKAR Community Cinema on May 8 with interests heighten from the screening and conversation featuring "The Trials of Muhammad Ali."

East Lansing Art Festival 2014

May 12, 2014

May 17-18 | Look for WKAR in Your Community at the East Lansing Art Festival.

Mike Whorf's Kaleidoscope comes to WKAR

May 5, 2014

Mike Whorf is known to countless Michigan and mid-western radio listeners as the long-time Detroit radio host of Kaleidoscope. The daily program which aired from the mid-1960s to the late 90s won the coveted Peabody Award in 1968, as well as numerous other statewide and national honors.

Starting in May, Mike Whorf's Kaleidoscope makes its return to Michigan audiences and listeners worldwide on WKAR AM870 and

Sun. May 4 - 6:30pm - 23.1 WKAR HD | MSU Spartans return to the Rose Bowl