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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.

Michigan State of the State 2018

Jan 22, 2018
Governor Snyder at podium
WKAR-MSU

WATCH IT HERE NOW | Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's annual address to the Michigan Legislature and Democratic response.

MSU in Concert Reaches Northern Michigan Listeners

Jan 12, 2018
MSU Faculty Recital
Courtesy / MSU College of Music

The WKAR original classical music series MSU in Concert can now be heard by music lovers in Michigan's northern lower peninsula! The weekly series featuring Michigan State University concert performances now airs Fridays at 6 p.m. on Classical Interlochen Public Radio (IPR).

kids sitting with Playtime Pads
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

More than 1,000 Lansing School District kindergartners now have a PBS KIDS Playtime Pad! The final deliveries were made on Wednesday, December 20 under sunny skies and with hundreds of smiling, excited kindergartners seated on colored carpet squares.

audience near judges
Bobby Taylor / WKAR-MSU

WKAR Studio A was packed door to door for the QuizBusters series finale Grand Championship game!

Kindergartners holding their PSB Kids Playtime Pad at school
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

A new, fun, engaging way for kindergartners to learn math and for researchers to explore how students learn launched this week in the Lansing School District.

On Monday, Nov. 13, kindergartners at Lansing's Kendon Elementary School each received a PBS KIDS Playtime Pad loaded with educational games.

Download the New WKAR Mobile App!

Nov 17, 2017
phone screen shot of apps
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

Watch and listen anytime, anywhere!

Truscott, Rossman, Elkins, David with award in front of OTR set.
Ken Merley / WKAR-MSU

Truscott Rossman was recently recognized by WKAR and Michigan State University for its long-time, continuous philanthropic support of MSU.

The NPR show and podcast "It's Been A Minute with Sam Sanders" will debut the weekend of October 7 on WKAR. Digital News Director talked with host Sam Sanders about the program. 


New shows include Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!, This American Life, Hidden Brain, It's Been a Minute

Watroba to Host New Folk Music Radio Show

Sep 21, 2017
portrait: Matt Watroba
Courtesy / Matt Watroba

Matt Watroba and WKAR bring locally hosted folk, blues and bluegrass to Capital Region listeners. Sundays at 6pm beginning Oct. 1 on 90.5 FM

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