StayTuned Update

Updates and notes on WKAR programs and events.

The Plastics Problem | PBS NewsHour

4 hours ago
Courtesy / PBS

Wed., Nov. 27, 10 pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Are the existing strategies for tackling plastic pollution really making any difference? 

College Behind Bars | Premiere

9 hours ago
Courtesy / PBS

Mon., Nov. 25, 9 pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Join us as we take an intimate look at the lives, experiences, and words of incarcerated men and women and their families.

The Chaperone | Masterpiece

Nov 17, 2019
Courtesy / PBS

Sun., Nov. 24, 9 pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | The Chaperone brings the star, writer, and director of Downton Abbey together once again! 

Pictures At An Exhibition | DSO Live

Nov 14, 2019
Music Director Laureate Leonard Slatkin
Courtesy / Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Fri., Nov. 15 at 10:40am on WKAR Radio 90.5FM and streaming | Music Director Laureate Leonard Slatkin returns to Orchestra Hall to conduct the world premiere of Mohammed Fairouz's Another Time and Modest Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition

Sesame Street's 50th Anniversary | Special

Nov 11, 2019
Courtesy / PBS

We're celebrating the world's most iconic street with all our furry friends and some very special guests. WATCH NOW

The Warrior Tradition | Special

Nov 6, 2019
Courtesy / PBS

Mon., Nov. 11, 9pm on WKAR-HD 23. 1 | Learn the heartbreaking, inspiring, and largely untold story of the Native Americans in the United States Military. 

Watch for Special Offers! | WKAR Specials

Nov 4, 2019
Courtesy of Matt Crocket / PBS

November on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Watch and Call or Give Now Here for special offers! 

Courtesy / Recording Academy

Fri. Oct 18, 9pm on WKAR-HD | Join us for the fourth annual all-star concert offering a primetime spotlight for the Recording Academy’s 2019 Special Merit Awards recipients.

WKAR Radio Special: The Fugue

Oct 7, 2019

Sun. at 12pm & Wed. at 7pm on 90.5FM  | October No: BACH-tober

Michigan Matinee | October 2019

Oct 7, 2019
Courtesy / Jamie Paisley

Thursdays at 7pm on WKAR 90.5 FM | Join host Jamie Paisley for an hour of classic music written for the silver screen.

Jamie builds each show around a theme, including a monthly request show. Send your requests to or message 905Classical on Facebook.

2019 Hispanic Heritage Awards | Special

Oct 6, 2019
Courtesy / PBS

Fri., Oct. 11, 10pm WKAR-HD |Join the country's highest tribute to Latinos by Latinos! 

Reto Report On PBS | Premiere

Oct 3, 2019
Courtesy / PBS

Mon. Oct. 7, 9pm on WKAR-HD |Retro Report corrects the record, exposes myths and provides historical context to the fast-paced news of our world today using investigative journalism and narrative storytelling.

Death in Paradise | BBC

Oct 2, 2019
Courtesy / BBC

Sat., Oct. 5, 9pm on WKAR-HD |  Watch this drama as a detective and his team solve murders on a beautiful Caribbean island. 

Octopus: Making Contact | Nature

Sep 30, 2019
Getty Images

Wed., Oct. 2, 8pm on WKAR-HD | See the new cephalopod research is that shows intelligent animals and their individual personalities.

Porvenir, Texas | VOCES

Sep 28, 2019
Courtesy / PBS

Fri., Oct. 4 at 10pm on WKAR-HD | Discover the true story behind the 1918 massacre of 15 Mexican men in this tiny border town.