StayTuned Update

Updates and notes on WKAR programs and events.

Downton Abbey Live | Special

Aug 8, 2019
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Sun. Aug. 18, 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Join award-winning ABC News journalist (and huge “Downton” fan!) Deborah Roberts along with cast members and creators for a celebration of the beloved series and a sneak peek at the upcoming feature film.

Family Pictures USA | Special

Aug 7, 2019
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Mon. Aug. 12, 9pm & Tue. Aug. 13, 8pm & 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Family Pictures USA journeys through a rapidly changing landscape where the hallmarks of a familiar and idealized “America” are being transformed.

Great Composers Month | WKAR Radio Special

Jul 30, 2019
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Weekdays | Hourly - Starting at 9am | Every weekday in August, join WKAR Radio Classical Hosts Jody Knol and Jamie Paisely as they present a musical biography of classical's best composers.  

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Fri. Aug. 9, 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Famed conductor and music and artistic director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Gustavo Dudamel returns to the gardens of Schönbrunn Palace.

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Tue. Aug. 6, 9pm on WKAR HD-23.1 |  Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the concert that became a touchstone for a generation. 

August 2019 | Michigan Matinee

Jul 25, 2019
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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.

The Planets | NOVA

Jul 25, 2019
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Wednesdays, Jul. 31–Aug. 14, 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 or STREAM |   Explore the eight-plus worlds of our own solar system as NOVA goes through space as we know it today. 

Mueller Special Coverage on WKAR World, streaming

Jul 23, 2019
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Wed. Jul. 24, 8am on WKAR World 23.2 HD and Stream | Live coverage from NPR and PBS NewsHour as Robert Mueller testifies before Congress about the Russia investigation.

Ancient Skies | New Series

Jul 12, 2019
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Wednesdays, Jul. 31-Aug. 7,  8pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 or STREAM | Discover how centuries of knowledge, experimentation, and engineering helped our ancestors explore and understand the distant planets and the mysteries of outer space that are well beyond human grasp.

Molly Of Denali | PBS KIDS

Jul 11, 2019
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Mon., Jul. 15 at 8:30am & 4pm on WKAR–TV 23.1 |Molly of Denali is an action-adventure comedy that follows the adventures of feisty and resourceful Molly Mabray, a 10-yearold Alaska Native girl.