TECHNOTE: TV and FM broadcast reception

Apr 20, 2018
View of the tower from below
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Over-the-air TV viewers and FM listeners may experience poor reception through early May while required work is performed on the TV antenna and transmitter. There will also be some brief periods when the stations are off the air.

New! Serving Up Science

All about food: where it comes from and how it impacts our health and our planet

Ingham County Prosecutor Carol Siemon.

Ingham County Prosecutor Carol Siemon’s office sent out a statement Monday reviewing the March 31st incident where officers of the Lansing Police Department fired shots that wounded Michael Magik Jones. WKAR’s Katie Cook has more.

Current Sports | April 23, 2018

Apr 23, 2018
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University of Michigan Football; Elysee Mbem-Bosse; Jim Harbaugh; NBA Playoffs; NHL Playoffs

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A sheriff's office says an internal review found no wrongdoing by deputies after three suspects they were chasing died following a gun shop burglary in southwestern Michigan.


AAA Michigan says average gas prices statewide have risen about 9 cents in the past week.

The Detroit NAACP branch will recognize students from about a half-dozen Detroit-area high schools for their activism, including participation in protests to end gun violence.

Detroit photo
Courtesy photo / Michigan Municipal League

The Motown Museum is celebrating its founder with music, food and half-off admission.


The risk of suicide is higher for refugees in this country. It’s higher still if you’re a refugee from Burma, the Southeast Asian country also known as Myanmar. The trauma of fleeing a country in conflict often turns into mental illness, even years later. But the Western concept of mental health doesn’t exist in Burmese culture, and words like “depression” don’t translate. 

Storyteller Ray Miller
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This Thursday we’ll have our second Pop-Up Stories event of the year, this time we’ll be at Impression5 and the theme will be education. Here’s a story from our last event at the Capital Region International Airport. The theme was travel, and storyteller Ray Miller shared a humorous account of his trip to Turkey.



Japanese stiltgrass

Agencies have developed a plan to prevent land-based invasive plants, animals, insects and tree diseases from reaching Michigan, while limiting the damage caused by those already in the state.

Michigan Capitol
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Digital First VP president Don Wyatt, vice president/news, Michigan Group at Digital First Media, was elected president of the Michigan Associated Press Media Editors association for 2018-19 at the group's annual convention Sunday.


From NPR News

Pro Football Draft Finds Moments To Have Fun

45 minutes ago

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South Koreans have painstakingly planned out the details ahead of North Korea's Kim Jong Un and South Korea's Moon Jae-in's summit at their shared border Friday, the culmination of a flurry of diplomacy over the past few months.

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MSU Broad College

Sanjay Gupta is the Eli and Edythe L. Broad Dean of the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University. He joined the Broad College in 2007 as the Russell E. Palmer Endowed Professor of Accounting and chair of the Department of Accounting and Information Systems.

Russ White

It was 48 years ago we celebrated the inaugural Earth Day, April 22, 1970. Created by Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson, an estimated 20 million folks participated nationwide.  The observance has since become a global phenomenon.  MSU Today is marking Earth Day 2018 with a roundtable conversation among environmental experts working in Michigan— three individuals who have devoted much of their lives to the environmental, social and economic sustainability of our planet.


WKAR StayTuned Update

Symphony Orchestra
Courtesy / MSU College of Music

Sat. Apr. 28 at 8pm on 90.5 FM | LIVE from Wharton Center Cobb Great Hall, conductor David Rayl presents.

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WKAR Station News

Reginald Hardwick, Kevin Lavery, Jamie Paisley
Peter Whorf / WKAR-MSU

WKAR, the NPR station for Michigan's Capital region, won seven awards from the Michigan Associated Press Media Editors on Sunday, April 22, 2018 in Lansing.

Changes Ahead for Antenna TV Viewers

Apr 20, 2018
View of the tower from below
Stacy Hoxsey / WKAR-MSU

Plan to rescan to continue receiving free TV. PBS affiliate WKAR will the first area station to move to new frequency under FCC plan.

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WKAR In Your Community

Education | Pop-Up Stories Lansing

Apr 12, 2018
Pop-Up Stories
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Thu. Apr. 26, 6:30 pm at Impression 5 | Join us at Impression 5 to share stories related to education!

2018 BackStage Pass Concert Series!

Apr 6, 2018
BackStage Pass
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FREE | April 30 - May 4 | 7:00- 9:00pm at WKAR Studios | We're very excited to host nine bands in this year’s 2018 Backstage Pass Concert Series! RESERVE SEATS NOW 

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April 26 at 6:30PM

Live Metropolitan Opera Saturday radio broadcasts on 90.5 and streaming here

Local resources and services on issues of domestic violence, sexual assault and more.

Marijuana In Michigan

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