WKAR Blog http://wkar.org en WKAR and Silver Bells Win Emmy Award http://wkar.org/post/wkar-and-silver-bells-win-emmy-award <p>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. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 19:30:18 +0000 editor 55851 at http://wkar.org WKAR and Silver Bells Win Emmy Award Summer Solstice Jazz Festival and WKAR in Your Community http://wkar.org/post/summer-solstice-jazz-festival-and-wkar-your-community <p>Look for WKAR in Your Community at the Summer Solstice Jazz Festival, June 2o-21, in Downtown East Lansing. Sun, 15 Jun 2014 14:44:30 +0000 editor 55244 at http://wkar.org Summer Solstice Jazz Festival and WKAR in Your Community In Your Community at Grand American Fish Rodeo http://wkar.org/post/your-community-grand-american-fish-rodeo <p>Look for WKAR this weekend at the Grand American Fish Rodeo! July 12-14 Adado Riverfront Park in Downtown Lansing. Fri, 13 Jun 2014 21:11:57 +0000 editor 55185 at http://wkar.org In Your Community at Grand American Fish Rodeo The Escape Artist - New Masterpiece Mystery! Starts Sunday http://wkar.org/post/escape-artist-new-masterpiece-mystery-starts-sunday <p><strong>Sundays, June 15-22, 9pm - WKAR-HD</strong> | Trail a brilliant defense lawyer (David Tennant) who gets a trial that changes his life forever. Mon, 09 Jun 2014 22:02:53 +0000 editor 54938 at http://wkar.org The Escape Artist - New Masterpiece Mystery! Starts Sunday Doc Martin - Season 3 Starts Saturday! http://wkar.org/post/doc-martin-season-3-starts-saturday <p><strong>Sat. Jun. 14 - 9pm, Sun. Jun. 15 - 7pm - WKAR-HD</strong> | 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. Mon, 09 Jun 2014 21:43:09 +0000 editor 54937 at http://wkar.org Doc Martin - Season 3 Starts Saturday! Who Will Make It to the QB Grand Championship Series? http://wkar.org/post/who-will-make-it-qb-grand-championship-series <p>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, 09 Jun 2014 21:09:48 +0000 editor 54933 at http://wkar.org Who Will Make It to the QB Grand Championship Series? 2014 FIRST in Michigan Robotics Championship http://wkar.org/post/2014-first-michigan-robotics-championship <p><strong>Mon. June 2 - 5pm - WKAR HD</strong> | The 2014 FIRST in Michigan Robotics Championship highlights the best high school robotics teams throughout the state of Michigan.&nbsp; Mon, 02 Jun 2014 02:38:20 +0000 editor 53716 at http://wkar.org 2014 FIRST in Michigan Robotics Championship June 18 | Evening at WKAR: Freedom Summer http://wkar.org/post/june-18-evening-wkar-freedom-summer <p><strong>FREE – Wednesday, June 18, at 7 pm</strong> | See a short preview of the AMERICAN EXPERIENCE documentary and talk with members of your community who helped shape this moment in history. | <a href="https://commerce.cashnet.com/msu_3704?&amp;itemcode=3704-140618E">RESERVE SEATS HERE</a> Fri, 30 May 2014 20:57:24 +0000 editor 54352 at http://wkar.org June 18 | Evening at WKAR: Freedom Summer 'Trials of Muhammad Ali' Provokes Conversation http://wkar.org/post/trials-muhammad-ali-provokes-conversation <p>Community members left WKAR Community Cinema on May 8 with interests heighten from the screening and conversation featuring&nbsp;"The Trials of Muhammad Ali." Mon, 19 May 2014 18:54:14 +0000 Amanda Pinckney 53913 at http://wkar.org 'Trials of Muhammad Ali' Provokes Conversation East Lansing Art Festival 2014 http://wkar.org/post/east-lansing-art-festival-2014 <p>May 17-18 | Look for WKAR in Your Community at the East Lansing Art Festival. Mon, 12 May 2014 10:33:39 +0000 editor 53542 at http://wkar.org East Lansing Art Festival 2014 Mike Whorf's Kaleidoscope comes to WKAR http://wkar.org/post/mike-whorfs-kaleidoscope-comes-wkar <p><span lang="EN">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.</span></p><p><span lang="EN">Starting in May, Mike Whorf's Kaleidoscope makes its return to Michigan audiences and listeners worldwide on WKAR AM870 and wkar.org.</span></p> Mon, 05 May 2014 13:51:21 +0000 Peter Whorf 53201 at http://wkar.org Mike Whorf's Kaleidoscope comes to WKAR Chase It! Current Sports 2014 Rose Bowl Special http://wkar.org/post/chase-it-current-sports-2014-rose-bowl-special <p><strong>Sun. May 4 - 6:30pm - 23.1 WKAR HD</strong> | MSU Spartans return to the Rose Bowl Thu, 01 May 2014 21:35:40 +0000 editor 53069 at http://wkar.org Chase It! Current Sports 2014 Rose Bowl Special 'Spotlight on the News' Comes to WKAR Sundays http://wkar.org/post/spotlight-news-comes-wkar-sundays <p>Sundays at 2:30 p.m. on 23.1 WKAR-HD and 6 p.m. on 23.2 WKAR World.<br /> Thu, 01 May 2014 21:01:46 +0000 editor 53057 at http://wkar.org 'Spotlight on the News' Comes to WKAR Sundays May 8 | Community Cinema: The Trials of Muhammad Ali http://wkar.org/post/may-8-community-cinema-trials-muhammad-ali <p><strong>FREE – Thursday, May 8, at 7 p.m.</strong> | See a short preview of the <strong>Independent Lens </strong>documentary and explore the issues with a community panel. | <a href="https://commerce.cashnet.com/msu_3704?&amp;itemcode=3704-140508C">RESERVE SEATS HERE</a> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 18:23:18 +0000 editor 52222 at http://wkar.org May 8 | Community Cinema: The Trials of Muhammad Ali Covering the Olympic Games: Steve Smith and All-Star Journalist Panel http://wkar.org/post/covering-olympic-games-steve-smith-and-all-star-journalist-panel <p><strong>Thursday 4pm at WKAR </strong>| Watch the <a href="http://wkar.org/live-webcast-wkar">LIVE WEBCAST</a> or <a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ssjc-all-star-panel-covering-the-olympic-games-tickets-11075371735">BE IN THE AUDIENCE</a> as an all-star panel of sports journalists share their experience covering Olympic Games around the world. Sat, 05 Apr 2014 22:43:57 +0000 editor 51751 at http://wkar.org Covering the Olympic Games: Steve Smith and All-Star Journalist Panel Join WKAR at MSU Science Festival http://wkar.org/post/join-wkar-msu-science-festival <p>April 1-6 on the Michigan State campus. It's a free festival for lifelong learners of all ages!</p><p> Sun, 30 Mar 2014 04:00:00 +0000 editor 51440 at http://wkar.org Join WKAR at MSU Science Festival WKAR Wins Public TV Station of the Year, Numerous Awards from Mich. Assoc. of Broadcasters http://wkar.org/post/wkar-wins-public-tv-station-year-numerous-awards-mich-assoc-broadcasters <p></p><p>WKAR was honored this week with numerous awards from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters (MAB), including the coveted Public TV Station of the Year award, at the annual MAB Broadcast Excellence Awards ceremony on Wednesday, March 13, in Lansing, Mich. Fri, 14 Mar 2014 11:57:59 +0000 Bill Richards 50647 at http://wkar.org WKAR Wins Public TV Station of the Year, Numerous Awards from Mich. Assoc. of Broadcasters Mar. 27 | Community Cinema: Medora http://wkar.org/post/mar-27-community-cinema-medora <p><strong>FREE -- Thursday, Mar. 27, at 7 p.m.</strong> | See a short preview of the upcoming <strong>Independent Lens</strong> documentary and learn more from a community panel. | <a href="https://commerce.cashnet.com/msu_3704?&amp;itemcode=3704-140327C">RESERVE SEATS HERE</a><br /> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 04:00:00 +0000 editor 50577 at http://wkar.org Mar. 27 | Community Cinema: Medora WATCH NOW: TEDx LansingEd 2014 http://wkar.org/post/watch-now-tedx-lansinged-2014 <p>Eight speakers — educators, creative thinkers, students and adventurers — present their ideas worth spreading as they explore education and creativity in its myriad forms: from texting to canine therapy to the testing of physical limits.</p><p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 04:00:00 +0000 Bill Richards 50578 at http://wkar.org WATCH NOW: TEDx LansingEd 2014 BREAKING: WKAR Wins Public TV Station of the Year Award and more http://wkar.org/post/breaking-wkar-wins-public-tv-station-year-award-and-more <p>At the MAB Broadcast Excellence Awards in Lansing on Wednesday night, WKAR-TV took home the <strong>Public</strong> <strong>TV Station of the Year</strong> award, WKAR-TV and WKAR-FM combined earned nine Broadcast Excellence awards, and WKAR Technical Services Manager Gary Blievernicht was honored with the Carl E. Lee Broadcast Engineering Excellence Award. Thu, 13 Mar 2014 01:08:06 +0000 Bill Richards 50575 at http://wkar.org BREAKING: WKAR Wins Public TV Station of the Year Award and more TECHNOTE: AM870 is Back on the Air http://wkar.org/post/technote-am870-back-air <p><strong>UPDATE: Fri. Feb. 14, 8:47am</strong> | WKAR-AM is back on the air at full power.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 14:06:18 +0000 49218 at http://wkar.org TECHNOTE: AM870 is Back on the Air Feb. 13 | Community Cinema: Las Marthas http://wkar.org/post/feb-13-community-cinema-las-marthas <p><strong>FREE -- Thursday, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m.</strong> | See a short preview of the upcoming <strong>Independent Lens </strong>documentary and connect with your community on the importance of carrying on cultural traditions. | <a href="https://commerce.cashnet.com/msu_3704?&amp;itemcode=3704-140213C">RESERVE SEATS HERE</a><br /> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 22:42:02 +0000 editor 48699 at http://wkar.org Feb. 13 | Community Cinema: Las Marthas Great Michigan Read: Decoding the Mysteries of Memoir http://wkar.org/post/great-michigan-read-decoding-mysteries-memoir <p><strong>Monday, Jan. 27 at 3pm - MSU Campus</strong> |&nbsp; A <strong>Great Michigan Read</strong> conversation about memoir writing, with <em>Annie's Ghosts</em> author Steve Luxenberg. Tue, 21 Jan 2014 20:41:34 +0000 editor 48244 at http://wkar.org Great Michigan Read: Decoding the Mysteries of Memoir Jan. 23 | Community Cinema: The State of Arizona http://wkar.org/post/jan-23-community-cinema-state-arizona <p><strong>FREE – Thursday, Jan. 23, at 7 p.m.</strong> | See a short preview of the upcoming Independent Lens documentary and discuss the issues with a community panel. | <a href="https://commerce.cashnet.com/msu_3704?&amp;itemcode=3704-140123C"><strong>RESERVE SEATS</strong></a><br /> Sun, 12 Jan 2014 18:52:10 +0000 editor 47225 at http://wkar.org Jan. 23 | Community Cinema: The State of Arizona 90.5 - Listen Local on Saturdays http://wkar.org/post/905-listen-local-saturdays <p>90.5 becomes VERY local on Saturdays beginning this month. We've added some brand new programs to complement other recent local additions, making it a day that is all about your community. Wed, 01 Jan 2014 13:05:13 +0000 editor 47402 at http://wkar.org TECHNOTE: 90.5 FM at full power http://wkar.org/post/technote-905-fm-full-power <p><strong>UPDATE Saturday 5:55pm:</strong> With Saturday's warmer temperatures clearing ice from the broadcast antenna, 90.5 FM returned to full power at about 5:30pm.</p><p><strong>MONDAY 10:30am:</strong> 90.5 FM WKAR is operating at reduced power (approximately 32%) due to icing on the antenna.&nbsp; Over-the-air reception may be poor for some listeners. Online listening will not be affected.</p> Sat, 28 Dec 2013 22:57:39 +0000 Bill Richards 47082 at http://wkar.org TECHNOTE: Radio Schedule and Playlist Updates http://wkar.org/post/technote-radio-schedule-and-playlist-updates <p>UPDATE: (Tue. Dec. 24 2:50pm): Playlists for 90.5 WKAR are now available from links<a href="http://wkar.org/schedule/wkar"> within the 90.5 WKAR Schedule</a>, and also at the new page for <a href="http://wkar.org/programs/classical-905-wkar">Classical on 90.5</a></p><p>UPDATE: (Tue. Dec. 24 8:50am): The team at NPR Digital Services resolved issues in the system Monday evening, and the WKAR team is working now on getting the correct schedule and playlist information into place.</p><p>------------------</p> Tue, 24 Dec 2013 19:54:14 +0000 Bill Richards 46916 at http://wkar.org Hundreds Brave Cold and Snow to Preview Downton Abbey http://wkar.org/post/hundreds-brave-cold-and-snow-preview-downton-abbey <p>Despite the cold and snow of mid-December, hundreds of <strong>Downton Abbey</strong> fans from across mid-Michigan turned out for a sneak peek of the new season of the hit show from PBS Masterpiece and WKAR. Fri, 20 Dec 2013 16:34:55 +0000 Bill Richards 46967 at http://wkar.org Hundreds Brave Cold and Snow to Preview Downton Abbey DOWNTON ABBEY Special Preview Screening! http://wkar.org/post/downton-abbey-special-preview-screening <p>Dec. 12 - Michigan Theatre - Jackson | Dec. 14 - Sun Theatre Williamston<br /> Sun, 24 Nov 2013 04:34:45 +0000 editor 45587 at http://wkar.org DOWNTON ABBEY Special Preview Screening! WATCH NOW: 29th Annual Silver Bells in the City http://wkar.org/post/watch-now-29th-annual-silver-bells-city <p><a href="http://video.wkar.org/video/2365128802/"><strong>WATCH NOW HERE </strong></a>| Millions of lights, thousands of people and a holiday parade with one very special guest.<br /> Sun, 10 Nov 2013 15:24:47 +0000 editor 45078 at http://wkar.org WATCH NOW: 29th Annual Silver Bells in the City