Radio http://wkar.org en Lansing dials up electronics extravaganza http://wkar.org/post/lansing-dials-electronics-extravaganza <p></p><p></p><p>The 29th annual <a href="http://www.lansing.org/includes/events/29th-Annual-Vintage-Electronics-Extravaganza-14-Flea-Market/7793/" target="_blank">Vintage Electronics Extravaganza</a> gets underway this weekend in Lansing. <a href="http://michiganantiqueradio.org/" target="_blank">The Michigan Antique Radio Club</a> spearheads the gathering, which happens to be one of the largest of its kind in the country. Approximately 200 to 300 sellers will have a diverse mixture of vintage radio, telephone and other electronic items on display and for sale. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 15:52:43 +0000 Peter Whorf 56423 at http://wkar.org Lansing dials up electronics extravaganza Mike Whorf's 'Kaleidoscope' gets revival on AM-870 http://wkar.org/post/mike-whorfs-kaleidoscope-gets-revival-am-870 <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Mike Whorf is known to countless Michigan and mid-western radio listeners as the long-time Detroit radio host of <a href="http://wkar.org/post/mike-whorfs-kaleidoscope-comes-wkar" target="_blank">"Kaleidoscope"</a>. 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 honors. Thu, 15 May 2014 17:33:42 +0000 Peter Whorf 53434 at http://wkar.org Mike Whorf's 'Kaleidoscope' gets revival on AM-870 Current State #214 | December 5, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-214-december-5-2013 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>Today on <em>Current State:&nbsp;</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">new book examines the turbulent times&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">in East Lansing during the 1960s; a lawsuit strives to give 'personhood' to chimpanzees; a tribute to radio legend Karl Haas at Wharton Center; and one&nbsp;MSU&nbsp;class puts out a cultural guide for international students.</span></p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 18:25:37 +0000 Current State 46238 at http://wkar.org Son performs tribute to radio legend Karl Haas http://wkar.org/post/son-performs-tribute-radio-legend-karl-haas <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-18817f93-c361-c4b1-4b82-0294e0f7711f"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Cambria; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Radio host Karl Haas would have turned 100 on Dec. 6. Many may remember him from the classical radio program “Adventures in Good Music.” It aired for 44 years, first on Detroit’s WJR and later in syndication on public and commercial radio stations around the world. His son, Jeff Haas, shared his father’s passion for music, but Jeff found his home in the world of jazz. </span></span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 18:15:37 +0000 Current State 46233 at http://wkar.org Son performs tribute to radio legend Karl Haas Vintage radio appreciation club hosts 'Extravaganza' in Lansing http://wkar.org/post/vintage-radio-appreciation-club-hosts-extravaganza-lansing <p></p><div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Mark </span>Oppat<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;lives for radio. He is an avid vintage radio collector, restorer and owner of the online company </span><a href="http://www.oldradioparts.net/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Old Radio Parts</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a supplier of replacement components for other antique radio enthusiasts.</span></p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 17:21:21 +0000 Current State 38273 at http://wkar.org Vintage radio appreciation club hosts 'Extravaganza' in Lansing SportsTalk | Tue 3/19/13 http://wkar.org/post/sportstalk-tue-31913 <p></p><p>MSU alumni Don Gonyea from NPR joins the airwaves, as Russ White and Kirk Heinze discuss their affinity for the Detroit Tigers and reliving pastimes.&nbsp;&nbsp; Director of Broadcast services for WKAR Gary Reid joins the panel to present Don an award.&nbsp; Finally, Scott Meier from Cumulus joins the group to discuss radio audiences and the changing future of radio.</p><p> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 18:10:00 +0000 Alex Scharg 32938 at http://wkar.org SportsTalk | Tue 3/19/13