UPDATE Saturday 5:55pm: With Saturday's warmer temperatures clearing ice from the broadcast antenna, 90.5 FM returned to full power at about 5:30pm.
MONDAY 10:30am: 90.5 FM WKAR is operating at reduced power (approximately 32%) due to icing on the antenna. Over-the-air reception may be poor for some listeners. Online listening will not be affected.
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.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6: MI First Election is streaming full coverage of the election from WKAR studios throughout the day, at bit.ly/MIFIRSTELECTION
MI First Election is a project focusing on the viewpoints of college-age, first-time voters in Michigan.
Over 200 journalism students at Michigan State University provide MI First Election coverage online throughout election day. WKAR's evening PBS NewsHour broadcast will feature reporting from MI First Election, along with updates from the WKAR NewsRoom.
WKAR's latest Community Cinema screening event featured an on-screen visit to Barefoot College in India, and in-person discussion with mid-Michigan women who are working to make a difference around the world.
On a recent Monday evening, WKAR classical music hosts Mark Schwitzgoebel and Jody Knol, along with radio station manager Peter Whorf, met up with WKAR listeners at an East Lansing pizzeria to talk about classical music on the air and in our community in mid-Michigan.
Tuesday night (9/11) Sparty dropped by WKAR Studio A in the Communication Arts and Sciences building to help kick off the 24th season of QuizBusters. Two Special Edition episodes kick off the 24th season of QuizBusters in primetime on Wednesday, September 19, at 8 p.m. ET on WKAR-TV.
"BackStage Pass" from WKAR has aired on public broadcasting stations across the country, in six of the top ten markets, including the top two: New York and Los Angeles. Episodes have been seen in more than half of the television markets in the country, with over 5000 telecasts to-date (source: TRAC Media). "BackStage Pass" is distributed by the National Educational Television Association (NETA) free to public broadcasting stations across the country.
Here's a set of photos with Howling Diablos, from the BackStage Pass June Concert Series recorded in June 2012 at the Albert White Performing Arts Theatre in the East Lansing Hannah Community Center. Look for the "BackStage Pass" episode featuring Howling Diablos coming to TV from WKAR in 2013. Follow BackStage Pass on facebook for updates.
Here's a set of photos with Home Again, from the BackStage Pass June Concert Series recorded in June 2012 at the Albert White Performing Arts Theatre in the East Lansing Hannah Community Center. Look for the "BackStage Pass" episode featuring Home Again coming to TV from WKAR in 2013. Follow BackStage Pass on facebook for updates.