Bill Richards

WKAR Communications Manager and Online Coordinator

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Preview
10:59 am
Fri September 14, 2012

VIDEO: Coming January 2013 to BackStage Pass

Howling Diablos recording for BackStage Pass
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Select scenes from the upcoming 2013 broadcast season of BackStage Pass, featuring music made in Michigan.

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Events
3:33 pm
Thu September 13, 2012

Sparty Visits QuizBusters Special Edition Taping

WKAR's Jason Vlahos introduces Sparty to the QuizBusters audience.
w.r. WKAR-Michigan State University

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.

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TV Made in Michigan
9:08 am
Sat September 1, 2012

PHOTOS: Michigan Mosaic Music Festival and BackStage Pass

The Brenda Loomis Band at Michigan Mosaic Music Festival
w.r. richards WKAR-Michigan State University

The BackStage Pass crew was in our community at the Michigan Mosaic Music Festival on August 31, recording for the upcoming broadcast season of the television series featuring music made in Michigan.

Friday, the team recorded Gunnar and the Grizzly Boys and the Brenda Loomis Band. Check out Friday's set of photos on facebook.

Saturday, BackStage Pass will be recording Brian Lorente and the Usual Suspects.

TV Made in Michigan
8:11 pm
Fri August 17, 2012

All Things Strings: Inside Elderly Instruments

Stan Werbin of Elderly Instruments
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Loved around the world, go behind the scenes of Lansing, Michigan’s magical music store.

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TV Made in Michigan
12:59 am
Mon August 6, 2012

PHOTOS: BackStage Pass Taping at Lansing JazzFest

John Douglas and his band at Lansing JazzFest in Old Town
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The BackStage Pass crew was in our community at Lansing JazzFest August 3 and 4, recording for the upcoming broadcast season of the television series featuring music made in Michigan.

Friday, the team recorded New Evidence Jazz Group and John Douglas. Check out Friday's set of photos on facebook.

In Our Community
12:33 pm
Sun August 5, 2012

PHOTOS: Lansing JazzFest in Old Town

The WKAR Street Team met many fans of hot summer days, jazz and WKAR at the 2012 Lansing JazzFest in Old Town.

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ONLINE LISTENING UPDATE
1:21 pm
Wed August 1, 2012

LISTEN Links are Back

8/1 Wednesday early afternoon | Our Listen links were restored today around 12:30 p.m.

You can now listen again to:

  • 90.5 WKAR
  • AM870 NewsTalk
  • WKAR Folk
  • WKAR Jazz
  • WKAR Classical
  • WKAR Radio Reading Service

using the Radio - Listen Live menu on the right side of the page.

Thank you for your patience.

TECHNICAL NOTICE
9:06 am
Wed August 1, 2012

Trouble: Listen Links are Down

8/1 Wednesday | Listening links for all streams this morning are broken, yielding a 'page not found' error. We are working to correct the problem as quickly as possible.

In the meantime, if you have listened to one of our streams recently, please try:

  • Open your preferred audio player (such as iTunes, Windows Media player)
  • Find a WKAR stream in a list of recent connections
  • Connect

Thank you for your patience.

In Our Community
11:19 am
Mon July 30, 2012

BackStage Pass at Lansing JazzFest

The WKAR production team heads to Lansing JazzFest this weekend to capture acts live onstage for the next broadcast season of BackStage Pass, the TV series featuring music made in Michigan.

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TV Made in Michigan
1:44 am
Thu July 19, 2012

BackStage Pass Across the U.S.

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"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.

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TV Made in Michigan
8:29 am
Wed July 11, 2012

PHOTOS: Howling Diablos Taping for 'BackStage Pass'

Howling Diablos recording for BackStage Pass
w.r. richards WKAR-Michigan State University

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.

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TV Made in Michigan
10:50 am
Thu July 5, 2012

PHOTOS: Home Again Taping for 'BackStage Pass'

Home Again recording for BackStage Pass
w.r. richards WKAR-Michigan State University

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.

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In Our Community
12:11 am
Mon June 25, 2012

PHOTOS: Summer Solstice Jazz Festival

The WKAR Street Team met many, many fans of WKAR at the 16th Annual Summer Solstice Jazz Festival in East Lansing. Did we see you there? Check out the photos on facebook, and be sure to tag yourself and your friends!

Support WKAR
12:57 pm
Tue June 12, 2012

You Can Grow Ideas

Mr. Rogers

PBS has a viral hit with "Garden of Your Mind," a brilliant remix of Mr. Rogers by Symphony of Science's John D. Boswell for PBS Digital Studios. It is #GoodToBeCurious.

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Support WKAR
9:35 am
Tue June 12, 2012

Viewers' Choice

Petula Clark hosts "The British Beat."

This Friday night beginning at 8 p.m. -- back by viewer demand -- "British Beat" and "’50s Pop" return for your Viewers' Choice specials.

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Events
8:48 pm
Sun May 20, 2012

PHOTOS: East Lansing Art Festival

I Love WKAR - in Our Community at East Lansing Art Festival. May 2012.
photo: Eric Fulton WKAR Street Team

The WKAR Street Team met many, many fans of WKAR at the 49th Annual East Lansing Art Festival. Did we see you there? Check out the photos on facebook, and be sure to tag yourself and your friends! You can also view the  slideshow right here.

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Special Free Music Event
3:36 pm
Tue May 15, 2012

TICKETS: BackStage Pass June Concert Series

June 26 and 27 at East Lansing Hannah Community Center, in the Albert White Performing Arts Theater.  Two free shows per night, featuring Home Again, Domestic Problems, Howling Diablos and Silent Lapse. These concerts are being recorded for BackStage Pass, the television series featuring music made in Michigan.

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Events
4:38 pm
Wed April 4, 2012

Hunting the Elements Preview Draws a Crowd at WKAR

Around one hundred fans of science programming on WKAR joined us Tuesday night (April 3) for our Preview Event featuring NOVA: Hunting the Elements.

The evening kicked off with a sneak peek at the special 2-hour program airing Wednesday, April 4, at 9pm on WKAR TV-HD/23. Guests also had an opportunity to hear direct from some of the researchers who explore questions about how our world works.

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Pledge Madness!
3:54 pm
Fri March 2, 2012

Downton Abbey: Behind the Drama

The cast and creators of "Downton Abbey" discuss the characters and storylines. Also: tours of Ealing Studios in London, where the "below stairs" scenes are shot, and Highclere Castle in Berkshire, where most "above stairs" scenes are filmed.

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TECHNOTE
2:48 pm
Fri March 2, 2012

TV Schedules at WKAR.org

Since we relaunched WKAR.org on the new platform in early February, one thing we heard loud and clear from our site visitors was: "Bring back the old TV schedule."

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Ready to Learn
12:54 pm
Mon February 27, 2012

March 18 | Early Childhood Literacy Coalition Event

Storybook characters, performers, authors and storytelling are combined in a way to help kids learn to love reading at a free special event on Sunday, March 18, from 1-4 p.m. The event will take place at Hannah Community Center in East Lansing.

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ABOUT THIS NEW SITE DESIGN
5:53 pm
Thu February 9, 2012

Introducing WKAR.org 2012

Welcome to our  new WKAR website. 

Please take a look around. The transformation from the old to new site will take several days for completion. 

When complete, the new design will offer additional ways to watch, listen to, share and engage with WKAR Public Media from Michigan State University.

Thanks for your support!

Bill Richards
WKAR Online Coordinator

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