People

  • Host, Current Sports

    Al Martin is the host of Current Sports, the daily sports talk and call-in program from WKAR.  Al is also on the Current State team as a regular sports contributor and plays a key sports reporting and content...

  • Creative Manager
  • WKAR Communications Manager and Online Coordinator
  • Host and Producer

    Brad Walker is your mid-Michigan host of All Things Considered on 90.5 and AM870 WKAR. He is also producer of the WKAR Radio Reading Service.

  • 90.5 Classical Host

    Jody Knol began announcing classical music on 90.5 WKAR while a student at MSU in 1982.

    After receiving his degree in Interdisciplinary Humanities--music, theater and political science--Jody worked as chief announcer for WMUK in...

  • Producer, Current State

    Joe Linstroth is the senior producer of WKAR's Current State.

    Prior to joining WKAR in January 2013, Linstroth was a producer for WBEZ -- Chicago Public Media's long-running global affairs show, Worldview<...

  • News Reporter and Host

    Kevin Lavery is a general assignment news reporter and produces news features and interviews for Current State. He's also an alternate local host on NPR's "Morning Edition."

  • Producer and host of QuizBusters

    Since 1980, Mr. Ottinger has been a television producer, news anchor, movie reviewer, reporter, announcer and interviewer but the on-air role he enjoys most is that of the emcee of "QuizBusters". He is pleased and honored to have been...

  • WKAR Corporate Development

    Looking for fresh ways to reach your customers? WKAR's Melissa Nay will help you connect with mid-Michigan fans and followers of PBS, NPR and award-winning WKAR original programs for and about your community.

    Contact Melissa for...

  • Radio Station Manager

    Peter Whorf is station manager for WKAR Radio. He also oversees the news division of WKAR Radio, and is host of What's New on WKAR.

    Peter Whorf joined WKAR in August...

  • Current State Contributor

    Current State contributor Scott D. Southard is author of A Jane Austen DaydreamMaximilian Standforth and the Case of the Dangerous Dare, My Problem With Doors, and Megan. Scott received his Master's degree...

  • News Reporter and Host

    Scott Pohl is a general assignment news reporter and produces news features and interviews for Current State. He's also an alternate local host on NPR's "Morning Edition."

  • TV Station Manager

    Susi Elkins is station manager for WKAR Television, the PBS affiliate serving mid-Michigan with children's progamming, news, art, drama and how-to; and local productions BackStage Pass, Off the Record and ...

  • Anchor and Producer of Off the Record

    Tim Skubick is anchor and producer of the weekly public TV series "Off the Record." “Off the Record” is seen on Michigan public television stations and has an audience of 100,000 viewers each week.