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.

Host, Current State Weekend

Emanuele Berry is the host of Current State Weekend.

Emanuele  joined WKAR in January 2013 from Impact 89FM at Michigan State University, were she hosted a weekly radio magazine.

Emanuele interned at National Public Radio, where...

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 Director

Kevin Lavery has been news director at WKAR since September 2006.

Just prior to coming to WKAR as news director, Lavery was a reporter at KWMU in St. Louis, Missouri, covering local politics, government, and biotechnology issues.

90.5 Classical Host

Mark Schwitzgoebel has been a classical music host at 90.5 WKAR since 1986. He began his broadcasting career in the News Department at WKAR Radio in 1976 after graduating from Michigan State University. Mark's love of classical music was...

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...

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.