Jeanie Croope

TV Host and Communications Manager - Retired

Mid-Michigan viewers know Jeanie Croope as the WKAR host whose smile lights up the TV screen during local broadcast specials and brightens the scene at events throughout our community. In her role as Communications Manager for WKAR, she is also editor of StayTuned, social media author, and much more.

Jeanie Croope has degrees in Theatre and Public Relations from Michigan State University, and has been on the air and in our community with WKAR since 1981.

Jeanie retired from WKAR and MSU in September 2013.

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WKAR Blog
12:54 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

From Jeanie Croope: I’ll be seeing you...

Jeanie Croope

As I wrap up editing this month’s issue of Stay Tuned, I am also saying farewell to many of my friends and associates at WKAR. After more than 32 amazing years here, I am retiring from WKAR and MSU.

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A Talk with Matt Ottinger
2:40 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

QuizBusters Host Reflects on 25 Years

Matt Ottinger

WKAR’s weekly series QuizBusters kicks off its 25th season with a Special Edition airing in prime time on Wednesday, October 2, at 9 and 9:30 p.m. The Special Edition will feature local personalities who play for bragging rights in the academic game show.

On Saturday, October 12, the 25th season of weekly high school competition will begin. Host Matt Ottinger will welcome teams from 64 mid-Michigan high schools who will compete for scholarships to Michigan State University.

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Sunday Sept. 22
10:27 am
Wed September 4, 2013

Free Fun for Families!

Martha, Curious George and Daniel Tiger are coming to town!

WKAR PBS Kids Day | Sunday, Sept. 22, 1-4 p.m. | Capital Area District Library in Downtown Lansing

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Thursday - WKAR Studio F
2:27 pm
Mon August 12, 2013

Be in the Audience for 'Current Sports' TV Premiere

Join host Al Martin and special guest Greg “Special K” Kelser in the WKAR-TV studios as part of the live audience for the new television series Current Sports. | 6:30pm Thursday RESERVE FREE TICKETS HERE

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Lots to Like!
1:35 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

PBS Announces New Programming During Summer Press Tour

The cast of The Bletchley Circle returns for a second season.

Today at the Television Critics Association meeting, PBS announced a new slate of programs to air in the fall of 2013 and beyond. 

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Sunday, August 11, 9 PM
3:36 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

Inside Foyle's War

Michael Kitchen and Honeysuckle Weeks as Foyle and Sam

Sunday, August 11, 9 p.m., WKAR | Watch and call or Give Now for special DVD offers.

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Thursday, Aug. 8, 9 PM
3:23 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

A Farm Story with Jerry Apps

Jerry Apps

Thursday, August 8, 9 p.m., WKAR | Watch and call or Give Now for special DVD offers.

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Tuesday, August 6, 8 PM
3:15 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

Great Performances: Tony Bennett's Duets II

Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga

Tuesday, August 6, 8 p.m. on WKAR | Watch and call or Give Now for special DVD offers.

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Support WKAR
8:46 am
Fri August 2, 2013

Hugh Laurie: Live on the Queen Mary

Hugh Laurie

Saturday, August 3, 4 pm WKAR-TV | Watch and call or Give Now for special DVD offers.

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Support WKAR
8:45 am
Fri August 2, 2013

'60s Girl Grooves

The Supremes

Friday, August 9 at 8 pm WKAR-TV | Watch and call or Give Now for special DVD offers.

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Support WKAR
8:44 am
Fri August 2, 2013

Rick Steves' Travel Skills Special

Rick Steves in London

Wednesday, August 7, 8 pm WKAR-TV | Beautifully filmed on location along his favorite 'Best of Europe' loop, Rick shares his most up-to-date travel tips. Watch and call or Give Now to WKAR-TV

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Support WKAR
8:42 am
Fri August 2, 2013

Andrea Bocelli: Love in Portofino

Andrea Bocelli

Monday, August 5, 8 pm WKAR-TV | Watch and call or Give Now for special DVD offers.

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Sat., Aug. 3, 10 p.m.
11:01 am
Tue July 30, 2013

The Jimmy Dean Show: Country Classics

Jimmy Dean

Sat., Aug. 3, 10 pm, WKAR | Watch and call or Give Now for special DVD offers.

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We Need You!
10:40 am
Wed July 17, 2013

Volunteer at WKAR!

Our August pledge drive is coming up, and you can help make it a success.

August 2-12: WKAR-TV's August Pledge Drive


Answer call-in pledges of support from the WKAR-TV Volunteer Center.
See the schedule and sign up here

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Great Tips!
8:17 am
Mon June 17, 2013

Rick Steves' Travel Skills Special

Rick Steves

8pm Monday, June 15 | WKAR Create | Watch and call or Give Now for special DVD offers.

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A New Look at Eating
9:23 am
Fri June 14, 2013

Eat, Fast & Live Longer with Dr. Michael Mosley

Michael Mosley

Saturday, June 15, Noon | WKAR | Watch and call or Give Now for special DVD offers.

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All Star Cast!
7:47 am
Thu June 13, 2013

Woody Guthrie at 100: Live at Kennedy Center

Woody Guthrie

8pm Tuesday, June 11 | WKAR-TV

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Boomer Nostalgia
3:13 pm
Wed June 12, 2013

Motown: Big Hits and More!

Smokey Robinson

8pm Friday, June 14 | WKAR-TV | Watch and call or Give Now for special DVD offers.

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Great Music
12:44 pm
Wed June 5, 2013

'70s & '80s Soul Rewind

Whoopi Goldberg

 9pm Sunday, June 16 | WKAR-TV Watch and call or Give Now for special DVD offers.

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Comedy Greats!
12:36 pm
Wed June 5, 2013

Ed Sullivan Comedy Special

Ed Sullivan with Rich Little

Saturday, June 15, 5 p.m. | WKAR-TV Watch and call or Give Now for special DVD offers.

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'Glee' Star Performs
12:28 pm
Wed June 5, 2013

Matthew Morrison: Where It All Began

Matthew Morrison

Friday, June 7, 10pm | Saturday, June 8, 3pm | Monday, June 10, 10pm | WKAR-TV | Watch and call or Give Now Online

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Engaging Community Through Film
3:34 pm
Thu May 30, 2013

Community Cinema Guests Engage in 'Love Free or Die' Conversation

WKAR's Beany Tomber with Penny Gardner, Gordon Weller and Judy Karandjeff
Jeanie Croope/WKAR

A nearly full house packed WKAR's auditorium for a Community Cinema preview of Love Free or Die, airing Monday, June 3, at 10 p.m. on WKAR. The event was the last this spring for the popular screening/discussion series at WKAR.

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The Radio Reader
3:46 pm
Thu May 23, 2013

Radio Reader May Update

Dick Estell is reading "The Cove," by Ron Rash through May 21.

"Mile Marker Zero" by WIlliam McKeen will begin May 22.

For more on The Radio Reader, visit Dick Estell's Website.

Engaging Community Through Film
1:19 pm
Wed May 22, 2013

'Wonder Women' Guests Appreciate Community Cinema Events

WKAR's Susi Elkins with panelists Jess Knott and Gary Hoppenstand
Credit w.r. richards/WKAR

Guests at WKAR's April 25 Community Cinema screening of Wonder Women: The Story of America's Superheroines were not only able to see a segment of the film but hear from speakers Gary Hoppenstand and Jess Knott.

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Now through May 30
11:03 am
Tue May 21, 2013

Please Help Us Keep WKAR Radio Pledge Free!

Support Music and News on WKAR Radio

Here at WKAR Radio we are grateful to you and others like you for the pledges received this April.  It’s due to member support that we can bring you the classical music you love and the news programs that keep you informed every day of the week. 

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Teams Compete for MSU Scholarships, Championship
9:49 am
Mon May 20, 2013

QuizBusters Championship Series!

Matt Ottinger
Credit w.r. richards

Wednesday, May 22, 8 p.m.

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Three programs selected!
3:18 pm
Wed May 15, 2013

WKAR Receives Michigan Emmy Award Nominations

Seth and May on BackStage Pass
w.r.richards

WKAR is pleased to announce that three programs produced and one presented by WKAR have been nominated for Michigan Emmy Awards. Nominees for the 35th Michigan Emmys were announced Wednesday, May 15.

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One Step Closer to Finals!
2:13 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

"QuizBusters" Semi-Finals Continue on WKAR

Matt Ottinger
Credit w.r. richards

Youth from mid-Michigan continue their quest for tuition scholarships to Michigan State University in the second week of the QuizBusters semi-finals on Saturday, May 18, at 6 and 6:30 p.m.

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Closing in on the Finals!
1:00 am
Mon May 13, 2013

"QuizBusters" Semi-Finals Continue on WKAR

QuizBusters host Matt Ottinger
Credit w.r. richards

Youth from mid-Michigan continue their quest for tuition scholarships to Michigan State University in the second week of the QuizBusters semi-finals on Saturday, May 18 at 6 and 6:30 p.m.

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WKAR Blog
1:23 pm
Wed May 8, 2013

“Off the Record” Continues Discussion on Legislation to Change No-Fault Insurance Law

On May 3, Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson made headlines on “Off the Record,” taking Michigan’s GOP Speaker of the House, Jase Bolger, to task for his tactics to pass legislation that would change Michigan’s No-Fault Insurance law (House Bill 4612). Patterson opposes the legislation, which would cap the lifetime benefits for catastrophic auto injuries at $1 million.

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