on stage accepting the award
courtesy / Michigan NATAS

WKAR's Susi Elkins and Mike Mihalus honored with Michigan Emmy® award for Children's Program.

Close Up of Emmy statue
courtesy / MI-NATAS

7p Sat. Jun. 18 Live from MotorCity Casino Sound Board Theater | WKAR and MSU are nominated for a total of 18 awards. WATCH LIVE HERE


The 38th annual Emmy® nominees have been announced by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences – Michigan, and both WKAR and Michigan State University (MSU) have received nominations.

Group posing with awards
w.r. richards / WKAR-MSU

For the fifth consecutive year, the Michigan Association of Broadcasters has named WKAR as Public TV Station of the Year.  Across WKAR-TV and WKAR-FM 90.5, the stations also earned ten Best in Category awards and six Merit awards at the Broadcast Excellence Awards 2015 ceremony May 3, 2016, in Lansing, Mich.

El Chayo Cervantes receives Reyes media award

Dec 31, 2015
portrait: El Chayo Cervantes
Stacy Hoxsey / WKAR-MSU

WKAR Radio host El Chayo Cervantes has received the Domingo "Nick" Reyes Latina/o Workers Media Award. The award was announced in August 2015 by the Latina/o Workers Leadership Institute at the University of Michigan at Dearborn, and is intended to stimulate news coverage of issues and concerns related to the working Latino class.


WKAR-TV at Michigan State University received two awards from the National Educational Telecommunications Association.


WKAR-FM at Michigan State in East Lansing, MI, was recently named Noncommercial Station of the Year by the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB). The awards were announced October 1 at the 26th annual NAB Marconi Radio Awards Dinner and Show held in Atlanta, Georgia.

WKAR Named Public TV Station of the Year

Mar 13, 2015
2014 MAB Group
Stacy Hoxsey / WKAR/ComArtSci

For the fourth year in a row, WKAR has been named Public TV Station of the Year – the top honor awarded by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters (MAB) for TV programming.

WKAR and Silver Bells Win Emmy Award

Jun 26, 2014
Courtesy / MI-NATAS

WKAR recently took home a regional EMMY Award for outstanding achievement in television, presented by the Michigan Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

WKAR was honored this week with numerous awards from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters (MAB), including the coveted Public TV Station of the Year award, at the annual MAB Broadcast Excellence Awards ceremony on Wednesday, March 13, in Lansing, Mich.

WKAR Receives Michigan Emmy Award Nominations

May 15, 2013

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.