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WKAR takes home national awards

Feb 8, 2018
(l-r) Robin Pizzo, WKAR director of education; Susi Elkins, WKAR director of broadcasting and general manager; and Julie Sochay, WKAR content and community engagement manager all honored to accept two awards at the 2017 NETA conference on January 23.
Courtesy / WKAR

WKAR was honored to receive two awards at the 2018 National Education Telecommunications Association (NETA) Conference on January 23 in Washington, DC.

Joshua Davis singing on stage with BSP logo behind him
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

Enjoy the highlights from season 8 of BackStage Pass!  

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Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

The incredible indie folk band, The Accidentals, perform on BackStage Pass! WATCH NOW

The Crane Wives on BackStage Pass | Ep. 808

Oct 30, 2017
band on stage
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

West Michigan indie rock band, The Crane Wives, perform on BackStage Pass! WATCH NOW

band on stage
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

Chicago jazz Lowdown Brass Band gives an electric performance at Lansing JazzFest! WATCH NOW

Bobby Murray on BackStage Pass | Ep. 806

Oct 16, 2017
Bobby Murray with band on stage
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

Legendary guitarist Bobby Murray performs the music of Etta James! WATCH NOW

Nicole New singing in to a microphone
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

Feel the music in your bones as Nicole New performs jazz renditions of songs with Detroit’s Woodward Horns! WATCH NOW

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Courtesy / WKAR-MSU

Enjoy performances from rock band Off the Ledge and female folk trio Stella! WATCH NOW

Danielle Nicole on BackStage Pass | Ep. 803

Sep 26, 2017
Danielle Nicole on stage with lights behind
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

Blues singer and songwriter Danielle Nicole on BackStage Pass! WATCH NOW

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Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MS

Hip-hop artist and Flint native Mama Sol performs Hard to Swallow, Thankful and much more!  WATCH NOW

Joshua Davis on BackStage Pass | Ep. 801

Sep 12, 2017
Joshua Davis photo
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

The singer/songwriter of The Voice performs “Let Me In” and more. | WATCH NOW

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Courtesy / Lansing JazzFest

Friday, Aug. 4 & Saturday, Aug. 5 in Old Town Lansing | Jazz comes to the streets of Old Town, surrounded by art galleries, unique retail stores and grand architecture.   

Joshua Davis photo
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

WKAR-TV is working on an upcoming season of “Backstage Pass” programs. Top musicians perform live before an audience in the WKAR studios for the show.

A few days ago, Joshua Davis was here with his band.


BSPwkar Season 3 artists
Courtesy / WKAR-MSU

Fri. Dec. 23 at 11pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Enjoy holiday classics new and old with BackStage Pass! 

Courtesy / Michigan BluesFest

Look for WKAR's award-winning production crew at the 2016 Michigan BluesFest in Old Town Lansing, September 16 & 17, recording for the next season of BackStage Pass.

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