Blog posts from WKAR hosts, producers and the WKAR community

Don't forget to "spring forward" and set your clock an hour ahead when you go to bed on Saturday night. Daylight savings time begins on March 11.

Wake up to news (or classical music if you are an early Sunday riser!) on WKAR Radio, and let the kids enjoy WKAR-TV's children's line-up!

And don't forget -- WKAR Radio and TV are there for you, no matter what time you watch or listen!

Pledge Madness Update!

Mar 6, 2012

As of Tuesday, March 6, at 10:45 a.m., WKAR-TV's Pledge Madness total is 50,979!

Thanks to those who have called or made an online gift! If you haven't -- there's no better time right HERE!

Tonight on WKAR, we have "TransSiberian Orchestra: The Birth of Rock" (8 p.m.), "Tony Bennett: Duets 2" (9:00)!

Curious George Dance Contest!

Mar 6, 2012

Calling all parents! Does your child love Curious George? Do they love to dance? Have them show off their best monkey moves and exercise their creativity in the first‐ever Curious George Dance Contest!

Here is an update for Internet Radio listeners.

As of Thu., 2/23/12, all WKAR Radio Online streams are listed with

If you are not currently finding WKAR streams on your receiver, try these steps:

William J. Clinton Presidential Library

You may have noticed that is going through a redesign! Our new design will offer additional ways to watch, listen, share and engage with WKAR Public Media.

The site will continue to grow and evolve throughout 2012. We look forward to your feedback!

A few event and programming notes --

Join our Twitter chats, Thursday nights at 10 p.m. during "BackStage Pass" and tweet your take on the show! This week, The Lash brings their Celtic rock to the stage. Use the hashtag #BSPwkar (and don't forget our BackStage Pass Facebook page!).

WKAR Radio is covering the action leading up to Super Tuesday. Be sure to check out reports on school bond and the presidential candidates on the stump in their reports. If you miss hearing them on "Morning Edition" or "All Things Considered," you can find them at!

A few program highlights this week --

Tuesday: "American Experience: Clinton" In the tradition of the "American Experience" presidential profiles, this two-part look at Bill Clinton's life and presidency concludes tonight (Tuesday) at 8 p.m.

Wednesday — "Nature" goes under the sea with a three-hour mini-series "Ocean Giants" airing back-to-back starting at 8. Check out the unique and visually stunning world of whales and dolphins.

Friday: "Great Performances" offers the 2010 Tony-Award-winning musical "Memphis" at 9 p.m.

Sunday: "Masterpiece Classic" begins a series of Charles Dickens' classics with "The Old Curiosity Shop" starring Derek Jacobi and Sophie Vavasseur, with Zoe Wanamaker and Gina McKee.  9 p.m.

Jeanie Croope / Editor

Jeanie Croope / WKAR

Join us in our upcoming Pledge Madness, March 3-18 on WKAR-TV, by being a telephone volunteer.

We're recruiting volunteers to answer phones during this event. If you are interested in volunteering, please give WKAR Membership a call at (517) 432-3120, ext. 374 or email

We need phone operators evenings and weekends from Saturday, March 3 through Sunday, March 18. Let us hear from you!

Welcome to our  new WKAR website. 

Please take a look around. The transformation from the old to new site will take several days for completion. 

When complete, the new design will offer additional ways to watch, listen to, share and engage with WKAR Public Media from Michigan State University.

Thanks for your support!

Bill Richards
WKAR Online Coordinator

WKAR Radio and Television are collecting food items for Greater Lansing Food Bank through December 15.