Station News

Kindergartners holding their PSB Kids Playtime Pad at school
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

A new, fun, engaging way for kindergartens to learn math and for researchers to explore how students learn launched this week in the Lansing School District.

On Monday, Nov. 13, kindergartners at Lansing's Kendon Elementary School each received a PBS KIDS Playtime Pad loaded with educational games.

Download the New WKAR Mobile App!

Nov 17, 2017
phone screen shot of apps
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

Watch and listen anytime, anywhere!

Truscott, Rossman, Elkins, David with award in front of OTR set.
Ken Merley / WKAR-MSU

Truscott Rossman was recently recognized by WKAR and Michigan State University for its long-time, continuous philanthropic support of MSU.

The NPR show and podcast "It's Been A Minute with Sam Sanders" will debut the weekend of October 7 on WKAR. Digital News Director talked with host Sam Sanders about the program. 


New shows include Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!, This American Life, Hidden Brain, It's Been a Minute

Watroba to Host New Folk Music Radio Show

Sep 21, 2017
portrait: Matt Watroba
Courtesy / Matt Watroba

Matt Watroba and WKAR bring locally hosted folk, blues and bluegrass to Capital Region listeners. Sundays at 6pm beginning Oct. 1 on 90.5 FM

WKAR Receives $250K From MSUFCU

Sep 14, 2017
Clifford on the red cedar river bridge holding I heart WKAR button
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR/MSU

Gift from Michigan State University Federal Credit Union to support WKAR Family, MSU student experiences. "This is a transformative gift for WKAR," says Susi Elkins.

performer on stage
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

BackStage Pass returns to TV in the capital region on Saturday, September 16 at 10 p.m. on local PBS station WKAR.

Portrait: Karel Vega
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

You've heard him as weekend host and WKAR news reporter since he first joined WKAR in January. 

Celebrate 95 with TOP 95 Countdown!

Jul 10, 2017
WKAR Top 95 Countdown
Courtesy / WKAR-MSU

WKAR and Michigan State University entered the era of radio broadcasting on August 18, 1922! Join us this August as we celebrate 95 years making a difference in your capital region. 

Portrait: Matt Ottinger
w.r. richards / WKAR-MSU

Celebrating mid-Michigan’s long running high school game show with season full of surprises.

TECHNOTE: HD radio service discontinued

Jun 30, 2017

WKAR radio’s HD service has been discontinued as of June 30, 2017.

Rob and Tim with emmys
Courtesy / Mi-NATAS

WKAR Public Media staff, associates, and their colleagues in the School of Journalism at Michigan State University were honored with five wins at the 2017 Regional Emmy® Awards on Saturday, June 10, at the MotorCity Casino in Detroit.

QB 2017 Champions
Amand Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

EAST LANSING, MI; June 2, 2017 -- In a QuizBusters championship series of games seen on WKAR TV over the weekend [Saturday, 5/27/17], the Okemos Chieftains defeated the Lansing Homeschoolers Chargers to take home the title of QuizBusters Grand Champion for 2017.  

Parents and kids in lobby
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

More than 240 aspiring scientists visited the MSU campus on Saturday to audition for season four of Curious Crew, the WKAR original series exploring science, technology, engineering and math.

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