Station News

Reginald Hardwick, Kevin Lavery, Jamie Paisley
Peter Whorf / WKAR-MSU

WKAR, the NPR station for Michigan's Capital region, won seven awards from the Michigan Associated Press Media Editors on Sunday, April 22, 2018 in Lansing.

Changes Ahead for Antenna TV Viewers

Apr 20, 2018
View of the tower from below
Stacy Hoxsey / WKAR-MSU

Plan to rescan to continue receiving free TV. PBS affiliate WKAR will the first area station to move to new frequency under FCC plan.

WKAR NewsTalk now at 105.1FM

Mar 9, 2018
Peter Whorf / WKAR-MSU

Attention newshounds! You can now hear 24/7 radio news from WKAR at our new frequency - 105.1FM.

MAB BEA Awards 2018
WKAR-MSU

EAST LANSING, Mich. --- WKAR was honored to receive the 2017 Michigan Public Television Station of the Year award along with multiple other awards from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters at the Broadcast Excellence Awards ceremony last night.

Jody Knol Returns to 90.5 Classical Next Week

Mar 6, 2018
WKAR-MSU

WKAR listeners can look forward to the return of 90.5 Classical host Jody Knol this month, following a period of bereavement. Jody can once again be heard bringing music that inspires to the capital region, weekday mornings beginning Monday, March 12. See you soon, Jody!

start by believing - volunteer
WKAR-MSU

In February, WKAR Public Media launched WKAR Connects, a new multiplatform community service campaign that strives to connect the community with local resources and services on issues of domestic violence, sexual assault, and much more.

Mon. Feb. 26, 2018: WKAR 94.5 FM goes off the air today. 'Round-the-clock news continues on AM870 and wkar.org. Coming soon – the new WKAR NewsTalk at 105.1 FM.

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.

Curious Crew Returns for Fourth Season

Feb 1, 2018
Group photo
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

Curious Crew returns for its fourth season on Monday, February 5 at 5:30 p.m. on WKAR HD 23.1.

TECHNOTE: Changes ahead for antenna viewers

Jan 31, 2018
illustration / WKAR-MSU

If you are one of the many Michigan capital region viewers who rely on an antenna to watch free, over-the-air television, this information is for you.

The community celebrates the birthday of WKAR Family and the PBS KIDS 24/7 Channel!
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

On Saturday, January 27 nearly 800 children, parents and families celebrated the first birthday of WKAR Family and the PBS KIDS 24/7 channel at PBS KIDS Day at WKAR!

Michigan State of the State 2018

Jan 22, 2018
Governor Snyder at podium
WKAR-MSU

WATCH IT HERE NOW | Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's annual address to the Michigan Legislature and Democratic response.

MSU in Concert Reaches Northern Michigan Listeners

Jan 12, 2018
MSU Faculty Recital
Courtesy / MSU College of Music

The WKAR original classical music series MSU in Concert can now be heard by music lovers in Michigan's northern lower peninsula! The weekly series featuring Michigan State University concert performances now airs Fridays at 6 p.m. on Classical Interlochen Public Radio (IPR).

kids sitting with Playtime Pads
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

More than 1,000 Lansing School District kindergartners now have a PBS KIDS Playtime Pad! The final deliveries were made on Wednesday, December 20 under sunny skies and with hundreds of smiling, excited kindergartners seated on colored carpet squares.

audience near judges
Bobby Taylor / WKAR-MSU

WKAR Studio A was packed door to door for the QuizBusters series finale Grand Championship game!

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