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With your gift to WKAR here, our thank-you puts you in the audience for Experience the Beatles with RAIN and a meet-and-greet opportunity. 8p Friday March 29 at Wharton Center - Cobb Great Hall | Give Now, Get Tickets Here

Peter Whorf

Tune to Current State every day next week as Scott Pohl and Peter Whorf report from the North American International Auto Show at Cobo Hall in Detroit.  We'll also take you on a tour of classic cars at Lansing's own RE Olds Museum of Transportation.  

Radio Reader - January Update

Jan 17, 2013

Continuing through January 30 is Defending Jacob, a novel by William Landay.

Beginning January 31 is Life Itself: A Memoir, by film critic Roger Ebert.

7pm Wednesday on WKAR-TV, 90.5 FM and at WKAR.org
 Watch Live | Listen Live

Jan 16: Work has been completed. All services are back and at full power.

Jan 15.: Over-the-air reception of WKAR TV and 90.5 FM may be poor during occasional brief periods this week while essential maintenance is performed on the station's broadcast tower. HD radio will be unavailable during these periods. Cable and online service will not be affected for most viewers and listeners.

Soul Food Junkies Fascinates Guests

Jan 11, 2013
Amber Taylor

An enthusiastic group of 70 guests gathered at WKAR on January 10 to see a preview from the Independent Lens documentary "Soul Food Junkies" and learn more about the cultural legacy and health-related issues connected to this culinary tradition.

Premieres Monday, January 14 - Three chances to catch the hour-long show each weekday: at 9 a.m. on 90.5 WKAR, noon on AM/870, and again at 6 p.m. on 90.5.

With your gift to WKAR here, our thank-you puts you in the audience for BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL. 7:30p Tuesday Jan. 15 at Wharton Center - Cobb Hall | Give Now, Get Tickets Here

Arie Lipsky photo
Courtesy photo / Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra

Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra Music Director Arie Lipsky joins WKAR radio station manager Peter Whorf to preview the A2SO's January 19th Mozart Birthday Bash.  Tune in for music and Mozart merriment, Tuesday, January 15th at noon on 90.5 Classical.

w.r. richards / WKAR-MSU

Celebrate the holidays with these TV and Radio specials. Welcome home for the holidays with WKAR!

Food Bank Results! Thank you!

Dec 19, 2012

WKAR's drive for the Greater Lansing Food Bank brought in a grand total of 880 pounds, which was picked up and weighed on December 19.The total packed three filled-to-the-brim laundry carts.

A large amount of this food came from the drop-off point at the MSU Library. Thanks to Ruth Ann Jones, Holly Flynn and student Adam for collecting it and then bringing it over here to add to the grand total. This is our second year partnering with the library and their collection really makes a difference.

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: PBS and MASTERPIECE bring you a Downton Abbey Q&A with the cast and producers.

New Classical Radio Programs Debut in December

Nov 30, 2012

Brand New on 90.5 WKAR!  MSU Faculty Recital Series premieres Wednesday, December 5, at 7:30 p.m. What’s New on WKAR, premieres Friday, December 7, at 2 p.m.

My Community. My WKAR. Your Voice.

Nov 30, 2012

Our WKAR news team will come to your place of business, a park, school, shopping area or another area site to record the sounds of your world and you!

WKAR Baking Special with Sweetie-licious!

Nov 26, 2012
Jeanie Croope/WKAR

If you are anticipating the season of baking that’s just around the corner, get a few tips and recipes from Linda Hundt, best known as “Sweetie-licious.” The local entrepreneur and owner of Sweetie-licious Bakery Café in DeWitt will share her baking secrets in a new WKAR-TV special, Sweetie-licious: A Taste of the Season.

Home For the Holidays!

The program is part of WKAR’s “Home for the Holidays” array of specials airing in December on the public television station.

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