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WKAR is not only an asset to the mid-Michigan broadcast community, we are also a strong advocate for our local non-profit community partners. This year I had the privilege of co-chairing the annual Tee It Up for KIDS golf outing for Child & Family Charities.

Summer is upon us, FINALLY! Rejoice!

With the warmer weather and vacation season comes open inventory on the WKAR network of stations. For a very limited time, we are doing a special 50% off our rate card rates for anybody that signs up to sponsor our TV and Radio programming between 6/1/15 thru 8/31/15. BUT you need to hurry because this offer is only valid thru June 15th at 5:00 PM. Complete details and rates are located at the link below.

Give Us A Shout Out!

May 27, 2015

WKAR would not be where it is today without the generous contributions from our corporate supporters. Below are a few testimonials from businesses in the mid-Michigan area:

This month I participated in the the annual Women's Build for the Habitat for Humanity of Lansing. This event gives area women the opportunity to give back and make a difference by lending their hands at building a house.

'The Homestretch' Was Thought Provoking

Apr 14, 2015
Panel Homestretch
Amanda Pinckney / MSU/WKAR

WKAR Community Cinema, presented by the Independent Television Service (ITVS), Independent Lens, and WKAR, offered an advance screening of The Homestretch, a film by Anne de Mare and Kirsten Kelly.

WKAR is excited to announce the upcoming second season of Forte, a WKAR original program about the practice, determination and preparation involved for high school band and orchestras going to the MSBOA competitions across the state.

In season two, WKAR will offer ten 30 minute episodes filmed at the following schools: East Lansing, Grand Ledge, Chelsea, Anchor Bay, Ann Arbor Huron, Jackson High School, Jackson Northwest, Manchester & Morrice. This program will be offered online for 24/7 viewing as well as to all Michigan PBS stations for airing on their station.

Bully Prevention Project Draws Diverse Audience

Mar 20, 2015
BullyProject-Panel
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR

During the month of March WKAR held a community forum to address bullying behaviors, current policy and law, and the positive impact of student empowerment and community engagement.

Did you know that 8 out of 10 90.5 FM listeners have a bachelor's degree or higher?

Did you know that the median household income of  90.5 FM listeners is $83,700?

Did you know that 80% of 90.5 FM listeners own their homes at an average value of $285,521?

'American Denial' Explored Race in America

Feb 25, 2015
American Denial Panel
Amanda Pinckney / PBS

Despite the below freezing temperatures, WKAR Community Cinema returned in February with a screening and conversation featuring American Denial, a new documentary that sheds a unique light on the unconscious political and moral world of modern Americans.

'A Path Appears' Provides Eye-Opening Dialog

Jan 26, 2015
Audience members
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

WKAR Community Cinema returned in January with an informative screening and conversation featuring A Path Appears.

guests in period constume posing with cardboard cutouts
w.r. richards / WKAR-MSU

Check out these photos from the WKAR Special Preview Screening of Downton Abbey Season 5.  Tag and share!

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There will be THREE showings at WKAR Studio A on Saturday, Dec. 13 - Showtimes at 2pm, 4pm, 7pm.

Thanks for Giving!

Nov 27, 2014

WKAR extends our warmest wishes to you and your family for a wonderful Thanksgiving.

This is the time of year we all give extra thanks to those that have made a difference in our community, and we'd like to say, "Thank You!"

We know that the entire mid-Michigan community benefits from your support, and so many are grateful to have WKAR to turn to as a trusted place for quality programming that can inspire, enlighten, entertain and expand horizons.

You make public media from WKAR possible.

Panelists at desk
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

Did you know that Michigan is one of only nine states that automatically prosecute 17-year-olds as adults? Or that Michigan can prosecute, convict and sentence a youth of any age as an adult?

Thanks for Giving!

Nov 2, 2014

Thanks for Giving! November brings our national Thanksgiving holiday, and a perfect opportunity to give thanks to those who have made a difference in our community. 

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