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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.

Detroit Symphony Orchestra on stage
Courtesy Detroit Symphony Orchestra. / WKAR-MSU

Partnership will bring DSO concerts to capital area listeners, MSU concerts to southeast Michigan

EAST LANSING, Mich. --- Thanks to a new partnership between radio stations WKAR in East Lansing and WRCJ in Detroit, classical music lovers in the capital region will be able to hear Detroit Symphony Orchestra concerts live, and listeners in Detroit will be able to tune in concert performances from Michigan State University's College of Music.

Group portrait on stage
w.r. richards / WKAR-MSU

BackStage Pass, Faces of Flint, Flint news coverage among Best in Category winners

Portrait - Susi Elkins
WKAR-MSU

MARCH 3, 2017, EAST LANSING, Mich. --- Susi Elkins has been named director of Broadcasting and general manager of WKAR Public Media at Michigan State University, effective immediately.

CCrew Season 3
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

The WKAR Public Media original television series Curious Crew may be fun and entertaining for kids interested in science, but through a research effort in collaboration with the MSU College of Communication Arts and Sciences (ComArtSci) the show strives to achieve much more than entertainment.

WKAR and ComArtSci Present STEM Game Crew

Jan 9, 2017
STEM Game Crew website page
STEM GAME Crew / WKAR-MSU

Curious Crew fans can now further explore science and become a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) scientist through the STEM Game Crew website. The new site is a companion to the WKAR original television series Curious Crew and is currently in the beta stages.

New ComArtSci and WKAR Research Encourages STEM Careers

Jan 9, 2017
Curious Crew cast and female host
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

A new research project asks how children can be encouraged to think of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) as possible careers.

A collaboration between WKAR Public Media and the MSU College of Communication Arts and Sciences (ComArtSci), the research explores the impact of a science program designed for elementary and middle-school students on their perceptions of science and a possible career in STEM.

EAST LANSING, Mich. --- On Jan. 16, WKAR Public Media will launch new, free, localized 24/7children’s services – WKAR’s latest initiative to support early learning in the community.

If you receive WKAR-TV over the air via antenna and have lost channels 23.1, 23.2 and 23.3, please rescan for channels on your TV. After a rescan, WKAR TV channels should return.

T-Rex Inspires Flint Residents

Aug 18, 2016
T-Rex
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

Earlier this month, Flint residents experienced T-Rex: Her Fight for Gold in the place where it all began, Flint, Michigan.

Susi Elkins, WKAR television station manager, has been named interim director of broadcasting and general manager of WKAR Public Media at Michigan State University.

Dick Estell reading at WKAR microphone
file / WKAR-MSU

WKAR has learned that Dick Estell, legendary voice of the Radio Reader, has passed away. According to family, Estell died peacefully Friday, May 6, 2016. 

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