Station News

Join WKAR at MSU Science Festival

Mar 30, 2014

April 1-6 on the Michigan State campus. It's a free festival for lifelong learners of all ages!

WKAR was honored this week with numerous awards from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters (MAB), including the coveted Public TV Station of the Year award, at the annual MAB Broadcast Excellence Awards ceremony on Wednesday, March 13, in Lansing, Mich.

Eight speakers — educators, creative thinkers, students and adventurers — present their ideas worth spreading as they explore education and creativity in its myriad forms: from texting to canine therapy to the testing of physical limits.

Mar. 27 | Community Cinema: Medora

Mar 13, 2014

FREE -- Thursday, Mar. 27, at 7 p.m. | See a short preview of the upcoming Independent Lens documentary and learn more from a community panel. | RESERVE SEATS HERE

At the MAB Broadcast Excellence Awards in Lansing on Wednesday night, WKAR-TV took home the Public TV Station of the Year award, WKAR-TV and WKAR-FM combined earned nine Broadcast Excellence awards, and WKAR Technical Services Manager Gary Blievernicht was honored with the Carl E. Lee Broadcast Engineering Excellence Award.

UPDATE: Fri. Feb. 14, 8:47am | WKAR-AM is back on the air at full power. 

Feb. 13 | Community Cinema: Las Marthas

Jan 30, 2014

FREE -- Thursday, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m. | See a short preview of the upcoming Independent Lens documentary and connect with your community on the importance of carrying on cultural traditions. | RESERVE SEATS HERE

Monday, Jan. 27 at 3pm - MSU Campus |  A Great Michigan Read conversation about memoir writing, with Annie's Ghosts author Steve Luxenberg.

Activists demonstrating
Lauren Asmus

FREE – Thursday, Jan. 23, at 7 p.m. | See a short preview of the upcoming Independent Lens documentary and discuss the issues with a community panel. | RESERVE SEATS

90.5 - Listen Local on Saturdays

Jan 1, 2014

90.5 becomes VERY local on Saturdays beginning this month. We've added some brand new programs to complement other recent local additions, making it a day that is all about your community.

UPDATE Saturday 5:55pm: With Saturday's warmer temperatures clearing ice from the broadcast antenna, 90.5 FM returned to full power at about 5:30pm.

MONDAY 10:30am: 90.5 FM WKAR is operating at reduced power (approximately 32%) due to icing on the antenna.  Over-the-air reception may be poor for some listeners. Online listening will not be affected.

UPDATE: (Tue. Dec. 24 2:50pm): Playlists for 90.5 WKAR are now available from links within the 90.5 WKAR Schedule, and also at the new page for Classical on 90.5

UPDATE: (Tue. Dec. 24 8:50am): The team at NPR Digital Services resolved issues in the system Monday evening, and the WKAR team is working now on getting the correct schedule and playlist information into place.

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Susi Elkins on stage with Downton Abbey on screen behind
WKAR

Despite the cold and snow of mid-December, hundreds of Downton Abbey fans from across mid-Michigan turned out for a sneak peek of the new season of the hit show from PBS Masterpiece and WKAR.

DOWNTON ABBEY Special Preview Screening!

Nov 23, 2013

Dec. 12 - Michigan Theatre - Jackson | Dec. 14 - Sun Theatre Williamston

WATCH NOW HERE | Millions of lights, thousands of people and a holiday parade with one very special guest.

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