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What's new at WKAR, mid-Michigan's source for PBS, NPR, and award-winning original shows for television, radio, and online.

Celebrate 95 with TOP 95 Countdown!

Jul 10, 2017
WKAR Top 95 Countdown
Courtesy / WKAR-MSU

WKAR and Michigan State University entered the era of radio broadcasting on August 18, 1922! Join us this August as we celebrate 95 years making a difference in your capital region. 

Portrait: Matt Ottinger
w.r. richards / WKAR-MSU

Celebrating mid-Michigan’s long running high school game show with season full of surprises.

And the 2017 TV GiveAway Winner is...

Jun 23, 2017
Amanda Pinckney/WKAR-MSU

WKAR Evergreen Partner Julie Pierce is the happy winner of an Epiphone PR-150 acoustic guitar signed by blues guitar great Joe Bonamassa.

Julie is a longtime WKAR donor and has plans to begin taking guitar lessons soon. The TV GiveAway was part of a recent fundraising campaign that raised over $60,000 in support of quality television for mid-Michigan.


The WKAR News staff won several awards from the Michigan Associated Press Media Editors. 

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.