StayTuned Update

Updates and notes on WKAR programs and events.

Mormon Tabernacle Choir performing
Courtesy of Ed Thompson / PBS

Fri., Dec. 15 at 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Celebrate the holidays with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and world-renowned tenor, Rolando Villazon. 

Mary and Paul sitting at kitchen table, sharing favorite recipes for Christmas
Courtesy of LOVE PRODUCTIONS 2014 / PBS

Fri., Dec. 8 at 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Join judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood for a masterclass that showcases festive favorites.

Handel's Messiah
Courtesy / MSU College of Music

Sat. Dec. 22 at 2pm on 90.5 FM WKAR Radio | MSU Faculty Recital Series presents Handel's Messiah LIVE from Wharton Center!

Berlinksy playing violin
Courtesy / MSU College of Music

Tue., Nov. 28 at 7:30pm on 90.5 FM | The MSU College of Music is proud to present faculty artist Dmitri Berlinsky, violin, for an evening filled with French and Belgian masterpieces. Live from Fairchild Theatre on the campus of Michigan State University.

Musical group, The Beatles, poses for a picture in Washington DC
Courtesy of © Apple Corps Ltd. / PBS

Mon., Nov. 27, 8pm WKAR-HD 23.1 | The remarkable story of how The Beatles became a global phenomenon. Directed by Oscar-winner Ron Howard.

Girl smiling and holding her head
Courtesy of Breakthrough / PBS

Thu., Nov. 23 at 8pm WKAR-HD 23.1 | Join the free-spirited teenaged Anne as she faces complex issues with friends, adults and Gilbert.

NY Philharmonic Live from Ann Arbor

Nov 17, 2017
Auditorium concert of NY Philharmonic
Courtesy / U of M

Sun., Nov. 19 2-5pm | A live broadcast of the New York Philharmonic with the UMS Choral Union and Michigan State University Children’s Choir from Ann Arbor’s Hill Auditorium.

David Letterman | Mark Twain Prize

Nov 10, 2017
David Letterman, broadcaster, speaking at an event
Courtesy of Scott Schuman / PBS

Mon., Nov. 20 at 8pm WKAR-HD 23.1 | Celebrate the work of beloved broadcaster David Letterman, the 20th recipient of The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

Beyond a Year in Space | Space

Nov 10, 2017
Man speaks about International Space Station at an event
Courtesy of NASA / PBS

Wed., Nov. 15 at 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Meet next generation of astronauts training to leave Earth’s orbit and travel into deep space.

Almost Sunrise | POV

Nov 10, 2017
Two men hiking on a road.
Courtesy of POV / PBS

Mon., Nov. 13 at 10pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Follow two veterans on a 2,700-mile trek on foot across America.

Niblock and friends sitting around a microphone
Jody Knol / WKAR-MSU

Wed., Nov. 1 at 8pm on 90.5 FM or LISTEN HERE NOW | Dr. James Niblock, composer, chairman and professor emeritus of the then MSU Department of Music, turns 100 on November 1!

man with a shovel
Courtesy / World Channel

WKAR filmmaker John J. Valadez searches for the remains of a legendary outlaw and reveals a painful and long ignored historical trauma: the lynching of Mexican Americans in the west.

Debut: Folk with Matt Watroba

Oct 1, 2017
portrait: Matt Watroba
Courtesy / Matt Watroba

On the debut broadcast of Folk with Matt Watroba, Matt brings us Michigan favorites Joel Mabus, Kitty Donohoe, Mustard's Retreat, Sally Rogers, and the Springtails; plus Memphis Slim and Willie Dixon, Doc Watson, Pete Seeger, and much more.

QuizBusters Is Back For Final Season!

Sep 27, 2017
Portrait: Matt Ottinger
w.r. richards / WKAR-MSU

Saturdays at 6:00pm and 6:30pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | The 29th and FINAL season of QuizBusters begins October 7! 

black and white helicopter
Courtesy of Rene Burri/Magnum Photos / PBS

Tuesdays at 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | The landmark documentary film series directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick returns for weekly viewing. WATCH NOW

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