StayTuned Update

Updates and notes on WKAR programs and events.

A sidewalk and crow in the community of Jackson Heights
Courtesy / WGBH

Fri. Jan. 6 at 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Documentary legend Frederick Wiseman reveals multicultural community of Jackson Heights, Queens.

Sherlock | Episode 2 | Masterpiece

Jan 5, 2017
Sherlock S4 on bridge
Courtesy of Hartswood Films and MASTERPIECE / Masterpiece

Sun. Jan. 9 at 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | In episode two of this new series, Sherlock faces perhaps the most chilling enemy of his long career: the powerful and seemingly unassailable Culverton Smith - a man with a very dark secret indeed.

Secrets of the Sky Tombs | NOVA

Dec 29, 2016
 NOVA - mountains
Courtesy of Liesl Clark / NOVA

Wed. Jan. 4 at 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Unearth secrets buried in the world’s highest tombs, tucked in Himalayan caves.

Sherlock Returns for Season 4

Dec 27, 2016
Sherlock Holmes cast in front of fireplace
Courtesy of Todd Antony/Hartswood Films 2016 for MASTERPIECE / Masterpiece

Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman reprise their iconic roles as Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson in the hit drama | WATCH NOW

Silver Bells ribbon and tree 2016
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

Celebrate the holidays with a variety of TV and radio specials. 

Call the Midwife Holiday Special 2016

Dec 19, 2016
Call the Midwife cast shot
Courtesy / Neal Street Productions & OOA © Photos by Coco Van Oppens

Sun. Dec. 25 at 7:30pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Follow the Nonnatus House family to South Africa, where they try to save a clinic in jeopardy.

BSPwkar Season 3 artists
Courtesy / WKAR-MSU

Fri. Dec. 23 at 11pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Enjoy holiday classics new and old with BackStage Pass! 

Shakespeare Live! From the RSC

Dec 19, 2016
Shaespeare Live 2016: crowd scene
Courtesy of Helen Maybanks © RSC / PBS

Fri. Dec. 23 at 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | On the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, GREAT PERFORMANCES presents the RSC’s star-studded gala.

Here at WKAR, we're excited to announce some changes coming to 90.5 FM -- changes aimed at bringing you more of what you have asked for: More news and more classical music!

Radio Highlights

Dec 8, 2016
90.5 Classical Cover Photo
Courtesy / WKAR-MSU

For the weekend radio schedule please visit wkar.org/schedule.  

MSU jazz professor playing instrutments
Courtesy / MSU College of Music

Sat. Dec. 17 at 8pm on 90.5 FM | LIVE from the Fairchild Theatre! 

Opera singer with orchestra behind
Courtesy / MSU College of Music

Sat. Dec. 10 at 8pm on 90.5 FM WKAR Radio | MSU Faculty Recital Series presents Handel's Messiah LIVE from Wharton Center.

The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses

Dec 7, 2016
Courtesy of Robert Viglasky © 2015 Carnival Film & Television Ltd / PBS

Sun. Dec. 18 at 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | The Wars of the Roses part II continues the epic saga with more lavish film adaptations of Shakespeare’s history plays. From Great Performances.

Courtesy of National Archives

Tue. Dec. 6 at 8pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Explore what happened to the USS Oklahoma on December 7, 1941, as the ship foundered and capsized.

WKAR PBS Kids channel to launch in January!

Nov 30, 2016

WKAR will launch a new, free 24/7 children's channel on January 16. 

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