StayTuned Update

Updates and notes on WKAR programs and events.

Harper and Midwest Kind on BackStage Pass

Mar 17, 2015

Join award-winning Australian singer/songwriter Peter Harper as he creates a heady mix of original world, blues & roots music, featuring soulful vocals, wailing harmonica and the haunting drone of the didgeridoo.

Absolut Russian | A2SO Live on 90.5 FM

Mar 16, 2015
Radio Fall GiveAway 2016
courtesy / Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra

Sat. March 21 - 8pm 90.5 FM | Live
from the Michigan Theatre, the Ann
Arbor Symphony presents Absolut


Mar 16, 2015
courtesy / Clevis Harrison

Tues. Mar. 17 at 8pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Experience a Southern town’s efforts to address the urgent demand for reform in public schools.

WKAR Named Public TV Station of the Year

Mar 13, 2015
2014 MAB Group
Stacy Hoxsey / WKAR/ComArtSci

For the fourth year in a row, WKAR has been named Public TV Station of the Year – the top honor awarded by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters (MAB) for TV programming.

Kristin Chenoweth: Coming Home

Mar 10, 2015
Portrait: Kristen Chenoweth
Courtesy of Jill Solomon / PBS

Sun. Mar. 15 at 9:30pm on WKAR-HD | Emmy® and Tony® Award-winner and accomplished singer Kristin Chenoweth brings it home — to Broken Arrow, Oklahoma that is — to perform a career-spanning concert. Watch and call or GIVE NOW ONLINE for special offers.

50 Years With Peter, Paul and Mary

Mar 10, 2015
Portrait: Paul, Mary, and Peter
Courtesy of Robert Corwin / PBS

Tues. Mar. 10 at 8pm on WKAR-HD | Celebrate the impact of the trio that provided America’s soundtrack for generations and combined artistry with activism for five decades. Watch and call or GIVE NOW ONLINE for special DVD offers.

Celtic Woman: Emerald

Mar 6, 2015

Sunday, March 8, 8:30pm on WKAR-HD | Celebrate the musical heritage of the Emerald Isles with dazzling performances from this all-female ensemble. Watch and call or GIVE NOW ONLINE for special DVD offers.

FREE – Thursday, Mar. 26, at 7:00 p.m. | Join the conversation about cancer and preview the new film series from Ken Burns | VIEW THE LIVE WEBCAST HERE

FREE – Tuesday, Mar. 17, at 7:00 p.m. | Join students, parents, teachers and local leaders at WKAR on the Michigan State campus for a community forum on bully prevention. | RESERVE SEATS HERE

Wild | Radio Reader

Mar 3, 2015
Book Cover:Wild
Vintage Books

Wild by Cheryl Strayed
Vintage Books (a division of Random House)
Airs beginning Monday, March 9, 2015

Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever

Mar 2, 2015
Courtesy / TJL/MyMusic

Thurs. Mar. 5 at 8pm on WKAR-HD | This concert has many thrilling moments and once-in-a-lifetime reunions! Watch and call or Give Now Online for special thank you gift offers.

portraits of Bagratuni, Votapek
Courtesy - MSU College of Music

Thu. March 5 at  7:30pm on 90.5 | Suren Bagratuni, cello, and Ralph Votapek, piano, perform sonatas by Brahms and Britten. Live from Cook Recital Hall on the campus of Michigan State.

courtesy / Clevis Harrison

FREE – Wednesday, Mar. 11, at 6:30 p.m. | Join your community at the Carnegie Library in Jackson for a screening and discussion of the new documentary.

Justin Hayward: Spirits...Live

Feb 26, 2015
Portrait:Justin Hayward
Courtesy of Twin Cities Public Television / PBS

Thurs. Mar. 5 at 10pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Enjoy a powerful performance from an artist who has played a significant role in rock history at the Atlanta’s Buckhead Theatre. Watch and call or Give Now Online for special thank you gift offers.

Blenko Glass: Behind the Scenes

Feb 26, 2015

Sat. Mar. 7 at 12:30pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Step into the heat and heart of Blenko glassworks to see how the beautiful, all-handmade glassware is created. Watch and call or Give Now Online for special thank you gift offers.