StayTuned Update

Updates and notes on WKAR programs and events.

'Grantchester' on Masterpiece

Jan 14, 2015
Courtesy of Des Willie/Lovely Day Productions & ITV for MASTERPIECE / PBS/Masterpiece

Sun. Jan. 18 - 10pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | “As a priest, isn’t everything our business?” asks Reverend Sidney Chambers as he
 gets to the bottom of another baffling murder around the placid village of Grantchester. 

Courtesy of Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera / PBS

Fri. Jan. 16 - 9pm on WKAR-HD  23.1 | The Season 9 premiere features "Le Nozze di Figaro," Mozart's 1786 comic masterpiece, which brings to life the upstairs-downstairs romantic complexities at an 18th-century manor house.

Evolution of a Criminal | Independent Lens

Jan 8, 2015

17 years after serving his sentence for robbing a Bank of America, see Darius Clark Monroe return home to face those affected by his crime. WATCH IT NOW at

Jan. 22 | Community Cinema: A Path Appears

Jan 8, 2015
Two women

FREE – Thursday, Jan. 22, at 7 p.m. | The new documentary investigates young women forced into a life of prostitution and the innovative programs that have evolved to achieve remarkable results in empowering their lives. Preview the film and join the conversation. | RESERVE SEATS HERE


Fri. Jan. 9 at 2pm and Sat. Jan. 10 at noon on 90.5 FM | Celebrated film composer John Lunn talks  about his life and career, composing for Downton Abbey, the Edwardian era, and some of his favorite music from that period.

Gray Mountain | Radio Reader

Jan 3, 2015
Book Cover: Gray Mountain
Doubleday, N.Y. 2014

Gray Mountain by John Grisham
Doubleday, N.Y. 2014
Airs beginning January 15, 2015 (approx.)

Branson and Lady Mary standing together outside
Courtesy of (C) Nick Briggs/Carnival Film & Television Limited 2014 for MASTERPIECE

See why old attitudes start to change and Robert is snubbed by the village. WATCH NOW AT

WKAR presents Gubernatorial Inauguration, OTR look ahead, conversation with Gov. and First Lady Snyder, Michigan State of the State, State of the Union

Group Photo Rainbow Room
Courtesy of ©Marc Bryan-Brown / PBS

Wed. Dec. 31 - 10pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Ring in the New Year with a celebration that recalls the heyday of glamorous New York nightclubs with entertainer Michael Feinstein.

Lincoln Center Gershwin Celebration
Courtesy of PBS / PBS

Wed. Dec. 31 - 8pm on WKAR-HD | Join Dianne Reeves and Norm Lewis for a swank evening of Gershwin standards and classics.

The National Christmas Tree Lighting 2014

Dec 22, 2014
NCTL: Tree & Lights
Paul Morigi for the National Park Foundation, 2014 National Christmas Tree Lighting / WETA

Wed. Dec. 24 - 9pm on WKAR World | The ceremonial lighting of the National Christmas Tree signals the start of the holiday season across the country. A lineup of great musical guests adds to the celebration. 

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Thur. Dec. 25 - 10pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | A holiday concert with the Flint Symphony Orchestra, Flint Festival Chorus, Flint Jubilee Chorale and Flint Festival Youth Chorus.

Portrait: Bing Crosby
Courtesy of Courtesy of Bing Crosby Enterprises / WNET

Fri. Dec. 26 - 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Discover the life and legend of the entertainer through never-before-seen footage and interviews.

Call the Midwife Holiday Special

Dec 19, 2014
Christmas Group Picture
Courtesy of Laurence Cendrowicz/© Neal Street Productions / PBS

Thur. Dec. 25 - 8pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | WKAR is celebrating the holiday season with a variety of programs, including a special holiday episode of the critically acclaimed British drama Call the Midwife