StayTuned Update

Updates and notes on WKAR programs and events.

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

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MSU jazz professor playing instrutments
Courtesy / MSU College of Music

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

MSU Faculty Recital Series
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. 

Start this December with WKAR TV Specials

Nov 30, 2016

Continues Sat. Dec.3- Sun. Dec.4 on WKAR-HD 23.1 | December opens up with special broadcasts this week.

Hamilton's America on Great Performances

Nov 25, 2016
Hamilton's America
Courtesy of Joan Marcus / PBS

Fri. Dec. 2 at 8pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | A look at the creation of "Hamilton" Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical. 

New! Anne of Green Gables

Nov 22, 2016
Courtesy of Breakthrough Entertainment / © 2015 Gables Productions Inc. / PBS

Thu. Nov. 28 at 8pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | A new adaptation of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s classic novel tells the story of Anne Shirley. 

Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise

Nov 14, 2016
Courtesy of AP Photo/Patrick Semansky

Tue. Nov. 22 at 8pm on WKAR-HD 23.1| Henry Louis Gates, Jr. takes a personal journey through the last 50 years of black history.

Courtesy of © The Bob Bonis Archive / / PBS Pressroom

Wed. Nov. 23 at 10pm on WKAR-HD 23.1  | Discover how distribution formats, from the LP to MP3s, have shaped our experience of music.

Tchaikovsky & Friends | A2SO on 90.5 FM

Nov 9, 2016
Courtesy of Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra

Fri. Nov. 11 at 8pm on 90.5 FM | Live from the Michigan Theater the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra presents Tchaikovsky & Friends. 

Election 2016
Courtesy / PBS

Tue. Nov. 8 at 8pm - 2am on WKAR-HD 23.1  | Watch LIVE coverage of election results, co-anchored by managing editors Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff. 

USO - For The Troops | Veterans Special

Nov 2, 2016
Veternans Day 2016
Courtesy of Partisan Pictures / PBS

Mon. Nov. 7 at 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Examine the ways the USO has lifted the spirits of American service personnel for more than 75 years.