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Ticket Opportunity!
7:00 am
Sat January 26, 2013

Susi's Station Notes: Lots of Tickets!

Credit Cylia von Tedermann

Every so often, Cathy Zell, our Development Director, arrives and shares the news that we have a special ticket offer, courtesy of our friends at Wharton Center with whom we have a terrific partnership.

This week, we have a special offer. The first is tickets to the performance of Rain at Wharton Center.  This well-known group performs Beatles songs with the costumes, make up and spot-on voices of the Fab Four.

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Support WKAR
11:54 am
Wed December 5, 2012

Experience the Joy of Giving

There are many joyful benefits to making a year-end gift to WKAR.

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Heartwarming Stories!
11:08 am
Wed December 5, 2012

Nature: Animal Odd Couples

8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5 on WKAR-TV. Watch and call or Give Now Online for special thank you gift offers.

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Support WKAR
7:56 am
Mon December 3, 2012

Blenko, Barbra, Andy, Doo Wop, Downton

Blenko Glass

More specials this week! Please watch and call with your pledge in the days ahead, or Give Now Online.

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Home for the Holidays!
2:52 pm
Fri November 30, 2012

Happy Holidays! Best of the Andy Williams Christmas Shows

Andy Williams and his family

Saturday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 9, at 4 p.m. on WKAR-TV.

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Boomer Nostalgia!
2:44 pm
Fri November 30, 2012

'60s Rock, Pop & Soul

Davy Jones

Monday, Dec. 10, 8 p.m., on WKAR-TV

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Welcome home for the Holidays
8:21 am
Fri November 30, 2012

Ed Slott, Sweetie-licious, Blenko Glass, Celtic Woman, Doo Wop

Blenko Glass

Your favorites and more special TV shows are in store for you from WKAR over the next few days -- and each has great thank you gifts when you watch and call or Give Now to WKAR.

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Memory Lane!
5:49 pm
Thu November 29, 2012

Doo Wop Discoveries

The Chiffons

Monday, December 3,  at 8 p.m. on WKAR-TV | Friday, December 7, at 8 p.m. on WKAR World

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Planning Ahead
5:49 pm
Thu November 29, 2012

Ed Slott's Retirement Rescue

Ed Slott

8pm Friday, Nov. 30 WKAR-TV | 3pm Tuesday, Dec. 4 WKAR World | 8pm Thursday, Dec. 6 WKAR Create

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Get Tickets as Our Thank You!
5:48 pm
Thu November 29, 2012

Celtic Woman: A Christmas Celebration

Celtic Woman

Sunday, Dec. 2, 3 p.m., on WKAR-TV.

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Support WKAR
9:55 am
Tue November 27, 2012

#GivingTuesday and WKAR

Celebrate #GivingTuesday by making a donation to WKAR.

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Home for the Holidays!
3:26 pm
Mon November 26, 2012

WKAR Baking Special with Sweetie-licious!

Susi Elkins and Linda Hundt in the kitchen!
Jeanie Croope/WKAR

If you are anticipating the season of baking that’s just around the corner, get a few tips and recipes from Linda Hundt, best known as “Sweetie-licious.” The local entrepreneur and owner of Sweetie-licious Bakery Café in DeWitt will share her baking secrets in a new WKAR-TV special, Sweetie-licious: A Taste of the Season.

Home For the Holidays!

The program is part of WKAR’s “Home for the Holidays” array of specials airing in December on the public television station.

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On 23.2 | 288 | 904
11:00 am
Sat November 24, 2012

Specials on WKAR World

WKAR World 23.2 Comcast 288 & 904

TV Specials this weekend on WKAR World feature health and fitness, music and more.

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On 23.3 | 287 | 903
10:47 am
Sat November 24, 2012

Specials on WKAR Create

WKAR Create 23.3 Comcast 287 & 903

TV specials on WKAR Create this weekend feature Rick Steves, Wayne Dyer and more.

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Step behind the scenes!
5:28 pm
Mon November 19, 2012

The Making of War Horse

Sunday, November 25, at 10:30 p.m.

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5:23 pm
Mon November 19, 2012

Downton Abbey Revisited

The Downton Abbey cast.
Credit WGBH

Sunday, November 25, at 9 p.m. on WKAR-TV.

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New Special with Favorite Stars!
5:10 pm
Mon November 19, 2012

Doo Wop Discoveries

Frankie Lymon

Saturday at 7 p.m. on WKAR-TV | Sunday at 9 p.m. on WKAR World

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Five Reasons to Watch
2:41 pm
Mon November 19, 2012

Doo Wop, Downton, War Horse, Create, World

The Chiffons on Doo Wop Discoveries

There are five special reasons to watch WKAR this weekend!

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Support Your Favorites
11:01 am
Fri November 9, 2012

Show Your Luv for Britcoms

Saturday Britcoms on WKAR include the popular 'As Time Goes By'
BBC

Britcom fans -- please join us for a special evening on WKAR, Saturday, November 10!

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WKAR Blog
2:30 pm
Sun October 28, 2012

Ready To Learn Receives GM Grant

Bill Reed and Greg Pratt present WKAR's Deb Dunham with a $5,000 check.

WKAR’s Ready To Learn Service was presented with a $5,000 grant from the General Motors Foundation with the help of GM Lansing Plants.

The gift was accepted by Deb Dunham of WKAR from Greg Pratt, assistant plant manager and Bill Reed, UAW Local 602 president at General Motors’ Delta Township Assembly Plant.

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Thanks for Giving!
1:27 pm
Mon October 15, 2012

WKAR Radio Campaign Exceeds Goal!

WKAR Radio volunteers in action! Thanks!

WKAR Radio wrapped up its fall membership campaign with a grand total of $139,527, surpassing the pledge goal of $110,000 by nearly $30,000.

The total reflects gifts of 1,065 individuals, with 80 percent of the gifts being new members or those who had returned after more than 13 months since their membership inspired.

Challenge Grants Make a Difference!

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3:54 pm
Thu August 23, 2012

Membership Update from Barb Beers

Barbara Beers

Thanks to those of you who have already given to WKAR-TV's August membership campaign. We are moving toward our goal of $95,000 with almost $43,000 pledged as of Friday morning. This is a little less than half of our way to the total we'd like to reach by Sunday, and we're about two-thirds of the way through the campaign.

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WKAR Blog
3:17 pm
Mon August 20, 2012

Specials Rock on WKAR!

Ed Slott

Do we have great specials for you this week, as our August membership campaign continues!

For those interested in information, check out "Ed Slott's Retirement Rescue" on Tuesday, August 21, at 9:30 p.m. Learn how your gift can bring you tickets to our Ed Slott meet-and-greet in October!

If you like all-star concerts with performances by such luminaries as Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, the Who, Simon and Garfunkel, Bonnie Raitt, James Taylor and lots more, check out Pegi and Neil Young's "Concert for the Bridge" on Sunday, August 26, at 10 p.m.

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1:16 pm
Sun August 19, 2012

Think Local with WKAR-TV

Elderly Instruments' Stan Werbin and a selection of Martin guitars.

We love sharing the wonders of Michigan and the Greater Lansing area with our viewers on WKAR-TV. Check out these specials! | Give Now Here

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7:00 am
Fri August 17, 2012

Susi's Station Notes: Shorter Pledge Campaigns!

Susi Elkins, WKAR TV station manager

You may have noticed that WKAR's fundraising campaign began on Thursday. We're trying something new this year. Instead of having our regular 16-day campaigns four times a year, we are hoping to have those events go only eleven days.

You might say, "Don't you need the money?" and the answer is "Yes! We do!" Our goal is to do a better job of reaching out to more WKAR viewers with the opportunity to become WKAR supporters -- making WKAR and public broadcasting stronger in our community.

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Support WKAR
9:35 am
Tue June 12, 2012

Viewers' Choice

Petula Clark hosts "The British Beat."

This Friday night beginning at 8 p.m. -- back by viewer demand -- "British Beat" and "’50s Pop" return for your Viewers' Choice specials.

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Support WKAR
5:16 pm
Mon April 9, 2012

Alex Parsons, WKAR Supporter

"I've been a supporter since I was a student here at Michigan State."

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Support WKAR
1:53 pm
Mon April 9, 2012

Dr. Marcy L. Street, WKAR Supporter

"I am a huge fan of your morning host, Melissa. I wake up to her every morning."

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Pledge Madness
11:04 am
Tue March 6, 2012

Pledge Madness Update!

As of Tuesday, March 6, at 10:45 a.m., WKAR-TV's Pledge Madness total is 50,979!

Thanks to those who have called or made an online gift! If you haven't -- there's no better time right HERE!

Tonight on WKAR, we have "TransSiberian Orchestra: The Birth of Rock" (8 p.m.), "Tony Bennett: Duets 2" (9:00)!

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2:59 pm
Mon February 20, 2012

WKAR Seeks Telephone Volunteers for March Pledge

Volunteers make a big difference during WKAR's pledge drives!
Jeanie Croope WKAR

Join us in our upcoming Pledge Madness, March 3-18 on WKAR-TV, by being a telephone volunteer.

We're recruiting volunteers to answer phones during this event. If you are interested in volunteering, please give WKAR Membership a call at (517) 432-3120, ext. 374 or email membership@wkar.org.

We need phone operators evenings and weekends from Saturday, March 3 through Sunday, March 18. Let us hear from you!

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