10:09 am
Wed May 20, 2015

WKAR Participates in Habitat for Humanity Lansing's Women Build

WKAR's Melissa Nay, Capital Region International Airport's Nicole Noll Williams, and WLNS's Sheri Jones, throwing back the hammers.

This month I participated in the the annual Women's Build for the Habitat for Humanity of Lansing. This event gives area women the opportunity to give back and make a difference by lending their hands at building a house.

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2:12 pm
Tue April 14, 2015

'The Homestretch' Was Thought Provoking

(l-r) Jennifer L. McMahon and Rose Taphouse
Credit Amanda Pinckney / MSU/WKAR

WKAR Community Cinema, presented by the Independent Television Service (ITVS), Independent Lens, and WKAR, offered an advance screening of The Homestretch, a film by Anne de Mare and Kirsten Kelly.

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12:19 pm
Tue March 24, 2015

Forte Season Two Kicking Off This Month

WKAR is excited to announce the upcoming second season of Forte, a WKAR original program about the practice, determination and preparation involved for high school band and orchestras going to the MSBOA competitions across the state.

In season two, WKAR will offer ten 30 minute episodes filmed at the following schools: East Lansing, Grand Ledge, Chelsea, Anchor Bay, Ann Arbor Huron, Jackson High School, Jackson Northwest, Manchester & Morrice. This program will be offered online for 24/7 viewing as well as to all Michigan PBS stations for airing on their station.

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12:17 pm
Fri March 20, 2015

Bully Prevention Project Draws Diverse Audience

(l-r) Jhaliyah Fry, SeQuoia Bell, Kevin Epling, Karen Pace, Dr. Natalie Moser, Glenn R. Stutzky, Carlitos Serna and Lena Oslund.
Credit Amanda Pinckney / WKAR

During the month of March WKAR held a community forum to address bullying behaviors, current policy and law, and the positive impact of student empowerment and community engagement.

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4:36 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

Home Improvement Businesses like WKAR's 90.5 FM!

Did you know that 8 out of 10 90.5 FM listeners have a bachelor's degree or higher?

Did you know that the median household income of  90.5 FM listeners is $83,700?

Did you know that 80% of 90.5 FM listeners own their homes at an average value of $285,521?

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3:26 pm
Wed February 25, 2015

Radio Campaign Thank You Gifts Needed

WKAR will be holding its annual Spring radio campaign on April 9-17. We are currently looking for up to 7 businesses that could offer us a gift or service that we can give away to donors. Examples of items needed are gift certificates, iPads, computers, event tickets, jewelry, etc. The minimum value of items needed is $500 and we plan to have one item each day of campaign.

In exchange for your item donation, WKAR will offer your business the following promotion for the particular date your business sponsors:

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3:18 pm
Wed February 25, 2015

'American Denial' Explored Race in America

Panelists (l-r) Pero Dagbovie and Olivia Letts.
Credit Amanda Pinckney / PBS

Despite the below freezing temperatures, WKAR Community Cinema returned in February with a screening and conversation featuring American Denial, a new documentary that sheds a unique light on the unconscious political and moral world of modern Americans.

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Documentary Inspires
4:58 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

'A Path Appears' Provides Eye-Opening Dialogue

Audience members attend the screening and discussion of the new documentary series, "A Path Appears."
Credit Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

WKAR Community Cinema returned in January with an informative screening and conversation featuring A Path Appears.

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11:52 am
Sun December 14, 2014

PHOTOS: Downton Abbey Season 5 Preview Screening

Fans pose with Mr. Carson and Lady Mary
Credit w.r. richards / WKAR-MSU

Check out these photos from the WKAR Special Preview Screening of Downton Abbey Season 5.  Tag and share!

View the Photo Album at Facebook

View the Photo Album at Flickr

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You Are Invited!
5:31 pm
Sun November 30, 2014

Special Preview Screening: Downton Abbey Season 5!

There will be THREE showings at WKAR Studio A on Saturday, Dec. 13 - Showtimes at 2pm, 4pm, 7pm.

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6:35 am
Thu November 27, 2014

Thanks for Giving!

WKAR extends our warmest wishes to you and your family for a wonderful Thanksgiving.

This is the time of year we all give extra thanks to those that have made a difference in our community, and we'd like to say, "Thank You!"

We know that the entire mid-Michigan community benefits from your support, and so many are grateful to have WKAR to turn to as a trusted place for quality programming that can inspire, enlighten, entertain and expand horizons.

You make public media from WKAR possible.

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3:37 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

'Evolution of a Criminal' Conversation Focuses on the Criminal Justice System

Panelists (l-r) Carl Taylor, Jane Zehnder-Merrell, Kristen Staley and Lois DeMott.
Credit Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

Did you know that Michigan is one of only nine states that automatically prosecute 17-year-olds as adults? Or that Michigan can prosecute, convict and sentence a youth of any age as an adult?

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8:58 am
Sun November 2, 2014

Thanks for Giving!

Thanks for Giving! November brings our national Thanksgiving holiday, and a perfect opportunity to give thanks to those who have made a difference in our community. 

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Mondays at 5:30p
4:37 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Introducing 'Curious Crew' a new original series from WKAR

Rob Stephenson and members of the Curious Crew

New science show featuring local kids comes to mid-Michigan TV.

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You Are Invited
3:48 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Nov. 13 | Community Cinema: Evolution of a Criminal

FREE – Thu. Nov. 13, at 7 pm | See a short preview of the new documentary and join the conversation. | RESERVE SEATS HERE

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7:03 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

TechNote: WKAR Online Streams are Restored

UPDATE 7:15pm Online streams have been restored

7pm Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014 |  All WKAR online listening streams are currently down.

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Documentary Inspires
1:25 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

'Women in Space' Provokes Enlightening Conversation

Panelists (l-r) Megan Donahue and Melanie Cooper
Credit Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

WKAR Community Cinema returned this season on Oct. 10 with an enlightening conversation spurred from the new documentary, "Makers: Women in Space." 

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You Are Invited
4:23 pm
Thu September 25, 2014

Oct. 9 | Community Cinema: MAKERS: Women in Space

1978 Class Women Portrait with Astronaut Suit

FREE – Thursday, Oct 9, at 7 p.m. | See a short preview of the new documentary and join the conversation about the crucial and often unsung role women have played in the U.S. space program. | RESERVE SEATS HERE

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4:18 pm
Tue September 23, 2014

Our Viewers and Listeners at WKAR Support Businesses Who Support Us

As Corporate Development Director at WKAR, part of my role is to reach out to businesses in the mid-Michigan community and try to sway  marketing or corporate support dollars to underwriting messages on one of our great stations. One of my main back-pocket selling tools is that our viewers and listeners at WKAR want to support businesses who support us. Well, this email just came across my desk and I thought I would share it with all of you as this statement has never rung more true than today.

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3:21 pm
Sun September 21, 2014

WKAR and MSU Homecoming Parade | In Your Community

Fri. Sep. 26 - 6pm in East Lansing | Look for your favorite WKAR stars and characters, as "Spartans Make Headlines" in the MSU Homecoming Parade.

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Hot Views
12:00 am
Fri September 19, 2014

Sweetie-licious Slice of Life: A Farm to Table Gathering

Betsie, Ellie and Linda Hundt (l-r)
Credit Anthony Cepak / WKAR-MSU

From garden to table with Linda Hundt. | GIVE NOW HERE for Special Offers

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TV Made in Michigan
10:59 am
Thu September 18, 2014

Introducing 'Forte' Featuring Area Student Musicians

The new original series from WKAR debuts Oct. 4 with Owosso High School Symphony Band.

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9:03 am
Wed September 17, 2014

PBS and WKAR Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Carlos Vives
Credit Courtesy of GUILHERME MOLENTO

Hispanic Heritage Awards ceremony to air on PBS and WKAR.

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12:13 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

WKAR Network Continues to Bring New Original Shows to Mid-Michigan

Curious Crew with Rob Stephenson
Anthony Cepak WKAR-MSU

Classical Music, Global News, Local Stars, Kids & Science: all new, all original

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5:18 pm
Fri September 5, 2014

Beethoven Festival with André Watts | A2SO Live

André Watts
Credit Steve Sherman

8pm Sat. Sept. 13 on 90.5 FM | The debut of Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra LIVE from WKAR features piano legend André Watts performing an all-Beethoven program.

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See You At The Festival!
4:18 pm
Fri September 5, 2014

In Your Community at the Michigan BluesFest

2014 Old Town BluesFest-Lansing
Credit Brian Whitfield

Look for WKAR's award-winning production crew at the 2014 Michigan BluesFest in Old Town Lansing, September 19 & 20, recording for the next season of BackStage Pass.

WKAR will be recording several acts at the main stage each evening. For the full schedule and info about the artists, visit www.oldtownbluesfest.com


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Meet Local Personalities!
2:53 pm
Fri August 22, 2014

Be in the QuizBusters TV Audience for WKAR Specials

A scene from 2013 Special Edition QuizBusters in WKAR Studio A
Credit Rachel Tang / WKAR-MSU

Tuesday, September 9 at WKAR! Join fellow game show fans and meet some of mid-Michigan's most notable personalities as WKAR launches a new season of QuizBusters with two Special Edition episodes recorded with YOU in our live studio audience. FREE!

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Join Us!
6:02 pm
Wed August 6, 2014

National Night Out, Touch-a-Truck | WKAR in Your Community

Credit WKAR

Join us Thursday, Aug. 7, 6-8 p.m. at the East Lansing Public Library. WKAR Curious Crew host Rob Stephenson will be there, and so will the WKAR Truck. See you there!

Event details are at
National Night Out, Touch-a-Truck | CityofEastLansing.com

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3:30 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

WKAR and Silver Bells Win Emmy Award

WKAR staff accept the Emmy award for 'The 29th Annual Silver Bells in the City,' awarded to Station Manager Susi Elkins and Executive Producer Tim Zeko. Pictured (l-r) nominee Al Martin, WKAR General Manager Gary Reid, nominee Brett King and nominee Luke Schwarzweller.
Credit Courtesy / MI-NATAS

WKAR recently took home a regional EMMY Award for outstanding achievement in television, presented by the Michigan Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

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See You at the Festival!
10:44 am
Sun June 15, 2014

Summer Solstice Jazz Festival and WKAR in Your Community

Look for WKAR in Your Community at the Summer Solstice Jazz Festival, June 2o-21, in Downtown East Lansing.

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