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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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.