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WKAR Blog
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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WKAR Blog
5:11 pm
Fri June 13, 2014

In Your Community at Grand American Fish Rodeo

Credit courtesy

Look for WKAR this weekend at the Grand American Fish Rodeo! July 12-14 Adado Riverfront Park in Downtown Lansing.

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Hot Views
6:02 pm
Mon June 9, 2014

The Escape Artist - New Masterpiece Mystery! Starts Sunday

David Tennant as Will Burton

Sundays, June 15-22, 9pm - WKAR-HD | Trail a brilliant defense lawyer (David Tennant) who gets a trial that changes his life forever.

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Hot Views
5:43 pm
Mon June 9, 2014

Doc Martin - Season 3 Starts Saturday!

Doc Martin

Sat. Jun. 14 - 9pm, Sun. Jun. 15 - 7pm - WKAR-HD | Season 3 begins with Martin's efforts to reconnect with Louisa Glasson, which are derailed by the arrival of her father, a shady figure who's hatching a larcenous scheme.

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WKAR Blog
5:09 pm
Mon June 9, 2014

Who Will Make It to the QB Grand Championship Series?

Matt Ottinger, host of QuizBusters
Credit WKAR-MSU

Mid-Michigan's smartest game show returns to WKAR-HD Saturday, June 14, at 6pm with semifinal action from the 25th QuizBusters champion tournament.

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Hot Views
10:38 pm
Sun June 1, 2014

2014 FIRST in Michigan Robotics Championship

Mon. June 2 - 5pm - WKAR HD | The 2014 FIRST in Michigan Robotics Championship highlights the best high school robotics teams throughout the state of Michigan. 

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You Are Invited
4:57 pm
Fri May 30, 2014

June 18 | Evening at WKAR: Freedom Summer

Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party delegates and supporters stage a demonstration on the boardwalk in front of the Atlantic City convention center.
Credit George Ballis / Take Stock

FREE – Wednesday, June 18, at 7 pm | See a short preview of the AMERICAN EXPERIENCE documentary and talk with members of your community who helped shape this moment in history. | RESERVE SEATS HERE

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Documentary Inspires
2:54 pm
Mon May 19, 2014

'Trials of Muhammad Ali' Provokes Conversation

Panelists (l-r) Pero Dagbovie, Daniel Manville and Waseem El-Rayes
Credit Aaron Snyder / WKAR-MSU

Community members left WKAR Community Cinema on May 8 with interests heighten from the screening and conversation featuring "The Trials of Muhammad Ali."

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In Our Community
6:33 am
Mon May 12, 2014

East Lansing Art Festival 2014

May 17-18 | Look for WKAR in Your Community at the East Lansing Art Festival.

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Radio Made in Michigan
9:51 am
Mon May 5, 2014

Mike Whorf's Kaleidoscope comes to WKAR

Mike Whorf is known to countless Michigan and mid-western radio listeners as the long-time Detroit radio host of Kaleidoscope. The daily program which aired from the mid-1960s to the late 90s won the coveted Peabody Award in 1968, as well as numerous other statewide and national honors.

Starting in May, Mike Whorf's Kaleidoscope makes its return to Michigan audiences and listeners worldwide on WKAR AM870 and wkar.org.

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TV Made in Michigan
5:35 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

Chase It! Current Sports 2014 Rose Bowl Special

Sun. May 4 - 6:30pm - 23.1 WKAR HD | MSU Spartans return to the Rose Bowl

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TV Made in Michigan
5:01 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

'Spotlight on the News' Comes to WKAR Sundays

WXYZ Editorial and Public Affairs Director Chuck Stokes with Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr on a recent episode of 'Spotlight on the News'

Sundays at 2:30 p.m. on 23.1 WKAR-HD and 6 p.m. on 23.2 WKAR World.

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You Are Invited
2:23 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

May 8 | Community Cinema: The Trials of Muhammad Ali

Ali prays at Hussein Mosque in Cairo, June 1964, after announcing he is part of the Nation of Islam

FREE – Thursday, May 8, at 7 p.m. | See a short preview of the Independent Lens documentary and explore the issues with a community panel. | RESERVE SEATS HERE

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LIVE WEBCAST
6:43 pm
Sat April 5, 2014

Covering the Olympic Games: Steve Smith and All-Star Journalist Panel

Thursday 4pm at WKAR | Watch the LIVE WEBCAST or BE IN THE AUDIENCE as an all-star panel of sports journalists share their experience covering Olympic Games around the world.

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Expand Your World!
12:00 am
Sun March 30, 2014

Join WKAR at MSU Science Festival

April 1-6 on the Michigan State campus. It's a free festival for lifelong learners of all ages!

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Your Support Makes it Possible
7:57 am
Fri March 14, 2014

WKAR Wins Public TV Station of the Year, Numerous Awards from Mich. Assoc. of Broadcasters

WKAR was honored this week with numerous awards from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters (MAB), including the coveted Public TV Station of the Year award, at the annual MAB Broadcast Excellence Awards ceremony on Wednesday, March 13, in Lansing, Mich.

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You Are Invited
12:00 am
Thu March 13, 2014

Mar. 27 | Community Cinema: Medora

FREE -- Thursday, Mar. 27, at 7 p.m. | See a short preview of the upcoming Independent Lens documentary and learn more from a community panel. | RESERVE SEATS HERE

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Ideas Worth Spreading
12:00 am
Thu March 13, 2014

WATCH NOW: TEDx LansingEd 2014

Eight speakers — educators, creative thinkers, students and adventurers — present their ideas worth spreading as they explore education and creativity in its myriad forms: from texting to canine therapy to the testing of physical limits.

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You've Made WKAR a Winner!
9:08 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

BREAKING: WKAR Wins Public TV Station of the Year Award and more

At the MAB Broadcast Excellence Awards in Lansing on Wednesday night, WKAR-TV took home the Public TV Station of the Year award, WKAR-TV and WKAR-FM combined earned nine Broadcast Excellence awards, and WKAR Technical Services Manager Gary Blievernicht was honored with the Carl E. Lee Broadcast Engineering Excellence Award.

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Thank You for Your Patience
9:06 am
Wed February 12, 2014

TECHNOTE: AM870 is Back on the Air

UPDATE: Fri. Feb. 14, 8:47am | WKAR-AM is back on the air at full power. 

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You Are Invited
5:42 pm
Thu January 30, 2014

Feb. 13 | Community Cinema: Las Marthas

FREE -- Thursday, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m. | See a short preview of the upcoming Independent Lens documentary and connect with your community on the importance of carrying on cultural traditions. | RESERVE SEATS HERE

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You're Invited!
3:41 pm
Tue January 21, 2014

Great Michigan Read: Decoding the Mysteries of Memoir

Monday, Jan. 27 at 3pm - MSU Campus |  A Great Michigan Read conversation about memoir writing, with Annie's Ghosts author Steve Luxenberg.

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You Are Invited
1:52 pm
Sun January 12, 2014

Jan. 23 | Community Cinema: The State of Arizona

Activists demonstrate outside of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Credit Lauren Asmus

FREE – Thursday, Jan. 23, at 7 p.m. | See a short preview of the upcoming Independent Lens documentary and discuss the issues with a community panel. | RESERVE SEATS

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New Year Brings New Classical
8:05 am
Wed January 1, 2014

90.5 - Listen Local on Saturdays

90.5 becomes VERY local on Saturdays beginning this month. We've added some brand new programs to complement other recent local additions, making it a day that is all about your community.

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Thank You for Your Patience
5:57 pm
Sat December 28, 2013

TECHNOTE: 90.5 FM at full power

UPDATE Saturday 5:55pm: With Saturday's warmer temperatures clearing ice from the broadcast antenna, 90.5 FM returned to full power at about 5:30pm.

MONDAY 10:30am: 90.5 FM WKAR is operating at reduced power (approximately 32%) due to icing on the antenna.  Over-the-air reception may be poor for some listeners. Online listening will not be affected.

WKAR Blog
2:54 pm
Tue December 24, 2013

TECHNOTE: Radio Schedule and Playlist Updates

UPDATE: (Tue. Dec. 24 2:50pm): Playlists for 90.5 WKAR are now available from links within the 90.5 WKAR Schedule, and also at the new page for Classical on 90.5

UPDATE: (Tue. Dec. 24 8:50am): The team at NPR Digital Services resolved issues in the system Monday evening, and the WKAR team is working now on getting the correct schedule and playlist information into place.

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In Our Community
11:34 am
Fri December 20, 2013

Hundreds Brave Cold and Snow to Preview Downton Abbey

WKAR's Susi Elkins greets Downton Abbey fans at Michigan Theatre of Jackson
WKAR

Despite the cold and snow of mid-December, hundreds of Downton Abbey fans from across mid-Michigan turned out for a sneak peek of the new season of the hit show from PBS Masterpiece and WKAR.

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In Our Community
11:34 pm
Sat November 23, 2013

DOWNTON ABBEY Special Preview Screening!

Dec. 12 - Michigan Theatre - Jackson | Dec. 14 - Sun Theatre Williamston

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HOT VIEWS
10:24 am
Sun November 10, 2013

WATCH NOW: 29th Annual Silver Bells in the City

WATCH NOW HERE | Millions of lights, thousands of people and a holiday parade with one very special guest.

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