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11:10 am
Fri June 29, 2012

Under the Radar Visits Lansing

WKAR student Maria Palmo, Tom Daldin (host of "Under the Radar Michigan"), WKAR producer Mike Mihalus and videographer Jason Vlahos.

"Under the Radar Michigan," the popular weekly series that visits sites throughout Michigan that are both known to all and known to few, came to Lansing. WKAR's crew met the "UTR" team in downtown Lansing, where host Tom Daldin recorded video promos and a fundraising video for WKAR.

Judging by the photos, it looks like this might have been the perfect way to spend a June day!

Watch "Under the Radar Michigan" on Sundays at 7 p.m. on WKAR-TV and Saturdays at 6:30 p.m. on WKAR World.

WKAR Blog
10:24 am
Tue June 26, 2012

Cindy Herfindahl Retires

Cindy Herfindahl

Cindy Herfindahl, WKAR’s development director for the past eight years (and 28 years at MSU and WKAR in total), is retiring at the end of June. Cindy is known to WKAR viewers and listeners for her appearances during our on-air membership campaigns and to many others, particularly members of Sound Vision Society, Legacy Society and those who have given endowments to WKAR.

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WKAR Blog
10:44 am
Fri June 22, 2012

Susi's Station Notes: BackStage Pass

Join us at BackStage Pass at East Lansing Hannah Community Center!
Samantha Novak WKAR

This is a busy week for WKAR-TV! On Thursday, I went over with some of our staff to check in on the set-up for BackStage Pass at East Lansing’s Hannah Community Center.  I’m really proud of our team for all the work they’re doing to stage the show in this new venue.

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WKAR Blog
10:13 am
Thu June 21, 2012

Stop by at the Summer Solstice Jazz Fest!

Join us at the Summer Solstice Jazz Festival!

We're excited to be part of the Summer Solstice Jazz Festival this weekend! It's the 16th annual festival and will take place Friday and Saturday (June 22/23) under a big tent in the Albert Street Parking Lot in downtown East Lansing.

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WKAR Blog
4:32 pm
Fri June 15, 2012

Calling All Anglophiles!

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip at a Royal Gala

I'd like to think everyone is as much an Anglophile as I am. While I know it's not true, I do know that there are a lot of WKAR-TV viewers who really are enjoying all things British on PBS this summer. If you count yourself in that number, here are a few shows coming up that you won't want to miss!

About Queens Elizabeth II and Victoria

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WKAR Blog
2:23 pm
Fri June 15, 2012

Classical Tuesdays with 90.5 Community Concerts

Jody Knol

The fifth season of 90.5 Community Concerts airs Tuesdays at 7 p.m. on 90.5 WKAR. Hosted by Jody Knol, the series highlights performances by area orchestras and soloists. It is also streamed on 90.5 WKAR and on WKAR Classical on WKAR.org and repeated on the WKAR Classical stream Saturday at 6 p.m. 

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WKAR Blog
10:47 am
Fri June 15, 2012

Reporter Gretchen Millich Retires

In a story that was picked up by other media, Gretchen Millich covered the rescue of an injured bald eagle that was rescued from the Saginaw River and treated at Michigan State University.

One of WKAR's veteran reporters, Gretchen Millich, retired from WKAR on June 8.

Millich reported on the mid-Michigan community for 22 years, focusing on what listeners jokingly call “cops and critters.”  She was also heard occasionally as a substitute host for All Things Considered, and as a regular fundraising host on Morning Edition.  

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WKAR Blog
6:00 pm
Fri June 1, 2012

The New Media Landscape

When I was young I had a fascination for all things technical. “Kind is it?”  “Size is it?” “What is it?” were the queries to my parents even before grammar and syntax became important. And while my parents did their best to answer my questions, my curiosity was both quelled, and stimulated, by broadcasting.

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WKAR Blog
11:33 am
Fri June 1, 2012

Susi Elkins: WKAR-TV Station Manager

Susi Elkins

Like most American kids, WKAR-TV station manager Susi Elkins grew up watching Sesame Street. She remembers coming home from school and eating a peanut butter and jelly sandwich with a glass of milk while watching her favorite show. Little did she know that one day she would be working alongside the children’s characters of Sesame Street and other programs that help define public television.

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