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WKAR PBS Kids channel to launch in January!

Nov 30, 2016
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WKAR will launch a new, free 24/7 children's channel on January 16.

Due to popular demand, WKAR Radio will be airing the next full season of The Metropolitan Opera. These will air every Saturday starting at 1 PM and go through May 13. The season kicks off on December 3, with Manon Lescaut from Puccini. Around these performances there is a limited number of sponsorship opportunities. For $60 per week you can receive two underwriting spots around The Metropolitan Opera performances. That is only $240 per month or you can sponsor the entire season for only $1...

WKAR is excited to announce that on January 16, 2017, we will be a launching a brand new TV station that is set to exclusively air PBS KIDS programming, 24 hours a day 7 days a week. This station, 23.4, will be available over air by doing a simple re-scan of your digital channels on or after January 16th. WKAR is looking for a few community partners to work with us to help make this station possible. If your business is interested in helping to keep our youth educated with our great education...

WKAR Holiday Special

Oct 17, 2016

The weather may have been beautiful the past few days, but the snow covered roads, and holiday decor is coming! WKAR is once again offering a unique way to reach our very desirable audiences this holiday season, with a special Holiday Package. WKAR Television will be airing a number of great holiday programs and specials this year including Silver Bells in the City Electric Light Parade, Call the Midwife Holiday Special and New York Philharmonic New Year's Evc. WKAR Radio will be playing...

Sponsor Pop-Up Stories

Oct 4, 2016

WKAR & Current State are excited to kick off another year of our very popular "Pop-Up Stories" events! In 2017 WKAR and Current State will host 6 "Pop-Up Stories" events on to be determined dates of January, February, April, June, August and October. Each event sees anywhere from 50 to 75+ people and features 10-12 storytellers. We are looking for sponsors for this great #LoveLansing event so that we can continue to bring this to the community at no cost. Sponsors can support the entire...

WKAR's award winning original series Curious Crew will premier season 3 with a teaser episode on Thanksgiving Day. WKAR will then air the complete 10 episode season starting Monday, December 26, at 5:30 PM with repeats every Saturday and Sunday at 11:00AM. As a production sponsor of Curious Crew, your 15 second message is embedded into the open and close of each show offering category exclusivity. Your message will be seen locally, streamed 24/7 on video.wkar.org, and on the other Michigan...

It only happens once every four years and this year is going to be a historic one to say the least. The students at MSU's College of Communication Arts and Sciences are ready to jump in and share their stories about the upcoming election in a series of video shorts. These 2 minute shorts will be produced by our students, interviewing other college students and air before or after WKAR's PBS News Hour and Off the Record during election week. Some sample topics of the videos will be first time...

Our annual Fall Membership Campaign dates have been set! WKAR will be going on air and asking our listeners for support starting Friday, October 14th through Thursday, October 20th. As in past campaigns, there are a number of ways that your business can help WKAR reach its Fall Membership campaign goal. Please click on the link for complete details and to sign up. CHALLENGE GRANTS - a great way to give support while engaging our listeners to match your support dollars CAMPAIGN GIVE-AWAY ITEMS...

WKAR at Michigan State University is excited to partner with the East Lansing Public Library to present Tim Busfield's 2nd Annual Performing Arts Warm Up.

Yes, I know it is only August. It is still hot and the idea of cold and snow is just too much to think about right now. Yet, for us at WKAR the holiday season is upon us. One of the may things we at WKAR look forward to each year is the airing of WKAR's Emmy Award winning broadcast of Silver Bells In the City's Electric Light Parade. This year will be the 5th year that WKAR airs this special live broadcast with our very own Susi Elkins hosting along with Fox 47's Bob Hoffman, and WLNZ's Mark...

Thank you to all of WKAR's corporate supporters! Below you will find a list of corporate supporters, along with a direct link to their website, that have invested more than $5,000 to help keep WKAR's great TV & Radio programs on air. When looking to make purchasing decisions in the near future, please look to these businesses! WKAR RADIO SUPPORTERS Capital Area District Libraries Capital Region Community Foundation Capital Region International Airport Consumers Energy Crippen Volvo Flint...

Season 3 of Forte is now in production here at the WKAR TV Studios. Below is a list of schools that are featured in season 3. Mason High School Band Troy Symphonic Orchestra Grand Haven Jazz Band Ionia High School Jazz Band Carman Ainsworth Symphonic Band (Flint) Northview High School Jazz Band (Grand Rapids) Lakeview High School Band (Battle Creek) Ann Arbor Pioneer Symphonic Band Currently, Forte is sponsored by Worthington Family Foundation, Jackson County Community Foundation, MSU Federal...

WKAR Spring TV Special

Apr 14, 2016

WKAR-TV is a great way for your business to reach an extremely diverse and loyal audience. Yes, are considered a commercial free station, but we do allow sponsorship of our programming which means your message is that much more valuable to us and our viewers! This spring we are offering a special opportunity that gives your business 50% off earned rate card rates for trying WKAR-TV for 2 months. WKAR-TV, offers category exclusivity in all breaks with a max of three sponsors in each break. You...

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