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Michigan Radio Announces New “All Things Considered” Host

After conducting an extensive search, Michigan Radio is pleased to announce that Rebecca Kruth has been named as the station’s new All Things Considered host. Rebecca replaces Christina Shockley, who left Michigan Radio in June to help coach public radio hosts and reporters across the country.

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WKAR First Michigan Station to Offer NPR+ Podcast Bundle

WKAR-AM/FM (East Lansing) is one of 33 stations across the nation and the only one in the state of Michigan to offer the new NPR+ podcast bundle. Planet Money, NPR Politics Podcast, Code Switch, and Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me! are just a few of the podcasts that supporters of the NPR+ bundle will be able to enjo

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WNMU-FM, NPR Announce Student Podcast Challenge

Northern Michigan University’s WNMU-FM (Marquette) is inviting students from the region in grades 5-8 and 9-12 to enter National Public Radio’s Student Podcast Challenge to compete for a chance to have their work featured on NPR. The contest is open now and closes April 28.

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Michigan Radio Partners with Detroit Documenters to Enhance Detroit Coverage

As part of this new partnership, Michigan Radio will produce stories based on Documenters reporting or share their reporting across the station’s digital and social media platforms. Michigan Radio will also provide an editor to help edit the work that Documenters are producing, and support in the recruitment of new Documenters in Detroit.

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Tina Sawyer New Morning Edition Host at WCMU

Tina Sawyer, a veteran of morning radio in central and northern Michigan, is the new local host of WCMU’s Morning Edition. Her first day hosting was this past Tuesday (12/13).  She takes the host chair from Mike Horace.

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WMUK Selected for Report for America Position

Western Michigan University’s WMUK-FM (Kalamazoo) has been selected by the nonprofit group Report for America to host a journalist beginning next year. WMUK’s reporter will cover stories for a beat called “rural meets metro.”

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Shawn Turner Named WKAR Public Media General Manager

Shawn Turner

Shawn Turner has been named general manager of WKAR Public Media at Michigan State University, effective December 1, 2022. In addition to his role as general manager, Turner is a professor of practice in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at MSU and a national security communication analyst for CNN.

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Steve Schram Reflects on Influential 47-year Career

This past Wednesday (11/30), Michigan Radio Executive Director & General Manager Steve Schram officially retired from the University of Michigan’s radio broadcast operations, taking a break from a 47-year radio career, the last 17 years spent at the public radio station.

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