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WCMU to Give Free Airtime to Area Non-Profits on GivingTuesday

WCMU Public Media (Mt. Pleasant) has announced that this GivingTuesday (11/28), the stations want to hear about and celebrate other charitable organizations based in the WCMU coverage area. Listeners that donate to WCMU on GivingTuesday will be able to nominate and “vote” for their favorite area non-profit organization – and the winning organizations will receive airtime noting the important work they do.

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WKAR Celebrates 50 years of Radio Reading Service

On October 1, 1973, WKAR Radio at Michigan State University launched a special audio service to provide news, information, and entertainment to those with trouble seeing or reading the printed word. Originally launched as The Radio Talking Book, this week WKAR Radio Reading Service celebrates 50 years on the air serving the mid-Michigan community.

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Eli Newman Joins WKAR as Assistant News Director and Editor

WKAR Public Media (East Lansing) has announced the hiring of Eli Newman as Assistant News Director and Editor.  Newman joins the WKAR stations after a seven-year stint as a reporter at Detroit’s WDET-FM where he covered breaking news, politics and community affairs.

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Amy Robinson Joins WKAR as News Director

WKAR Public Media (East Lansing) has announced that Amy Robinson has joined its staff as News Director.  Robinson most recently was News Director at WCMU Public Media in Mount Pleasant.  There she supervised WCMU’s reporters and ran a summer internship program for Central Michigan University students pursuing a career in journalism.

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WKAR’s Melanie McGuire Selected to Participate in Public Media Diversity Fellowship Program

Melanie McGuire of WKAR Public Media (East Lansing) joins other distinguished public media leaders from across the country to participate in the Public Media Diversity Leaders Initiative (PMDLI), a program of the Riley Institute at Furman University offered in partnership with South Carolina ETV and modeled after the Institute’s award-winning South Carolina Diversity Leaders Initiative.

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Susi Elkins named SVP, Station Services at PBS

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PBS has announced the appointment of former WKAR Public Media Director of Broadcasting and General Manager Susi Elkins as Senior Vice President, Station Services. As head of Station Services, Elkins will oversee the department that serves as a central communication point for member stations.

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Michigan AP Announces 2022 Broadcast Awards

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This past Wednesday (7/19), the annual Michigan Associated Press Media Editors broadcast competition has announced winners in the 2022 Michigan APME awards. In the broadcast category, General Excellence awards for 2022 went to WLNS-TV (Lansing), WDET-FM (Detroit) and WKAR-AM/FM (East Lansing).

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WDET Welcomes Adam Fox as New Program Director

Wayne State University’s WDET 101.9 FM has announced the addition of media and arts leader L. Adam Fox as Program Director. Fox will lead the WDET team as it develops news, music and conversation programming that speaks to the unique, diverse and thriving Detroit community. Fox reports to WDET General Manager, Mary Zatina.

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