On September 15, Detroit Public Television’s WTVS-TV debuted a one-hour documentary, “Detroit Remember When | A Tribute To Long-Time Detroit Personality And Philanthropist Dick Purtan.” This special documentary highlights Purtan’s life on and off the air, told through audio and video clips, archival film and interviews with Purtan, his family, friends and colleagues.Read More
Northern Michigan University’s WNMU-TV (Marquette), in a continuing effort to advance conversations surrounding mental health, will host a “Facing Suicide: Town Hall” at 7 p.m. Eastern Tuesday, September 27, in NMU’s Northern Center. A panel of Upper Peninsula mental health professionals will discuss suicide awareness and prevention.Read More
On Wednesday, August 17, NPR President and CEO, John Lansing, dropped in for an informal visit with WEMU-FM (Ypsilanti). Lansing has Michigan ties with newsroom stops in Kalamazoo and Detroit but is relatively new to public broadcasting. Discussed was WEMU’s hyper-local news focus in Washtenaw County and the important niche it fills for a highly educated and engaged community that has no local TV and no daily newspaper.Read More
On August 18, 1922, WKAR first took to the air waves as an AM radio station, broadcasting agricultural news and information from Michigan State University.
On Thursday, the station celebrated its centennial anniversary with a ceremony in Studio A. Attendees heard remarks from…Read More
This month, WKAR Public Media (East Lansing) kicks off a yearlong celebration of a century of service to the mid-Michigan and Spartan communities.
On August 18, 1922, WKAR first took to the air waves as an AM radio station, broadcasting agricultural news and information from Michigan State University. One hundred years later, WKAR is a robust media organization…Read More
Megan Schellong, WKAR-AM/FM (East Lansing) Morning Edition local host and producer, has been selected by AIR (Association of Independents in Radio) to join their 2022 class of New Voices. Since 2009, the New Voices program has been working to pair industry leaders with underrepresented and early-career media makers to connect, reflect and engage on their…Read More
Interlochen Public Radio’s “Classical IPR” recently welcomed its first-ever digital content manager to the station staff. Kacie Brown comes to northern Michigan after having completed undergraduate and graduate degrees in music performance at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Brown also holds a journalism certificate from Indiana University’s The Media School. “The musical community Classical…Read More
Brant Wells has been named WKAR’s senior director of television and digital operations. He most recently served as senior director of television production and operations. In his newly expanded role, Wells adds oversight of the station’s digital strategy and execution for both TV and radio. He will focus on growing the current digital content offerings…Read More
Stephen Schram, Executive Director & General Manager of Michigan Radio has announced that he will retire from the station this fall on November 30th. He was personally recruited by University of Michigan President Mary Sue Coleman in 2006. “I have had the opportunity to be a part of many remarkable organizations throughout my media career.…Read More
WKAR Public Media and the Boys & Girls Club of Lansing has announced their partnership on the creation of a new career exploration program for students ages 9-13 to learn about future career paths in public media. Taking place on Wednesdays through July 27, the WKAR Public Media Career Exploration Student Incubator Program is an…Read More