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WKAR Celebrates 100 Years of Service

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…

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WKAR’s Megan Schellong Accepted to National New Voices Program

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…

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Classical IPR Welcomes First-Ever Digital Content Manager

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…

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Brant Wells Named WKAR Senior Director of Television and Digital Operations

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…

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Michigan Radio’s Steve Schram Announces Retirement

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.…

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WKAR Launches Career Exploration Student Incubator Program

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…

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WDET Celebrates 70 Years

via Today@Wayne Walter P. Reuther, former United Auto Workers president, hoped that WDET radio would further the belief that “no group within a community can make progress except as the community moves ahead together.” Reuther articulated that vision in his April 1952 letter to David D. Henry, then-president of Wayne University, offering the UAW-owned station…

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Michigan Learning Channel Launches their 2022 Summer Learning Program

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The Michigan Learning Channel (MLC) has announced its Summer 2022 program.  The free eight-week program, which runs through August 14 encourages kids to “Learn, Do, and Explore” with literacy and math lessons, hands-on science and fitness activities, career exploration and virtual field trips. MLC can be seen on digital subchannels of all Michigan Public Broadcasting…

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Michigan Radio to Host Local Live(s), a Unique Storytelling Event

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Michigan Radio has announced that they are thrilled to partner with Back Pocket Media to bring a captivating live storytelling event featuring journalists, music and community on Thursday, July 14, 2022. Local Live(s) is a show that brings together journalists and locals for a night of entertainment and conversation. It’s a national storytelling event that…

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Eastern Michigan University Dedicates Garden to Honor Lisa Barry

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On June 17, Eastern Michigan University held ceremonies to dedicate a memorial garden in honor of the late Lisa Barry, WEMU-FM radio host and reporter, who passed away on November 30, 2021. The garden is on the west side of King Hall, between Hover and King. Lisa Barry was a lifelong metro Detroiter with a…

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