Category: MAPB

WKAR Bids Farewell To Digital News Director Reginald Hardwick

WKAR Public Media (East Lansing) has announced that Digital News Director Reginald Hardwick has left the station to become Director of News and Public Affairs at Illinois Public Media. Since joining WKAR in March 2017, the radio news team has won a regional Edward R Murrow award for education reporting (2018) and a national award… read more

WKAR’s Brant Wells to Serve on PBS Digital Media Advisory Council

WKAR Public Media’s Brant Wells has been appointed to serve on the PBS Digital Media Advisory Council (DMAC). Wells is Senior Director of TV Production & Operations at WKAR in East Lansing. After working as a freelancer in the commercial arena for 10 years, he found his home in public broadcast making quality, impactful content…. read more

WKAR General Manager Susi Elkins Elected to PBS Board

Via WKAR.org PBS has announced that Susi Elkins, Director of Broadcasting and General Manager for WKAR Public Media at Michigan State University, has been elected to serve on the PBS board of directors. The directors are responsible for governing and setting policy for PBS, the private, nonprofit corporation whose members are America’s public TV stations…. read more

Michigan Radio to Debut New Podcast ‘Same Same Different’

Michigan Radio has announced a new podcast, Same Same Different, which will tackle issues like When your buddies tell you “we like you because you’re not like most black people,” should you throw down or lay low? How do you support your transgender kid when their own sibling thinks transgender is a misguided choice? What… read more

WKAR Hosts ‘The Future of Television and Data Delivery’ with ATSC 3.0

On September 19, WKAR Public Media and MSU ComArtSci hosted a NextGen TV Day at their East Lansing studios.  The long session featured ATSC 3.0 demos, with presentations from partners working with WKAR’s experimental ATSC 3.0 television station. Gaian Solutions Founder/CEO Chandra Kotaru discussed ATSC 3.0’s ability to provide rich media in education for those… read more

DPTV and WKAR Present Downton Abbey Movie Screenings

Both Detroit Public Television (DPTV/WTVS-TV) and WKAR Public Media (East Lansing) will be presenting advance screenings of the new Downton Abbey Movie for its viewers as a fundraiser.  The movie is scheduled for nationwide release on September 20. This Sunday (9/15), DPTV will present an advance screening of the new “Downton Abbey” feature film at… read more

Bill Ballard, WDCQ-TV Founder, Dies at 90

By: Thomas Bennett, GM, Delta College Broadcasting, University Center William “Bill” Ballard, founder of WDCQ-TV in University Center died August 25 in Traverse City. He was 90. Ballard previously worked as director of broadcasting and TV station manager at Delta College, licensee of WDCQ. After graduating from Auburn University in Alabama, he went to Delta… read more

Michigan Radio’s Tracy Samilton Wins Personal Finance Reporting Award

via Steve Chrypinski, Michigan Radio On August 15, The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) and the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) announced that Michigan Radio’s Tracy Samilton is the winner of the 2019 Excellence in Personal Finance Reporting Award in the Radio category. Samilton’s story, “Why the Funeral Rule is one of the… read more