Category: MAPB

WKAR Adds Spanish Language Programming

WKAR NewsTalk (AM870/105.1FM) (East Lansing) is now devoting two hours each weekday afternoon to Spanish language news and information. “One of our objectives at WKAR is to keep everyone informed,” said Drew Henderson, radio station manager for WKAR Public Media. “As we face a global pandemic, having access to timely, trustworthy information can save lives…. read more

CMU Public Radio Debuts New Signal in FM Station Network

CMU Public Radio’s network of stations expanded in recent days with the debut of WCMV-FM (Leland). The former WFCX was purchased by Central Michigan University late last year from Northern Broadcast and was closed on last week. WCMV’s 20.5kw signal provides full coverage over much of the northwest lower peninsula, including Traverse City.  CMU previously… read more

Former Michigan Radio Host Jenn White Named National Host of WAMU, NPR’s 1A

WAMU-FM (Washington, DC) announced on Thursday (5/7) that Jenn White has been selected as the new host of the nationally syndicated NPR show 1A. No stranger to public media, White comes to 1A from WBEZ Chicago, where she hosts the station’s midday talk program Reset with Jenn White. She also hosted WBEZ’s critically acclaimed podcasts… read more

WKAR Announces Lansing Educator As PBS Digital Innovator All-Star for 2020

via WKAR Public Media (East Lansing) announced Wednesday (5/6) LaDonna Mask from Kendon Elementary in the Lansing School District as one of 19 educators from across the country selected for the PBS Digital Innovator All-Star Program. The PBS Digital Innovator All-Star program brings together a community of PreK-12th grade educators who are innovators and… read more

WKAR’s Scott Pohl Retires

After 35 years, WKAR-AM/FM (East Lansing) senior news reporter Scott Pohl has retired.  During his time at the station, he has worked as a host, producer, call-in show anchor and general assignment reporter who enjoyed reporting on stories about art, music, science and health. In high school, Pohl was editor of the school newspaper during… read more

WDET Documents Detroit with ‘COVID Diaries: Stories of Resilience’

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Wayne State University’s WDET-FM is partnering with Documenting Detroit and local media makers to produce a multimedia series called “COVID Diaries: Stories of Resilience.” which will illustrate life and resilience during the outbreak in Southeast Michigan. As an expansion of WDET’s StoryMakers initiative, WDET will support six independent media… read more

Michigan Radio’s Stateside debuts in U.P. on WNMU, WGGL

Michigan Radio’s daily public radio talk program, Stateside, hosted by April Baer, can now be heard across the Upper Peninsula on WNMU-FM (Marquette), and WGGL-FM (Houghton). The addition of these two public radio stations makes Stateside available to the majority of listeners in the Upper Peninsula. With conversations about what matters in Michigan, Stateside covers… read more

CPB Gets $75 Million in Emergency Funds

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting gets $75 million in emergency funds in the $2 trillion coronavirus bill that passed the Senate late Wednesday night but still needs to be approved by the House and signed by the president. The money is to keep up facilities of noncommercial TV and radio stations and to help stations, particularly… read more

Michigan Public TV Stations Offer Help to Kids and Families

Michigan Association of Public Broadcasters (MAPB) television stations are offering up their 24-hour PBS KIDS channels and have special tips for parents about how to keep children learning while schools are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Fun and educational K-12 content is offered on-air and on-line for through local Public Television stations. Programs are… read more