Category: MAPB

WKAR’S Curious Crew Begins Season 5!

WKAR Public Media (East Lansing) has announced that the 5th season of Curious Crew debuted this past Monday, February 4.  The Emmy Award-winning science show, produced by the station, is seen on public television stations nationwide. Dr. Rob Stephenson and his crew of inquisitive kids continue to take a hands-on approach to scientific exploration. Join… read more

Steven Karl Meuché: 1944-2019

The MAB has learned that former WKAR Director of Broadcasting Steven Meuché, passed away January 23 at age 74. He received both a B.A. and M.A. in telecommunications from Michigan State University. He spent his career, beginning in 1965, at MSU, where he eventually became the general manager of WKAR radio stations and director of… read more

WKAR to Host PBS Kids Day January 26

WKAR Public Media will be hosting “PBS Kids Day” on Saturday, January 26 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The event is free for viewers and their families and will feature hands-on activities for kids, resources for parents and a visit from Super WHY! The event will also celebrate the 5th birthday of Curious Crew, a… read more

Michigan Radio’s ‘Believed’ Podcast Named Best Coverage of a News Story by The A.V. Club

Via Steve Chrypinski, Michigan Radio The A.V. Club has named the “Believed” podcast from Michigan Radio and NPR as the “Best Coverage of a News Story” podcast on its annual “Podmass Superlatives” list, 2018. The entertainment webzine gives this nod to the investigative reporting podcast just as the series wraps up with its Epilogue episode,… read more

Thomas Robert Kinney: 1961-2018

The MAB was sad to learn that on December 1, WKAR Public Media Telecommunications Engineer Tom Kinney passed away at age 57.  Kinney was a 25-year veteran of the station. Kinney graduated from East Lansing High School in 1979 and proudly served seven years in the U.S. Navy as an Interior Communications Electrician from 1982… read more

Warm Hearts, Warm Homes Returns to WCMU

WCMU Public Radio has launched its fifth annual Warm Hearts, Warm Homes campaign to fuel home-heating assistance across central and northern Michigan. An important collaboration continues with Consumers Energy, Isabella Bank and WCMU Public Radio listeners. Through this season of giving, WCMU listeners will support their community two-fold with access to quality public radio programming,… read more

WKAR Holds Celebration for WKAR Family and PBS KIDS 24/7

On January 27, nearly 800 children, parents and families visited the WKAR studios in East Lansing to celebrate the first birthday of WKAR Family and the PBS KIDS 24/7 channel with “PBS KIDS Day at WKAR!” There were many special guests who helped bring in the fun, including Sparty, Laura Sams and Robert Sams from… read more