Category: MAPB

WKAR Radio Produces Weekly Spanish-Language News Podcast

WKAR Public Media at Michigan State University recently launched a new podcast series, ¿Qué Onda Michigan? The WKAR original is a weekly Spanish-language news podcast hosted by Bilingual Latinx Stories Reporter Michelle Jokisch Polo and WLNS-TV Reporter Araceli Crescencio. “It’s been really exciting to hear the positive feedback from community and how thankful they are… read more

WNMU-TV Welcomes Ellen Doan as New MLC Engagement Coordinator

Northern Michigan University’s WNMU-TV has announced that Ellen Doan has joined the station as Engagement Coordinator for the Michigan Learning Channel. The Michigan Learning Channel is a statewide public television partnership offering instructional content to support the education of students and to provide alternative resources for families and teachers. Designed to enrich school learning, the… read more

PMJA Honors for Michigan Public Radio Stations

On June 24, at its 2021 Virtual Awards Ceremony, the Public Media Journalists Association (PMJA) announced the stations that will be receiving PMJA awards for work done in calendar year 2020.  Four Michigan radio stations are award recipients. In Division A, WDET-FM (Detroit) won two first-place awards.  First was in the Arts Feature category for… read more

WDET Announces ‘Artist Next Door’ Initiative

Six Southeast Michigan artists have been selected by a jury of artists and journalists to demonstrate their art, heritage and culture through an innovative program, The Artist Next Door, hosted by WDET-FM (Detroit) and made possible by a grant from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA). The artists representing mixed media, painting,… read more

Michigan Radio’s Sarah Cwiek Wins McCree Advancement of Justice Award

Michigan Radio reporter Sarah Cwiek has been selected as a winner of the 2021 Wade H. McCree Advancement of Justice Awards, sponsored by the Michigan Press Association Foundation. Cwiek was recognized for her investigation “Tax foreclosure lawsuit asks: How much can government take from property owners?” The story shows how citizens, especially those at risk… read more

Michigan Literacy Crisis Explored in New Documentary from WKAR

WKAR Public Media (East Lansing) has debuted a new documentary, Right to Read, which presents the moving story of Michigan families attempting to secure the right to read for their children.  Faced with challenging circumstances — like social inequity, Michigan’s Read by Grade Three law, and limited access to books — parents, educators and experts… read more

Jacobs Media Announces Public Radio Tech Survey 2021

Michigan-based Jacobs Media is planning its annual Public Radio Tech survey (PRTS) in conjunction with PRPD (Public Radio Program Directors Association). The survey will take place from late June through July.  . “The goal of these PRTS studies is to help public radio stations better understand the impact change and disruption have on their operations… read more