Category: MAPB

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

MAPB Board of Directors Elects Officers, Michigan Radio’s Steve Schram as President

The Michigan Association of Public Broadcasters (MAPB) elected its 2020-2021 Officers of the Board of Directors during a board meeting held on Tuesday, March 3 in conjunction with the Great Lakes Media Show at the Lansing Center. Officers elected to the 2020-2021 MAPB Board of Directors: President: Steve Schram, Michigan Public Radio Vice President: Tom… read more

WKAR’s Elkins Speaks on NextGen TV at APTS Public Media Summit

WKAR Public Media (East Lansing) Director of Broadcasting and General Manager Susi Elkins spoke this past Tuesday (2/25) at the 2020 APTS Public Media Summit in Washington, D.C. during a session titled “Collaboration with National Partners on Spectrum Opportunities.”  WKAR is one of the public stations that is currently experimenting with NextGen TV technology and… read more

Michigan Radio’s Bryce Huffman Explores Black History in America with Live Dates Around State

Michigan Radio West Michigan Reporter and Same Same Different podcast host/creator Bryce Huffman is hosting three live events around the state that will explore the importance of black history in America — how it’s being taught and its impact on black identity. At each event Bryce and his panel will be discussing these and other… read more

IPR News launches new series “Our Global Neighborhood”

Interlochen Public Radio has announced a new eight-week series where the station sits down with residents who moved to northern Michigan from across the globe. Our Global Neighborhood takes news consumers into the lives of their neighbors who decided to reside in our part of the world after experiencing a much different life in another… read more

Northern Radio Provides Interlochen Public Radio with Temporary Signal

Interlochen Public Radio (IPR) announced February 1 that listeners can now tune in to its “Classical IPR” on Northern Radio’s WSRJ-FM (Honor/Traverse City). WSRJ had been silent. IPR’s Classical music service in the Traverse City area has been hampered since mid-December, when its WIAA-FM experienced an antenna issue. Complicating repairs were harsh winter conditions which… read more

WMU Trustees’ Vote Brings WMUK Closer To Buying A Second Signal

Western Michigan University’s WMUK-FM (Kalamazoo) has won approval by the University’s Board of Trustees to acquire WKDS-FM from the Kalamazoo Public Schools (KPS). The Trustees approved a $191,000 plan, which includes a cash payment to the KPS as well as leasing fees, a studio refit at the school district and underwriting trade for KPS. WMUK… read more

WGVU Public Media Schedules Annual Wine and Food Fundraiser

WGVU Public Media (Grand Rapids) will hold its annual “Great Wine and Food Symposium” on Friday, February 28 at the Grand Rapids Public Museum. Billed as “your all-inclusive winter escape,” the fundraiser is a guide to understanding and appreciating the rich variety and many pleasures of wine. Whether a seasoned aficionado, or just a beginner,… read more

WNMU-TV Unveils New Sports Broadcasting Equipment

WNMU-TV (Marquette), in partnership with Northern Michigan University Athletics, is setting up new production equipment for producing NMU sports telecasts.  Equipment highlights include Sony broadcast cameras with 72-power Canon zoom optics and Ross video switching with multi-view monitoring along with a host of other production enhancements. Not only will this new equipment enhance viewers’ experience with… read more