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Michigan Radio Named Recipient of Google News Innovation Challenge

Google News Initiative (GNI) announced that Michigan Radio (WUOM-FM/WFUM-FM/WVGR-FM)(Ann Arbor) has been named a 2019 recipient of their first NorthAmerica Innovation Challenge, an international program that funds projects bringing new ideas into the news industry. The Google News Initiative is a global effort to work with the news industry to help journalism thrive in a… read more

Fred Remley, Former WUOM Intern, UM Media Faculty Member, Dies at 90

via Frederick M. Remley, age 90, died peacefully at his home in Ann Arbor on October 22, 2019. Fred had enjoyed a lifelong career in radio and television at the University of Michigan. He was also a leader in international video standardization efforts, and in the production and distribution of educational television programming that… read more

4 Michigan Stations Finalists in 2019 NETA Awards

The National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA) has released its list of finalists for the 2019 NETA Awards. Each year, the NETA Awards honor public television’s best work in education, community engagement, marketing/communications and content. Four Michigan public television stations are up for a total of seven awards. “We are excited to kick off the NETA… read more

WDET Wins 2019 Local The Works Contest

Public radio station WDET-FM (Detroit) has received a $5000 prize as winner in the 2019 Local That Works contest, for a project that tells stories of the region’s communities through audio and photography.  Since 2014, “Framed by WDET” has featured 10 communities, presenting images and audio stories in art exhibitions and community spaces. The annual Local… read more

WKAR Produces Food Science Series for PBS Digital

WKAR Public Media (East Lansing) has announced that its new digital series “Serving Up Science” is being featured by PBS on their digital platforms.  The series is hosted by Michigan State University (MSU) science writer Sheril Kirshenbaum.  The program answers questions like “Farmed or Wild?” “Why does cheese stink?” and “Why should meat rest?”  PBS… read more

WCMU Debuts Environmental Documentary

On October 16, WCMU Public Television (Mt. Pleasant) debuted a new hour-long documentary exploring the critical relationship between coastal wetlands and the quality of the Great Lakes. “Linking Land and Lakes: Protecting the Great Lakes’ Coastal Wetlands” chronicles the work of 15 universities and government agencies as scientists collect data to help restore an ecosystem… read more

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 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