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WKAR General Manager Susi Elkins Elected to PBS Board

Via WKAR.org 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

Michigan Radio to Debut New Podcast ‘Same Same Different’

Michigan Radio has announced a new podcast, Same Same Different, which will tackle issues like When your buddies tell you “we like you because you’re not like most black people,” should you throw down or lay low? How do you support your transgender kid when their own sibling thinks transgender is a misguided choice? What… read more

WKAR Hosts ‘The Future of Television and Data Delivery’ with ATSC 3.0

On September 19, WKAR Public Media and MSU ComArtSci hosted a NextGen TV Day at their East Lansing studios.  The long session featured ATSC 3.0 demos, with presentations from partners working with WKAR’s experimental ATSC 3.0 television station. Gaian Solutions Founder/CEO Chandra Kotaru discussed ATSC 3.0’s ability to provide rich media in education for those… read more

DPTV and WKAR Present Downton Abbey Movie Screenings

Both Detroit Public Television (DPTV/WTVS-TV) and WKAR Public Media (East Lansing) will be presenting advance screenings of the new Downton Abbey Movie for its viewers as a fundraiser.  The movie is scheduled for nationwide release on September 20. This Sunday (9/15), DPTV will present an advance screening of the new “Downton Abbey” feature film at… read more

Bill Ballard, WDCQ-TV Founder, Dies at 90

By: Thomas Bennett, GM, Delta College Broadcasting, University Center William “Bill” Ballard, founder of WDCQ-TV in University Center died August 25 in Traverse City. He was 90. Ballard previously worked as director of broadcasting and TV station manager at Delta College, licensee of WDCQ. After graduating from Auburn University in Alabama, he went to Delta… read more

Michigan Radio’s Tracy Samilton Wins Personal Finance Reporting Award

via Steve Chrypinski, Michigan Radio On August 15, The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) and the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) announced that Michigan Radio’s Tracy Samilton is the winner of the 2019 Excellence in Personal Finance Reporting Award in the Radio category. Samilton’s story, “Why the Funeral Rule is one of the… read more

MAPB Honors Linda Yohn, Thomas C. Jones with 2019 Public Media Impact Awards

The Michigan Association of Public Broadcasters (MAPB) presented its 2019 Public Media Impact Awards on Tuesday, August 6 at the JW Marriott in Grand Rapids. The MAPB presents Public Media Impact Awards to professionals and donors for their contribution to public broadcasting in Michigan. The awards are given to recognize outstanding individuals involved in public… read more

StoryCorps to Begin Recording Interviews with Residents of Flint on August 6

StoryCorps, a renowned nonprofit organization celebrating the stories of everyday Americans, will record interviews in Flint from August 6 to September 6 as part of its cross-country MobileBooth tour. Having collected over 65,000 interviews from Americans in all 50 states, StoryCorps has gathered one of the largest single collections of human voices ever recorded. The… read more

Detroit Public Television Receives 2019 Governor’s Service Award

On July 26, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Detroit Public TV (DPTV) as the winner of a 2019 Governor’s Service Award as an Education Service Leader for its work in early childhood education, providing parents, educators and other caregivers with the skills and resources they need to prepare children for school and life. Gov. Whitmer and… read more