Category: MAPB

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

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