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MAPB News

  • Interlochen Public Radio Receives Google New Initiative Grant for COVID-19 Coverage

    Interlochen Public Radio has received $5,000 from Google News Initiative’s Journalism Emergency Relief Fund. The Journalism Emergency Relief Fund was founded to support the production of original journalism for local communities in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. The fund provides financial assistance to small- and medium-sized news organizations around the globe producing original news for… read more

  • WKAR Adds Spanish Language Programming

    WKAR NewsTalk (AM870/105.1FM) (East Lansing) is now devoting two hours each weekday afternoon to Spanish language news and information. “One of our objectives at WKAR is to keep everyone informed,” said Drew Henderson, radio station manager for WKAR Public Media. “As we face a global pandemic, having access to timely, trustworthy information can save lives…. read more

  • CMU Public Radio Debuts New Signal in FM Station Network

    CMU Public Radio’s network of stations expanded in recent days with the debut of WCMV-FM (Leland). The former WFCX was purchased by Central Michigan University late last year from Northern Broadcast and was closed on last week. WCMV’s 20.5kw signal provides full coverage over much of the northwest lower peninsula, including Traverse City.  CMU previously… read more

  • Former Michigan Radio Host Jenn White Named National Host of WAMU, NPR’s 1A

    WAMU-FM (Washington, DC) announced on Thursday (5/7) that Jenn White has been selected as the new host of the nationally syndicated NPR show 1A. No stranger to public media, White comes to 1A from WBEZ Chicago, where she hosts the station’s midday talk program Reset with Jenn White. She also hosted WBEZ’s critically acclaimed podcasts… read more

  • Kalamazoo Public Schools Approves WKDS Sale to WMUK

    At a meeting held April 30, Kalamazoo Public Schools has voted to sell the district’s radio station to Western Michigan University. The station is no longer needed for educational purposes, according to the recommendation approved by the board. The district will receive $125,000 in exchange for the station. They will also enter into a monthly lease… read more

  • WKAR Announces Lansing Educator As PBS Digital Innovator All-Star for 2020

    via WKAR.org WKAR Public Media (East Lansing) announced Wednesday (5/6) LaDonna Mask from Kendon Elementary in the Lansing School District as one of 19 educators from across the country selected for the PBS Digital Innovator All-Star Program. The PBS Digital Innovator All-Star program brings together a community of PreK-12th grade educators who are innovators and… read more

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