Michigan’s Public Broadcasters: Serving the citizens of our state!

Every month over 170 million Americans use public media – through 368 public television stations, 934 public radio stations, hundreds of online services, education services, and in-person events and activities.

Every month over half of all Americans use public media.

Equal Opportunity Policy:

The Michigan Association of Broadcasters, the contracted manager of the MAPB,  is committed to the principal and practice of equal employment opportunity.  Unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, sex, religion, age, national origin, height, weight, marital status, sexual orientation or disability is not practiced by the MAB and will not be tolerated.

Any questions or problems related to this policy or any perceived deviation from the policy should immediately be brought to the attention of The President.




  • CPB Gets $75 Million in Emergency Funds

    The Corporation for Public Broadcasting gets $75 million in emergency funds in the $2 trillion coronavirus bill that passed the Senate late Wednesday night but still needs to be approved by the House and signed by the president. The money is to keep up facilities of noncommercial TV and radio stations and to help stations, particularly… read more

  • 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

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