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WKAR’s Megan Schellong Accepted to National New Voices Program

Megan Schellong Credit: Dan Hartley/WKAR-MSU

Megan Schellong, WKAR-AM/FM (East Lansing) Morning Edition local host and producer, has been selected by AIR (Association of Independents in Radio) to join their 2022 class of New Voices.

Since 2009, the New Voices program has been working to pair industry leaders with underrepresented and early-career media makers to connect, reflect and engage on their creative journeys.

Schellong is a radio journalist and Morning Edition host at WKAR, the NPR affiliate station from Michigan State University. As an independent producer, Schellong is in the process of launching a podcast for transracial adoptees, Adoption Rewind, which explores the history and politics of transracial adoption.

“As an Asian American, it is important for me to connect with, learn from and grow alongside other underrepresented people like myself in the audio sphere,” Schellong said. “I’m excited for the mentorship opportunities, audio production workshops and building a community of folks who are also early in their radio careers.”

Schellong is one of 16 selected scholars from across the nation to be in the New Voices class of 2022. To learn more about each scholar, visit AIR’s website.

AIR is a membership organization that consists of a growing talent network of audio industry professionals based in public media, journalism, podcasting and narrative storytelling. Through this network, AIR equips independent audio makers with mentorship, training, tools and peer support throughout their careers.

Through mentorship, online discussions, interactive roundtables and workshops led by New Voices alums, AIR members and distinguished industry speakers, this year’s scholars will emerge from the program with a clearer picture of how they can catalyze change within the rapidly evolving audio industry.