Category: Central Lower Michigan

WKAR Goes Virtual with PBS Kids Day

WKAR Public Media is presenting another PBS Kids Day on Saturday, January 30.  With the current COVID-19 pandemic, this PBS Kids Day will be held online. Viewers can login and explore science with the Curious Crew and enjoy story time with PBS Kids favorite Daniel Tiger and WKAR’s Mrs. Pizzo. Morning and afternoon sessions are available…. read more

Michigan Learning Channel to Launch January 4, 2021

As reported in October and following months of planning, Michigan’s public television stations, in partnership with leading educators and community leaders, are launching the Michigan Learning Channel (MLC) beginning Monday, January 4. It will be available statewide on a series of new dedicated broadcast channels. Organized by Detroit Public Television (DPTV), the network will deliver… read more

Latino Public Broadcasting and WKAR Present New Digital Short Film Series ‘Latinos Are Essential’

WKAR Public Media (East Lansing) is pleased to partner with Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB) on Latinos Are Essential, a campaign created to honor the work of the dedicated “essential workers” — health care providers, teachers, food service workers, retail clerks and others — who have kept our country going while caring for their own families…. read more

WLEN’s ‘Thank a Vet’ 2020 Breaks Record Fundraising for Lenawee County Veterans in Need

On November 11, Lenawee Broadcasting’s WLEN-FM (Adrian) hosted their 15th Annual Thank a Vet day. This day is in celebration of Veterans Day and is an event to raise funds and awareness for homeless and other veterans in need in Lenawee County. $32,859.82 was raised in 12 hours for the “Veterans Dire Need Fund” distributed… read more

COVID Didn’t Stop WION’s ‘Treasures for Troops!’

By: Jim Carlyle, co-owner/manager, WION Despite the restrictions that the State of Michigan has imposed in the apparent effort to arrest the pandemic, a team of dedicated people still orchestrated WION’s yearly “Treasures for Troops!” WION Radio (Ionia) is proud to announce that with it’s partners, WGLM in Greenville/Lakeview MI, WRWW-LP at Lowell High School,… read more

Public Television Stations Partner with Michigan Educators to Build New Statewide Learning Service

Michigan Learning Channel to provide instructional content to support the work of teachers and parents through universally available platforms Michigan’s public television stations, in partnership with leading educators and community leaders, have announced the creation of the Michigan Learning Channel. Organized by Detroit Public TV, the network will deliver instructional content programming to students, parents… read more

WHMI Hosts Congressional Race Debate With 8th District Candidates Slotkin, Junge

On October 6, Krol Communication’s WHMI-FM (Howell) hosted a debate between Michigan’s 8th District Democratic incumbent Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin of Holly and Republican challenger Paul Junge of Brighton.  The debate was the third and final debate between the candidates. WHMI News Director John King moderated the one-hour broadcast, which was heard live on the station… read more

WKAR Teams Up with MSU’s College of Engineering for Mask Video

WKAR Public Media (East Lansing) has collaborated with Michigan State University’s College of Engineering to produce a video showing the effectiveness of wearing a mask during the current COVID-19 pandemic.  Entitled “Display it, don’t spray it,” the video features Dr. Rob Stephenson, science educator and Emmy-award winning host of WKAR’s Curious Crew, along with high-resolution, slow-motion… read more

WQHH Holds 7th Annual Backpack Giveway

For the 7th year in a row, MacDonald Broadcasting’s Power 96.5 WQHH-FM (Lansing) held its annual Backpack Giveway on August 20.  This year’s event, held at the Don Johnson Fieldhouse in Lansing took all precautions during the COVID-19 pandemic. The station gave away free school supplies for local grade school kids on a first come,… read more

WKHM Debuts The Chamber Show

McKibbin Media Group has announced the debut of “The Chamber Show,” a monthly program to air on the company’s WKHM-AM (Jackson).  Presented in partnership with The Jackson County Chamber of Commerce, the show hosted by Pat O’Dowd, Business Development Manager and Tim Booth, Events and Legislative Affairs Manager will tell the story of the Chamber,… read more