Category: MAPB

WKAR to Present ‘Year of Global Africa’

Michigan State University’s College of Communication Arts and Sciences and WKAR-TV are collaborating with MSU’s African Studies Center to present the documentary “Year of Global Africa.”  The documentary film effort is a two-year celebration of MSU’s connection and cooperation with institutions, government bodies and communities locally and in Africa in various areas of research, teaching and… read more

Kresge Foundation Joins Listeners to Fund New Transmitter for WDET

On April 22, the Kresge Foundation and Wayne State University’s WDET-FM (Detroit) announced a foundation grant to replace the station’s aging and failing transmitter to ensure over-the-air broadcasts for years to come. Station general manager Mary Zatina said that Kresge’s grant of $150,000 complements more than one thousand donations, large and small, raised from generous… read more

Future Journalists to Join Tim Skubick in Special ‘Off The Record’

This weekend, on a special edition of WKAR (East Lansing) Public Media’s Off The Record program, three current students in the School of Journalism at Michigan State University talk with senior capitol correspondent and Off the Record anchor Tim Skubick about why they are motivated to enter this profession, how they view the role social… read more

WEMU Hosts Pop Up Fundraisers

By: Molly Motherwell General Manager, WEMU Broadcast media had to pivot quickly when the pandemic hit and everything shut down. In addition to trying to adjust to work from home, soothing an anxious staff and audience, and trying to handle the avalanche of news and information that came our way, WEMU and other public broadcasters… read more

Michigan Radio’s Steve Schram appointed to Nielsen Audio Advisory Council

Steve Schram, Executive Director and General Manager of Michigan Radio – WUOM, Ann Arbor, has been selected to serve as the sole representative for Public Radio on the Nielsen Audio Advisory Council. The Council is a forum for Nielsen clients to share their interests, concerns, and suggestion about Nielsen’s service and to hear the perspective… read more

Congress Approves Relief for Public Media Stations

On March 10, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Senate coronavirus relief legislation.  Within this legislation was $175 million in COVID-related assistance for the nation’s 1,400 public radio and television stations. The funds, to be distributed by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, will help maintain local stations’ enhanced programming and services, and protect the… read more