Category: MAPB

MAPB’s “Off The Record” Celebrates 50 Years This Week

The award-winning Michigan-based public affairs television series Off the Record marks 50 years on the air this week. The first episode of the weekly show examining Michigan politics and government aired on February 4, 1972. Seen statewide in Michigan and in Northern Indiana, the series is produced at WKAR Public Media and is a presentation… read more

WKAR’S Elkins Re-elected to APTS Leadership Position

Susi Elkins, Director of Broadcasting and General Manager of WKAR Public Media at Michigan State University, has been re-elected as Professional Vice Chair on the board of America’s Public Television Stations (APTS). The announcement was made by APTS on Wednesday (2/2). Elkins’ term begins on Monday, February 28, 2022. APTS is a nonprofit membership organization… read more

WDET Teams Up with MSU with new Podcast

WDET-FM (Detroit) has teamed up with Michigan State University’s Science Gallery to present a 10-episode podcast series titled “Tracked and Traced.”  The series is named after the science gallery’s 10 week exhibit, which also explored themes of surveillance.  New episodes released every other week, starting early 2022. Hosted by Natasha T Miller and Antajuan Scott and… read more

Andy Robins Retires from WMUK

Longtime WMUK-FM (Kalamazoo) News Director Andy Robbins has retired.  He hung up his microphone at the end of 2021 after 36 years of service to the station.  He joined the station in 1985 and had been WMUK’s News Director since 1998. Robins succeeded previous News Director Tony Griffin, who had passed in 1997. Under Robins’… read more

WKAR Presents ‘Evening with the Governor’

Premiering online this week, the WKAR Public Media original program Off the Record presents “Evening with the Governor 2021,” featuring Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer and First Gentleman Dr. Marc Mallory in conversation with senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick. The special edition episode of the weekly public affairs program is available for streaming now in the… read more

WKAR Selected for Public Media Digital Transformation Program

WKAR Public Media at Michigan State University is among 75 public media stations selected to participate in the Digital Transformation Program, a virtual program developed by the Poynter Institute to educate, assist and coach public media senior leaders and their staff on the best strategies and tactics to transform their organization’s digital operations and culture…. read more

WEMU’s Lisa Barry Passes

The MAB is saddened to announce the passing of WEMU-FM (Ypsilanti) All Things Considered local host Lisa Barry.  Barry died this past Tuesday night (11/30) due to complications from a heart condition. A graduate of Olivet College, she got her start as a morning newscast sidekick on Lansing’s WVIC-FM. Barry later joined the morning show… read more

Michigan Radio Announces First Community Engagement Reporter

Michigan Radio has announced the hiring of Jamie Simmons as the station’s first Community Engagement Reporter. As the Community Engagement Reporter, Jamie’s reporting will supplement Michigan Radio’s coverage in Detroit, and specifically various neighborhoods across the city. The Community Engagement Reporter will work with the station’s Community Reporting Engagement Council to better understand and address… read more