MAPB News

  • Michigan Learning Channel Launches their 2022 Summer Learning Program

    The Michigan Learning Channel (MLC) has announced its Summer 2022 program.  The free eight-week program, which runs through August 14 encourages kids to “Learn, Do, and Explore” with literacy and math lessons, hands-on science and fitness activities, career exploration and virtual field trips. MLC can be seen on digital subchannels of all Michigan Public Broadcasting… read more

  • Michigan Radio to Host Local Live(s), a Unique Storytelling Event

    Michigan Radio has announced that they are thrilled to partner with Back Pocket Media to bring a captivating live storytelling event featuring journalists, music and community on Thursday, July 14, 2022. Local Live(s) is a show that brings together journalists and locals for a night of entertainment and conversation. It’s a national storytelling event that… read more

  • Eastern Michigan University Dedicates Garden to Honor Lisa Barry

    On June 17, Eastern Michigan University held ceremonies to dedicate a memorial garden in honor of the late Lisa Barry, WEMU-FM radio host and reporter, who passed away on November 30, 2021. The garden is on the west side of King Hall, between Hover and King. Lisa Barry was a lifelong metro Detroiter with a… read more

  • WEMU Announces Two New Staffers in Newsroom

    Eastern Michigan University’s WEMU-FM has announced the hiring of two new staff members.  Cathy Shafran has joined the station as News Anchor/Reporter.  Shafran brings nearly 40 years of broadcast experience to the station, having worked as an anchor/reporter at WMAX-AM (Grand Rapids) from 1978-1980 and at WJRT-TV (Flint) as a reporter from 1980-2011. Among her… read more

  • WKAR’s New Interim GM Says Focus is on Increasing Access, Engagement

    WKAR Public Media (East Lansing) is saying goodbye Friday (5/27) to longtime General Manager and Director of Broadcasting Susi Elkins as she leaves the organization to take a position with the Michigan State University Federal Credit Union. Shawn Turner is stepping in to serve as the station’s Interim General Manager.  He is a professor in the… read more

  • SPJ Detroit Announces Excellence in Journalism Awards

    The Detroit Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists handed out its Excellence in Journalism Awards at a banquet last Thursday (5/6) in Troy. First place winners in broadcast included mix of commercial and non-commercial stations: Breaking/Spot News Reporting: WWJ-AM (Detroit) – Dan Jenkins, Brian Larsen, Tony Ortiz, Jackie Paige, Jon Hewett for coverage of… read more

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