MAPB News

  • WKAR’s Megan Schellong Accepted to National New Voices Program

    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… read more

  • Classical IPR Welcomes First-Ever Digital Content Manager

    Interlochen Public Radio’s “Classical IPR” recently welcomed its first-ever digital content manager to the station staff. Kacie Brown comes to northern Michigan after having completed undergraduate and graduate degrees in music performance at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Brown also holds a journalism certificate from Indiana University’s The Media School. “The musical community Classical… read more

  • Brant Wells Named WKAR Senior Director of Television and Digital Operations

    Brant Wells has been named WKAR’s senior director of television and digital operations. He most recently served as senior director of television production and operations. In his newly expanded role, Wells adds oversight of the station’s digital strategy and execution for both TV and radio. He will focus on growing the current digital content offerings… read more

  • Michigan Radio’s Steve Schram Announces Retirement

    Stephen Schram, Executive Director & General Manager of Michigan Radio has announced that he will retire from the station this fall on November 30th. He was personally recruited by University of Michigan President Mary Sue Coleman in 2006. “I have had the opportunity to be a part of many remarkable organizations throughout my media career…. read more

  • WKAR Launches Career Exploration Student Incubator Program

    WKAR Public Media and the Boys & Girls Club of Lansing has announced their partnership on the creation of a new career exploration program for students ages 9-13 to learn about future career paths in public media. Taking place on Wednesdays through July 27, the WKAR Public Media Career Exploration Student Incubator Program is an… read more

  • WDET Celebrates 70 Years

    via Today@Wayne Walter P. Reuther, former United Auto Workers president, hoped that WDET radio would further the belief that “no group within a community can make progress except as the community moves ahead together.” Reuther articulated that vision in his April 1952 letter to David D. Henry, then-president of Wayne University, offering the UAW-owned station… read more

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