WKAR Out & About

Posted on: May 31, 2012

WKAR street teamCampus might be a little quieter this time of year, but WKAR Public Media from Michigan State University is busier than ever. WKAR is involved in many wonderful events throughout the community this summer, so be sure to check us out.

Just a couple of weeks ago, we kicked off the summer fun at the East Lansing Art Festival, hosting the main performance stage with live entertainment while providing activities at the children’s tent and appearances by PBS characters Curious George and Super WHY. Last month, our local program LRN 101 began airing. LRN 101 is part of the Keep Learning initiative, featuring local businesses and projects that encourage a commitment to a lifetime of education.

On June 22 and 23, we’ll be introducing acts at the main stage at the Summer Solstice Jazz Festival. On June 26 and 27, we will be featuring four Michigan bands Home Again, Domestic Problems, Howling Diablos and Silent Lapse at “BackStage Pass’” HD concert series. Because our audience is expanding, we’re holding the shows at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center and tickets are free. Be sure to register online in advance to save your seat.

We’ll also be part of the Old Town Jazz Festival and the Great Lakes Folk Festival in Lansing and East Lansing in August. We’ll be hosting a stage and recording acts for “BackStage Pass.”

Look for us tomorrow, June 2, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Potter Park Zoo for “Be A Tourist In Your Own Town,” participating in Migratory Bird Day in conjunction with “Dinosaur Tales.”

Whether you’re looking to have your picture taken with a costume character, want to hear great bands, would like to sign up for free workshops or if you’re just looking to get involved in the community, WKAR can help.

We’re an integral part of the mid-Michigan community and an active partner with community organizations related to children, the arts and health, and we always welcome student interns and volunteers. Look for us around town this summer!

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