From Where I Sit

Greetings Friends,

As a recent transplant to Michigan, I've so far been enjoying the friendly hospitality of the area and (up until now) balmy temperatures. But I experienced my first Michigan snow this past weekend. And this particular morning, I got my first real taste of a Michigan winter as I walked into my office from our parking lot. It was a bone-chilling 25 degrees outside! Far colder than anything I'm accustomed to around this time of year.

As I look toward my retirement as General Manager on June 30, of this year, I consider myself very fortunate to have worked at WMUK. I say this for a number of reasons.

I've been fortunate to be part of a university that makes a positive difference through the education of thousands of students each year and through community outreach with WMUK. I consider it a privilege to be part of WMUK's efforts to serving a community known for its vibrant arts and culture. And I've truly enjoyed the opportunity to interact with enthusiastic WMUK volunteers, members and listeners on a regular basis for more than a decade.

From Where I Sit: Program Changes

Jun 13, 2016

From time to time at the end of our fiscal year, WMUK reevaluates the performance and the renewal of programs we acquire and broadcast. This year our reevaluation process took into consideration the departure of a long-time host. On July 2nd, Garrison Keillor, the host of "A Prairie Home Companion" for several decades will retire the Saturday night program that has become a staple for many in our listening audience. 

FROM WHERE I SIT: It Only Takes A Moment

Apr 4, 2016

It Only Takes A Moment to Make Your Gift & New Member Incentive:

Our listeners and members are not shy about sharing their opinions with me on WMUK pledge drives. Their sentences generally start with the words "I might not like pledge drives, but . . ," and then conclude with a compliment that WMUK always lets our audience know what our goal is, where we stand- and most importantly we stop when we reach our goal. 

Pride In Our WMUK News Staff

Mar 3, 2016

The events of the weekend of February 20 and 21 focused national attention on Kalamazoo. Unfortunately, the shootings brought the kind of notoriety that no one desires. But when news of this nature does break and needs to be told, I am pleased that WMUK News is there to respond. Most importantly, I was proud that this national news story was told by and/or with the help and input of those who live here in our community- our WMUK News Staff.