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City Of Kalamazoo Offers Free Tire Disposal - For Residents

Getting rid of old tires is notoriously difficult and expensive. But the City of Kalamazoo is trying a pilot project to make that easier for its residents.

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Face Off Theatre

New And Experienced Actors Invited to Enter Monologue Competition

Starting Saturday Oct 2, Face Off Theatre Company will accept video submissions of 1-2 minute monologues from new and experienced actors in a friendly competition determined by audience votes.

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Employment Opportunity

WMUK 102.1 FM is seeking qualified candidates for a Morning Edition Host / Reporter position.

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Kalamazoo Mayoral Forum September 30th

A forum for candidates running for Mayor of Kalamazoo will be held Thursday September 30thrd.

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Social Service Agency InterAct Is Closing

13 hours ago
InterAct's brick building has glass doors with the name stenciled on, and a silver-colored overhang
Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

A nonprofit providing mental health services and treatment for substance use disorder in Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids is closing.


Face Off Theatre

Starting Saturday Oct 2, Face Off Theatre Company will accept video submissions of 1-2 minute monologues from new and experienced actors in a friendly competition determined by audience votes. 


Carmela Hostiguin / City of Kalamazoo

Getting rid of old tires is notoriously difficult and expensive. But the City of Kalamazoo is trying a pilot project to make that easier for its residents.

Technical issues for overnight jazz

Sep 24, 2021

WMUK 102.1 FM is experiencing technical difficulties with our overnight jazz service, normally aired between 12-5 am. The difficulties are due to problems with our internet service provider. We are working to resolve this issue as quickly as possible. In the meantime, we will be temporarily airing BBC World Service overnight. 

We apologize for the inconvenience, and appreciate your patience. 

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Crista Miller is the Director of Music and Cathedral Organist at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Houston, TX. Bringing with her a program of jewels for organ by Pachelbel, Mulet, Franck, Brahms, Bach and more, she is the first visiting artist to appear on the Sacred Music at the Cathedral series since it was interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. She previews the concert with Cara Lieurance, saying that these pieces had special meaning to her during months of isolation.


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Nine years ago, a veteran journalist who possessed deep connections with community members at every level joined us as WMUK's local Morning Edition Host. Earlene McMichael was also a regular contributor to the Station’s previously-run WestSouthwest and Arts & More programs. Earlene had been an editor, reporter and columnist for many years at the Kalamazoo Gazette newspaper, where she founded a longtime journalism training program for high-school and college students. She was a radio newsanchor in college. Now, sadly, we must say good-bye!

Theater Review: LYS

Sep 23, 2021
Emily Duguay / WMU Theatre

The production of “LYS”, a new play commissioned by the Western Michigan University Theatre, is playing on campus through Sunday, September 26, 2021. WMUK’s Gordon Bolar has this review.


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David Small and Sarah Stewart are bonded in marriage and more. They are bonded by their mutual love of art and literature.


Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

Unions representing full and part-time faculty, staff and teaching assistants at Western Michigan University are calling on the school to do more to stop the spread of COVID-19. They say students need to be able to socially distance in classrooms, instructors need better protective gear, and Western needs to revisit the badging system meant to keep sick students out of class.

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Lera Auerbach's 2002 Lonely Suite (Ballet for a Lonely Violinist) will offer special resonance for us after a year of isolation due to COVID-19. It's at the heart of a recital at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, Sep 22 by Megan Crawford, a member of the Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra and visiting instructor at Western Michigan University. In a conversation with Cara Lieurance, Crawford talks about the pieces that inspired her, how caring for her family makes her musical choices more personal, and how she re-oriented her teaching to learn and teach music of Black composers with her students.


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