Andrew Robins

News Director

Andy Robins has been WMUK's News Director since 1998 and a broadcast journalist for over 24 years. He joined WMUK's staff in 1985. Under his direction, WMUK has received numerous awards for news reporting.

Email: andrew.robins (at) wmich.edu     Phone: (269) 387 5717

After years of declining enrollment, the number of students in the Kalamazoo Public Schools rose after the Kalamazoo Promise college scholarship program was announced in 2005. That’s according to a new report by the Upjohn Institute for Employment Research. It says the biggest impact on enrollment is keeping families in the district. Senior Researcher Michelle Miller-Adams says the Promise and similar programs in other communities also attract new families. The report says they can also help improve school district performance by emphasizing a “college-going culture.” And Miller-Adams says that can make a community more attractive to new businesses.

Andrew Robins / WMUK

A plan to commemorate Abraham Lincoln's only visit to Michigan kicks into high gear in Kalamazoo in 2019. Supporters have been working on the Kalamazoo Abraham Lincoln Project since 2011.


Greyson Steele / WMUK

Sixth Congressional District

The lead changed frequently through the evening. But in the end, long-time Republican Congressman Fred Upton won a new term in the House. Unofficial returns Tuesday showed Upton leading Democratic challenger Matt Longjohn 50-to-46 percent in the district that covers most of southwest Michigan. Upton gave his victory speech to supporters in Saint Joseph.

Voting sign outside polling place - file photo by Andrew Robins, WMUK
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Orson Welles's radio broadcast of The War of the Worlds has become a Halloween staple along with trick-or-treating. The Great Escape Stage Company will recreate the CBS Radio show Tuesday, October 30, and Wednesday, October 31, in Marshall to mark its 80th anniversary.


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