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

Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestea

The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra is looking for a new president. It announced on Tuesday, February 12, that CEO Peter Gistelinck is no longer there but didn’t give a reason for his departure.

W.W. Norton

How far back does beer go in human history? University of Pennsylvania Museum Archaeologist Patrick McGovern says it showed up quite early.


Andy Robins / WMUK

Everyone wants kids to read more books. But there’s a problem if you’re a young person of color: you’re more likely to see books with trucks or animals as characters than people who look like you. But that’s beginning to change.


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.


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