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December 2021 marks the departure of long-time News Director Andy Robins, who will be retiring after 36 years of service to WMUK 102.1 FM.

WMUK finalizes purchase of WKDS 89.9 FM

Oct 29, 2021
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Western Michigan University has finalized its purchase of WKDS 89.9 FM, on behalf of WMUK 102.1 FM.  WMU acquired the station from Kalamazoo Public Schools, after approval was granted by the governing boards of both bodies.  The total purchase is valued at $186,000, including a three-year tower lease agreement. WMUK has been operating WKDS since December 2019, branded as Classical WMUK. 

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WMUK’s Cara Lieurance is among the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo’s Community Arts Award recipients. The Arts Council has given the awards since 1985 "to recognize exceptional artists, arts organizations and arts supporters in the Kalamazoo area." Update: See a video of the Community Arts Awards ceremony on December 7th. 

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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!

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