MSU On the Air

WKAR TV & Radio

A WKAR fundraiser

MSU PBS/NPR Broadcasting Services

WKAR ( has a staff of over 70 employees who use their skills to reach more than half a million mid-Michigan residents each week with classical music, news, and diverse public television programming.

Their efforts have resulted in numerous awards, the latest of which came in March 2008. For the third consecutive year, WKAR-TV was named Michigan Public Television Station of the year by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters.

MSU Broadcasting Services, headquartered in the Communication Arts and Sciences Building on campus, is an administrative division of Libraries, Computing and Technology, and is academically affiliated with the College of Communication Arts and Sciences.

MSU Student Radio (Impact 89FM)

The Impact 89FM studio

College Radio Station of the Year

Approximately 120 students, ranging from freshmen to doctoral candidates, work at the award-winning WDBM 88.9 student radio station. For the eighth time in the last nine years, WDBM—or Impact 89FM—has been named the college radio station of the year by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters and Broadcast Music, Inc. The Gold Record Award was presented to them at the Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference this past March.

Impact 89FM specialty shows feature a variety of music genres. Evening and weekend programs include Sit or Spin, Afterglow, Jazz Spectrum, Progressive Torch & Twang, Accidental Blues, Basement, Thee Hourz O' Power, Flashback, Mechanical Pulse, and Cultural Vibe.

The Impact's Web site ( includes podcasts, videos, and in-studio guests.

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