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

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10:19 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Politico: Amash Not Sweating His Primary

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Amash's GOP challenger, businessman Brian Ellis, trails significantly in recent polls.
BYRON CENTER, Mich. - Rep. Justin Amash was supposed to be the next big target of the establishment wing of the Republican Party, sweating all the way to the finish line. Instead, campaigning just two weeks before his primary, Amash seemed almost carefree. “Things are going great,” he said after a parade this weekend in this Grand...
WestSouthwest
9:33 am
Mon July 28, 2014

WestSouthwest: July 28, 2014

WMU's Waldo Library clock tower
Credit WMUK

On this edition of WestSouthwest, Western Michigan President John Dunn speaks with WMUK's Andy Robins and Yvonne Zipp of the Kalamazoo Gazette about the national focus on campus sexual assaults as well as the crackdown on for-profit college and future plans for property in downtown Kalamazoo owned by WMU.

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WestSouthwest
9:26 am
Mon July 28, 2014

WSW: WMU President John Dunn

WMU's Sangren Hall at sunrise
Credit WMUK

The recent implosion of the for-profit Corinthian College, including its Everest Institute campuses in Kalamazoo and other cities, could have students looking for other places to complete their degrees. On WMUK's WestSouthwest, Western Michigan University President John Dunn said it's ready to help them. Dunn spoke with WMUK's Andy Robins and Kalamazoo Gazette reporter Yvonne Zipp about that and several other issues, including:

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9:53 am
Fri July 25, 2014

PPT Repeal Wins Support in Kalamazoo

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Proposal One on the August 5th ballot would offset lost revenue for local governments and schools but some question possible shortfalls in the future.
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Proposal 1 on the August ballot involves "a reasonable, bipartisan compromise" to resolve long-standing concerns about Michigan's personal property tax, says Kalamazoo City Commissioner David Anderson. "A lot of people will benefit and it gives some predictability" for local government revenues, Anderson said about the proposal to phase out the tax, which is levied on commercial machinery, equipment and furnishings.
9:49 am
Fri July 25, 2014

More Passengers Choose Kalamazoo's Airport

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Airport officials say an improved regional economy is one reason for the third straight monthly increase in passenger numbers.
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Passenger traffic rose 12 percent in June at the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport. According to the airport's market share report for June, there were a total of 24,466 passenger trips to and from the local air terminal, up from 21,888 in May of 2013.

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