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

Courtesy Matt Grocoff

Your next house might be “net-zero.” So says the keynote speaker at a conference in Kalamazoo. Matt Grocoff of Ann Arbor promotes the practice of building or converting homes so that they generate as much energy as they use, something he says does more than lower utility bills.


Sehvilla Mann / WMUK-FM

The Kalamazoo Public Schools and the Kalamazoo Public Library are expanding their efforts to promote reading and head off the so-called "summer slide." That's the drop-off in reading skills among kids who don't read much, if anything, over the long summer break.


Kalamazoo Public Library

Update: Peace Pizzazz, previously scheduled for Bronson Park, will be held at Winchell Elementary due to expected rain. Efforts to keep kids reading over the long summer break are gearing up in Kalamazoo. The Kalamazoo Public Library's annual Summer Reading Challenge offers kids tangible incentives to keep reading - free books. Library Executive Director Ryan Wieber says they earn them by reading at least 20 minutes each day over the summer.


WMU Names New Provost

May 17, 2018
Ball State University

Western Michigan University's new provost is coming to Kalamazoo from Indiana. The university announced Thursday, May 17, that Jennifer Bott will become Western's top academic official July 1st.

State Attorney General Bill Schuette has filed a complaint against physician William Strampel. He’s Larry Nassar’s former boss at MSU. As the Dean of the university’s College of Osteopathic Medicine, Strampel is alleged to have made sexual remarks to students. He’s also accused of storing pornography on his work computer and failing to properly supervise Nassar. The complaint filed by Schuette claims that Strampel violated state health codes. If a state panel agrees with him, it could fine Strampel, suspend his license or revoke it.

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