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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9:47 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Uber Ridesharing Arrives in Michigan

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Ann Arbor officials want Uber to leave their city, saying it unfairly competes against licensed taxi operators.
FLINT, MI -- The popular ridesharing service Uber launched in Flint this week, part of a multi-city Michigan expansion that included Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo and Lansing. The company announced the expansion Thursday, July 24, on it's website. Now users can use the company's smartphone app to connect with drivers across the city.
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1:41 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Two GOP Officials Seek Portage State House Seat

Ballot in voting machine
Credit Wisconsin Public Radio

An opening in the 61st State House District that includes the City of Portage has created a vacuum that two Republicans hope to fill. They’re running to replace outgoing GOP Representative Margaret O’Brien who’s leaving the House to run for State Senate.

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2:55 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Marshall Brewery Gets Its Own TV Show

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The brewery plans to hold a "red carpet" event for the show's premiere on July 29th.
MARSHALL - Dark Horse Brewing Co. will soon join the ranks of military documentaries, truckers barreling down ice roads and other reality TV shows with its own program on the History Channel. "Dark Horse Nation" will premier at 10 p.m. July 29, according to a description of the show posted at history.com.
2:50 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Kalamazoo County Judge Reassignments Raise Questions

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Two candidates running for Probate Could end up actually becoming district judges.
KALAMAZOO, MI - The head of an association made up of more than 60 attorneys who practice family law in Kalamazoo County said he has numerous questions about a decision last week to assign a sitting district court judge to an open seat in probate court.
2:39 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Kalamazoo Asks: Are Buskers Panhandlers?

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The city's attorney is looking into possible changes in Kalamazoo's rules for street musicians and other performers.
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Austin Wiedeman had played his guitar in downtown Kalamazoo since the snow thawed without any interaction from police. That changed earlier this month when the 25-year-old unemployed Kalamazoo man was approached by a pair of Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety officers as he strummed his guitar.

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