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)     Phone: (269) 387 5717


1:24 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

Democrat announces in 7th Congressional District

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Byrnes ran in a Democratic primary for State Senate in 2010 but lost. Walberg is in his third term in Congress.
WASHINGTON - Former state Rep. Pam Byrnes announced today she'll run for Congress next year, hoping to take the seat currently helped by U.S. Rep. Tim Walberg, R-Tipton. Byrnes, a Chelsea Democrat, served six years in the state House of Representatives before being forced out by term limits.
2:03 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

New Portage park and nature preserve opens

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The property was donated to the city by the family of the late David Eliason, the former president of Eliason Corporation.
PORTAGE, MI - Portage's newest park officially opened Tuesday, being called by Portage officials a 123-acre gift, natural treasure and realization of a vision. City officials, Portage City Council members, boards and commission volunteers and the others dedicated the Eliason Nature Reserve in a brief ceremony, and then turned it over for public use.
2:33 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

Schauer: Gov. Snyder's leadership a failure

Democratic candidate for governor Mark Schauer
Credit WMUK

Former congressman and state lawmaker Mark Schauer says he decided to launch his campaign for governor because Republican Rick Snyder has not been the moderate governor that Michigan voters had hoped for. Schauer was interviewed Monday for the WMUK program WestSouthwest. The Battle Creek Democrat says on a number of issues, including taxing pension income and “right to work”, Snyder has catered to the right wing of the Republican Party.

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3:42 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

Republicans court new Michigan US Senate candidate

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Small is reportedly very close to Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder who has come under fire from some "Tea Party" activists recently.
The National Republican Senatorial Committee met this week with Oakland County District Court Judge Kim Small about the open Senate seat in Michigan, according to two people with knowledge of the meeting. Former Michigan secretary of state Terri Lynn Land is currently the GOP frontrunner, but Small presents a potentially interesting alternative whom the national GOP is taking seriously.
3:17 pm
Thu July 11, 2013

Candidates line up for BC City Commission race

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Candidates have until 4 p.m. on August 13th to turn in petitions to get their names on the November ballot in the race for nine city commission seats.
Nearly 20 residents have picked up petitions in hopes of running for the Battle Creek City Commission, according to the city clerk's office. All incumbents except at-large Commissioner Mark Behnke have picked up petitions.