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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WMUK News
11:53 am
Sun April 28, 2013

WMU student media fee a trendsetter?

Sidewalk sign urges support for WMU's student media fee
Credit WMUK

Western Michigan University may have been ahead of the curve in the way it supports student media. Earlier this month, university trustees approved a five-dollar fee that all students will pay beginning this fall. Students approved the fee in a referendum late last month. It will raise about $150,000 a year to support the Western Herald, WMU's student newspaper, and the student-run radio station WIDR-FM.

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SW Michigan
1:04 pm
Fri April 26, 2013

Kalamazoo historic preservation awards announced

The renovated Metropolitan Center, 105 East Michigan Avenue, Kalamazoo
Credit Mavcon

Three homes, two commercial buildings and a prominent Kalamazoo business owner will get historic preservation awards next month. The city's Historic Preservation Commission announced the winners on Friday, April 26th.

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2:13 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

State Senate approves bill to block wolf hunting referendum

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If approved by the full legislature and signed into law, the law could not be overturned by voters. It would let the state Natural Resources Commission decide hunting rules.
Lansing - The Senate overwhelmingly approved legislation Thursday to change natural resources rules in a way that would block efforts by wolf hunting opponents to call for a statewide vote on whether the animals should be hunted. A bill sponsored by Sen.
WMUK News
1:53 pm
Wed April 24, 2013

Michigan's air quality gets better, and worse

MSU researchers use a mobile lab to check air pollution levels
Credit Thomas Gennara/MSU / AP Photo

The quality of the air in southwest Michigan took a hit last year. But a new report by the American Lung Association suggests that, in general, Michigan’s air is getting better.

The State of the Air 2013 report gives Allegan County an “F” and Kalamazoo County a “C” for ozone levels. But both got much better marks for soot and other particulates. No data was collected in Calhoun, Van Buren, and Saint Joseph counties.

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2:36 pm
Tue April 23, 2013

Portage schools face more choices in superintendent search

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The only finalist for the job, Brighton Superintendent Greg Gray, says he's staying put after visiting Portage for a public interview last week.
Now that their lone finalist for superintendent has withdrawn his candidacy, Portage Public Schools Board of Education needs to decide whether to return to their original pool of applicants, start a new search or continue for now with an interim superintendent, Trustee Joanne Willson said this morning.

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