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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3:18 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

Lt. Governor talks trade in the Netherlands

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Calley says one reason for the trip is "Michigan's long-standing ties with Dutch companies (that) have resulted in good jobs here".
LANSING - Lt. Gov. Brian Calley will lead a week-long trade mission to the Netherlands on Saturday, the governor's office announced today. Calley will travel with local and state officials, including House Speaker Jase Bolger, R-Marshall, and Agriculture and Rural Development Director Jamie Clover Adams. The delegation returns April 19.
WMUK News
9:51 am
Mon April 8, 2013

Local bookstores doing very well, thank you

Bookstore sign in Kalamazoo welcomes customers
Credit WMUK

The impending death of bookstores, and even printed books, has long been predicted. But MLive Kalamazoo reporter Yvonne Zipp says the funeral notices may have been sent too soon.

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1:54 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

Detroit the "most miserable" U.S. city?

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The publishers of the magazine say their article was actually intended as a sarcastic response to a Forbes Magazine story the criticized Detroit.
The March edition of a culture and entertainment publication distributed at Detroit Metro Airport was pulled because the cover appeared to cast Detroit in a bad light, an airport spokesman said. The headline on the cover of the Metropolitan reads, in large letters: Welcome to Detroit. "The Most Miserable City in America."
1:42 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

BC airport tower to remain open after all

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The company that already runs the control tower at Kellogg Regional Airport will continue to do so but on the city's dime, not the FAA's.
Battle Creek tower saved from sequester shutdown The city of Battle Creek plans to enter into a contract with a private air controller organization to keep the control tower open at W.K. Kellogg Airport. A link to this page will be included in your message.
SW Michigan
1:38 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

Portage & K Township win big fire grants

Portage Central Fire Station
Credit WMUK

Fire departments in Portage and Kalamazoo Township have won big federal grants. They were announced Thursday by Michigan’s two U.S. senators.

Democrats Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow say Portage will get nearly $634,000 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Kalamazoo Township will receive nearly $56,000.

The money can be used for training, equipment, and supplies.

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