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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SW Michigan
11:18 am
Thu April 4, 2013

Ronda Stryker YWCA's "Woman of Achievement"

Ronda Stryker
Credit Kalamazoo YWCA

Ronda Stryker is the latest winner of the "Lifetime Woman of Achievement Award" by the the Kalamazoo YWCA. She'll receive the award at the Y's annual celebration on May 21st at the Radisson Plaza Hotel in Kalamazoo.

The YWCA says the award is given each year "to a woman in the community who has demonstrated a lifetime of outstanding contributions to the well-being of the community, state, or nation, and has record of accomplishment, leadership, and positive role modeling as a volunteer or in their career".

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WMUK News
6:56 am
Thu April 4, 2013

WMU student media fee approved

Sidewalk sign supports WMU student media fee
Credit WMUK

Western Michigan University’s student-run newspaper and radio station have received a big vote of support, and money. That's because students at the university approved a new $5-per-semester fee to help maintain the Western Herald and WIDR.

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4:37 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

Michigan bonds win higher rating

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The change means the state, and taxpayers, will spend less on interest payments for borrowed money.
Lansing - The state of Michigan's financial image got a positive boost Tuesday by two Wall Street bond rating agencies, a reflection of the state's economic recovery and an end of years of structurally imbalanced state budgets. Fitch Ratings upgraded the state's general obligation bond rating to "AA" status, putting Michigan two steps away from the coveted AAA status.
4:20 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

Poll: Right to Work doesn't affect Snyder's popularity

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The survey found little change in the governor's public approval rating which has hovered around 35 percent.
LANSING - Support for Gov. Rick Snyder remains well below 50% but was not significantly affected by the controversy over right-to-work legislation he signed into law in December, according to a new survey from Michigan State University.
2:07 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

Tax foreclosures drop in Kalamazoo County

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County officials say local and state programs that help homeowners keep their property are having an effect.
KALAMAZOO, MI -- The number of Kalamazoo County parcels that went into tax foreclosure Monday dropped about 36 percent from 2012. In the county, 221 parcels were foreclosed on this year because of unpaid property taxes from 2010 and prior years, Kalamazoo County Treasurer Mary Balkema said.

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