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


2:30 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

Kalamazoo dinner helps Iraqis rebuild

Food distribution in Basra
Credit Haider Alsaedy / Iraqi Health Now

Middle Eastern restaurants in Kalamazoo are catering a dinner Friday, March 1st, to help send aid to people in Iraq. It starts at 6 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 321 South Street, in downtown Kalamazoo. The money raised will support the group Iraqi Health Now that has been sending money and supplies needed in Basra in southern Iraq since 2006. The project was the idea of Haider Alsaedy, who came to Kalamazoo from Iraq in 1991. He wanted to help people in his hometown recover from the U.S.

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4:50 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

WMU union protests "political bullying"

WMU PIO member at WMU Board meeting
Credit WMUK

The union that represents part-time Western Michigan University instructors says university trustees should stand up to what it calls political "bullying" in Lansing. Union members packed Wednesday's meeting of Western's Board of Trustees to drive the point home.  

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3:15 pm
Tue February 26, 2013

Stadium Drive-US 131 interchange upgrade proposed

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The project would cost $27.5 million. A public "open house" meeting to discuss it will be held Tuesday, March 5th, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Oshtemo Community Center at 6407 Parkview.
KALAMAZOO, MI -- The Michigan Department of Transportation is proposing to reconstruct the U.S. 131 interchange at Stadium Drive in 2014. The proposed project would include rebuilding a mile of Stadium Drive between 11th Street and Seneca Lane, rebuilding the U.S. 131 and Stadium Drive interchange and upgrading and widening the intersection at Stadium Drive and Drake Road.
12:38 pm
Tue February 26, 2013

Frog survey volunteers needed in Michigan

Hunting frogs in a Barry County fen
Credit Jim Harding / MSU

It may not look like it now but frogs will soon be calling in southwest Michigan. In only a few weeks, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources will begin its 18th annual survey of the state’s frog and toad population. The project depends heavily on volunteer “citizen scientists” to gather the data.

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2:51 pm
Mon February 25, 2013

Saugatuck back on harbor dredging wish list

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Local officials hope to get state money to deepen the city's channel to Lake Michigan. Saugatuck had initially been left off of the list because it doesn't have any public ramps or docks.
Cruise ship arrival key to change of mind