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
7:31 am
Fri June 20, 2014

KSO Maestro Harvey Lands Texas Job

KSO Music Director Raymond Harvey
Credit Kalamazoo Symphony

Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra maestro Raymond Harvey will be spending part of his year in Texas. The Symphony says Harvey has accepted a position as music director of the Moores Opera Center at the University of Houston. He'll also be an associate professor of music at the university.

Harvey will conduct up to four operas each year and will also work with students.

He'll begin his 16th season as the Kalamazoo Symphony's music director in September.

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7:26 am
Fri June 20, 2014

WW2 Landings Recreated on Lake Michigan

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Amphibious landings in France and Okinawa will be simulated by hundreds of reenactors in Saint Joseph on Saturday.
ST. JOSEPH, MI - The crackle of gunfire, the roar of explosions and the throaty rumble of aircraft engines will all descend upon Tiscornia Beach this weekend during the seventh Lest We Forget tribute to veterans of World War II, and the Korean and Vietnam wars.
SW Michigan
7:23 am
Fri June 20, 2014

Consumers Energy Drops Renewables Fee

Credit WMUK

Consumers Energy customers will see slightly lower electricity bills starting next month. That's because on Thursday the state Public Service Commission approved the utility's plan to drop a renewable energy surcharge. The Gongwer News Service reports that the PSC approved the change because of the falling cost of wind power. Elimination of the surcharge was included in Consumers new renewable energy plan.

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2:18 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

Passenger Train From Holland to Detroit Studied

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Amtrak passenger counts in Michigan have risen significantly in recent years.
LANSING - The Michigan Department of Transportation will study the viability of a passenger railroad line that would connect Holland to Detroit by way of Grand Rapids and Lansing. The rail line may never materialize, but the study is the first official step by the state to create a new rail line connecting Grand Rapids, Lansing and Detroit.
WMUK News
2:33 pm
Wed June 18, 2014

WMU Iraqi Students Seek Peace

Iraqi students at WMU rally for peace in their homeland
Credit WMUK

A thunderstorm didn’t stop Iraqi students at Western Michigan University from holding a rally for peace in their home country Wednesday afternoon. During the event organized by the WMU Iraqi Students Union, speakers and supporters chanted “Long Live Iraq; ”Peace for Iraq;” and “Pray for Iraq”.

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