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
11:30 am
Fri March 15, 2013

WMU hosts state energy forum

Michigan high-tension power lines (file photo)
Credit AP Photo

The future of energy in Michigan – how it is used and produced – will be the focus of a forum in Kalamazoo on Monday, March 18th, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Western Michigan University’s Fetzer Center. It’s the fourth in a series of seven public meetings around the state sponsored by the Michigan Public Service Commission and the state’s Energy Office.

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WMUK News
12:44 pm
Thu March 14, 2013

Kalamazoo walks for clean water overseas

Water purifier in El Salvador in 2002
Credit Clean Water for the World

Americans turn the tap and expect to get nothing but clean water. That’s a luxury many people in other countries don’t have. But organizers of the annual “Walk for Water” at Western Michigan University hope to change that one village at a time. The event will be held on Saturday, March 23rd, from 1 to 3 p.m. It starts and ends at the plaza near Western’s Miller Auditorium. 

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SW Michigan
3:41 pm
Wed March 13, 2013

Zapata memorial highway bill advances

Credit WMUK

A bill on its way to the state House would rename part of I-94 in honor of a Kalamazoo Public Safety officer killed in 2011. M-Live Kalamazoo reports that the measure was unanimously approved by the state Senate Wednesday. It would name the 25-mile stretch of the freeway in Kalamazoo County as the “Eric Zapata Memorial Highway”.

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1:59 pm
Wed March 13, 2013

KPS graduation rate better than Grand Rapids

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The report says report says the Kalamazoo Public Schools' high school "on time" graduation rate in 2012 was 69 percent compared to only 45 percent in Grand Rapids.
Editor's note: This is part of a series of posts on the academic progress in Kalamazoo Public Schools, comparing 2012 student-achievement numbers to 2008, the earliest comparable data available. To read the introduction to the series, click here.
3:46 pm
Tue March 12, 2013

Alamo group may monitor speedway noise

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Controversy over a proposed noise ordinance prompted township officials to delay action on the issue earlier this year.
Township Supervisor Lou Conti said he would like to form a six-member committee, with three members chosen by the Kalamazoo Speedway and three by the township, to monitor noise coming from the race track this year. The group would have assistance from Kalamazoo Township, which has agreed to loan equipment and train residents on how to properly take sound readings, he said.

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