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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3:46 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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4:05 pm
Mon March 11, 2013

Oil spill in 2010 not a threat to drinking water

Kalamazoo River re-opens in 2012 (file photo)
Credit WMUK

A new state report says the 2010 Kalamazoo River oil spill did not cause contamination of residential water wells that threatens human health. The final “health assessment” by the Department of Community Health says no oil-related organic compounds were found in wells near the disaster in Calhoun and Kalamazoo counties.

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WMUK News
2:33 pm
Mon March 11, 2013

The Living Building Challenge at WMU

LBC building: the Hawaii Preparatory Academy Energy Lab
Credit Living Building Challenge.org

When is a building like a flower? One answer is: when it is built according to the standards of the Living Building Challenge™. The initiative launched by the International Living Future Institute seeks to reduce or eliminate the effect of human structures on the natural world.  

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1:43 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

Get ready for Comet PANSTARRS

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Kalamazoo Valley Museum Planetarium Coordinator Eric Schreur says a good place to look on March 12th is just to the left of the crescent moon. A pair of binoculars will help.
After spending a few months in the skies of Earth's southern hemisphere, the comet will be visible in the northern hemisphere around dusk, low in the western sky, starting tonight through March 13, according to comet experts. Comet-watchers will need clear skies to see the celestial body, experts say.
1:32 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

Kalamazoo digital billboard meetings open to public

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Kalamazoo City officials expect to hold a public hearing in early June to get comments on any proposed changes in billboard rules.
KALAMAZOO, MI -- A committee of stakeholders tasked to look at digital billboards in Kalamazoo has started to meet, and has made its meetings open to the public. The Kalamazoo City Commission issued a moratorium on new digital billboards in January, which involves a six-month stop on processing any permits for "internally illuminated off-premises signs" more than 200 square feet.

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