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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2:24 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Kalamazoo Guard unit to return from Afghanistan

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The state Department of Military and Veteran's Affairs says more than 700 Michigan National Guard members are currently deployed around the world.
PORTAGE, MI - More than 160 local soldiers will return home on Saturday after a 10-month deployment in Afghanistan. The 507th Engineer Battalion will be greeted with a homecoming event scheduled for 3:30 p.m. at Portage Central High School's gymnasium, 8135 S Westnedge Ave, Portage. The event is open to the public.
WMUK News
8:18 am
Tue March 5, 2013

Battle Creek a "Beacon Community"

Battle Creek City Hall (file photo)
Credit WMUK

Battle Creek is the first city in the nation chosen to be a “Beacon Community”. More than a hundred area leaders began meeting Tuesday, March 5th, to learn about the three-year project organizers hope will help deal with community problems. 

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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.

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