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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2:31 pm
Wed January 22, 2014

Kalamazoo County Commissioner John Zull to retire

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Zull previously served on the Portage City Council.
KALAMAZOO, MI - After 28 years of public service, Kalamazoo County Commissioner John Zull feels he has given everything he has to offer. The Republican from Portage, who has served on the Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners since being elected in 2000, announced to his colleagues Tuesday that he has made the "unalterable" decision not to seek re-election when his term expires at the end of 2014.
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2:10 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

Charges against anti-pipeline protester dropped

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Kalamazoo activist Christopher Wahmhoff faces one less hurdle in his campaign for U.S. Senate. He no longer faces charges related to his protest against a new oil pipeline last year. The Battle Creek Enquirer reports that a Calhoun County circuit judge has dismissed charges of trespassing and resisting police.

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1:52 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

Glen Oaks picks new president

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The community college's new president comes from Ohio where he was in charge of academics and student affairs at Clark State Community College in Springfield.
CENTREVILLE, MI - The Board of Trustees of Glen Oaks Community College confirmed a new president at a special meeting Monday. As of Jan. 20, David Devier will take over as head of the community college, replacing Gary Wheeler, who had been under fire after a Dec.
2:22 pm
Wed January 8, 2014

Auroras likely over Michigan Wednesday night

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The celestial light show is the result of a large solar flare affecting the earth's magnetic field.
Southeast Michigan residents might get a visual treat tonight. The aurora borealis, or northern lights, could be visible in the Detroit area if conditions are right, said to Debra Elliott, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service office in White Lake Township. The best viewing likely would be shortly after midnight, Elliot said.
SW Michigan
1:54 pm
Tue January 7, 2014

Kalamazoo's Gryphon Place gets new director

Maricela Alcala
Credit Gryphon Place

Gryphon Place in Kalamazoo has its first new executive director in nearly 30 years. The agency that runs the Kalamazoo 211 suicide prevention help line says Maricela Alcala will take over February 3rd. She replaces long-time Gryphon Place executive director William Pell.

Alcala comes to Kalamazoo from the United Way in Toledo, Ohio, where she was in charge of that area's 211 crisis line. She began her professional career in Guadalajara, Mexico.

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