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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3:43 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

BC Retailers Want Cereal Fest Back Downtown

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City officials moved this year's festival a block away from its previous site because of a recent fire at a restaurant.
Some retail owners dissent over Cereal Fest site Some retail business owners in downtown Battle Creek said they would like to see the Cereal Festival return to the main stretch of Michigan Avenue. A link to this page will be included in your message.
3:40 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

MI House OK's "Smurf" Bills

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The bills were sponsored by Rep. Aric Nesbitt (R-Lawton).
LANSING, MI - A pair of bills aiming to target people who buy ingredients for methamphetamine cooks was approved Thursday by the Michigan House of Representatives. These meth suppliers, known as "smurfs," purchase small amounts of pseudoephedrine and sell them to meth producers.
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3:33 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

WMU Gets Sustainability Award

Solar panels near WMU's Miller Auditorium
Credit WMUK

Western Michigan University has won a "Climate Leadership Award". The honor by the group Second Nature recognizes efforts by colleges and universities to promote sustainability. Second Nature was started as part of the American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment that includes Western. It is among six schools picked for this year's award.

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3:22 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

Borgess Health CEO Paul Spaude to Retire

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Spaude has been the top executive at the Kalamazoo hospital since 2005.
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Paul Spaude, president and chief executive officer of Borgess Health, will retire in September. The man credited with leading the growth of the health system's outpatient care system and an in-house culture that advanced patient care, plans to leave his posts to spend more time with family, the hospital announced.
3:20 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

Federal Grant Helps Firefighters Breathe Easy

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The new equipment will allow firefighters to cope with smoke and fumes.
PORTAGE, MI - Firefighters for six Kalamazoo area departments will be outfitted with nearly $1 million in new breathing gear thanks to a big federal grant. Fire departments from the city of Portage, Oshtemo Township, Alamo Township, Texas Township, the South Kalamazoo County Fire Authority and Pavilion Township will be getting the new self-contained breathing apparatus to replace worn or outdated SBCA equipment.

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