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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1:50 pm
Tue January 7, 2014

Kalamazoo County commissioners to pick new vice-chair

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Board Chairman David Maturen will continue to service this year after winning a two-year appointment in 2013.
KALAMAZOO, MI - The Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners will elect its vice chair at its first organizational meeting of the year Tuesday. Current vice chair David Buskirk, D-Kalamazoo, said he expects to be re-elected to that post for another year, despite the fact he is running for the 60th District state Rep.
1:43 pm
Tue January 7, 2014

Kalamazoo "warming center" opens Tuesday night

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Call the church at (269) 388-3111 for more information.
KALAMAZOO, MI - Mt. Zion Baptist Church is opening a warming center for residents from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday as bitterly cold temperatures continue to grip the Kalamazoo area. An e-mail distributed by the church, located at 120 Roberson St., said anyone "in need of a hot meal, drink or just a place to warm up and fellowship" is welcome.
2:41 pm
Fri December 27, 2013

Gov. Snyder signs bill allowing bigger campaign checks

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The governor says the bill will provide more "transparency" even though it will prevent Secretary of State Ruth Johnson from requiring that those who pay for "issue" ads be publicly identified.
LANSING - Gov. Rick Snyder said today he has signed a controversial bill doubling campaign donor limits and protecting the secrecy of "issue ad" donors.
3:21 pm
Wed December 18, 2013

Hoogendyk defends latest Agema comments on gays

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Agema reportedly made the remarks at a holiday gathering in Berrien County. Congressman Fred Upton (R-Saint Joseph) and Governor Rick Snyder are among a number of Michigan GOP officials who have condemned the comments.
KALAMAZOO, MI - Republican National Committeeman Dave Agema's latest anti-gay comments were met with widespread backlash from many of his peers -- including several Southwest Michigan Republicans. But former state Representative Jack Hoogendyk said Agema is under attack for speaking the truth.
SW Michigan
11:46 am
Sat December 7, 2013

Ham recall affects Michigan

Credit WMUK

Federal officials say a Canadian company has recalled some packages of prosciutto ham shipped to Michigan because of bacterial contamination. The U.S. Food Safety Inspection Service says the contamination by a variety of listeria was discovered during a routine inspection.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the ham was shipped by Santa Maria Foods in Brampton, Ontario. The agency says to look for this information on the label:

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