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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2:36 pm
Mon May 12, 2014

Cherry Festival Criticized in Traverse City

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Some local officials say the festival runs too long and ties up city parks around the Fourth of July holiday.
TRAVERSE CITY - National Cherry Festival organizers are on notice, thanks to a summer 2014 grip on the city's Open Space that blossomed to 17 days. City officials are adamant that they expect major changes and a reduced festival schedule next year.
2:20 pm
Mon May 12, 2014

Microbes, Not Oil, Cause Kalamazoo River Sheen

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A Michigan DEQ biologist says the bacteria in question have been doing their non-toxic thing for billions of years.
OTSEGO, MI -- It was only a harmless bacteria, not a ruptured oil pipeline, that left an ominous sheen on the waters of the Kalamazoo River in Otsego last week. A Kalamazoo Gazette reader was alarmed when he spotted a large amounts of oil on the Kalamazoo River in in Otsego, which he believed to be from the 2010 Enbridge pipeline rupture near Marshall.
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7:41 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

Wenke Goes Libertarian in State Senate Race

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The Republican primary in the state Senate district that includes Kalamazoo County this August is suddenly a lot smaller. Former state representative and Kalamazoo County commissioner Lorence Wenke says he's dropping his primary bid. But he's not out of the race. The Gongwer News Service reported late Friday that Wenke plans to run as the Libertarian Party's candidate instead.

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5:19 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

Locked Out Memphis Kellogg Workers Rally in Battle Creek

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About 20 employees asked the W.K. Kellogg Foundation for a $15-million grant. That's the amount they say they workers are missing from lost wages and the cost of being locked out.
Kellogg workers seek $15 million Kellogg Co. employees from Memphis embroiled in a labor dispute are seeking a $15 million grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to assist them and their families with the hardships of being locked A link to this page will be included in your message.
3:28 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

US 131-Stadium Drive Work Starts Monday

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This year MDOT says work will include major improvement of the intersection of Stadium and Drake Road.
KALAMAZOO, MI - Michigan Department of Transportation officials hosted an open house Thursday to address any last minute concerns local residents may have before work begins Monday on a $21.5 million reconstruction of the U.S. 131 interchange at Stadium Drive.

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