Gordon Bolar

General Manager

Gordon Bolar brings 16 years of Public Broadcasting experience to the position of General Manager at WMUK. Gordon served with Public Television and Public Radio stations in Grand Rapids and Anchorage Alaska. He was also WMUK's Development Director for 5 years.

                                        Email: gordon.bolar (at) wmich.edu    Phone: (269) 387 5719

It Only Takes A Moment to Make Your Gift & New Member Incentive:

Our listeners and members are not shy about sharing their opinions with me on WMUK pledge drives. Their sentences generally start with the words "I might not like pledge drives, but . . ," and then conclude with a compliment that WMUK always lets our audience know what our goal is, where we stand- and most importantly we stop when we reach our goal. 

The events of the weekend of February 20 and 21 focused national attention on Kalamazoo. Unfortunately, the shootings brought the kind of notoriety that no one desires. But when news of this nature does break and needs to be told, I am pleased that WMUK News is there to respond. Most importantly, I was proud that this national news story was told by and/or with the help and input of those who live here in our community- our WMUK News Staff.

Blog: Partnerships

Dec 18, 2015

As we all prepare to celebrate the Holiday season, I find that WMUK has much to celebrate in the way of our partnerships this year. In fact the achievements WMUK made in 2015 could not have been accomplished without the cooperation of our local partners in the community.

Blog: Thankful

Nov 10, 2015

This November WMUK staff, our members and listeners have much to be thankful for.

One of those is our locally produced program, Grassroots. This music program on Saturday evenings and Sunday morning has featured the best in bluegrass, Americana and acoustic music for more than 37 years.  

Blog: StoryCorps

Oct 26, 2015

From my perspective, one of the most gratifying associations for WMUK over the past few years has been our partnership with StoryCorps. I can’t begin to say enough about the friends that WMUK has made through hosting and participating in StoryCorps initiatives.

  In 2007, I was pleased that WMUK was able to host the StoryCorps Airstream trailer in Bronson Park. We engaged many segments of the community and involved a wide range of individuals in telling and playing some of the stories on our air.