Entity | WKAR

WKAR (AM 870) is an educational radio station, licensed to the trustees of Michigan State University (MSU) at East Lansing, Michigan, United States. The station is part of MSU's Broadcasting Services Division, along with WKAR-FM and WKAR-TV. Studios and offices are located in the Communication Arts and Sciences Building, at the southeast corner of Wilson and Red Cedar Roads on the MSU campus. WKAR is one of the few National Public Radio (NPR) stations that does not operate 24 hours a day, as it is licensed for daytime-only operation. Its 10,000 watt signal reaches as far east as Flint and Ann Arbor, and as far west as Grand Rapids. The station must sign off at sundown in order to protect the nighttime signal of WWL in New Orleans. Louisiana. It generally signs off between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. during winter months, returning to the air at 8 a.m., and generally signs off around 8 p.m. during the summer, returning at 6 a.m.
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Inception: 1922

Alternate Names: WKAR Television 1954-
Associated Place(s): East Lansing, Michigan, United States of America

Appears in:

National Association of Educational Broadcasters (NAEB) 160