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Steve Chrypinski

Marketing Director

Steve is Michigan Radio’s Marketing Director. His job involves coordinating the station’s marketing, communication and public relations efforts, special events, car donation program and community & media partnerships.

Steve has working in the broadcasting business since the days of analog radio and reel-to-reel tapes and in public media since the early 1990’s… including time at public radio and television stations in Grand Rapids and Detroit.

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Win a pair of tickets to the Michigan International Auto Show, January 30 - February 2, 2020 at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids. 

This is a great annual opportunity to view your "next new car!" 

Governor Gretchen Whitmer is scheduled to deliver her second “State of the State” address on Wednesday, January 29th.  It will review her first full year as governor of Michigan and give us a glimpse of what we can look forward to in the near future.

While Stateside takes a holiday break, tune in for these special shows. All of these programs air at 3 p.m., with a 10 p.m. repeat.

Monday, Dec. 23The Great Listen by Story Corps

Hosted by NPR's Audie Cornish, this show highlights the importance of documenting family history, and gives instructions on how you can record conversations over the holidays and preserve them for future generations.

Tuesday, Dec. 24 – Friday, Dec 27 
2019 Best of the Best from Third Coast:

believed podcast
Emma Winowiecki, Jodi Westrick, Kasey O'Dea, Nicole Bolineaux / Michigan Radio

Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism today announced that Michigan Radio is a winner of a 2020 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award for the station’s podcast series, Believed.  

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Veteran public radio journalist April Baer is joining Michigan Radio to host the station’s popular Stateside talk show. She will take the helm of the show beginning Monday, January 6, 2020. 

April Baer is replacing Cynthia Canty, who has been the host of the award winning show for the past seven years and is retiring later this month. 

After nearly a decade, Bodies Revealed is returning to the GRPM. This exhibition features real, whole and partial body specimens that have been preserved through an innovative process, giving visitors the opportunity to view the complexity of their own organs and systems like never before. 

"Bodies  Revealed" will be at the GRPM November 16, 2019 through May 17, 2020. 

To learn more about "Bodies Revealed", click here.  

After nearly a decade, Bodies Revealed is returning to the GRPM. This exhibition features real, whole and partial body specimens that have been preserved through an innovative process, giving visitors the opportunity to view the complexity of their own organs and systems like never before.

Michigan Radio has been selected as a host newsroom by Report for America. As part of this initiative, Michigan Radio will hire a new reporter who will focus on coverage of mental health care in Michigan.

A recent study found nearly 670,000 Michiganders with mental illness and more than 500,000 with a substance use disorder are not receiving treatment, a circumstance compounded by a shortage of health professionals and treatment facilities in the state. Some mental health advocates consider this a statewide epidemic.

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After nearly three years with NPR’s 1A, Joshua Johnson will be stepping down as the show’s host, effective December 20, to join MSNBC as an anchor.  Joshua served as the inaugural host of 1A and has been instrumental in its success as a national talk show, following in the footsteps of The Diane Rehm Show.

Grand Rapids International Wine, Beer and Food Festival
November 21-23, 2019
DeVos Place, Grand Rapids

Google News Initiative (GNI) announced that Michigan Radio has been named a 2019 recipient of their first North America Innovation Challenge, an international program that funds projects bringing new ideas into the news industry. 

The craft cocktail scene in Michigan is flourishing, with dozens of new distilleries and craft cocktail bars, as well as mixologists with a passion for creating drinks using these Michigan-made spirits. 

Join the hosts of Michigan Radio’s popular Cheers segment, Lester Graham and Tammy Coxen, as we celebrate Michigan’s craft cocktail movement and the publication of their new book, "Cheers to Michigan: A Celebration of Cocktail Culture and Craft Distillers" on Thursday, December 12 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at The Circ Bar in Ann Arbor.  

Legendary singer-songwriter Bob Dylan and His Band visit Ann Arbor for a special one-night-only performance. You could win one of five pair of tickets we're giving away to his show on November 6th at Hill Auditorium.

Bob Dylan and His Band
Wednesday, Nov. 6, 8 pm
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor

Winners receive 2 tickets for this show.

Note: Entry deadline – Oct 31, 2019  

Contest rules click here.

Sold-Out
Wednesday, November 6, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Harmony Hall
401 Stocking Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

2019 was a big year in state politics, with a new Michigan governor and Attorney General taking office, a slew of Democratic presidential candidates beginning to campaign across the state, and Republicans rallying around the President. 

The entertainment news website Vulture has selected Michigan Radio’s Believed podcast as one of their 10 Influential True-Crime Podcasts That Changed Everything.” Their listing points out that true crime podcasts are “…the engine that boosted the medium into the stratosphere,” and that some of the best journalism being produced today has borrowed from the production and writing style of true-crime podcasts. Besides Believed, other well-known true-crime podcasts on Vulture’s list are In The Dark, Dirty John, My Favorite Murder and Serial.

NOTE: The entry deadline for this sweepstakes has passed and this contest is now closed.

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HOW TO ENTER: No purchase or contribution necessary. There will be one drawing with one winner chosen. Entries may be made by making a contribution at michiganradio.org or 888-258-9866. Entries not associated with a contribution can be made only by calling 888-258-9866.

The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) and the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) announced today that Michigan Radio’s Tracy Samilton is the winner of the 2019 Excellence in Personal Finance Reporting Award in the Radio category. 

Note: This trip is SOLD OUT.

Michigan Radio was recognized with two awards from the Public Radio News Directors Inc. (PRNDI) this past weekend for the station’s 2018 news reporting. The station won First Place in the Podcast category for “Believed” and Second Place in the Nationally Edited Continuing Coverage category for its overall reporting of the Larry Nassar case.

The Peabody Awards Board of Jurors today announced that the Believed podcast from Michigan Radio and NPR is one of this year’s nominees for a prestigious Peabody Award in the Radio/Podcast category.

Michigan Radio’s Believed podcast has been nominated for a Webby Award in the “Podcast: Best Mini Series” category. Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), is the leading international awards organization honoring excellence on the internet.

The Michigan Association of Broadcasters has recognized Michigan Radio as Public Radio Station of the Year for the fourth consecutive year. The recognition was announced Wednesday evening at the MAB’s annual Broadcast Excellence Awards held in Lansing.

During the live broadcast of the 66th Annual Scripps Howard Award winners on Tuesday it was announced that Michigan Radio’s Believed podcast series has won this year’s Jack R. Howard Award for Radio/Podcast In-Depth Coverage. The Scripps Howard Foundation announced its award winners in 15 categories, honoring the best in American journalism from 2018.

Michigan Radio’s Believed podcast series has been recognized by Penn State University’s John Curley Center for Sports Journalism with its Award for Excellence in Coverage of Youth Sports. Believed, which was produced by Michigan Radio and NPR,  provided an intimate look at how a team of women -- a detective, a prosecutor and an army of survivors -- won justice in the Larry Nassar sexual abuse case.

Michigan Radio and the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center will present a live performance of The Moth Mainstage at the Michael A. Guido Theater in Dearborn, Saturday, June 1, at 7:30 p.m. The Moth Mainstage features a line-up of writers, performers, and other unique national and Michigan storytellers, each with a ten-minute story to tell live without notes.

Michigan Radio will welcome the BBC Newshour to Michigan next week as part of a reporting and outreach initiative. The week of March 4, members of the BBC Newshour team will be reporting from Ann Arbor and Detroit to help bring a Michigan news perspective to the world.

Michigan Radio will welcome the BBC Newshour to Michigan in early March as part of a reporting and outreach initiative. The week of March 4, members of the BBC Newshour team will be reporting from Ann Arbor and Detroit to help bring a Michigan news perspective to the world.

Live From Here has announced that the musical guest for their live show in Detroit will be Lord Huron. Currently on tour promoting their third album Vide Noir, the band will pause to join Live From Here host, Chris Thile on stage at the Detroit Opera House on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at

As a journalism organization, Michigan Radio strives to cover news stories as objectively as possible. Our policy regarding corporate sponsorship is that a decision to reject funding from an established business based on a specific issue involving that company would create the appearance that Michigan Radio has taken an official position on that issue. We believe that our role as an independent news organization should be to report on the issues and let listeners draw their own conclusions, and not take an official position on those issues ourselves.

The A.V. Club has named the Believed podcast from Michigan Radio and NPR as the “Best Coverage of a News Story” podcast its annual “Podmass Superlatives” list, 2018. The entertainment webzine gives this nod to the investigative reporting podcast just as the Believed series wraps up with its Epilogue episode, “No Pretty Bows” released this week.

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