Steve Chrypinski | Michigan Radio
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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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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.

OFFICIAL RULES

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. 

Escape the cold dark winter days and fly south to a jungle paradise with friends of Michigan Radio in sun-soaked Costa Rica. You’ll join Lester Graham, host of Michigan Radio's The Environment Report, on this tropical expedition, where you’ll discover a vibrant land unlike any other. Costa Rica boasts greater biodiversity than all of Europe and North America, with over 850 species of birds and more butterflies than on the entire continent of Africa.

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.

Michigan Radio will welcome Live From Here with host Chris Thile to Detroit on Saturday, February 23, 2019, at 5:45 p.m. for a special live broadcast performance. The show will take place at the historic Detroit Opera House in downtown Detroit, and marks the show’s first visit to Michigan.

Believed, the new podcast from Michigan Radio and NPR, topped the Apple Podcast chart earlier this week, just one week after the series launched. Believed looks at how Larry Nassar was able to abuse hundreds of women and girls for decades. This timely and thoughtful limited-run podcast is an intimate look at how a team of women -- a detective, a prosecutor and an army of survivors -- won justice in one of the largest serial sexual abuse cases in U.S. history.

Michigan Radio will begin bringing more stories from across Michigan to the national audience of the daily weekday public radio program 1A through 1A Across America, a two-year collaborative effort. Leading up to the 2020 general elections, 1A Across America introduces a fresh model for strong community-based coverage of critical issues.

Over 200 people joined Morning Edition host Doug Tribou at Bill’s Beer Garden in Ann Arbor this past Tuesday for our Issues & Ale discussion about the challenges surrounding downtown development in cities that are booming across Michigan.

Doug was joined by panelists Christopher Taylor, Mayor of Ann Arbor; Carolyn Loh, Associate Prof. of Urban Studies and Planning at Wayne State University; and Ben Phillips, Vice President, Develop Detroit.

Michigan Radio will make changes to its environmental coverage beginning in October. 

The Environment Report, which has explored the relationship between the natural world and the everyday lives of people in Michigan for nearly twenty years, will no longer air at fixed times on Tuesday and Thursday mornings and afternoons.

People around the world were stunned in early 2018 when more than 150 women testified at the sentencing of Larry Nassar, the Olympic gymnastics doctor who sexually abused patients for more than 20 years. How did he escape justice for so long? How was his appearance as the good guy, the ally, the protector maintained? Why did people keep trusting him? This October, Michigan Radio and NPR will premiere a new podcast called Believed that will answer those questions with greater depth and access than any previous coverage.

Michigan Radio’s Issues & Ale discussion series traveled to Toledo Monday night for the station’s first event of this kind in Ohio. The event took place at Black Cloister Brewing Company and focused on Lake Erie’s toxic cyanobacteria blooms and the safety of Toledo’s water.

Michigan Radio has been recognized by the Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada with two Gabriel Awards. Created in 1965, the Gabriel Awards recognize outstanding artistic achievement which entertains and enriches with “a true vision of humanity.” The Michigan Radio news staff was honored in the following categories:

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