Information is vital to the healthy functioning of communities as clean air, safe streets, good school or public health. Maybe even more vital – because it is hard to succeed in the areas of environment, safety, education, or health when the news and information system isn’t working […]”

-Alberto Ibarguen, President & CEO, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

Why Michigan Radio?

Why Michigan Radio? Half a million weekly listeners is really just the beginning.

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Past Projects

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Michigan Radio Grant Support

Great storytelling through media provides unique opportunities to capture the attention of general audiences, legislators, and other media outlets. With the support of both local and national grant-makers, Michigan Radio has been able to bring special, in-depth news coverage to its listeners, including numerous award-winning series. In addition to special news coverage, Michigan Radio also relies on the generous support of grant-makers and other donors for its equipment and technology needs and student internship support, among other things. For more information, please contact Ellen Han, Grants Manager, at 734-764-9210 or

Thank you to the following grant-makers for their generosity and support:

  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting
  • Ford Foundation
  • The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
  • Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs
  • Michigan Humanities Council
  • National Endowment for the Arts
  • National Endowment for the Humanities
  • The Skillman Foundation
  • Renaissance Journalism
  • W.K. Kellogg Foundation
  • Zero Divide