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Steve Chrypinski

Marketing Director

Steve has been Marketing Director at Michigan Radio since 2005. His job involves coordinating the station’s marketing, communication and public relations efforts, special events, and community & media partnerships.

Steve has worked in the broadcasting business since the dawn of time (okay, since the ‘80’s) and in public media since the early 1990’s…. including time at public radio and television stations in Grand Rapids and Detroit.

In his free time, Steve enjoys travel, cooking, kayaking and spending time with his wonderful wife and children.

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There are more than 350 prisoners in Michigan who have been sentenced to life in prison, without parole, for crimes they committed as juveniles. A 2016 U.S. Supreme Court ruling found that states must retroactively review all these cases, saying that life sentences for juveniles should only be reserved for "the rarest of juvenile offenders.” Prosecutors in Michigan have been slow to comply. All next week, Michigan Radio will air a special series, “Michigan’s Juvenile Lifers: Who gets a second...

NPR today has announced the new show and host that will take the place of The Diane Rehm Show , with Diane's retirement at the end of the year. 1-A hosted by Joshua Johnson will debut on Michigan Radio at 10 am on Monday, January 2nd, 2017. 1A is a live two-hour daily national radio program that will provide deep conversation about the thorniest issues of our times delivered with insight, intimacy, and personality. 1A will build on Diane Rehm’s legacy of civil dialogue and analysis, while...

The Michigan Radio documentary, Not Safe To Drink , was recognized yesterday with the Radio Impact award from the Third Coast International Audio Festival . The annual Third Coast/Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition honors the most creative and compelling audio work being produced worldwide. The Radio Impact award recognizes a documentary or feature that has significantly impacted an individual, group or community. This year’s Third Coast competition featured more than 550 entries from...

Michigan Radio Reporter Lindsey Smith, Senior Editor Sarah Hulett and News Director Vincent Duffy were in New York City earlier this week to accept a National Edward R. Murrow Award for Not Safe To Drink , the station’s documentary about the Flint water crisis . The award was presented by The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) in the Large Market Radio – News Documentary category. The Not Safe to Drink documentary traced the story of the Flint water crisis, and how the water in...

The Michigan Radio documentary, Not Safe To Drink , has been recognized as an award winner by the Third Coast International Audio Festival . The annual Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition honors the most creative and compelling audio work being produced worldwide. Michigan Radio’s Not Safe To Drink documentary was selected as one of ten winners out of more than 550 entries from 17 countries. Not Safe to Drink traced the story of the Flint water crisis, and how the water...

Michigan Radio expanded its list of honors in 2016 with two recent awards from the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ). Michigan Radio’s Kate Wells was recognized with a Salute to Excellence Award in the Radio News: Short Form category , for “ Breast milk company cancels campaign to recruit Detroit moms . ” The story looked at a controversy surrounding efforts by an Oregon-based breast milk company to increase breast-feeding among low-income black moms in Detroit. Producer Zak...

Michigan Radio’s statewide talk show, Stateside , hosted by Cynthia Canty, will travel to Traverse City on Saturday, September 17, 2016, for a special live audience show. This live show will be held at the InsideOut Gallery , 229 Garland St in downtown Traverse City on Saturday, September 17 from 7:30 -9:00 PM. Audience members will get a behind-the-scenes view of the show as host Cynthia Canty interviews newsmakers and other special guests, and also enjoy entertainment by a live band....

Michigan Radio and AEG Live will present a live performance of the popular public radio show Snap Judgment in Royal Oak on Friday, December 9, at 7:00 p.m. Snap Judgment is the popular storytelling show, created and hosted by Detroit native Glynn Washington. Snap Judgment delivers a raw, intimate, musical brand of narrative — daring audiences to see the world through the eyes of another. The live show features performances by some of the nation's top storytellers -- backed by the Snap Playaz...

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Michigan Radio has won a national Clarion Award from The Association for Women in Communications. The award was received in the Radio Documentary Series category for “Beyond the Battlefield.” The “Beyond the Battlefield” series, which aired in July, 2015, looked at how post-9/11 military veterans are faring in Michigan. The series featured interviews, feature reports, online videos and a public engagement event to examine issues including veteran’s medical care, employment, housing and long...

Michigan Radio was recognized this past weekend with two awards from the Public Radio News Directors Incorporated (PRNDI). The station received a First Place award in the Large Newsroom-Interview category for “ Living through the Flint water crisis ” by Jennifer White. In the interview, Michigan Radio host Jennifer White sat down with three women raising kids in Flint amidst the city’s water crisis. The women shared their anger and frustration over the handling of the crisis, and their deep...

Michigan Radio has been recognized with a national Edward R. Murrow Award. The award, in the Large Market Radio – News Documentary category, was received for “ Not Safe to Drink. ” The documentary series traced the history and story behind the Flint water crisis. “Not Safe to Drink” aired on Michigan Radio in December, 2015. It was produced and written by Lindsey Smith, with help from Sarah Hulett and Jennifer Guerra. Additional reporting by Steve Carmody , Mark Brush , Rebecca Williams and...

Michigan Radio received ten awards for news coverage this weekend from the Michigan Associated Press Media Editors. The station was recognized with five First Place awards and five Second Place awards in the large market radio category. The large market radio category includes both public and commercial radio stations that serve Michigan’s largest market of Detroit. Here is the complete list of Michigan Radio winners: First Place Best Continuing Coverage: “ Coverage of Flint Water Crisis ”...

Michigan Radio has been recognized as Public Radio Station of the Year according to the Michigan Association of Broadcasters. The recognition was announced Tuesday evening at the MAB’s annual Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference in Lansing. In addition to Station of the Year, Michigan Radio also received seven first place “Best in Category” awards and six Merit awards in recognition of the station’s hard news and feature reporting, news series and newscast, in addition to other categories....

After conducting an extensive national search, Michigan Radio is pleased to announce that Doug Tribou has been named as the station's new Morning Edition host. From 2008 until August 2015, Tribou worked at NPR member station WBUR in Boston. During that time, he served as a reporter and producer for “ Only A Game ,” NPR’s weekly sports show. From 2006-2008, he served as a news anchor and on-air host at WBUR. In September 2015, Tribou came to the University of Michigan after being awarded a...

Stateside , Michigan Radio’s daily talk show, will broadcast live from the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in midtown Detroit on Thursday, May 12. Listeners are invited to be part of the live audience for this special statewide broadcast, hosted by Cynthia Canty . Among the planned guests for the show will be Chuck Brooks, a builder and activist discussing his grassroots efforts to rebuild Detroit; UM Professor Jeff DeGraff and Detroit Regional Chamber CEO Sandy Baruah...

Recently released audience ratings from Nielsen Audio* confirm Michigan Radio’s position as Michigan’s most listened to NPR station. In addition to the station’s large statewide audience, Michigan Radio also has the largest listening audience among NPR stations in each of the following metro markets: Detroit, Ann Arbor, Flint, Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo. In the station’s home market of Ann Arbor, Michigan Radio remains the most listened to radio station of any kind, either public or...

Michigan Radio has been recognized with four regional Edward R. Murrow Awards in the Large Market Radio category. The Murrow Awards are presented by The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) to honor outstanding achievements in electronic journalism. The station won awards in the Continuing Coverage, Documentary, Investigative Reporting, and Sports Reporting categories. All four winners will now be eligible to win a national Edward R. Murrow Award. Best Continuing Coverage was...

Michigan Radio was recognized yesterday with several awards from the Detroit Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. The station received a first place award in the Radio: Investigative Reporting category for “ Sexual assault investigations at MSU: a broken system, and the efforts to fix it .” In the report, the Michigan Radio team of Joe Linstroth and Kate Wells investigated allegations of problems with Michigan State University’s handling of sexual assault cases. Michigan Radio...

The Detroit Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists has named Michigan Radio reporter Lindsey Smith as a finalist for Journalist of the Year. Based in Grand Rapids, Lindsey is Michigan Radio's West Michigan Reporter. Over the past year however, she has reported extensively on the Flint water crisis, including producing a special documentary about the crisis, “ Not Safe to Drink. ” The Detroit Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists recognizes the Detroit area's top print...

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Michigan Radio and the Wharton Center will present a live performance of The Moth Mainstage in East Lansing on Thursday, June 9, at 7:30 p.m. After a sold out performance in Ann Arbor last year, The Moth Mainstage will return to Michigan with a line-up of writers, performers, and other unique national and Michigan storytellers, each with a ten-minute story to tell live without notes. Tickets for this performance go on sale Wednesday, March 30 at 10:00 a.m. online at whartoncenter.com , in...

Michigan Radio has been named a finalist for nine awards in the Michigan Associated Press Media Editors 2015 radio and television contest. The awards in actual order of finish - first or second - will be announced at the annual Michigan APME annual awards banquet May 22 in Lansing. The General Excellence and First Amendment award winners also will be announced at that time. Sixteen broadcasters submitted 218 entries in the contest, which featured news, sports and weather reporting as well as...

Michigan Radio has been selected as a winner of the 2016 Wade H. McCree Award for the Advancement of Justice. The Michigan Radio team of Joe Linstroth and Kate Wells were recognized for the series, “ Sexual Assault Investigations at MSU: A Broken System and the Efforts to Fix it. ” Linstroth and Wells investigated allegations of problems with Michigan State University’s handling of sexual assault cases. Although universities are supposed to complete sexual assault investigations within 60...

Michigan Radio and Literati Bookstore are pleased to welcome public radio host Diane Rehm to Ann Arbor for a reading and conversation in support of her memoir, On My Own . Joining Diane for a post-reading conversation will be Cynthia Canty, host of Michigan Radio’s Stateside . The event will take place on Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 7 pm at Rackham Auditorium in Ann Arbor. Tickets for the event are now on sale. The $30 ticket includes general admission and a hardcover copy of On My Own to be...

Michigan Radio finished its first December membership drive on Tuesday evening with over $400,000 raised from more than 3400 donors. The additional drive this month was the result of a need to get more first time contributors. Station donors have been extremely generous over the years, however the number of people giving (about 6% of the station’s total listeners) hasn't risen fast enough to produce the funding needed to address the increases associated with a multi-platform news organization...

Members of the Detroit Journalism Cooperative will present a special event today entitled Detroit Bankruptcy: One Year Later . This free community event will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9, at Wayne State University’s Community Arts Auditorium in Detroit. Key figures in the bankruptcy case, including Gov. Rick Snyder, Mayor Mike Duggan and now-retired Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes, will answer questions from journalists from the Detroit Journalism Cooperative, with a focus on...

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Michigan Radio is pleased to welcome Astrophysicist Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson to Michigan for four live multi-media events in Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Ann Arbor and Detroit, March 21-24, 2016. Dr. Tyson will present an evening of engaging conversation on science, exploration and the world as we know it. Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson is the host of National Geographic's StarTalk , best-selling author and Director of the Hayden Planetarium. He guides the ship of imagination to transport viewers to the...

Michigan Radio is pleased to welcome comedian Paula Poundstone to Cobb Great Hall at the Wharton Center for Performing Arts in East Lansing on Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 7:30 PM. Poundstone is a regular panelist on NPR’s popular weekly news quiz show, Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! where she gets to match wits with some of the country’s leading pundits. 25 years ago Paula Poundstone climbed on a Greyhound bus and traveled across the country--stopping in at open mic nights at comedy clubs as...

Michigan Radio expanded its list of honors in 2015 with two recent awards from the National Association of Black Journalists and the Society of Environmental Journalists. Michigan Radio’s Dustin Dwyer was recognized by the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) with a Salute to Excellence Award in the Radio News: Short Form category , for “ 11 years before Ferguson, there was outrage in Benton Harbor. Have things changed? ” The story looked at an incident that occurred in Benton...

Michigan Radio has won three national Clarion Awards from The Association for Women in Communications. The awards were received in the Best Radio Documentary Series, Radio Documentary-One Time, and Major News Event categories. “ One Company’s Toxic Legacy ” was recognized as Best Radio Documentary Series. Produced by Rebecca Williams, Lindsey Smith, and Mark Brush, the five-part series examined the ripple effects left behind from Velsicol Chemical’s (formerly Michigan Chemical) accidental...

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Over 70,000 people in Michigan served in the U.S. armed services during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. Beginning Monday, July 6, Michigan Radio’s Beyond the Battlefield project will take a look at how those post-9/11 vets are faring. Through news features, interviews, and online video profiles, Michigan Radio will explore issues like employment, entrepreneurship, and reintegration into civilian life. The series will also look at how Michiganders think...

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