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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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 Knight-Wallace Journalism Fellowship.

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.

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.

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.

Michigan Radio was recognized yesterday with several awards from the Detroit Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

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.”  

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.

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 features, documentaries and photography from 2015.

Michigan Radio has been selected as a winner of the 2016 Wade H. McCree Award for the Advancement of Justice.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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 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.

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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.

Michigan Radio, The Grand Rapids Press and the Michigan League of Conservation Voters  will host a Grand Rapids mayoral candidate forum at the Grand Rapids Public Museum at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 22. All four mayoral candidates, including Rosalynn Bliss, Robert Dean, John George and Willard Lee, will participate.

Michigan Radio was recognized this past weekend with three awards from the Public Radio News Directors Incorporated (PRNDI). The station received a First Place award in the Large Newsroom-Commentary category for “Michigan athletics loses magic and fans thanks to Brandon's policies,” by John U. Bacon.  The commentary explored the controversial policies of former University of Michigan Athletic Director David Brandon that had alienated many students and fans.

Michigan Radio received nine awards for news coverage this weekend from the Michigan Associated Press Media Editors. The station was recognized with six First Place awards and three 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 from the Michigan Associated Press award competition:

First Place

As part of the Detroit Journalism Cooperative, Michigan Radio will extend its exploration of Detroit’s financial issues and engage citizens in finding solutions to challenges facing the city. The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has agreed to provide an additional $500,000 in support for the five nonprofit news partners in the project throughout 2015 and 2016.

Wine Tasting Menu

May 7, 2015

An Evening of Wine Tasting with Michigan Radio – June 13, 2015 Menu

Sparkling Wine

Paired with Swedish Herb Crusted Gravadlax Salmon with Wasa Crackers & Home-made Horseradish Cream Sauce and Cold Cucumber and Mint Soup Shooters

Erbaluce

Paired with Artichoke/Talegio Cheese Dip with Home-made Milanese Crispy Flat Bread

Canavese Rosato

Paired with Pea and Mint Pesto Bruschetta with Crème Fraiche and Cherry Tomato

Royal Canine Wine, Red

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 Investigative Coverage, Documentary, News Series and Website categories. All four winners will now be eligible to win a national Edward R. Murrow Award.

Michigan Radio and the Ann Arbor Summer Festival will welcome The Moth Mainstage back to Ann Arbor for a live performance on Tuesday, June 30th at the Michigan Theatre.

The Moth is dedicated to old-fashioned storytelling on thoroughly modern themes. 

All next week, Michigan Radio will air a special series of reports looking at teaching and how well Michigan’s colleges and universities are doing at turning out effective teachers.

There is wide agreement among education experts that teacher quality is the most important school-based factor in how students do in school. But how do we define what makes a good teacher? 

Beginning this Thursday, Michigan Radio will begin a new series called Bringing Up Detroit, focusing on the challenges of raising healthy, successful children while navigating the city’s often unpredictable school systems, economy, transportation networks, and neighborhoods.

Michigan Radio's State of Opportunity project is kicking off National Volunteer Week (April 12-18) with a special "Day of Opportunity" on Saturday, April 11. On this day, we're encouraging our listeners to spend some of their time with us volunteering in their community.

Michigan Radio received eleven awards last night from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters for achievement in broadcasting during 2014.  Several of the awards recognized Michigan Radio’s State of Opportunity project, the station’s multi-year initiative looking at what can be done to improve opportunities for Michigan’s most disadvantaged children.

Michigan Radio’s State of Opportunity team has been selected as a winner of the 2015 State Bar of Michigan Wade H. McCree Award for the Advancement of Justice.

Gov. Rick Snyder
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Michigan Governor Rick Snyder will take questions from a statewide public radio audience at 9 a.m. this morning as part of the Michigan Public Radio Network’s “Michigan Calling” series.

The hour-long program will be hosted by Rick Pluta, MPRN’s managing editor and state Capitol bureau chief, and will originate from Michigan Radio’s studios in Ann Arbor.

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