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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UPDATE: The books have been located in Ann Arbor and Grand Rapids, but you can still win the Flint book.

*Click the photo above to launch a slideshow showing all of the photo clues

NPR recently launched the Backseat Book Club, which encourages young readers to read a selected book and send in questions for the author to answer on-air. 

In December, we’re adding a new twist. Three copies of the Backseat Book Club selection, Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu, have been hidden in Michigan Radio’s listening area. If listeners can track down the book based on our clues and take a photo of themselves with it, their treasure hunt story may be featured on the Backseat Book Club webpage.  Plus, the first person to find the book wins the book and other prizes!

If you find the book, email your photo to: marketing@michiganradio.org Remember, the first person to send in a photo of themselves with that book wins!

The books have been hidden in easily accessible locations in Ann Arbor, Flint and Grand Rapids. Use our photo clues shown above to locate the book in your area. You can also check back for further clues later. Good luck!

Here are some hints to help you:

Ann Arbor – The other books in the photo should be a big hint.

Flint – This location is a real Whizbang!

Grand Rapids – A great place for coffee…and books in Grand Rapids.

Michigan Radio and StoryCorps are celebrating the fourth annual National Day of Listening on Friday, November 25, 2011.

On the day after Thanksgiving every year, StoryCorps is asking all Americans to start a new holiday tradition: set aside an hour to interview a friend, a loved one, or someone in your community about his or her life.

To record your own National Day of Listening interview:

  1. Find a family member, friend, mentor or other person you’d like to interview
  2. Create your question list
  3. Sit down to record your conversation

This year, StoryCorps suggests that everyone reach out to their favorite teacher or mentor to say “Thank you for changing my life.”

Some may want to call, while others may dash off an email or a written note. Some may want to schedule time to record an interview, while others may prefer to write a post dedicated to their favorite teacher on Facebook or Twitter (@storycorps, #thankateacher).

How you say “Thank you” isn’t important. But taking the time to say it today will make all the difference in that teacher or mentor’s life!

Michigan Radio has created a special National Day of Listening website with more information.

Some have already thanked their teachers on YouTube:

From Here and Now's Facebook page / WBUR

As a Thank You to all of the donors who helped to make our fall Membership Drive so successful, we are opening up our station for a thank you breakfast.

Please join us on Thursday, October 27th from 7:30a.m. - 9:00a.m for a continental breakfast with NPR's Here and Now host Robin Young, as well as our Michigan Radio staff. Feel free to drop by anytime between 7:30a.m. and 9:00a.m. to meet Ms. Young and our station staff, while you pick up a bite to eat on your way into work.

Michigan Radio is located at 535 W. William in the Argus I Building on the corner of W. William Street and Fourth Street in Ann Arbor, in suite 110. Parking is available along the streets.

Thank you again for allowing us to reach our membership goal this fall and we look forward to seeing you soon! This event is open to all current Michigan Radio members.

REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT!

Michigan Radio will be presenting a live performance of Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me in Detroit on Thursday, January 19, 2012.

Peter Sagal, Carl Kasell and the cast will be making their first ever appearance in Detroit at the beautiful Fox Theater.

Tickets aren't on sale yet, but when you make a pledge to Michigan Radio right now, you can get a couple of the best seats in the house for the show - without the hassle of waiting in line.

  • For a pledge of $420 ($35 per month), you can get two great main floor tickets to the show before they go on sale to the public.

Make a pledge now at michiganradio.org to get your tickets for this live performance of Wait Wait Don't Tell Me in Detroit.

This special opportunity won't last long!

PLEDGE NOW!

Note: General public ticket sales for this show will begin in a few weeks. Michigan Radio e-newsletter subscribers will have an opportunity to purchase tickets prior to that. Sign up for our e-newsletter.

RTDNA

The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) on Wednesday announced that Michigan Radio News Director Vincent Duffy has been elected chair-elect of the national organization. He is the first public media news director ever elected to this position.  Members of RTDNA elected Duffy during the 2011 Excellence in Journalism Conference, which took place in New Orleans, LA, from Sept. 25-27. “I’m excited about this opportunity to represent electronic journalists, including digital journalists, and advocate on their behalf,” commented Duffy.

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