WMUK-FM (Kalamazoo) has announced that after six years, producer/host/reporter Rebecca Thiele is leaving the station to join Indiana Public Media’s WFUI-FM/WTIU-TV in Bloomington.
In her years at WMUK, Thiele grew to become the producer and host of Arts & More, the station’s weekly look at arts and culture in southwest Michigan, and WMUK’s “beat” reporter covering the environment, science and technology.
At Indiana Public Media, Thiele will cover statewide environmental issues for the station.
Thiele said “Though I’m sad to leave my WMUK family, I’m looking forward to covering these important issues in Indiana — a state that at one time had very little environmental coverage.”
Thiele came to WMUK from KBIA-FM at the University of Missouri in Columbia, where she was a student reporter. She was also a news intern at KWMU/Saint Louis Public Radio and covered local events in Missouri for AOL’s Patch.com.
“WMUK is a newsroom that’s passionate about long-form, sound-rich stories and I’m glad I got to improve those skills here,” she says.