David Fair

News Director

Nearly three-quarters of David Fair’s 20+ years in radio has been at WEMU. Since 1994, he has been on the air at 5am each weekday on 89.1 FM as the local host of NPR’s Morning Edition. Over the years, Fair has had the opportunity to interview nationally and internationally known politicians, activists and celebrities. But he feels the most important features and interviews have been with those who live and work here at home. He believes his professional passions and desires fit perfectly into WEMU’s commitment to serving a local audience.

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YPSILANTI:  Longtime local Morning Edition host, David Fair, will also serve as news director at 89.1, WEMU, Eastern Michigan University’s public radio station.  News director responsibilities were previously handled by Program Director, Clark Smith, who remains in that position.  Fair will guide and direct the news coverage provided by reporters, Andrew Cluley, and Bob Eccles (also local host of NPR’s All Things Considered), along with student reporters and interns.

 "David has a deep knowledge of the Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti communities after being an integral part of our news team for 18 years as Morning Edition host,” said General Manager, Molly Motherwell. We're looking forward to him applying that knowledge to shaping and directing our local news coverage as news director." Having David as news director gives WEMU's local news effort the kind of solid focus that it needs,” said Smith. “It's a great move for day to day news operations, for growth, and, most importantly, for our listeners.” "I'm looking forward to serving as team leader for a small, but dedicated and talented staff to increase WEMU's news presence in the community,” said Fair. “Ultimately, we serve at the discretion of listeners and contributors. Being proactive in identifying and addressing the interests and needs of our stakeholders is paramount. As good as the WEMU News Department is now, we all embrace the opportunity to enhance our service to the community." Nearly three-quarters of David Fair’s 20+ years in radio has been at WEMU. Since 1994, he has been on the air at 5am each weekday on 89.1 FM as the local host of NPR’s Morning Edition. Over the years, Fair has had the opportunity to interview nationally and internationally known politicians, activists and celebrities. But he feels the most important features and interviews have been with those who live and work here at home. He believes his professional passions and desires fit perfectly into WEMU’s commitment to serving a local audience. In addition to hosting the program, Fair has also developed two popular local segments:  Issues of the Environment heard Wednesdays at 8:20 a.m. and Cinema Chat with charismatic co-host, Russ Collins, Executive Director of Ann Arbor’s Michigan Theater, Thursday at 7:40 a.m. (rebroadcast at 5:35 p.m.). Fair also co-produced WEMU’s 2011 award winning documentary 9-11, A Community Looks Back, and has produced countless long form features and reports. WEMU is a listener-supported, NPR affiliate with a format of jazz, local news, and blues in addition to network news, information, and cultural programming.  The station broadcasts to an eight county area that includes all or part of Washtenaw, Wayne, Oakland, Livingston, Jackson, Lenawee, Monroe, and Lucas (OH), webcasts live 24 hours a day and operates a second HD channel, WEMU2, an un-hosted mix of roots, blues, and Americana programming. 

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Environment
8:52 am
Wed January 4, 2012

Issues of the Environment

Saving water saves energy.  Find out more on this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU.

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Environment
9:01 am
Thu December 29, 2011

Issues of the Environment

What to do about the increasing white tailed deer population in Michigan.

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Movies and more
9:13 am
Thu December 22, 2011

Cinema Chat

Golden Globe nominees, new releases, and special holiday flicks on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

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Movies and more
9:42 am
Thu December 15, 2011

Cinema Chat

Sundance returns to Ann Arbor!

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Environment
9:15 am
Wed December 14, 2011

Issues of the Environment

Taking the craziness out of gift giving this Christmas.

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Environment
2:09 pm
Fri December 9, 2011

First Friday Focus on the Environment

Battle in state legislature over managment and use of public lands.

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Movies
9:10 am
Thu December 8, 2011

Cinema Chat

Fundraising underway for motion picture museum; Sundance preview; special screenings and new releases.

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Environment
10:12 am
Wed December 7, 2011

Issues of the Environment

Reducing waste and energy usage as we ramp up for the holidays.

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Movies
8:39 am
Thu December 1, 2011

Cinema Chat

Independent Spirit Awards, special screeings, and more on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

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Labeling GMO's
9:10 am
Wed November 30, 2011

Issues of the Environment

How much genetically modified food do you eat?

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Climate Change
10:41 am
Thu November 24, 2011

Issues of the Environment

Keeping the media in check when reporting on climate change.

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Movies
9:25 am
Thu November 17, 2011

Cinema Chat

 Billy Crystal is back hosting the Oscars!

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Movies
12:30 pm
Thu November 10, 2011

Cinema Chat

Oscar shake-up!  Check out this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

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Environment
8:53 am
Wed November 9, 2011

Issues of the Environment

Wood burning stoves are not the smelly smoke and soot belchers they used to be, and can help save money on energy costs.   

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Environment
9:46 am
Fri November 4, 2011

First Friday Focus on the Environment

Reframing the climate change debate

 

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Movies
9:19 am
Thu November 3, 2011

Cinema Chat

Christmas movies that could be, special screenings, and new releases on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU, featuring the Executive Director of the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor, Russ Collins.

Environment
9:07 am
Wed November 2, 2011

Issues of the Environment

The University of Michigan Student Assembly has approved a resolution asking the university to ban the sale of bottled water on campus.   Hear more on this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU.  Our guest is the Chair of the MSA's Environmental Issues Committee, Maggie Oliver.

Local
11:50 am
Wed October 26, 2011

Issues of the Environment

The University of Michigan is increasing its committment to environmental sustainability.  Hear more about it on this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU.   Our guest is the University of Michigan's Executive Director of the Office of Campus Sustainability, Terry Alexander.

Morning Edition

David Fair keeps you up to date on all the latest news, traffic and weather in your neighborhood. NPR brings you news from around the country and the world. WEMU features during Morning Edition include The Green Room, Issues of the Environment and Cinema Chat.

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