89.1 WEMU

Patrick Campion

89.1 WEMU Program Director

Ways to Connect

When Jorge Avellan joined WEMU's staff he had never spent time working in public radio.  His background as a professional news man, however, impressed us enough to know that he'd do a great job for you.  What you've heard over the past few months is his commitment to news coming through in his reports.  Jorge loves telling the stories of our community, and when you support WEMU you support those efforts.  

 

Jeremy Baldwin is another man of few words on the WEMU staff.    That just leaves him more time to listen to great music and share it with you every Saturday during The Roots Music Project.  His passion for discovering new tunes and sharing them with you is what you support when you give to WEMU.  Let's learn a little about what makes him tick, a few words at a time.

Have you ever met someone at their "day job" and wondered what they do for a hobby?  We wonder how many people have bumped into Nik Thompson during the week would know that he gets his groove on with you every Sunday morning on WEMU.  Get to know a little more about the host of "The Sunday Best" and his passion for bringing you the very best music he can find.  That's what you support when you listen and donate to WEMU - the passion of folks just like Nik.  

If you listen to WEMU, then you're automatically part of the "In Crowd."  Our listeners and supporters make the station hum, and our hosts know and love this energy.  That's where Jessica Webster comes in.  She's been with WEMU for a few years, but recently she's come to Sunday afternoons and taken possession of the 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. time slot as the host of "The In Crowd."  Here's a glimpse into what makes her tick.

Weekday mornings at 4:30 a.m., most people are still soundly sleeping in their beds.  Mat Hopson is already in the WEMU studios, getting things ready to bring you the best possible Morning Edition he can produce.  Your reward for supporting WEMU is the dedication of people like Mat.  We sat down with him to learn a little about what makes Mat tick. 

  Taylor came to WEMU as a student employee while he was finishing his undergrad work at EMU.  We were so happy with what he did in our newsroom we offered him a gig when he graduated.  This is the kind of effort you support when you listen and donate to WEMU.  He's a man of few words, but he makes them all count!

Here's another example of great passion for public radio and performance leading to a long term love affair with WEMU.  Wendy Wright hosts "From Memphis To Motown" every Saturday at 1:00 p.m.  But that's not where she started.  Wendy followed the path from listener to volunteer to host that many of our staff have been on.  Your passion for and support of WEMU helps us keep weekends "live and local" with great hosts like Wendy.

One of the most important jobs at any public radio station is taking care of the people that take care of the station - donors and volunteers like you!

Marilyn does a great service for WEMU by taking of a lot of the "behind the scenes" work that keeps the station moving forward.

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One of the great things about WEMU is that we have passionate and loyal fans/listeners/supporters.  Some of them are so passionate that they just have to get involved.  This is what led today's featured staff member to WEMU.  As of last year, Daniel Long has been handling hosting duties on The Groove Yard.  He continues a long tradition of audiophiles, passionate about sharing their passion for jazz, working for you on the airwaves of WEMU.

What you hear on the air on WEMU is the result of a lot of hard work behind the scenes. Your donations to WEMU keep things moving on both fronts. Our next "meet the staff" interview is with a hard working woman that never stops trying to make the best WEMU possible.  She's our Music Director and host of 89.1 Jazz, Linda Yohn.

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Every afternoon you rely on WEMU to get you news, traffic, weather and more. We entertain you, inform you, and make you laugh. When you support WEMU, you fund the hard work that goes into making all of that possible. We will be spending some time with several of the people that make WEMU "go" over the next couple of weeks.  Today we sit down with our newest on-air host, radio veteran, Lisa Barry.

When you listen to WEMU, you spend time with the great people that work on and off the air.  And, when you support WEMU, you help keep them moving forward.  We will be spending some time with several of the people that make WEMU "go" over the next couple of weeks.  Today we're chatting with the man behind "Bluestime," Michael Jewett.

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  When you listen to WEMU, you spend time with the great people that work on and off the air.  And, when you support WEMU, you help keep them moving forward.  We will be spending some time with several of the people that make WEMU "go" over the next couple of weeks.  First up is a familiar voice to anyone who wakes up with WEMU - David Fair.  

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Normally, Ypsilanti residents have 24 hours to clear snow from walkways.  Some residents may have the entire weekend to shovel.


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In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU program director Patrick Campion fills in for David Fair and talks with Michigan Theater executive director Russ Collins about the movies opening this Valentine's Day weekend.


Eastern Michigan University

  Faculty weighed in, students protested, and members of the community voiced their opposition, but Eastern Michigan University's Board of Regents decided to not sever ties with the Education Achievement Authority.  

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News tipsters informed WEMU that the indoor practice facility at Eastern Michigan University, known as "The Bubble," collapsed earlier this morning.  EMU has confirmed this in an official statement noting that a split in the fabric of the roof caused a slow collapse. Two soccer teams were practicing in the facility at the time and were able to evacuate with no issues.  

Come here for recordings of all the exciting men's and women's Eastern Michigan University basketball action heard on WEMU.

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Charles "Chuck" Kettles has lived an interesting life worthy of celebration.  He is an Ypsilanti resident, an Eastern Michigan University alumnus,   a former faculty member at EMU, and a decorated veteran.  On May 15, 1967, he chose to put his own life at risk in order to save eight men stranded on the battlefield in Vietnam.  For his meritorious service, he has been nominated to receive the Medal of Honor.  

Patrick Campion sat down with Mr. Kettles to talk about his life, his service, and his loving devotion to his wife Ann Kettles (a longtime EMU employee).  


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The water crisis in Flint has reverberated throughout the state of Michigan.  Mike Nystrom of the Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association (MITA) joins Lisa Wozniak to discuss Michigan's drinking water situation. 

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Starting this Friday, October 23, WEMU will be making some exciting changes to the weekend programming lineup.  All the local/live music programs you know and love are staying in place, as are most of the great national programs WEMU runs every weekend.  

The development of better, affordable housing. It's not just about where people live. A new foundational grant and programs that Eastern Michigan University are involved in.

We talk with Russ Olwell, Director of the Institute for the Study of Children, Families and Communities at EMU and Zac Fosler, the Executive Director of the Housing Comission about efforts in Ypsilanti to secure and ensure there's affordable housing options.


EMU's Interim President, Kim Schatzel, issued a campus wide announcement this morning saying that, after extensive research, the university's administration has decided to remove the Hurons logo from marching band uniforms.

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