Patrik Holubik

New Media

Patrik is a recent graduate of Eastern Michigan University and currently holds the position of the New Media/ Social Media manager for 89.1 WEMU. 

Please contact Patrik regarding any issues with WEMU's online stream, the WEMU app, or our weekly e-update newsletter.

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  Grab your sweetheart and join us Saturday, February 14 from 7am to 3pm as the staff of 89.1 WEMU take over the Northside Grill for “the love of WEMU.”

 Meet your favorite on-air personalities as we show you to your table, pour your coffee, and collect all the tips for the day (don’t worry though — we’ll leave the cooking to the Northside).    

Marty Shichtman
Eastern Michigan University

Martin Shichtman, professor of English language and literature at Easter Michigan University, recently won the Michigan Council for the Social Studies College Educator of the Year award for developing a summer Holocaust seminar for teachers. 

  89.1 WEMU and Sesi Motors present the 5:01 First Friday Series dedicated to the memory of the late Dr. Jan Winkelman. Join us for a 5:01 celebration of music featuring Bob Mervak & Isabel Nelson Friday, February 6th.

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If you’re curious about Martin Luther King, Jr.’s thoughts on jazz, you’re not alone. For decades, people have speculated as to his affections for the music, especially given that during the mid-1960s, jazz was becoming increasingly aligned with the Civil Rights Movement in the hands of artists like Nina Simone and drummer Max Roach. But as for King’s own thoughts on jazz?

2014 was a year of massive digital expansion for 89.1 WEMU.  Here you'll find a presentation detailing the numerous projects, big and small, that we implemented during the year which GREATLY enhanced our new media offerings.  Our small staff did huge things this year and it paid off with large increases in our online footprint and audience interaction.

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89.1 WEMU and Sesi Motors present the 5:01 First Friday Series dedicated to the memory of the late Dr. Jan Winkelman. Join us for a 5:01 celebration of music featuring the Anthony Stanco Ensemble at Rush Street on January 9th.

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An Ann Arbor summer tradition is moving one block south, this year.

Join WEMU Music Director, Linda Yohn, for a very special evening with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis on Sunday, February 15th 4 p-m, at Hill Auditorium.

For a gift of $250 to WEMU, you and your guest will enjoy the concert with Linda and other WEMU donors plus a post-concert dinner reception at the Campus Inn.

89.1 WEMU and Sesi Motors present the 5:01 First Friday Series dedicated to the memory of the late Dr. Jan Winkelman. Join us for a 5:01 celebration of music featuring Ann Arbor jazz legend and bassist Ron Brooks for his annual holiday 5:01 Jazz show at Rush Street.

Body CAmera
Wikimedia Commons

Ypsilanti City Council Tuesday night will consider paying for body-worn cameras for the police department.


Chief Tony DiGiusti is asking for $54,634 to not only pay for 15 body-worn cameras, but to upgrade the department's in-car video system. 

City Council will also consider transferring ownership of two parcels of land to the Ypsilanti Housing Commission to be used in part as offices where low-income residents can have access to the Internet and Family Empowerment Program counselors.

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In March, David Isay, the founder of the oral history project StoryCorps, will give his first TED talk — typically, a big-idea lecture delivered in a large hall while pacing alone on stage with an unseen, wireless microphone.

Listen to Michael Jewett's interview with Mr. B on the last leg of the trip.

Michigan Theater

Patrick Campion and Amanda Bynum sit in for David Fair and Russ Collins this week.

The long election campaign season has come to an end, and the November 4th mid-term elections are behind us. WEMU is your source with the best local coverage on issues that matter to you, and we have provided you updates on all the elections and results right here.

Get ready for trick-or-treat season with these spooky tunes.

NPR unveils its new Morning Edition format November 17.  You'll hear several more regular breaks for WEMU local content in Morning Edition.  Some of these breaks will start and end at different times so we want to make sure you know exactly when and where to find your WEMU News reports!

89.1 WEMU and Sesi Motors present the 5:01 First Friday Jazz Series dedicated to the memory of the late Dr. Jan Winkelman.

Join us for a 5:01 pm celebration of music and fun at Rush Street.  We will return to Rush Street, 314 South Main between Liberty and William Streets in Ann Arbor.  


Tyler Strunk/ Eastern Echo

Professor Nancy Villa-Bryk plays a crucial role in one of the few masters programs in the country of its kind – Eastern Michigan University's Historic Preservation Graduate Program. The thirty-five year old graduate program is also the largest program in the field, boasting over 90 students in its award winning program.  Students, faculty, and staff within the program and throughout the university recently opened an exhibit in EMU’s McKenny Hall, documenting the school’s 168 year history.

What gives some Wait Wait panelists the advantage? It's all about the incentives. Give now to WEMU

888.299.8910 or through the online form. 

David Fair talks to Mr. B about his progress:

Don Gonyea / NPR

Fall is here!

It’s fundraising time again, here at WEMU, and our goal for this fall is $200,000. Contributions from listeners and businesses make up more than 60% of WEMU’s annual operating budget so every financial gift is critically important.  But, instead of us giving you the reasons why we believe you should support WEMU, we decided to let our donors and supporters do the talking – with their actual comments.

They did it. Now, add your voice to the many who depend on 89.1 WEMU every day and support what we do in the community.  Please make your gift today by calling 888.299.8910 or online at

Artrain, Inc

Ann Arbor’s Mark “Mr. B” Braun has pedaled his custom made, 350 lbs piano bike over 1,000 miles along the Mississippi River -  the half-way point of the journey! Mr. B’s Joybox Express and his cycle team have now entered day 42 on their 2,000 mile ride spread, an effort to raise awareness on the importance of music education and physical fitness. 

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Police have found an 11-year-old Ann Arbor Township girl who went missing Friday morning.

Rick Pluta, Terri Lynn Land
Michigan Public Radio Network

The Michigan Public Radio Network's Rick Pluta sat down with the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Terri Lynn Land  on Friday, Oct. 3, 2014 on our call-in program "Michigan Calling."

She took questions from the Michigan Public Radio Network's statewide audience.