Patrik Holubik

New Media

Patrik is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University and functions as 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.

Patrik developed his passion public radio through his first love, the performing arts and live music that started in high school. Shortly after beginning his studies at EMU, a film professor exposed him to "Cinema Chat." 

After listening and being an active volunteer for the station for a few years, he was hired in 2012 to assist with producing music programming and live events, advancing to handling many other production roles in the station, and moving on to digital management. Before Patrik joined the WEMU team he worked at Ann Arbor Community Television, the Princeton Review, and Hewlett-Packard in varying capacities. 

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Your support of 89.1 WEMU is important so that we can continue to fulfill our mission to provide you and our entire community with radio that inspires, educates, and entertains, each and every day of the year.

When you donate $50 or more to 89.1 WEMU you'll be entered in a drawing to join our exclusive dinner for two with NPR’s President and CEO, Jarl Mohn at Weber’s in Ann Arbor for our 50th Anniversary on December 8th.

89.1 WEMU is pleased to partner with StoryCorps and to announce The Great Thanksgiving ListenOn Thanksgiving weekend, teachers and high school students across the country will use the StoryCorps App to preserve the voices and stories of an entire generation of Americans over a single holiday weekend, and you can become a part of this project!

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 and a kick off to our 50th Anniversary!

We're headed into the homestretch of WEMU's 50th anniversary year. The help from our listeners and supporters has made 2015 the most successful year in our 50 year history.

Chad Bush returns for his eighth season behind the 89.1 WEMU microphone along with EMU Assistant Director of Athletic Media Relations Sean Hostetter for color commentary for men's contests while EMU Assistant Athletics Director for Media Relations Greg Steiner will team up with Bush during women's games.

Pure Michigan
Patrik Holubik / 89.1 WEMU

Eastern Michigan University's College of Business is hosting its annual Search Marketing Workshop on Friday and you're invited.

The theme is "Fusion of Everything."  They will discuss all types of digital platforms from the internet, mobile devices and even home entertainment systems and how they are impacting our lives.

The gentle giant of New Orleans music has passed.

PBS Newshour shines the spotlight on small-town Chelsea theater and its founder's roots.

Blue Note Records' long-awaited valentine to Detroit's jazz scene is finally on its way.

Communities around the WEMU listening area went to the polls Tuesday to vote on city council members and local leaders, millages for road repairs, and expanding public transit in Washtenaw County. Here you'll find the results as they become available:

Voters in Ann Arbor's 2nd Ward head to the polls next Tuesday to elect either an incumbent or former ward representative. Independent Jane Lumm is seeking a third consecutive term on city council. She is challenged by Democrat Sally Hart Peterson who served on council from 2012 to 2014. We caught up with both to discuss their visions for Ann Arbor and allow them to tell you why they deserve your vote. 

Vincent York
Courtesy photo / Jazzistry

Our free Sesi Motors 5:01 Jazz series swings back in to action with a kick off to WEMU's 50th Anniversary Celebration on Friday, November 6th at Rush Street in Ann Arbor with the Vincent York Quartet. 

You'll hear the New Yorker Radio hour on WEMU as one of the first stations to broadcast this weekly show Friday evening at 6pm & Saturday at 7pm.

The Detroit Free Press looks in to the story behind Paul McCartney's famous Red Wings decal on his Epiphone Texan acoustic guitar, given to him by former EMU student, Mike Kudzia. The Epiphone Texan retailed for $200 in late 1964, was also manufactured at Gibson Guitar’s Kalamazoo factory.

The U-M department of Musical Theater presents the musical ‘Green Day’s American Idiot’...a high energy roller coaster packed with rich melody, propulsive rhythm, and youth angst. The performances run October 15th through 25th at Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre, and you can enter to win a pair of tickets (five pairs available) from 89.1 WEMU here:

Mlive reports that vandals painted a block 'M' along with the words 'Go Blue,' to the Magic Johnson statue in front of the Breslin Center.

Lost Voices, Black Lives Matter
Patrik Holubik / 89.1 WEMU / Eastern Michigan University

Football fans around the country been cheering on and celebrating the student athletes, each cheering on their own team. 

But, the thing that we all have in common is a heavy heart  from yet another deadly school shooting, the latest of which took place in Oregon. Today we'd like to introduce you to two Eastern Michigan University students who have brought positive national attention to the school by sending out an impassioned, important, and highly emotional message.

College students and university employees are being warned to keep an eye out for phishing scams and other bogus e-mails. Fraudsters often target academic institutions during the fall with online scams and bogus e-mails to try to trick people into giving up personal information.

Ypsilanti Housing Commission

The Ypsilanti Housing Commission has received $90,000 from the Kresge Foundation and other groups like the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, KeyBank and Goldman Sachs. The funds will allow help provide a social worker to work one-on-one with low income families in need. 

The Ann Arbor Summer Festival
Courtesy Photo / The Ann Arbor Summer Festival

The Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs has awarded $9.65 million in grants to various cultural groups in the State. 

Groups in Washtenaw County received a total of $891,055, the third highest amount in the state of Michigan. This was approximately a 19% increase from previous year's total of $749,984 to fund arts and cultural programs in the area.

Lincoln Consolidated Schools

Superintendent Ellen Bonter of the Lincoln Consolidated Schools has announced her resignation as of Monday, Sept. 21. Bonter served as the district's superintendent since 2011.

Brick Elementary School principal, David Northrop will serve as interim superintendent after being appointed by the Board of Education until the Human Resources Department fills the vacancy. 

Yousef Rabhi
Patrik Holubik / 89.1 WEMU

Ann Arbor's 53rd district will have a new state representative in 2016.  Jeff Irwin currently holds this seat, though he faces term limits and will be unable to seek re-election. 

Washtenaw County Commissioner Yousef Rabhi officially announced his intent to be Ann Arbor's next State Representative Monday afternoon at the Buhr Park Wet Meadow Project to a group of nearly 30 supporters, elected officials, and local media.

Detroit Jazz Festival
Knight Foundation/ Creative Commons / Detroit Jazz Festival

Get on the bus with us! Golden Limousine and WEMU have partnered once again to provide round trip transportation to the 36th Annual Detroit Jazz Festival on Labor Day Weekend. For your convenience we will have pick up locations in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti.

Patrik Holubik / 89.1 WEMU

Couldn't make it to the festival? Got a massive case of FOMO? You can catch all the highlights from WEMU hosts and staff from the 2015 Detroit Jazz Festival right here:

Mlive's Jenn McKee writes: U-M music professor emeritus George Shirley and the University Musical Society will both receive that National Medal of Arts, the highest award given to artists and arts patrons by the United States government.