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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The city has applied a surface application of lime to kill any remaining bacteria. This lime product appears as a white, powdery substance. Because the sewage reached the Huron River, the City of Arbor took the immediate precaution of closing canoe livery trips in the vicinity, from Argo to Gallup, on Thursday and through Friday. Any body contact is not recommended for at least 24 hours after a known release of raw sewage to waterways. The City of Ann Arbor has completed testing and will evaluate water quality samples over the next 24 hours for presence of harmful bacteria in the Huron River. The determination whether to resume canoe livery operations between Argo and Geddes Dam will be made at 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, based upon water sampling results.

The radio broadcast team for the 122nd season of Eastern Michigan University football will be comprised of longtime play-by-play voice Matt Shepard with former Detroit Lion standout Rob Rubick returning as the color analyst after a two-year hiatus. WEMU will continue to serve as the FM flagship and originating station for EMU football and basketball broadcasts. In 2012-13, WEMU broadcast more than 50 live games, as well as interviews and stories during WEMU's news programs.

The Washtenaw County Road Commission has extended the closure of the Geddes Road and Ridge Road intersection located in Superior Township until mid-September. Construction of the single lane modern roundabout is nearing completion and a separate Media Advisory will be issued once the intersection is scheduled to re-open to traffic. The signed detour continues to be in place directing motorists to use Prospect Road, Holmes Road, Michigan Avenue, and Denton Road.

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Eastern Michigan University marked the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s March on Washington with bells and playing King's historic speech at three o'clock, when the speech was originally given. 

Over 100 people attended the ceremony and listened to comments from EMU professor Ronald Woods and state representative David Rutledge.  Rutledge says there are things King would find utterly amazing if he was here today.

It has been a half century since the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. gave his monumental "I have a Dream" speech in front of 250,000 people at the Lincoln Memorial. 

At 2pm on Wednesday Aug. 28, WEMU will air special coverage of the  50th anniversary, including live coverage of President Obama's speech starting at 3 p.m. 

The events at Eastern echo those in Washington D.C. where there will be a morning re-dedication program at the King Memorial, and ringing of bells at the Lincoln Memorial at 3 p.m., the time King began his " I Have a Dream" address 50 years ago. Stay tuned to WEMU for special coverage of the 50th anniversary from noon to 4 p.m., including live coverage of President Obama's speech starting at 3 p.m.

The Washtenaw County Road Commission and Barrett Paving Materials, Inc. will begin milling and asphalt paving operations on Packard Rd. from Golfside Rd. to approximately 1,700 feet east of Hewitt Rd. These paving operations are expected to last until August 21, 2013.

Upcoming Events for August 9-11

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Before his performance at The Ark in Ann Arbor, Seth Walker stopped by the  WEMU studios to perform a few acoustic blues songs from his new album, Time Can Change.

Seth also discusses  his unique musical background which spans classical music to raucous rock-n-roll.

Listen to the full interview here:


Upcoming Events for August 2-4

The following road and/or lane closures are planned in the City of Ann Arbor due to a community event or a scheduled construction project. Please see the details below, and plan your commute accordingly.

World-renowned musicians will come together to give Festival attendees performances they’ve never experienced before. This year’s artistic vision focuses on the language of jazz and the generations of musicians who have dedicated their lives to propagating its many dialects. Celebrate history and revel in the creative spirit of artists who expand boundaries to create truly unique, engaging and meaningful music.

Summer Fun with WEMU!

Jul 10, 2013

  Statistics show that many people who have not listened to past specials have been audited by the IRS. Coincidence? Probably! So relax and celebrate your country by helping the Capitol Steps make fun of it. It's not like there isn't a lot of material to work with...

Not for the faint of heart or for those considering running for office. 

  You can help WEMU 89.1 in a big way, just by spreading the word. When you pledge, share this link and update your status to let your friends know that you don’t just talk about WEMU you’re willing to put your money where your mouth is. Use all the social media you’re tapped into to get the message out there: Public Radio from Eastern Michigan University is unique, it’s great, and it needs friends like you.

Remembering Mulgrew Miller

Jun 12, 2013
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The whole keyboard was Miller's canvas. His left hand could stride and swing with great authority, and when the two hands got together, he sent the train down the tracks. Hear music from WBGO's 25th-anniversary party, the Detroit Jazz Festival and the Kennedy Center Jazz Club.

 

JazzSet celebrates the art of the late piano great Mulgrew Miller.

 

Tune in for David Fair's chat  Ira Glass on WEMU 89.1 this Saturday, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. 

WEMU is excited to welcome NPR's Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! to Rave Cinemas for a live nationwide broadcast, 8pm this Thursday, May 2nd! Get your tickets now.

WEMU is running NPR's special live  coverage regarding the events of the Boston Marathon Bombing investigation and the manhunt from 12noonET to 4:00pmET today.  Listen live  http://bit.ly/891listen

89.1-FM  WEMU and Sesi Motors present the 5:01 First Friday Series dedicated to the memory of the late Dr. Jan Winkelman, Friday March 1st at Rush Street in Ann Arbor. (see map below for directions)

Rampage Swing is high-energy, danceable music from Ann Arbor, backed by an outstanding cast of musicians:

Hosted by Noah Adams, this program chronicles the idealistic artists, uncompromising personalities, and powerful music of the era, and looks at how these forces combined to turn abolitionism from a scorned fringe movement into a nation-changing force. Listen live on WEMU Friday, February 22 at 9am for special Black History Month coverage on WEMU.

“Any good crusade requires singing,” reformers like to say, and in the 19th Century, no cause was more righteous than in the decades-long crusade to abolish slavery."

Heavenly Sight

Feb 11, 2013

A surprising number of blind African American singers came from the gospel tradition to influence not just sacred music, but blues, bluegrass, and popular music up to and beyond rock and roll.  Host David Marash brings us the stories, music, and insight from the blind gospel tradition that transformed American song and gave it soul. Friday, February 15 at 9am on WEMU.  This program features the Blind Boys of Alabama, Arizona Dranes, Blind Willie Johnson, Ray Charles,  and the Reverend Gary Davis.

Join host Maya Angelou on 89.1 WEMU Friday, February 8, at 9am. Angelou poetically and historically covers milestones by African Americans in Nobel Peace Prize, Grammy, Academy Awards, and cultural awards.

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Ellen Rowe, jazz pianist and composer, the current Chair of the Department of Jazz & Contemporary Improvisation along with flugelhornist, Music School Professor, and program founder Ed Sarath sit down with Linda Yohn of WEMU to talk about 25 years and beyond of the Jazz and Contemplative Studies Programs at the University of Michigan.

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