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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Question: This 2006 Eastern Michigan University graduate, now a web producer for MLive Media Group, has won the popular quiz show Jeopardy for two consecutive nights and will appear again tonight (Oct. 10). Answer: Who is Jason Idalski.

Oscar Castro-Neves, a Brazil-born guitarist who helped to create the cool, sensuous rhythms of bossa nova and orchestrated music for movies including “L.A. Story" and “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels," has died. He was 73.

Pianos ‘Round Town

Sep 30, 2013

Pianos will be out in full force on the sidewalks of Ypsilanti starting September 20 thru October 8 in Ypsilanti’s Depot Town, downtown area on Michigan Avenue, and Tower Inn Cafe at 701 W. Cross Street. The pianos will be placed on the sidewalks at various locations and be available for all to play during business hours.

J. Bradley Moore & Associates Architects have scheduled a citizen participation meeting to discuss a revision to the apartment project called 624 Church Street, which is proposed to be located next to and partially above the existing Pizza House restaurant. The meeting will be held Wednesday, October 9th, 6:30pm at the Pizza House restaurant at 618 Church Street. This meeting is held as part of the process of submitting the project to the City for formal site plan approval.

Looking at Michigan through the viewfinder

Eastern Michigan is the fastest growing public university in the state of Michigan for new freshmen over the last three years. The University’s fall 2013 freshman class of 2,872 tops Eastern’s previous all-time record of 2,854, set in 1999, and represents an increase of 43 percent or 864 students over the last three years, according to final fall enrollment figures. No other public university in Michigan has seen its freshman population grow so significantly over the last three years.

AnnArbor.com content will move to the MLive.com online and mobile news platforms on Sept. 12, and AnnArbor.com will shut down after four years as a standalone website. Along with that change, the twice-weekly AnnArbor.com print publication will be rebranded as The Ann Arbor News

Stay tuned for more photos and updates from the Detroit Jazz Festival from WEMU.

 

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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.

Patrik Holubik

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

Brad McNett / WEMU

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
David Tallacksen

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. 

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