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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At first glance, a news organization may seem to be an odd duck in the university family. We don’t enroll students directly. We don’t give PhDs, and few of us have them. Some critics even assert that we might have a conflict of interest working for a state university and reporting on state officials. But look deeper, we have much in common.

After a storied, decades long career as host of the Groove Yard, George Klein has decided to step down as the show's host, effective immediately.

Over the last 25 years, George has been a rich contributor to the legacy of jazz and WEMU. All of us at WEMU thank George for the time, effort, energy and passion he put into the program over the years and wish him well in his future endeavors.

If you gave $120 or more to WEMU this spring, your admission for two is a bonus premium and your name is on the guest list for the Blues Barbecue Friday, June 6th, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. outside at the EMU Convocation Center (In the atrium in case of rain). 

Flemming lost nearly 400 pounds and overcame an alcohol addiction, in just 19 months.

With a deep, velvety voice, rhythmic poise, a sublime feel for the blues, Cécile McLorin Salvant is jazz’s brightest rising star and the darling of Detroit’s Mack Avenue Records. Born in Miami to French and Haitian parents, and fluent in English, Spanish, and French, she confidently delivers jazz interpretations in a gorgeous, accessible program of standards and originals.

With a deep, velvety voice, rhythmic poise, a sublime feel for the blues, Cécile McLorin Salvant is jazz’s brightest rising star and the darling of Detroit’s Mack Avenue Records. Born in Miami to French and Haitian parents, and fluent in English, Spanish, and French, she confidently delivers jazz interpretations in a gorgeous, accessible program of standards and originals. While she is still only in her mid-20’s, her new album, WomanChild, was nominated for the 2014 Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album. Touring festivals the world over, “Salvant has it all” (New York Times).

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WEMU explores what can be done to protect private property from gas and oil exploration here in Washtenaw County. The discussion has been spurred by recent actions of a Traverse City oil company attempting to lease area properties, an effort to further explore gas and oil mining operations in Washtenaw County.

Because of a family emergency, Latin jazz pianist Eddie Palmieri has canceled his Friday evening appearance with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Taking his place will be Poncho Sanchez and his Latin Jazz Band, who will perform at 8 p.m. at Orchestra Hall.

The Ann Arbor Summer Festival has announced the line up for the admission-free Top of the Park series!

89.1 WEMU’s free Sesi Motors – Jan Winkelman 5:01 Jazz series springs to life Friday, May 2nd with Drummer Sean Dobbins.

Once again, musicians from around the world and right here in Metro Detroit will come together to weave deep, meaningful stories through their music that are at the very root of what makes jazz an art form that imitates, creates and expands our collective musical and life experiences. Click through for full details.

Reportedly, Espresso Royale and Zingerman's have both signed commercial letters of intent for space in Depot Town's Thompson Block building, according to The Thompson Block Partners.

Join WEMU's Nik Thompson for a pretty interesting course on the history of the clarinet at Cleary University.

The Detroit Jazz Festival announced a slew of headliners Tuesday, including jazz icons Ramsey Lewis, Pharoah Sanders, Stanley Clarke and Ron Carter, for the 35th annual festival that takes place over Labor Day weekend in downtown Detroit.

Stephen Colbert has been chosen by CBS to take David Letterman's spot hosting the Late Show.

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Mr. B (Mark Braun) visits the 89.1 WEMU studios to perform with special guests, Lila Ammons & Axel Zwingenberger ahead of their Blues and Boogie Celebration at the Ark in Ann Arbor, Michigan this weekend.

Tune in today at 2pm to hear from A2SF Summer Festival Executive Director, Amy Nesbitt preview the Mainstage lineup with Michael Jewett!

Vote for WEMU in the championship round of the Tournament of Eagles by commenting on this link!

A Ready-Mix concrete company, McCoig Materials, is looking to open up a mine on a site north of Chelsea, between the Waterloo and Pinckney Recreation areas. The area has numerous bodies of water and natural areas that could be impacted by the move. McCoig wants to operate the mine for 22 to 30 years and remove 11 million tons of sand and gravel. 

This week on 89.1 WEMU's Issues of the Environment, Dr. Lynn Walter, Professor Emerita of Geology at the University of Michigan, will discuss the environmental impacts of sand mining and the controversial operation proposed for Lyndon and Scio Townships.

You may not recognize the names of Laura Heffner or Taylor Pinson, but if you listen to 89.1 WEMU, the public broadcasting service of Eastern Michigan University, chances are you’ve heard their work.

The Bay County Sheriff's Department is asking for help finding a man missing for close to two weeks. Twenty-five-year-old Alex Schuhmacher was last seen at around 2 p.m. on March 14, when he left a job interview at Logan's Roadhouse in Saginaw Township.

UPDATE 4:52 PM Rick Pluta is reporting that no decision was reached in today's hearing.  The trial is likely to go to the Supreme Court which is not likely to decide another same-sex marriage case before its next session. Attorneys seeking to overturn Michigan’s ban say holding up recognition of same-sex marriages hurts families with children. 

The symposium, one of the highlights of the academic year at Eastern, celebrates the exceptional academic work of EMU undergraduate students, showcasing student research and a wide variety of creative projects. The presentations, completed with the help of faculty mentors, represent all academic disciplines at the University.

The Los Angeles Times was the first newspaper to publish a story about an earthquake on Monday - thanks to a robot writer. Don't let this happen to WEMU. Pledge now to support real local news and professional journalism.

WEMU's spring pledge drive ends in just two days, Thursday, March 20, at 7:00 p.m. We are still nearly $100,000 short of our overall goal of $200,000.

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