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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Eastern Michigan University has established a new University Center on the main campus of Henry Ford College in Dearborn, in an effort to offer a new path for student career preparation.

The New York Times reports that Vic Firth has died.

NPR reports that a major a top private school has announced it will no longer require applicants to take the SAT or ACT. The move comes after the school formed a task force to study the pros and cons of going "test-optional."

Mlive looks into the million-dollar State Theatre renovations to restore its art deco feel, tentatively slated to begin in the summer or fall of 2016.

New York state recently announced an increase in the minimum wage for fast food workers, to $15 an hour. It's the fruit of a three-year labor campaign. But there's another group of workers out there that hasn't had a real wage increase in decades. Right now, at preschool programs around the country, teachers are tapping infinite reserves of patience to keep the peace among children at various stages of development and need. They're also providing meals, wiping noses and delivering a curriculum in math and reading that will get the kids ready for school.

Tens of thousands of people are coming from across the country to visit Ann Arbor's annual Art Fairs. And while most fair-goers are interested in seeing what sort of artwork and other items people have brought with them, there's another issue at hand once it all wraps up.

For a gift of just $250 you and a friend can take the bus to Comerica Park, enjoy a picnic party in the stadium, receive a free TRUEMU Tigers baseball hat, get your photo taken in the outfield - and see a great game as the Detroit Tigers take on the the Seattle Mariners.  

Former Eastern Michigan University President Susan Martin has found a new job. San Jose State University has named her its Interim President, effective August 18. 

The New WEMU Mobile App

 The best jazz, news, and blues are even easier to use with the new WEMU app, now out in iTunesGoogle Play, and Kindle! You can listen to our live streams and music programs on demand, browse the local news, share a story with a friend and so much more!

Our friends at Creative Voice explore Motawi Tileworks studio in Ann Arbor to get a behind the scenes look at how Motawi creates the WEMU commemorative handmade tiles. Check out their tilemaking process:

 Join WEMU listeners and donors on a special trip to Comerica Park to see the Detroit Tigers take on the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday, July 22, as part of TruEMU night.  

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The Detroit Free Press is reporting that Detroit trumpeter Marcus Belgrave has passed away at age 78. Belgrave died at in a care and rehabilitation facility, Ann Arbor's Glacier Hills. His partner, singer Joan Belgrave, said he died in his sleep. 

Beezy’s Cafe looks like a thriving business. The six-year-old restaurant and coffeehouse draws crowds for breakfast and lunch, employs 16 people, has a trail of glowing reviews for its “hippy vibe” and “super friendly” staff, and recently extended its hours to serve dinner on Fridays and Saturdays. But to banks, it’s a risky venture with little appeal.

Riley B. King, the guitarist better known as B.B. King, whose voice brought blues to the mainstream, died Thursday night. He was 89.

It was like a scene out of Glee! University of Michigan Musical Theater students now have a viral video. 

 89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry gets the story from the chair of U-M's Musical Theater department, Brent Wagner. 

Chief of Police John Seto has announced his intention to retire.

Local, live theater is one of the many benefits of living in Washtenaw County. One local theater production infuses old time music with a classic story designed to make theater goers laugh with their production of "The Philadelphia Story."

The Ann Arbor Summer Festival has announced the line up for the admission-free Top of the Park series! The festival’s 32nd season runs 6 nights per week, from June 12 – July 5, 2015. 

Marcus is continuing to play the trumpet in his hospital bed, including brief jam sessions with fellow musicians.

The largest free jazz festival in North America has announced its 2015 lineup.

The University Musical Society (UMS) announces its 2015-2016 season, which runs from Friday, September 11, 2015 through Saturday, April 23, 2016. The season features 86 performances by 45 different artist/ensemble events.

"Without Public Radio there is no music" -Esperanza Spalding

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 Thanks to the generosity of WEMU's community champions and everyone who has given so far, WEMU reached the first $100,000 of our $200,000 pledge drive goal yesterday afternoon.  As promised, today is pledge drive free -- no interruptions, just the wonderful Sunday programs you look forward to every week.  Every program you hear on the weekend is supported 100% by donor contributions.

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