89.1, WEMU’S MUSIC DIRECTOR, LINDA YOHN, WINS NATIONAL JAZZ PROGRAMMER OF THE YEAR FOR THE FOURTH STRAIGHT YEAR
YPSILANTI, MI: - 89.1, WEMU’s Music Director, Linda Yohn, was named ‘Jazz Programmer of the Year,’ in a major market, for the fourth straight year Thursday, August 30, at the JazzWeek Summit's annual awards dinner in Detroit. The summit precedes the Detroit Jazz Festival, in downtown Detroit over Labor Day weekend.
JazzWeek, celebrating its 10th anniversary in this year, is the weekly online publication dedicated to jazz and jazz radio programming. Nominees are selected by JazzWeek subscribers, including: jazz radio programmers, jazz record company executives and independent jazz radio record promoters.
“Once again, Linda's passion for the music and careful crafting of our sound has resulted in well-deserved national recognition,’ said WEMU Program Director, Clark Smith.
“Linda Yohn is a tireless advocate for jazz and for WEMU,” said General Manager, Molly Motherwell. “To be recognized for this service by her peers in the industry – for four years in a row – is an incredible honor and richly deserved. Linda has put together a staff and musical sound that continues to make a huge impact not only here in Washtenaw County, but across the country. We’re very proud of her.”
In addition to serving as WEMU’s music director, Yohn also hosts 89.1 Jazz with Linda Yohn which airs on WEMU from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
89.1, WEMU is Eastern Michigan University’s public radio station, with a format of jazz and blues– that includes thirteen locally hosted programs – local news in addition to NPR news, information, and cultural programming. The station broadcasts to an eight county area that includes all or part of Washtenaw, Wayne, Oakland, Livingston, Jackson, Lenawee, Monroe, and Lucas (OH), presents an unhosted mix of folk, Americana, and roots music on its second HD channel, WEMU2, and webcasts live, twenty four hours a day at wemu.org