Originally published on Fri December 27, 2013 8:06 am
Along with the usual traffic citations, police in Melbourne, Fla., gave out scratch-off lottery tickets. The cops themselves paid for them — in the spirit of the season, they said. No word of any big winners, just yet.
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.
As the year comes to a close, it’s a tradition to both look back and anticipate what lies ahead. I’m excited to share just a few highlights that your support of WEMU made possible in 2012, and with your continued support, what’s ahead in 2013.
2012 had the most expensive Presidential election in history. WEMU brought you thoughtful and thorough coverage throughout the election cycle, not only on the national level but on the state and local levels as well.
WEMU covered Washtenaw County more throroughly than any other local station; from city council to county commssion, from the devastating Dexter tornado to the record-breaking summer heat wave, from transit to traffic. WEMU will continue to be your best and most trusted local news source in 2013.
WEMU was in your community; onstage at the Ann Arbor Summer Festival, marching in the Fourth of July Parade, hosting free 5:01 Jazz shows in downtown Ann Arbor, running shuttle buses to the Detroit Jazz Festival and so much more.
We know you are asked to support many worthy organizations at this time of year. Please take a moment to consider the value that WEMU adds to your life and to the life of the community. Your tax-deductible year-end gift will go a long way toward helping us achieve our goals in the coming year.
Please make your secure online gift at wemu.org by clicking the green DONATE button.
On behalf of the staff of WEMU and our public radio partners, I wish you a joyful holiday season, thank you for your support this year, and look forward to serving you in 2013.
WEMU's fall on-air pledge drive concluded at 7pm Thursday, October 18, with a record total of just under $182,000 pledged by WEMU listeners.
Thank you so much! Your generosity keeps jazz, news, and blues going strong at 89.1. We couldn't do this without you, and we are very grateful.
While the pledge drive total was indeed a record for WEMU, it was still far short of our $200,000 goal. WEMU's management is already hard at work to find ways to make up this shortfall while maintaining the programming you enjoy.
WEMU's fall on-air pledge drive concluded at 7pm Thursday, October 18, with a record total of just under $182,000 pledged by WEMU listeners. Thank you so much! Your generosity keeps jazz, news, and blues going strong at 89.1. We couldn't do this without you, and we are very grateful. While the pledge drive total was indeed a record for WEMU, it was still far short of our $200,000 goal. WEMU's management is already hard at work to find ways to make up this shortfall while maintaining the programming you enjoy.
WEMU’s fiscal year ends June 30, 2012, and we are still short of our annual goal of $650,000.
If local news and information, thirteen locally-hosted music programs, and the best of network programming are important to you, please make your gift of support NOW by calling 734-487-2229 or clicking here DONATE.
Back by popular demand, it's WEMU's third annual trip to Chicago to see the live recording of Wait Wait...Don't Tell me at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago on Thursday, May 16th.
For a contribution of $600 you guarantee that you and your guest will board the special charter bus at 8:00 a.m. on the EMU campus, ride in comfort and ease to Chicago (snacks and drinks provided), and disembark at Hotel 71 on Chicago's Magnificent Mile.