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A man in a movie once said, "no matter where you go, there you are." Since you'll most likely have your phone with you, you'll also have WEMU available via iTunes Radio. We're happy to announce that WEMU's radio stream has been added to iTunes Radio.

If Ellen Can Do It, So Can WEMU

Mar 17, 2014

This photo raised $3 million for charity.

Maybe $3 million is a stretch, but we must have your support now to reach our $200,000 spring pledge drive goal by Thursday evening. It might not be an Academy Award but you'll definitely feel like a winner!

Grab your sweetheart and join us Saturday, February 15 from 7am to 3pm as the staff of 89.1 WEMU take over the Northside Grill for “the love of WEMU.”

 Meet your favorite on-air personalities as we show you to your table, pour your coffee, and collect all the tips for the day (don’t worry though — we’ll leave the cooking to the Northside).  Broadcast your love of WEMU online by confirming your attendance on Facebook! 

The Great Gatsby  opens in theaters this weekend!  In this week's installment of  Cinema Chat, WEMU's David Fair and  Russ Collins discuss several film options for the weekend and preview the upcoming Cinetopia Film Festival. The conversation began, however, with some sad news out of Hollywood.

Wait Wait Don't Tell Me Trip - May 16th & 17th

Apr 8, 2013

Please Join us for the Third Annual WEMU “Wait, Wait… don’t tell me” Windy City road trip!

2013 Dates: Thursday and Friday, May 16 & 17th, 2013 - In beautiful downtown Chicago!

WEMU has teamed up with the Humane Society of Huron Valley to add another fundraising option during WEMU’s spring fundraising campaign.  Donors who select the special CD premium, NPR’s Driveway Moments:  Cat Tales or Dog Tales CD will have $5.00 of their contribution go to the Humane Society.  There are other options to add funds for the Humane Society as well.

“WEMU and the Humane Society already have several common friends. Pets, and especially rescue pets, are hugely important to our staff and to our audience.  When I saw these CDs I saw a great opportunity for us to work with one of our outstanding community organizations for our mutual benefit.  We’re looking forward to a friendly competition among our donors to see which CD generates more support.  If it’s Cat Tales, our donation will go to cat adoption care.  If it’s Dog Tales, it’ll go to dog adoption care.  But, as we see it, everyone wins.” - Molly Motherwell, WEMU General Manager

Current WEMU donors have the opportunity to give through the recently-sent mail campaign.  WEMU’s on-air pledge drive runs April 4-11 and listeners may give online anytime at wemu.org.  WEMU will use its web page and Facebook page to promote the partnership and to post pictures of on-air hosts and their pets.

“Music and pets make life so much more enjoyable! We are very excited to be included in the WEMU Spring Fundraising Campaign. If our collaboration helps in any way to keep listener-supported radio alive and well in our community, we are glad to be a part of that.” -  Deb Kern, Humane Society of Huron Valley Marketing Director

Blue is more than a color – it is a basic musical form and blue is a mood. Madeleine Peyroux explores all aspects of blue with her new CD The Blue Room. However, this isn’t a blues CD.

Cinema Chat: Guide to the Oscars

Feb 21, 2013

More about the Oscars, including Russ's sure-fire winners; Oscar nominee shorts at the Michigan, and new openings downtown and at the cineplexes.  It's all on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

A call to loyal listeners: Volunteer!

Feb 7, 2013

WEMU welcomes volunteers for the Spring Pledge 

April 4th-11th

 WEMU's  Spring Pledge Drive is scheduled to begin April  4th, and we hope you'll help us take pledges in the studio. Volunteering  your time during an on-air fundraiser is a wonderful opportunity to support WEMU, and the experience is always fun!

Please plan on a two hour shift. This allows for smooth transitions each hour as newly arrived volunteers come up to speed.

We appreciate help from groups and individuals.

Please review the available shifts here. 

Cinema Chat 8/16/12

Aug 16, 2012

Michigan Theater Executive Director Russ Collins made his weekly visit to "Morning Edition" and joined WEMU's David Fair to discuss what movies are available locally this week. The conversation begins with an issue that's been sending ripples through the community of fans that love the "Twilight" franchise.

This month marks the one-year anniversary of  "River Up!"  It's a community movement to embrace and celebrate the assets of the Huron River for the benefit of local economies and residents. In this installment of  1st Friday,  WEMU's David Fair, Michigan League of Conservation Voters Executive Director Lisa Wozniak and Huron River Watershed Council Deputy Director Elizabeth Riggs, discuss "River Up!"

Green Houses and Green Energy

Jun 6, 2012

GreenovationTV

Founder and host of GreenovationTV Matt Grocoff arrives on the air to talk about Greenovation's mission and some ideas to save costs on energy, as well as his 'Mission Zero' to eliminate the negative environmental impact of every home in America.