[JPL] WEMU "Best Music Station" according to Ann Arbor News Readers

Linda Yohn lyohn at emich.edu
Thu Nov 3 12:26:29 EST 2005

I am honored to report that the readers of the Ann Arbor News once 
again voted WEMU "best music station"!  Here is the official 
University press release.

WEMU voted best radio station for music by Ann Arbor News readers

YPSILANTI – WEMU 89.1 FM, Eastern Michigan University’s public radio
station, has been selected as the best music radio station by readers 
the Ann Arbor News for the second consecutive year.

The honor was announced Wednesday, Nov. 2, as part of the Second Annual
Ann Arbor News Readers’ Choice Awards. There were more than 80
categories in the annual survey, selecting favorites for dining,
shopping, recreation and entertainment in Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor. Gold
awards were given to the best in each category, with silver and bronze
awards denoting second and third place.

WEMU, a National Public Radio affiliate, also was named the silver 
winner for best talk radio station. WEMU was the only radio station to
earn honors in both categories for radio stations.

"The staff of WEMU is excited to be recognized for the second
consecutive year as a station of music, of life and of local
commitment," said station manager Art Timko. "It's wonderful to be
recognized by those we serve as a radio station that is a part of the
community's lifeline of information and music."

“Public radio is popular in and around Ann Arbor. And local and
different content is in demand. So, it’s no surprise that participants
in The Ann Arbor News Readers’ Choice Awards balloting have again named
WEMU 89.1 FM the best radio station for music,” wrote Christy L.
Breithaupt, a reporter for the newspaper.

Another familiar EMU name on the list was Loren Estleman (‘74), who was
dubbed the best local author. Estleman is the author of the popular 
Walker mystery series as well as historical Westerns and crime novels.

Eastern Michigan University is a public, comprehensive university that
offers programs in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU prepares
students with the intellectual skills and practical experiences to
succeed in their careers and lives, and to be better citizens.

For information, contact Ward Mullens
University Communications
For previous releases, please go to www.emich.edu/univcomm/releases/


Linda Yohn
WEMU Music Director
lyohn at emich.edu

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