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

Jim Wilke jwilke123 at comcast.net
Thu Nov 3 13:16:58 EST 2005

Congratulations Linda, and to all the WEMU staff!   You guys have a 
good thing going - fueled by determination and desire to do the right 
thing by your listeners - and they've shown their appreciation!

Best wishes for the future, too

Jim Wilke
Jazz After Hours, PRI

On Thursday, November 3, 2005, at 09:26  AM, Linda Yohn wrote:
> 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
> of
> 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
> award
> 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
> Amos
> 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
> 487.4400
> For previous releases, please go to www.emich.edu/univcomm/releases/
> ###
> Linda Yohn
> WEMU Music Director
> lyohn at emich.edu
> 734.487.2229
> www.wemu.org

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