by Pamela Young, Published February 09, 2009
YPSILANTI — 89.1, WEMU, Eastern Michigan University’s public radio station, will host a special benefit at the Northside Grill, 1015 Broadway, in Ann Arbor on Valentine’s Day, Saturday February 14, from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. ‘For the Love of WEMU” will feature WEMU air personalities waiting tables at the restaurant, with all tips benefiting 89.1.
Hosts that have signed on thus far include Linda Yohn, Jessica Webster, Wendy Wright, Clark Smith, Michael Jewett, Marc Taras, Lynn Rivers, Kevin Dorn, Evelynn Hawkins, Bob Eccles, and Andrew Cluley.
“WEMU and the Northside Grill have been partners in the community for a long time,” said Marketing & Development Director, Mary Motherwell. “We just enjoy doing events together and our fundraising partnership that includes the special ‘Morning Eggdition’ fundraising breakfast sandwich, that’s been on the menu for almost five years, just keeps getting bigger and better. Last year we made over $1500 in tips. We’re glad to be back this year and we’re looking forward to having a lot of fun.”
WEMU is a listener-supported, NPR/PRI affiliate with a format of jazz, blues, roots music, and local news in addition to NPR/PRI news, information, and cultural programming. The station broadcasts to an eight county area including all or part of Washtenaw, Wayne, Oakland, Livingston, Jackson, Lenawee, Monroe, and Lucas (OH), webcasts live twenty four hours a day at wemu.org, and operates WEMU2, a roots and Americana mix, on HD Radio.