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Sept. 18, 2006
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WEMU voted best radio station by readers of Current magazine

YPSILANTI — The readers of Current magazine have voted Eastern Michigan University’s public radio station, WEMU 89.1 FM, “Best Radio Station” for the second consecutive year.

“It’s very gratifying to realize that we remain at the forefront in radio, in people’s minds in Washtenaw County,” said WEMU General Manager Art Timko. “You always hope you haven’t lost anything.”

Current, which calls itself “Washtenaw County’s Entertainment Source,” asked readers to select the best in the categories of arts, entertainment and recreation; dining and drinking; shopping and services; and looks and wellness.

As was the case last year, WEMU’s Sunday Best Show, hosted by Dr. Arwulf Arwulf, again tied Martin Bandyke’s show on WQKL 107.1 FM for “Best Radio Show” honors. The Sunday Best Show goes deep into the history of jazz, particularly 78-rpm recordings, including those recorded by Fats Waller, Louis Armstrong and Lester Young, Timko said.

WEMU is a National Public Radio affiliate with a format of local news, jazz blues and roots music in addition to network news, information, talk and cultural programming. The station, which currently reaches approximately 369,00 listeners, broadcasts to an eight-county area that includes all or part of Washtenaw, Wayne, Oakland, Livingston, Jackson, Lenawee, Monroe and Lucas (Ohio).



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 career and lives, and to be better citizens.

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