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Nov. 3 , 2005
CONTACT: Ward Mullens
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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.

Hands Full of Beauty
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 AmosWalker 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.

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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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