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Nov. 16, 2006
CONTACT: Ward Mullens

WEMU receives "gold" from Ann Arbor News readers for third straight year

YPSILANTI — WEMU 89.1 FM, Eastern Michigan University’s public radio station, has been named the best radio station for music in the recent Ann Arbor News Readers Choice Awards.

WEMU received the “Gold Award” in the arts and entertainment category, beating out WQKL and WCSX. WEMU also received the “Bronze Award” for “Best Radio Station – Talk”. WEMU was the only radio station to earned honors in both categories.

This is the third straight year that WEMU has received the “Gold Award” for “Best Radio Station – Music.”

“Support from our listeners comes in many forms. Being selected as an award-winning music and talk station shows the station’s diverse programming and the diverse taste of WEMU’s listeners,” said Arthur Timko, station manager.

The honors come on the heels of a recent successful fall fundraising campaign in which the station raised $130,000 in eight days.

In September, the readers of Current magazine voted WEMU “Best Radio Station” for the second consecutive year.

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 369,000 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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