Students gathered in the King Hall lounge to attend the WEMU Open House and Live Jazz Jam session, Nov. 29. Kurt Krahnke strummed on the bass, Rick Roe played on the piano and Jesse Kramer beat on the drums.
WEMU is the public broadcasting service of Eastern Michigan University. The purpose of this event was to raise money for WEMU's continued efforts. WEMU hoped to raise $50,000 at this event but received $54,600 in total. WEMU’s ultimate goal is to raise a half of a million dollars by December 31st.
WEMU presents jazz and blues music to the Ypsilanti/Ann Arbor community throughout the week. The Morning Edition program airs Monday through Friday from 5 a.m. until 9 a.m. The All Things Considered program broadcasts Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Fifty thousand people tune in weekly to 89.1. This station brings in almost one third of EMU’s donors and is one of largest fundraisers for Eastern Michigan University. Also WEMU allows students the opportunity to apply to work for the nationally public radio station.
WEMU was awarded the Station of the Year from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters in 2015. Linda Yohn, music director, has won seven national jazz broadcasting awards.
Molly Motherwell, General Manager of WEMU, says “My favorite part is working for an organization I can believe in and am so proud of the station for all the good it does in the community and for EMU.”
Visit wemu.org/donate or call 734.487.2229 to donate.