Patrik Holubik

New Media

Patrik is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University and functions as the New Media/Social Media manager for 89.1 WEMU.

Please contact Patrik regarding any issues with WEMU's online stream, the WEMU app, or our weekly e-update newsletter.

Patrik developed his passion public radio through his first love, the performing arts and live music that started in high school. Shortly after beginning his studies at EMU, a film professor exposed him to "Cinema Chat." 

After listening and being an active volunteer for the station for a few years, he was hired in 2012 to assist with producing music programming and live events, advancing to handling many other production roles in the station, and moving on to digital management. Before Patrik joined the WEMU team he worked at Ann Arbor Community Television, the Princeton Review, and many service industry gigs in varying capacities. 

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Detroit Jazz Festival presented by Rocket Mortgage has pivoted to a virtual live format that will be streamed and broadcast “live” for free this Labor Day weekend. Catch the entire 2021 Detroit Jazz Festival here on with select performances on the air on WEMU-FM all Labor Day weekend.

Join WEMU and the Blue LLama Jazz Club for a special performance of the Detroit Jazz Festival All-Star Generations Band. WEMU will live stream the performance tonight (Saturday, July 24th) from 8:15-9pm EST.

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President Biden and Vice President Harris are speaking at the signing of a bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday and commemorate the end of slavery in the United States. Watch their remarks live.

WEMU is currently operating on generator power while electrical repairs are underway in our building.Music programming will be our PubJazz syndicated service until 2:00 pm. This outage is also affecting our phone lines, studio email, and online stream.  To reach us, please email We apologize for the inconvenience.  Power will be restored later this afternoon. 

Voter turnout was just over 18% in several local elections that took place in Washtenaw County on Tuesday. WEMU's Lisa Barry has the full story:

President Biden is addressing a joint session of Congress on the eve of 100 days in office. Watch his remarks live at 9pm. 

The 2021 NEA Jazz Masters Tribute Concert will air on WEMU-FM tomorrow at 8pm Eastern!

Join the celebration of the 2021 NEA Jazz Masters as the National Endowment for the Arts, in collaboration with SFJAZZ, presents a virtual tribute concert in honor of Terri Lyne Carrington, Albert “Tootie” Heath, Henry Threadgill, and Phil Schaap (2021 A.B. Spellman NEA Jazz Masters Fellowship for Jazz Advocacy). 2017 NEA Jazz Master Dee Dee Bridgewater and actor Delroy Lindo will co-host this event, featuring performances and tributes by acclaimed jazz musicians. 

Starting at 8PM, tune in to 89.1 WEMU to hear the 2021 NEA Jazz Masters

From the future home of the Gretchen Valade Jazz Center at Wayne State University, the 2021 Detroit Jazz Festival lineup will be revealed April 7th live on! Artist in Resident Dee Dee Bridgewater and Cuban pianist Omar Sosa will have full live performances.

Read Eastern Michigan University President James Smith's letter to the campus community. Stay tuned for additional in depth coverage from WEMU News staffers.

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President Biden is holding his first news conference on Thursday and is expected to field questions on a wide range of topics, from the coronavirus to the influx of migrants at the border and his upcoming infrastructure effort. 

President Biden is making remarks regarding yesterday's mass shooting at a grocery store in Boulder, Colorado.

Members of Congress are formally counting the Electoral College votes. A group of Republicans are planning to object to the results, citing false claims of widespread voter fraud. President Trump continues to baselessly claim that he won the election rather than Joe Biden, who is set to be sworn into office on Jan. 20. Watch the proceedings live.

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President-elect Joe Biden is introducing key members of his incoming economic team. The nominees and appointees include former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, and others who worked in earlier Democratic administrations.

President-elect Joe Biden is formally announcing his most recent nominees and appointments for his incoming administration. Among his choices are Antony Blinken for secretary of state, Alejandro Mayorkas for homeland security secretary and Avril Haines for director of national intelligence. Watch his announcement live.

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President Trump is giving an update on the coronavirus pandemic, speaking for the first time since Joe Biden became president-elect. Trump has been falsely claiming on Twitter that he won, and his campaign launched a slew of lawsuits challenging the legitimacy of the results and baselessly alleging widespread voter fraud. Watch his remarks live.

View live results for Michigan's 2020 Presidential, Ballot initiatives, Senate and House races.

 Nov. 3 is the final voting day of the 2020 election. The presidency as well as several key Senate, House and gubernatorial races are on the line. Follow NPR’s live coverage and results as they come in.

President Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden are holding a final debate Thursday in Nashville, with Kristen Welker of NBC News moderating. After a haphazard first debate, and a canceled second one, this final debate has new rules established by the Commission on Presidential Debates. 

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Follow NPR's live coverage of the first 2020 presidential election debate by listening live to 89.1 WEMU, including fact-checking and analysis. President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden are in Cleveland for the event, moderated by Chris Wallace of Fox News.

Follow live updates and analysis of the Democratic National Convention. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is speaking Thursday night. 

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Joe Biden announced on Tuesday that California Sen. Kamala Harris would be his vice presidential running mate. They are giving remarks together on Wednesday. Watch live.

A Michigan Court of Claims judge has ruled Governor Gretchen Whitmer has the power to declare consecutive states of emergency without waiting for the Legislature's approval. 

Join Mr. B on Facebook Live for his 'Live in the B-Hive' series this Friday (tomorrow) at 5:30 p.m. for a special live performance to benefit WEMU! 

Thank you to everyone who donated to WEMU on Giving Tuesday May 5th.  We really appreciate your support.


The #teamWEMU face masks are scheduled to be delivered to WEMU On May 21St; the supplier is experiencing a slow down due to extremely high demand.  as soon as they arrive, we will ship them out to you immediately.

COVID-19 Update from Governor Gretchen Whitmer

Can't see the video? Listen to the audio here.

As the situation with the spread of the Coronvirus intensifies so do the emotions and psychological challenges of coping at a time like this.

It's been a rough few weeks -- with more ahead of us.  #teamwemu so appreciates all the kind words and check ins as we work to keep you informed, educated, and entertained during these turbulent times.

You've been great.

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In an effort to keep the WEMU community as well informed as possible about the fluid Coronavirus situation, WEMU local All Things Considered host Lisa Barry hosted a live one hour on air program which was also carried on Facebook Live.

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The White House coronavirus task force is briefing reporters on the latest on the pandemic. Watch the update live.