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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As WEMU continues our yearlong celebration of 55 years on the air, we invite you to join the us for our Free First Friday 5:01 Jazz series featuring drummer Sean Dobbins Trio at Babs' Underground on Friday, March 6th.

As NPR’s Articles of Incorporation approach their 50th anniversary Wednesday, it’s worth asking: How has NPR carved out a spot on our nation’s airwaves, and why is noncommercial media important? NPR’s historical and contemporary practices are reflected in its founding mission statement as it strives to produce content that supports diversity, fairness and democratic information.

President Trump is holding a news conference about coronavirus alongside CDC officials and others amid criticism of the government's response to the outbreak. Watch his remarks live at 6pm Eastern here, or listen to 89.1 WEMU-FM during All Things Considered with Lisa Barry.

Miles Davis: Birth Of The Cool, the acclaimed documentary from Stanley Nelson, will premiere on PBS station this week. A new soundtrack, "Music From and Inspired by the Film Birth of the Cool" has been released as well. It features classics from the trumpeter plus some of the commentary from the film. 

Democrat Debates
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Democratic presidential hopefuls are on stage in South Carolina ahead of that state’s primary. The candidates’ battle follows Sen. Bernie Sanders’ wins in the New Hampshire primary and the Nevada caucuses. Follow NPR’s live fact checks and analysis of their remarks starting tonight at 8pm

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President Trump is delivering the 2020 State of the Union address this week, which comes under the shadow of his impeachment trial. Watch his remarks live and follow a live annotation of his remarks, including fact checks and analysis from NPR reporters starting approximately 9:00 pm ET on February 4th.

Detroit Office of Civil Defense
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Our free First Friday 5:01 Jazz series is back in February with composer Patrick Prouty's group "Detroit Office of Civil Defense," Friday February 7th at Babs' Underground.

Take your community NPR station with you! The best jazz, news, and blues are even easier to use with the new WEMU app, available for download in the  App StoreGoogle Play, and Kindle! You can listen to our live streams and music programs on demand, browse the local news, share a story with a friend and more!

Democrat Debates
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Seven Democratic presidential candidates are debating Thursday night, the smallest group yet. The December debate, hosted by Politico and PBS NewsHour, is taking place at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles starting at 8 p.m. Eastern. NPR reporters are providing live analysis of the candidates' remarks.

Ron Brooks
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Join us for our free 5:01 First Friday celebration of music featuring bassist Ron Brooks at Babs' in Ann Arbor on  December 6th at 5:01 pm sharp. It's a WEMU holiday tradition not to miss!! 

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5:01 Jazz is back for November! Join us for our free 5:01 First Friday celebration of jazz featuring vocalist Estar Cohen at Babs' Underground in Ann Arbor on November 1st at 5:01 PM sharp.

Michigan Theater
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Celebrate 25 years of Cinema Chat with David Fair and Russ Collins recording the segment live Wednesday, October 23, at 5:30 p.m. at the Michigan Theater, as part of the Michigan Theater Foundation's 40th anniversary celebration.  

Katy Greenwald, an associate professor of biology at Eastern Michigan University, was the featured expert in this Science Friday Segment.

Join us for a 5:01 celebration of music featuring the Brad McNett & Friends at Bab's Underground in Ann Arbor on April 5th, 5:01 pm sharp. You won't want to miss this! 

If you gave $200 or more to WEMU, you and a guest can join the whole WEMU crew for the Blues Barbecue this evening from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. featuring the Steve Nardella Band, and all of your favorite 89.1 WEMU personalities will be on hand to kick off the summer with WEMU donors and contributors as thanks for their support. No tickets were mailed, you paid pledge puts you on the guest list!

Join us for the annual WEMU favorite:  WEMU’s jazz brunch at the Ann Arbor City Club Sunday, May 5, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm.  You'll hear music from the all-women Ellen Rowe Quartet featuring Marion Hayden and Ingrid Racine.  Elegant brunch buffet including a mimosa bar. 

Governor Gretchen Whitmer will  deliver her first State of the State address today at 7:00 p.m.

Watch the live broadcast here:

The Eastern Michigan University volleyball team won its first ever the Mid-American Conference Championship, defeating Miami University, 3-2 on the weekend.

Election Updates

Nov 6, 2018

Follow our live coverage of the 2018 election right here — all day and through the night — for the latest news, results and analysis.

The Thunder Over Michigan air show returns to Willow Run Airport. The United States Air Force Thunderbirds will visit Michigan during the Airshow held this Saturday and Sunday at Willow Run Airport.

This month marks the 50th anniversary of the Public Broadcasting Act, legislation that created our public media system and enables our station to serve our community with high-quality noncommercial content and services.

The Eastern Michigan University Marching Marching Band held tribute to WEMU for our 40 year anniversary of broadcasting jazz on the radio.  The special performance happened during the halftime of the EMU vs Ball State football game, where the Eagles soundly defeated Ball State 56 to 14 last Thursday.

Wayne Shorter, Esperanza Spalding
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 Despite a last minute cancellation of some of the final performances, the free 38th Annual Detroit Jazz festival provided a ray of light shining down on the festival goers experiencing new and familar regional and national acts all Labor Day weekend in downtown Detroit.  

Mlive Reports that the Queen of Soul is returning to Detroit.

WEMU and Golden Limousine have partnered once again to provide shuttles to and from the 2018 Detroit Jazz Festival during Labor Day Weekend.

This week's story from "On the Ground Ypsi" chronicles locally owned businesses in downtown Ypsilanti that are working together to ensure the shopping district continues to grow stronger.

On the Ground Ypsi

Jul 28, 2017

For the next five months Concentrate will be conducting an embedded reporting program called "On the Ground" in Ypsi. On the Ground programs aim to tell the stories of the people, projects, and innovations that are creating "what’s next" for the community.

The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports that the matriarch of one jazz' greatest families has passed.

Mlive reports that Chinese company Camel Energy will open its North American research and development headquarters in Pittsfield Township, about a mile outside of Ann Arbor. The company manufactures batteries, and its new center will focus on electric vehicle batteries.

One of April’s musical highlights is Mr. B’s Boogie and Blues Piano Celebration.  20 years ago, beloved blues and boogie-woogie pianist Mr. B teamed up with his mentor, pianist Bob Seeley and two more pianists for an evening of different piano combinations at a house concert.  The event sparked a dream that Mr. B made come true one year later.  Starting in 1998, the celebration expanded to The Ark for a big concert.  Over the years, the boogie-woogie, jazz and blues piano bash has grown beyond Ann Arbor to include venues in Detroit and Monroe.  The 20th Anniversary festivities start Friday, April 21st at The Detroit Institute of Arts, continue Saturday at The Ark and conclude on the 23rd at The Monroe County Public Library.