public radio music day

WEMU's Wendy Wright spoke with jazz vocalist and songwriter, Joan Belgrave about the importance WEMU plays in the music community:

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WEMU's Michael Jewett speaks with host of NPR's Alt.Latino, Felix Contreras about the importance of inclusion of Latin Alternative music and Latino culture freely accesibly for everyone on public radio:

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Public Radio Music Day: Christian McBride

Apr 16, 2021

WEMU's Michael Jewett spoke with Jazz Night in America's Christian McBride about the importance of public radio music:

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Public Radio Music Day: Larry Groce

Apr 16, 2021

WEMU's Jeremy Baldwin speaks with Mountain Stage host Larry Groce about the importance of music on the radio:

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Don Hicks
Ann Arbor District Library / aadl.org

The owner of Ann Arbor's Blue LLama Jazz Club, Don Hicks, agress the mutual support between his club and WEMU helps keep jazz music alive.  He describes WEMU as a "key partner" for the club that brings world class jazz artists to Ann Arbor where he says they serve world class food.  WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with Don Hicks about the importance of our connection that helps keep the community connected and the music playing.


Ken Burns
Wikipedia Media Commons / wikipedia.org

Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns went to high school in Ann Arbor and worked at a local record store to earn money to pay for college.  Music has always been a big part of his life and many of his documentaries, including one about jazz.

He talks with WEMU's Lisa Barry about the impact of music in art and on our lives and the importance of supporting your local NPR station on  "Public Radio Music Day."


Mr. B
Mr. B / mrbpiano.com

It's Public Radio Music Day, and WEMU is celebrating with a one-day fundraiser.  One of many musicians who has benefited from WEMU's jazz and blues programming is boogie-woogie piano player Mark "Mr. B" Braun.  He joined WEMU's David Fair to talk about what public radio has meant to him, his career, and why having access to live and local music programming, presented by members of his hometown community, is so vitally important. 


Debbie Dingell
Rep. Debbie Dingell / Facebook

Longtime Congressman John Dingell was one of the architects of the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967.  His widow is the current 12th District Representative  from Michigan.  Debbie Dingell continues his mission to keep public broadcasting alive in this country.  She joined WEMU's David Fair and Molly Motherwell to discuss John Dingell's legacy and why WEMU is worth supporting on Public Radio Music Day.


Fred Jacobs
Jacobs Media / jacobsmedia.com

Today, we mark Public Radio Music Day by celebrating the hosts that bring you 43 hours of live and local music programming every week on WEMU.  Every host and every program is paid for out of funds contributed by WEMU listeners.  You can support the jazz , blues and more  with a donation during this one-day fundraiser.  Throughout the day, you will hear conversations with a number of great minds and artists who also have an appreciation for Public Radio Music.  Fred Jacobs is founder and president of Jacobs Media Strategies, a media consulting firm that has impacted your life in more ways than you know, including working with WEMU and NPR.  He joined WEMU's David Fair for a conversation on Public Radio Music Day. 


Public Radio Music Day

Apr 15, 2021

WEMU is celebrating Public Radio Music Day April 16th!

 

WEMU is dedicated to invigorating and connecting the area music scene.  Before COVID-19 precautions (and certainly after), WEMU presented live music at our monthly 5:01 Jazz shows, our donor Jazz Brunches, and our big Blues Barbecue every year.  You hear music from local musicians every day, seven days a week on WEMU.  

 

Let's culminate our salute to Public Radio Music Day with a true local gem -- Dick Siegel. Nik Thompson's Live in the Bunker with a few uplifting cuts from Dick's superb Angles Aweigh.