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A Message From David Fair

Jun 26, 2020

I've been working in news since since 1989. Every one of those 31 years in radio have been spent in Washtenaw County, 26 of them here at 89.1 WEMU. Never... and I mean never...have we had a year like 2020 and we're only half-way through. Never has LOCAL radio been so important. We have a lot to talk about in the months and years ahead but we are in the midst of massive change. It is my mission to have those conversations and to help bring you the information you can use to help guide those changes in your homes, neighborhoods and communities. The scope of that mission is largely determined by you. 

As a journalist, I can’t emphasize enough the need for local news coverage. During a time when newsrooms continue to shrink or close across the country, WEMU is providing you with the local coverage you need to stay informed about the issues impacting our community.  

Hi! Lisa Barry here... your local host of All Things Considered here on 89.1 WEMU, and of Art and Soul and many other local community conversations.

 

In fact, the WEMU team and I have been working extra hard during the pandemic to connect you with the bright minds and health experts we're lucky to have in our community to share the latest and wisest information and advice to stay safe, healthy, and reassured at this trying time.  And now, as we watch racial unrest rising, and our community’s response, I have put a lot of thought and time and effort into giving voice to those who need to be heard in hopes of bringing about peace, hope and change.

The past few months have been like nothing most of us have ever lived through, pretty much. But WEMU has still been here day in and day out. We're still keeping you informed, connected to our community, and inspired with great music. 

Thank you for listening to 89.1, WEMU.  Thanks to you, WEMU recently recorded its biggest audience ever in our 54 year history.  More than 67,000 people have listened to WEMU every week.  A community of like minded people who believe in authentic radio, independent fact-based journalism, and the cultural hub that is created with a vibrant music and arts scene.