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WEMU honored with several MAB Broadcast Excellence Awards

Earlier today the Broadcast Excellence Awards were announced by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters. During the presentation, WEMU was awarded nine Broadcast Excellence Awards with three more nominations pending.

Categories in which WEMU was chosen as a winner:

Hard News & Current Events Story: Merit First Friday on the Environment: Incoming Speaker of the House lays out Michigan's environmental agenda

Marketing Materials and Promos: Merit: 45th Jazz Anniversary logo and materials

Mini Documentary or Series: Best: Issues of the Environment

Musical Programming: Merit: Michael Jewett: Ellington Queen Suite upon death of Queen Elizabeth

News Special or Public Affairs Program:  Best: Washtenaw United: An historical and personal perspective on law enforcement: David Fair

Newscast: Merit: More Election Coverage with David Fair

Special Interest & Cultural Programming: Merit: creative:impact - John Nick Pappas is a local legend of the third dimension

Use of New Media Best: 45th jazz anniversary video, Merit: Sunday Best, As Time Goes By

WEMU is also a finalist in three other categories that will be awarded on April 29th in Detroit.

Membership Appeal: Nik Thompson's WEMU Squirrel Plea
Community Involvement: Jazzistry Moments
Station Excellence

We are very proud to be recognized for our efforts to bring you the best live and local radio in the area.

My background is almost entirely music industry related. I have worked record retail, record wholesale, radio and been a mobile disc jockey as the four primary jobs I've held since 1985. Sure, there were a few other things in there - an assistant to a financial advisor, management level banker (hired during the pandemic with no banking experience), I cleaned a tennis club and couple of banks. The true version of myself is involved in music somehow. Since I don't play any instruments, my best outlet is to play other people's music and maybe inspire you to support that artist.