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89.1 WEMU
City Ypsilanti, Michigan
Broadcast area Ann Arbor, Michigan [1]
Slogan A world of music. News in your neighborhood
Frequency 89.1 MHz (also on HD Radio)
First air date December 8, 1965
Format Analog/HD1: Jazz, Blues, Adult Alternative; HD2: All Jazz
Power 15,500 watts
HAAT 88 meters
Class B1
Facility ID 18311
Transmitter coordinates 42°15′48″N 83°37′34″W / 42.26333°N 83.62611°W / 42.26333; -83.62611
Callsign meaning Eastern Michigan University
Former callsigns none


Owner Eastern Michigan University
Website http://www.wemu.org/

WEMU (89.1 WEMU) is the public broadcasting service of Eastern Michigan University.

A National Public Radio (NPR) affiliate whose primary market is Washtenaw County (Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti) and the surrounding area, WEMU carries the standard NPR news magazines All Things Considered and Morning Edition. In addition to other NPR and Public Radio International (PRI) information and cultural programming, WEMU has a primary music format of jazz and blues with specialty programs in Latin and roots music. The station has featured primarily a jazz format since February 1977, currently featuring locally produced music programs and overnight jazz programming from the WPLU produced Jazz 24. WEMU also hosts the EMU sports network and carries EMU football and basketball broadcasts.

WEMU began broadcasting at a frequency of 88.1 FM in 1965 from the Quirk Building; in 1976, the station moved to King Hall. In October 1977, WEMU changed to its current 89.1 FM frequency. Located online at WEMU.org, the station streams live 24 hours a day.

WEMU is licensed for HD Radio operations,[1] and broadcasts a mixed format of traditional and smooth jazz on its HD2 side channel.[2] The HD2 formerly aired a mix of folk, roots and Americana music.


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