WEMU's Linda Yohn named top jazz radio programmer for third straight year
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"Linda Yohn is a tireless advocate for jazz and for WEMU,” said the station General Manager Molly Motherwell in a prepared statement. “To be recognized for this service by her peers in the industry - for three years in a row - is a huge honor and richly deserved. Linda has put together a staff and musical sound that continues to make a huge impact not only here in Washtenaw County, but across the country. We’re very proud of her.”
WEMU is Eastern Michigan University’s public radio station, with a format of jazz and blues—including 13 locally hosted programs-and local news in addition to NPR news, information, and cultural programming. The station broadcasts to an 8-county area that includes all or part of Washtenaw, Wayne, Oakland, Livingston, Jackson, Lenawee, Monroe, and Lucas (OH); presents an unhosted mix of folk, Americana, and roots music on its second HD channel, WEMU2; and webcasts live, 24 hours a day at wemu.org.