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50 Years Of WEMU: Vote For Your Favorite Jazz, Blues, & Americana Albums

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WEMU: Ypsilanti MI is celebrating 50 years of broadcasting in 2015.  From humble beginnings airing WEMU sports and classical music to where the station is today, it has been quite a journey.  The late 1960s and early 1970s were a hodge-podge of programs hosted by students and community volunteers. Starting in the late 1970s jazz and blues took on a much greater role in WEMU's programming thanks to General Manager Arthur Timko and then music director, Jim Dulzo.  The NPR membership solidified WEMU's professionalism in news.

WEMU's 50th anniversary is on December 8th and the station is polling listeners for their favorite recordings in their current 3 styles:  jazz, blues and Americana to help develop the anniversary playlist.   Check it out and vote