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Mel Lee & Jan Hill Farewell Broadcast


Saturday, November 7th will be the final broadcast for Mel Lee's Songbag and Jan Hill's Jan's Jamboree on WEMC.

You are invited to drop by our studios anytime between 9am and 3pm during these final broadcasts to help us wish Mel Lee and Jan Hill and happy retirement from the airwaves. Both programs will be featuring live music throughout the day and we will have light refreshments provided by Bowl of Good.

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Mel Lee in the WEMC Studio

Mel Lee began his broadcasting career on WMRA in 1984 when then General Manager Bill Miller convinced him to host a regular show.  Mel continued on WMRA until 1991. Then Mel's Songbag was resurrected on WEMC in 2001 when Phil Easley persuaded him to continue the show.  November 7th is the anniversary of Mel's debut on WEMC and this final broadcast marks 14 years of the Songbag on WEMC. Mel is retiring from the airwaves to pursue a life that includes much more international travel. We wish him the best and safest of travels.

Jan Hill in the WEMC Studio

Jan Hill began her broadcasting career on WMRA around 1986 when then General Manager Brenda Pennell asked her to bring her love of Bluegrass music to the airwaves. That first foray into Bluegrass lasted a few years. Then in 1991, Jan Hill was offered an opportunity to create and host Jan's Jamboree on WEMC, and she has been doing so for the past 24 years. Jan is retiring from the airwaves to focus on life at home and better manage her rental properties. She is also eager to use her free time to attend many more Bluegrass events. We also wish her the best and hope she enjoys many live Bluegrass concerts in the future.

Starting Saturday, November 14, WEMC will begin broadcasting Classical music from 9am to 3pm.