Bongos, Beatniks, & Other "B" Things on "Theme Attic," Thursday, January 10th, 10AM-Noon!

"Theme Attic," the radio show that picks themes and plays music from a variety of genres about selected subjects, will focus on an instrument that is often overlooked but sometimes is the soundscape ingredient to spice things up. It was the favorite instrument of beatniks, and they might have been on to something. There will be a couple of other themed sets as well. Join host DJ Phil Maq on Thursday, January 10th, at 10:00AM for his clever and unusual takes on music!

"Theme Attic," Wraps Up 2012 and Moves On to 2013 Thursday, January 3rd, 10AM-Noon!

2012 had a lot of great music! "Theme Attic," the radio show that picks themes and plays music from a variety of genres about selected subjects, will finish putting the year to rest and start on 2013. Join host DJ Phil Maq on Thursday, January 3rd, at 10:00AM for his clever and unusual takes on music!

Monday FORUM, 12-31-13, 6-7 PM: "A Season's Griot"

"A Season's Griot" is public radio's only nationally syndicated Kwanzaa program. Hosted by acclaimed storyteller Madafo Lloyd Wilson, this annual one-hour special captures the tales and traditions of African-American and African peoples.

The Best of 2012 Highlighted on WHFR through January 1, 2013!

Music critics have weighed in with their mostly commercial choices for the best music of the year. WHFR.FM plays many different styles of music, and this week each DJ will give their own unique slant on what they think is the Best of 2012 in their own format! Tune in and join the fun!

"Winter Season Celebration," special local shows from 10 AM Dec. 24 to 10 AM Dec. 26

So many holidays, so few days to celebrate! To help, our WHFR staff have prerecorded more than a dozen very special hour-long shows to celebrate: Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, the New Year, WHFR's Birthday (Dec. 20th--we're 27!), and WINTER, in general. Representing many of our regularly featured musical styles, our local hosts will give you lots of holiday music "little heard elsewhere on Detroit radio"--and best wishes to all our Loyal Listeners!

WHFR Journal, 12-21-12, 1-2 PM: Rep. George Darany

It's been a busy "lame duck" session in the Michigan legislature in Lansing these past weeks, and we will get the full story from our local Representative, George Darany, for the full hour. Note: this show will be available as a podcast for listening anytime after broadcast: click on Talk Shows--WHFR Journal--(select date).

"Theme Attic," Christmas Favorites and The Mayan Calendar Show, Thursday, December 20th, 10AM-Noon!

"Theme Attic," the radio show that picks themes and plays music from a variety of genres about selected subjects, will split its time this week between Christmas and the upcoming Mayan calendar event. Believe it or not, there are even similarities between the two. Join host DJ Phil Maq on Thursday, December 20th, at 10:00AM for his clever and unusual takes on music!

Monday FORUM, 12-17-12, 6-7 PM: "The Story of Christmas: a Pageant from Washington National Cathedral"

This year's annual special Christmas broadcast from the Washington National Cathedral with the Cathedral Girls' Choir brings a unique performance of Benjamin Britten's much-loved Ceremony of Carols, marking 70 years from its first performance in England in 1942. Often performed by boys and harp, its first performance was in London with women's voices and the celebrated Welsh harpist Osian Ellis. The girls are joined by young actors from Princeton Day School in Princeton, NJ, who present the biblical narrative in their own words and commentary.

2nd Anniversary & Year End Retrospective on "Theme Attic" this week, Thursday, 10AM-Noon, December 13th!

"Theme Attic," the radio show that picks themes and plays music from a variety of genres about selected subjects, turns two this week and takes a look back at some of this year's highlights. There will also be some Christmas songs for good measure! Join host DJ Phil Maq on Thursday, December 13th at 10:00 AM for his clever and unusual takes on music!

Tuesday FORUM, 12-11-12, 1-2 PM: Specially Chosen Podcasts!

Note: Our regularly scheduled "Dearborn Heights News & Views" (every month on 2nd Tuesday) will not be broadcast today due to the unavailability of scheduled guests. HOWEVER, we proudly present three recent talk shows from the internet that we think you will find informative and entertaining: (1) "EarthSky22" with science and astronomy news, (2) "Freakonomics--The Things They Taught Me" proving how a college education matters, and (3) "Philosophy Bites--Peter Adamson on Avicenna's Flying Man" questioning are we only physical beings?

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