Mayor John B. O'Reilly gives the speech of the year about the city of Dearborn, and WHFR will be there, broadcasting it live over the air and webcasting, too (technology and weather permitting). Join Station Advisor Jay Korinek and WHFR News Director Dennis Rymarz for this annual event--and listen to our "New WHFR Journal," this Friday from 1-2 PM for reaction and commentary. NOTE: This event is open to the general public, but limited to the capacity of the City Hall auditorium; arrive early if you're considering this.
James Grant, a WHFR DJ who had his own unique view of the music world, passed away a year ago. His show was called Urban Rock Radio, a mixture of rock, punk, blues, and other genres prominently featuring black artists. Join host DJ Phil Maq as he recalls and plays some of James' favorite music, Wednesday, February 27th, at 10 AM--the show's usual time slot, to remember him.
"Theme Attic," the radio show that picks themes and plays music from a variety of genres about selected subjects, will have a special guest in the studio today. Roy Scoutz, a talented instrumental guitarist, will be featured live in the studio. The other themes for this special edition will be Tuesdays, of course, as well as February songs. Join host DJ Phil Maq today at 2PM for his clever and unusual takes on music!
Tuesday FORUM, 2-26-13, 1-2 PM: Black History Month Special from Philosophy Talk--"Black Solidarity"
From the abolition of slavery to the Black Power movement, black unity has been considered a powerful method to achieve freedom and equality. But does black solidarity still make sense in a supposedly post-racial era? Or should we be moving past all racial identities and identity politics? And how should we think about racial solidarity versus class or gender solidarity? In celebration of Black History Month, John and Ken join forces with Tommie Shelby from Harvard University, author of We Who Are Dark: The Philosophical Foundations of Black Solidarity.
Our choices for the best podcasts from the internet for this week are two shows from Freakonomics Radio's Stephen Dubner: "How to Think About Guns" and "The Downside of More Miles," plus from Philosophy Bites, "Gun Control." This hour will be available from this website as a podcast immediately after broadcast for listening anytime: click on Talk Shows--Monday Forum--(select date).
"Space is the Place" celebrates the 46th Anniversary of John Coltranes "Interstellar Space" on Friday 2/22/13 at 6pm
Please join host Tom Wilson as he brings you this rare duet recording of "Interstellar Space" with John Coltrane and drummer Rashied Ali recorded on February 22nd, 1967. This complex, brilliant and intense music is presented in its entirety, 46 years to the day of its landmark recording. This recording demonstrates the mastery of John Coltrane at his Avant Garde best, shortly before his untimely death. Also on the show, will be the music of pioneering "industrial" band, "Throbbing Gristle" as co-founding member, Genisis P. Orridge turns 63 years old.
"Theme Attic," the radio show that picks themes and plays music from a variety of genres about selected subjects, will make a journey into the vast amount of choices of African American music for Black History month. The rest of the show will feature songs about whales and, hopefully, the last look at winter songs for this year. Join host DJ Phil Maq on Thursday, February 21st, at 10:00AM for his clever and unusual takes on music!
Be sure to join host Mike Holloway and his special guest Chrissie Blaze on the next edition of "Metaphysically Speaking". Chrissie is an international speaker, author and ordained priest in the Aetherius Society. Tune in as Chrissie and Mike talk about a wide range of topics including the formation of the Aetherius Society and it's founder Dr. George King to world peace to near death experiences to alien life. Whew! What an array of fascinating material. Once again, that's "Metaphysically Speaking" this Tuesday February 19th at 1pm.
Maya Angelou’s Black History Month Special 2013, “Telling Our Stories,” features five celebrated guests, Kofi Annan, Jennifer Hudson, Alicia Keys, Regina Taylor and Oprah Winfrey sharing candid stories about their paths to achievement and their place in the annals of black history. Maya Angelou, a 2011 recipient of the President’s Medal of Freedom and civil rights activist appointed by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as the Northern Coordinator for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, brings music, poetry, history and insight to the stories of her guests.
"Theme Attic," the radio show that picks themes and plays music from a variety of genres about selected subjects, will play songs about love and other related topics. For the third year in a row, Bert Philbert will be in charge of setting the mood. Join host Bert (AKA DJ Phil Maq) on Thursday, February 14th, at 10:00AM for his clever and amorous takes on music!