The Gravity Club Perform March 12 on Motor Live Drive @5

Listen this Thursday for the Indie Americana sounds of The Gravity Club. Great songwriting with the pleasant sounds of Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Saxophone, Violin, and Piano!

3-10-15, 2 to 4 PM: [NEW SHOWS] TED Radio Hour & Philosophy Talk

2-3 PM, TED Radio Hour: "Solve for X" Math can deliver surprising answers to life's most pressing questions. In this episode, TED (Technology-Education-Design conferences) speakers discuss its elegant simplicity and giddy complexity. 3-4 PM, Philosophy Talk: "Camus and the Absurd" From Stanford University Department of Philosophy, hosts John and Ken investigate writer/philosopher Albert Camus with his biographer Robert Zaretsky of the University of Houston, author of A Life Worth Living.

3-10-15, Noon to 2 PM: Big Picture Science & IMPACT!

N-1 PM, Big Picture Science: "Skeptic Check--The Me in Measles" Wondering whether to vaccinate your children? The decision can feel like a shot in the dark if you don't know how to evaluate the risk. Hosted by Seth Shostak and Molly Bentley of the SETI Institute. 1-2 PM, Tuesday Forum--IMPACT!: "Open Mic Nights" Lynn speaks with Rick Pitts about East River Folk Society and Kenny Lang about First Fridays. Hear about Dearborn Acoustic--how these groups work with the Goodfellows, MCREST, and the Marines! LOCALLY PRODUCED and PODCAST from this website.

Five Pound Snap Takes The Bait on Motor Live Drive @ 5 March 5th, 2015

Do you like your indie rock with a lot of energy? How about some punk attitude with a funk feel thrown in for good measure? Then you will not not want to miss the Motor Live Drive @5 debut of Five Pound Snap! This Thursday, March 5th at 5p.m.

Tuesday Forum, 3-3-15, 1-2 PM: We Are Not Alone

Michigan MUFON’s State Director Bill Konkolesky joins host David Twichell to discuss, among other things, the searchable Project Blue Book files that briefly appeared on The Black Vault website but was forced to be taken down – and why. Bill has been a contactee since childhood and has written a book on his early experiences, Experiencer: Raised in Two Worlds. He was featured on ScyFy Channel's “Abduction Diaries,” as well as being interviewed on many radio and TV shows.

WHFR Journal, 2-27-15, 1-2 PM: Dearborn's State of the City address

Delivered to a small audience on Wednesday, 2-15-15, Dearborn Mayor Jack O'Reilly outlined the recent successes and the future challenges to the city. With a recording made possible by the City, we will present this hour the full speech, running 36 minutes (we've only edited out the introductions of the attending special and honored guests). Then, with a few comments from host Jay Korinek, we will proceed with other local issues of the week. Remember this show will be archived on this website for listening anytime after broadcast: click on Talk Shows--WHFR Journal--(select date).

The Static Dial are Tuned In for Final Delivery, on The Motor Live Drive @ 5, February 26

We've been looking forward to this for some time. We had Alex Karasinski bring his bass in last month to lay down some low end and preview what to expect, now we get the payoff. Bill Gerazounis on guitar, with Kayvon Gordon on drums. Truly adventurous pop/rock that will make you think you're in your favorite movie. You've been listening to their Bandcamp, isn't so much better to hear their LIVE performance? You will, when you tune in to Motor Live Drive @ 5 at 89.3FM, or download the podcast here at immediately after the show. Just go to Music Performances.

Special Guest RYAN ALLEN to be on the LEFT OF THE DIAL Program Wednesday February 25, 2015 4 – 6pm

WHFR and DJ Alex are happy to have Metro Detroit’s Ryan Allen in the studio to promote his 2nd Solo record HEART STRING SOUL with an interview and acoustic set Wednesday afternoon. HEART STRING SOUL, released under the name Ryan Allen and His Extra Arms, was recorded with Allen’s dad in his childhood home and will be released on Allen’s label Two Brains Recording Co. on March 25. Allen performs on almost all the instruments except for drums on this release. (click "Read More" for the rest of the story)

WHFR Meet the DJ Event POSTPONED until Saturday April 11, 2015

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the WHFR Meet the DJ event at the Oakwood Bar & Grill for Saturday February 21, 2015 has be POSTPONED until Saturday April 11, 2015. Sorry for the late notice and hope to see you there in April!

Dr. Willie W. Payne A Special Black History Month Guest on BLUES WITH A FEELING Feb 28

In conjunction with Black History Month, the Blues With A Feeling show will feature special guest Dr. Willie W. Payne, historian and author, who will talk about his multi-media lecture, The Underground Railroad Michigan Connection. Payne uses music, song and photos of local Underground Railroad stops to narrate stories and describe places used to harbor runaways. He will discuss how slave work songs and spirituals were used to communicate escape plans and how these songs also influenced blues, jazz and other music. Tune in to Blues With A Feeling on Saturday, February 28th, from 8:00-10:00pm to hear this special presentation.

Additional Dr. Payne lecture appearance dates:

Sunday, February 22, 2 p.m., West Bloomfield Library Main Meeting Room, 4600 Walnut Lake Road. Sponsored by the Greater West Bloomfield Historical Society and West Bloomfield Library. 248-757-2451

Tuesday, February 24, 7 p.m., Oak Park Library, 14200 Oak Park Boulevard. Sponsored by the Friends of Oak Park Library. 248-691-7480

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