Every week Joe spotlights one Broadway musical on Big Band, Broadway, and Beyond and this week it will be Show Boat. Based on the bestselling novel by Edna Ferber and first appeared on Broadway in 1927 with music by Jerome Kern and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, Show Boat is a musical about the lives of performers, stagehands and dockworkers on the Mississippi River show boat, the Cotton Blossom. This musical has been on the Broadway stage several times throughout the years along with several film version of the music. Classic songs from Show Boat are "Ol' Man River," "Make Believe," and "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man."
"International Day of Peace," celebrated through music on "Theme Attic," Thursday, 10AM-Noon, September, 20th!
The "International Day of Peace" takes place on September 21st. "Theme Attic", the radio show that picks themes and plays music from a variety of genres about selected subjects, will focus on songs loosely based on peace themes this week to draw attention to this important date. Join host DJ Phil Maq on Thursday, September 20th at 10:00 AM for his clever and unusual takes on music!
"EarthSky 22" reviews the Voyager spacecraft at 35 years old plus today's science news, and "Freakonomics Radio" asks us to 'Fear Thy Nature.' Enjoy and grow with these recent highlights of podcasts from the internet. This show is archived on this website for listening anytime after broadcast: click on Talk Shows--Monday Forum--(select date).
"Theme Attic" Shines Spotlight on Nanci Griffith and Small Faces/Faces, Thursday at 10AM-12 Noon, as WHFR Artist Spotlight Week Continues!
"Theme Attic" starts the last three days of this year's WHFR Artist Spotlight Week off by playing musical highlights from folksinger/songwriter Nanci Griffith in hour number 1, and pub rockers Small Faces and Faces in hour number two. Join DJ Phil Maq, Thursday from 10AM to 12 Noon!
Our Tuesday Forum--all locally-hosted talk shows on different topics--now includes a monthly edition of "Dearborn Heights News & Views" hosted by WHFR News Director Dennis Rymarz along with Dearborn Heights councilperson Ned Apigian. For up-to-date news and interviews with important D.H. elected representatives, government workers, and community activists, as well as responsible commentary, join us every SECOND TUESDAY from 1 to 2 PM.
It is that time of year when WHFR likes to have all the DJs spotlight a particular artist or artists on their and this year ARTIST SPOTLIGHT WEEK is Sunday September 9 - Saturday September 15. This week each DJ will devote an entire show to a specific artist or spotlight a different artist each hour. Here is an idea of some of the artists being featured this week: Artist Spotlight Week will kick off with Roy "Little Jazz" Eldridge featured on the PLAY IT BY EAR show hosted by Terence now on Sunday mornings from 10am - 1pm. WHFR Program Director and Host of GO WITH THE FLOW Mike Holloway will be featuring the work of late great local blues artist Johnnie Bassett Tuesday from 4 - 6pm. Former PD and NICE AND EASY host Dan will be featuring "Ol' Blue Eyes" Frank Sinatra on Wednesday from 2 - 4pm. On Saturday, Stone Perkins of 5IVE GEARS IN REVERSE is featuring Elvis Costello. Check back here and on our Facebook page for updates on your favorite shows featured artist(s) during ARTIST SPOTLIGHT WEEK!
The weather is still warm and it feels more like July than September. So "Theme Attic," the radio show that picks themes and plays music from a variety of genres about selected subjects, wants to hold onto summer as long as possible. There's still time for one last swim, one last boat ride, and one more sunny day! Join host DJ Phil Maq September 6th at 10:00 AM for his clever and unusual takes on music!
"Disclosure Leaks" is a new web show, soon to be a TV show. The producers have assembled a team of three of the world's most renowned conspiracy experts who seek to expose high-level, government cover-ups around the world - not the least of which is the UFO phenomenon. Today's show will explore that show with the producers and discuss some of the upcoming topics. The first episode in the series focuses on accounts by Mexican Air Force pilots who filmed eleven unidentified flying objects in the skies over Mayan ruins.
"Skepticality" is a podcast from Michael Shermer's Skeptics Society that, several times a month, presents opinions challenging mainstream ideas. This episode features an interview with author Victor Stenger ("God and the Folly of Faith: the Incompatibility of Science and Religion"). After broadcast, this show will be a podcast from this website: click on Talk Shows--Monday Forum--(select date).
Kick off your Labor Day Weekend with a salute to working people on "Theme Attic" Thursday, 10AM-Noon, August 30!
"Theme Attic", the radio show that picks themes and plays music from a variety of genres about selected subjects, will feature songs about working people and other topics for the Labor Day Weekend! Join host DJ Phil Maq, for his clever and unusual takes on music!