WHFR Radiothon 2013 is now in full effect starting today, Sunday April 14th, and running through Saturday March 20th. For 51 weeks of the year, WHFR always pledges to provide YOU, our "loyal listener," with fantastic, alternative programming in order to support your entertainment needs. Now, FOR ONE WEEK ONLY, we ask you to pledge your financial support for our wonderful radio station. We'll have some special surprises during the week and great incentive giveaways that you can receive simply by making your much needed donation.
Tune in to Space is the Place and DJ Tom Wilson to hear the voice of the first person in space, Cosmonaut Yuri Garagin, from aboard the Soviet spacecraft Vostock on the 52nd anniversary of this historic journey into the unknown. Also featured will be the space rockers Hawkwind and their recording of "Bring Me the Head of Yuri Garagin." This was recorded live at Wembly Stadium in 1973 and it includes excerpts of Yari Garagin speaking from his spacecraft during this pioneering space venture. The critically acclaimed brand new release of Todd Rundgren titled "Space" will be showcased as well.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony takes place next week when WHFR will be in the middle of "Radiothon." Therefore, "Theme Attic," the radio show that picks themes and plays music from a variety of genres about selected subjects, will shine the spotlight on the "Class of 2013 Inductees" (Randy Newman, Rush, Public Enemy, Donna Summer, Albert King, and Heart), this week. Join host DJ Phil Maq on Thursday, April 11th, at 10:00AM for his clever and unusual takes on music!
In this episode of the podcast from The Skeptics Society, Derek interviews Loren Collins, author of the 2012 book, "Bullspotting: Finding Facts in the Age of Misinformation." Never in history has the truth been more accessible and lies so contagious. In this confusing environment, how does an honest person find the facts and avoid the lies? Remember, if you can't catch the broadcast--or you just discovered you missed it--you can listen anytime on this website to OUR podcast: click on Talk Shows--Monday Forum--(select date).
Please join host Tom Wilson as he pays homage to the fantastic music of guitar virtuoso extraordinaire, Larry Coryell. Coryell, who turned 70 on April 2nd, and his album "Spaces" will be featured as a special presentation on "Space is the Place". On this landmark 1974 recording, Coryell was joined by the stellar lineup of John McGlauglin, Miroslav Vitous, Billy Cobham and Chick Corea. This album has been out of print for years and was remixed and remastered on vinyl as a special release for Record Store Day, 2012.
"Heaven, The Titanic, Baseball, & More Silly Songs" on "Theme Attic," Thursday, April 4th, 10AM-Noon!
Sometimes music can be used for introspection. "Theme Attic," the radio show that picks themes and plays music from a variety of genres about selected subjects, will take a quick look at songs about heaven before moving onto the anniversary of the sinking of The Titanic and Opening Day in baseball. To make sure that things don't get too serious, there will be another batch of silly songs! Join host DJ Phil Maq on Thursday, April 4th, at 10:00AM for his clever and unusual takes on music!
Today's interview is with Preston Dennett, who was a UFO skeptic until he found out that many trusted friends and family members had their own close encounter experiences. In 1986 he began researching the phenomenon and has become a world-class expert on UFOs and the paranormal. Mr. Dennett is an investigator for MUFON and the author of more than 100 articles and fifteen books, to include “The Coronado Island UFO Incident." Join our host David Twichell for the discussion of this truly remarkable case and others that Mr. Dennett has researched.
We're not "foolin' around" today--by presenting a very serious discussion from Philosophy Talk, "Abortion," and from Stephen Dubner (Freakonomics) a challenging insight, "When a Negative is a Positive."
Remember that anytime after broadcast this show is available as a podcast from this website: click on Talk Shows--Monday Forum--(select date).
Celebrate the 40th anniversary of John McGlaughlin and The Mahavishnu Orchestra's album release entitled "Birds of Fire" on Friday at 6pm! In 1971, visionary guitarist John McGlaughlin formed The Mahavishnu Orchestra to combine a group of multinational musicians to produce a high volume, electrified rock sound combining complex rhythms, unusual time signatures with elements of jazz and classical European and Indian music. On March 29th, 1973, the band released it's second and last studio recording, "Birds of Fire".
March 31st is Johann Sebastian Bach's birthday, so it's time for another "Bach Party!" And since April Fool's Day is just around the corner, "Theme Attic," the radio show that picks themes and plays music from a variety of genres about selected subjects, will also shine the musical spotlight on fools and silly songs--everything from Weird Al to The Three Stooges. Join host DJ Phil Maq on Thursday, March 28th, at 10:00AM for his clever and unusual takes on music!