All of us here at WHFR.FM hope you and your family are having a great and safe 4th of July weekend. As we move into the summer months, we would like to inform you of some changes to our programing.
- "Mountain Stage" can now be heard on Wednesday's from 6pm-8pm
- "Common Ground" (world music) has moved to Monday's from 12pm-2pm
- "Playing in the Waves" (folk & indie music) has moved to Sunday Morning from 11am-1pm
WHFR has 4 new shows! "Smooth Soul Cafe" (urban & soul music) Sunday's from 1pm-3pm, "Lyrical Infusion" (jazz, world & blues music) Tuesday's from 2pm-4pm, "Swing Time" (swing music) Monday's 2pm-4pm, and "The Rhythmic Ride" (hip-hop, r&b & soul music) on Saturday's from 10pm-12am. We also would like to welcome back Delicate Destruction (metal music) to its new time spot from 8pm-10pm on Saturday's. To see our full updated schedule please go to WHFR Schedule. Enjoy our new shows!
Lemon James visits "No Boys A-Loud" this Saturday with her interpretation of the Woodstock / Hendrix version of the Star Spangled Banner.
Tune in for a kickin' start to the Fourth of July holiday this Saturday, July 2 with host Lynn and "No Boys A-Loud" from noon until 2pm.
Make waves with your red, white, and blue right here on WHFR Dearborn!!
A "Summer Entertainment" special, featuring interviews with James Rollins, author of the nationally-released thriller novel "The Devil Colony," and Celine Danhier, director of the new feature-length documentary "Blank City," about the arts explosion in New York City in the late 70s and 80s. "The Devil Colony" is in bookstores now (and as an ebook via Apple/iBooks, Amazon/Kindle, and Barnes & Noble/Nook), and "Blank City" will be shown at the Detroit Film Theater, at the Detroit Institute of Arts, July 1-3, and July 10.
Big Band, Broadway, and Beyond celebrates Independence Day with YANKEE DOODLE DANDY and John Philip Sousa Friday July 1 10am-1pm
This week's Big Band, Broadway, and Beyond is very patriotic and will be celebrating the 4th of July early by featuring the music of John Philip Sousa and the musical YANKEE DOODLE DANDY. John Philip Sousa is an American Composer from the Victorian Era known for his American military and patriotic marches. The highlighted musical is 1942's YANKEE DOODLE DANDY - the biographical musical film from 1942 about the life George M. Cohen - the actor / singer / dancer / playwright / songwriter / producer / theatre owner / director / choreographer known as "The Man Who Owns Broadway." Make sure you tune in every Friday from 10am-1pm with Joe where he will be bringing you a different featured Broadway musical every week.
Start the 4th of July weekend off by listening to "Theme Attic" this week! Thursday, 10-Noon, June, 30th
"Theme Attic", the radio show that picks themes and plays music from a variety of genres about the selected subjects, is going to focus on an "American" theme as well as songs by and about freedom and the 4th of July. Join host DJ Phil Maq on Thursday, June 30th at 10:00 AM for his clever and unusual takes on music.
Sunday mornings will be a little different come July with June 26 being the final Acoustic Alternatives show hosted by John Bommarito. Acoustic Alternatives has been part of the WHFR for 9 years and it is sad to see John go. John has exposed WHFR listeners to several up-and-coming singer songwriters and brought into the station several great local and national talent throughout the years. John can still be heard on the radio dial in Ann Arbor but he will be missed here at WHFR and in Dearborn. Thanks for all the great radio John!
Tune in tomorrow noon 'til 2pm when host Lynn welcomes blues singer / voice coach Kate Hart and her students to "No Boys A-Loud". Hear some great music and learn about Kate's life as singer and coach.
That's "No Boys A-Loud" every Saturday from noon until 2pm where we bring you the best of female artists from all different genres, right here on WHFR Dearborn!
Make sure you listen to Big Band, Broadway, and Beyond to hear the featured the Broadway musical of the week: WEST SIDE STORY. This modern retelling of Romeo and Juliet with rival gangs in New York City is a classic both on the stage and screen. WEST SIDE STORY features the music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and debuted on Broadway in 1957. Make sure you listen in for more about this Broadway musical and more from 10am - 1pm on Friday. Every week Joe features a different Broadway musical along with Big Band from the early 20th Century to the present.
Summer is officially here and "Theme Attic", the radio show that picks themes and plays music from a variety of genres about the selected subjects, is going to focus on summer songs and activities this week. Join host DJ Phil Maq on Thursday, June 23rd at 10:00 AM as he celebrates the arrival of summer!