Mayor O'Reilly will answer questions that have been piling up from our recent "The New WHFR Journal" shows (Fridays, 1-2 PM, archived on this website), covering local issues and alternative views, and presented to him by "Journal" host, Jay Korinek. Note: this show will be available as a podcast from this site immediately after broadcast; click on Talk Shows/Tuesday Forum/(select date). The Mayor's State of the City address is also available as a podcast; click on Talk Shows/WHFR Journal/3-9-12.
Host Margaret King Ahmed interviews Eddie Fakoury, Executive Director of the Dearborn Education Foundation [dearbornedfoundation.org], on its essential role to provide supplemental funding for our public schools. This special LIVE "Radiothon 2012" show will give us all ideas on how to raise money--beyond the present help of state government--for the good of the future of our children. Anytime after broadcast, this show can be listened to from our website: click on Talk Shows/Monday Forum/(date of broadcast).
It is finally here, Radiothon 2012, WHFR's annual pledge drive. One week out of the year we ask our loyal listeners to pledge their support to their favorite noncommercial independent radio station - WHFR. This year Radiothon is April 22-28. Since Radiothon's first day is on Earth Day (Sunday April 22) we have special Earth Day pledge incentive: if you donate $30 or more on Earth day, WHFR will "give you the world" - a stress relief global with WHFR's logo on it. This special Earth Day incentive is only available to those that call in and pledge their support on Earth Day so make sure you call in NOW: 313-845-9676 option 1 OR 1-800-585-HFCC ext 9676 option 1.
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To fill out a Radiothon Pledge Form online click on the donation link under the Radiothon 2012 banner above or click on: https://foundation.hfcc.edu/whfr-radiothon
WHFR would like to invite you for a fun night out to help us kick off Radiothon week 2012. Join us at Bailey's in Dearborn, this Friday, April 20th for the 2012 WHFR Radiothon Kick off party. Local DJ's from WHFR's "The Mix" show will be performing live all night, spinning a variety of House and Dance music. Local DJ's include DJ Stop-e, DJ Roach, DJ Disc, DJ Jessi Kay, DJ X/S and Mr. Jeffery Woodard. The party takes place on the lower level and goes from 8pm-2am. Clover is a $5 donation at the door with all proceeds benefiting WHFR. This is a 21+ event. Hope to see you there!
Earth Day is on Sunday April 22. "Theme Attic," the radio show that picks themes and plays music from a variety of genres about selected subjects, will loosely focus on songs that feature nature themes. Join host DJ Phil Maq on Thursday, April 19 at 10:00 AM for his clever and unusual takes on music!
Tonight, Tuesday the 17th from 10 p.m. to midnight, The Rock Spectrum Radio Show with Steve Avigne will feature music entirely from the band Alter Bridge to celebrate two of the members birthdays this week. Alter Bridge is a rock supergroup named after a bridge right here in Michigan that separated Detroit from Grosse Pointe and contains the instrumental section that formerly played for Creed. Tune in for some great rock from every part of the spectrum!
JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT Featured on Big Band, Broardway and Beyond Friday April 13
Make sure you tune into the Big Band, Broadway, and Beyond this Friday from 10-1pm when Joe will be featuring the musical JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT. This Andrew Lloyd Webber musical with lyrics by Tim Rice started out as a 15-minute pop cantata, then concept album and finally performed on stage after the success of Webber and Rice's Jesus Christ Superstar. This musical has no spoken dialogue and completely sung-through, based on the story of Joseph and the "coat of many colors" from the Bible's Book of Genesis.
Second annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee tribute on "Theme Attic" Thursday, 10AM-Noon, April 12!
There are 17 musical acts and sidemen elected to "The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame" this year. "Theme Attic," the radio show that picks themes and plays music from a variety of genres about selected subjects, will focus on songs associated with the various new members, who range from Freddie King to Don Kirshner. Join host DJ Phil Maq on Thursday, April 12 at 10:00 AM for his clever and unusual takes on music!
What's happening at Henry Ford Community College, especially during the next month? for the general public as well as enrolled students? Host Dennis Rymarz, WHFR News Director, and special guests will give us the full story. (Also available immediately after broadcast as a podcast from this website, for listening any time.)
First, on "Planetary Radio," from The Planetary Society, is an interview with the chief astronomer of SETI (and the inspiration for the lead character in Carl Sagan's novel, "Contact"), Jill Tarter. Then, another spirited, vital discussion from the ongoing TED conferences: "Connected, but Alone?" by Sherry Turkle, who is a leading researcher and writer about the social consequences of the Internet. (Also available immediately after broadcast as a podcast from this website, for listening any time.)