"Spirits Rejoice" remembers and celebrates the great Frank Zappa! Tune in 6-10pm, Tuesday, December 21st
A note from host Pat Frisco, "Tis the Tuesday before Christmas and I stare at the same old music for the holidays. I think that I have an idea for a better Christmas present. The master-mind that we knew as Frank Zappa was born on this date, December 21, 1940. He would have been 70 and I'm certain that he would still be delighting, confusing, and amazing us if we were still with us today. Let's celebrate Christmas and Zappa's birthday with four hours of his music, Tuesday December 21 on the Spirits Rejoice program from 6-10pm.
Please join us for a live performance with Owen B and his electric violin with the all mighty Muruga on drums! This Thursday, December 16th, 5-6pm on Motor Live Drive @ 5!
FOOI (aka Found Object Orchestra Internationale) will be performing LIVE ON THE AIR Friday night, December 10th, during The Outer Limits, 8:00pm - midnight!
FOOI (aka Found Object Orchestra Internationale) will be performing LIVE ON THE AIR this Friday night during The Outer Limits, 8:00pm - midnight! Members include James Cornish-Euphonium and Trumpet, Ian Fulcher-Electronics and Horn, Curtis Glatter-Percussion and Found Objects!
Join host DJ Alex as he welcomes the folk/rock sound of "The Northern Skies" to his Americana side of "The Roots Project."
Tune in Thursday, December 10 at 10am.
Hailing from Beaverton, Michigan, singer/songwriter Brandon Calhoon has traveled from coast to coast entrancing audiences with his passionate lyrics and soulful blues-inspired songs.
As a live entertainer, his popularity has grown since his initial introduction on the television show Rockstar INXS. And has continued to rise after his 2009 EP release “Detroit City” (Blunk Brothers). Since then he has continued to write and create music that shines from his soul.
"Spirits Rejoice" celebrates pianist Matthew Shipp's 50th birthday! Tune in 6-10pm, Tuesday, December 7th
Pianist and innovator Matthew Shipp came to New York City as a 23 year old in 1984 and quickly emerged as one of the most powerful and unique voices on the music scene. His associations with William Parker, David S. Ware, Roscoe Mitchell and Rob Brown helped Matthew to realize his vision in music. Shipp was born on December 7, 1960 and will celebrate his 50th birthday as the Spirits Rejoice program airs from 6-10pm. Tune in on Tuesday the 7th as we weave in and out of the music of Matthew Shipp to say Happy Birthday.
In the November 2 election, Jocelyn Benson received the largest number of votes of any Democratic candidate for statewide office, though losing to Republican Ruth Johnson for Secretary of State. A professor in the Wayne State U. law school, she is an authority--and recent author--on the position of Secretary of State and its most vital responsibility: overseeing fair and accurate public elections. This show can also be listened to anytime after broadcast at our website by clicking on the "Journal" button and selecting its airdate of Dec. 3.
Do you want to listen to 89.3 FM WHFR on your iPhone while out shopping for those great holiday deals? Now you can! Just click on the link to the left which will download the app for your iPhone from the iTunes App Store.
as we give our volunteer staff time to spend the holiday with their friends and family. Classical 24 will be playing all day today for your listening pleasure. All our regular daytime shows will resume on Friday morning. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Festival of Trees now open to the general Public November 21-28 at the Ford Community Performing Arts Center in Dearborn
Whfr.fm is proud to be a media sponsor of the Festival of Trees, a fundraising event for the Children's Hospital of Michigan Foundation. The event is open to the general public November 21-28, closed on Thanksgiving day, and is located at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center in Dearborn. For more information please visit their website at www.fot.org