What keeps the Jews of 1905 Anatevka going is the balance they achieve by following their ancient traditions. And the lot of Jews in Russia is as precarious as a fiddler on a roof: trying to eke out a pleasant tune, while not breaking their necks.
Tevye, Golde and their five daughters know and accept these truths. Or do they?
Explore these traditions through the music of "Fiddler on the Roof" 10am this Friday with host Joe.
Enjoy lots of big band hits and Kristin's live updates from the Dearborn Farmer's and Artist's Market too!
It's all here this Friday, from 10am - 1pm.
Have you heard WHFR's new talk show "IMPACT"?
This unique show is a great way to learn about local non-profits making a difference in the community. Tune in 1pm the fourth Tuesday of each month when host Kristin introduces you to area non-profits and shares some good news!
Since her first public radio performance at age five, Melody Anderson has held her audience captive. She has worked with such artists as "The Four Tops", Aretha Franklin, Paul Rodgers of "Bad Company", Ashford & Simpson and many more.
Anderson recently undertook a major recording project with some of the best jazz musicians in the region. Original songs, penned by her father, Doug, over 50 years ago, were revived and turned into the album, "Fantasy Land".
Meet Melody, and her dad, on this special Father's Day edition of "No Boys A-Loud" Saturday, noon 'til 2pm, with host Lynn.
Tune in Friday, when host Joe brings you a favorite summer-love story with great music in "Grease."
And you'll hear lots of new and old big band hits, along with live updates from the Dearborn Farmer's and Artist's Market.
Hear it all this Friday, from 10am - 1pm!
Join host Mike Holloway as he explores the 2000 year-old world of acupuncture with guests Nora Madden and Jalyn Spencer. The acupuncturists from "Detroit Community Acupuncture," in midtown Detroit, discuss the methods, modes, benefits and body's responses to acupuncture.
In summary, acupuncture is about balancing two opposing and inseparable forces: yin (sold, slow, passive) and yang (hot, excited, active).
About 10 years ago, two guys named Alec became WHFR DJs. One hosted a show called "The Metallic K.O." and the other "The Dog and Pony Show."
The Alecs became friends, realized they both had an appreciation of weird music, and went to see a lot of live music together.
Alec and Alec decided to co-host an indie-music program called "AA Battery."
Tune in this Sunday at 7pm for the final "AA Battery" show when the Alecs play some of their favorite cuts from past shows.
Virg Bernero, current Mayor of Lansing, who hopes to be the MI Democratic Party's candidate for Governor in the Nov. election, will be interviewed this Friday on "The New WHFR Journal," 1-2 PM. Show will be available as a podcast from this website after the broadcast. Bernero is running against Dearborn Heights Rep. Andy Dillon for this nomination in the Democratic Primary Election on August 3.
Learn about bluegrass legend Pete Goble and the "Lonesome River Band" this Saturday when special guest Bill Bynum joins host Lynn on "Saturday Spontaneity."
Born in Prestonsburg, Kentucky in 1932, Pete Goble has been the heart and soul of bluegrass music for over 45 years. Goble has penned songs for The Osborne Brothers, Country Gentlemen, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, McPeak Brothers, Shenandoah Cut-Ups, Bluegrass Cardinals, Bill Harrell, Lost and Found, IIIrd Tyme Out, Mountain Heart and many others.
Join Mrs. Robinson tomorrow when she welcomes Sean Hoen to WHFR. Hoen's new band, ""Your Skull My Closet" performs Saturday June 19 at the Pike Room with "Red Iron Orchestra" and "Friendly Foes." Free tickets and CDs are available during the show.
Other Hoen bands include "Holy Fire" and "Thoughts of Ionesco."
Mrs. Robinson is also giving away tickets to the "New Pornographers" Monday, June 14 show at the Crofoot. "The Dutchess and The Duke" and "The Dodos" are opening.
Detroiter Jerome Clark joins host Terrence Tyson for a special edition of "Play It By Ear" next Teusday at 10pm.
Tune in and hear the eclectic guitarist who loves playing jazz, blues and R&B. His cd "Water" captures smooth jazz grooves with accents of Latin, funk, and soulful flavors.
Clark plays Fridays at the St. Regis Hotel's LaGuardia Restaurant.