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Playing Classical 24 while HFC campus has limited access by Classical 24

07/08/2020 - 9:48pm
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Classical 24

Classical 24 by Public Radio International

06/26/2020 - 2:00pm
Classical 24

Philosophy Talk

White Privilege and Racial Injustice by Philosophy Talk

06/26/2020 - 1:00pm
White Privilege and Racial Injustice

The New WHFR Journal

Conspiracies and Coronavirus by Open Source

06/26/2020 - 12:00pm
Conspiracies and Coronavirus

Soap, Skin, Sleep by Seti Institute

06/26/2020 - 11:01am
Big Picture Science

Sounds From the Corridor

Playing Classical 24 while HFC campus is Closed by Classical 24

06/25/2020 - 12:24pm
Live Via Satellite

Afternoon Jazz

Live Via Satellite by CLASSICAL 24

06/17/2020 - 12:38pm
Playing 24/7 during HFC Campus Closure

Classical 24 by Classical 24

06/03/2020 - 12:06pm

Playback during Campus Closure by Classical 24

05/27/2020 - 12:50pm

Motor City Anthem

Playing Classical 24 while HFC campus is Closed by Classical 24

06/10/2020 - 10:51am
Cannot Wait for Local Programming at WHFR!!!!


Great article by our Web Guy: Ryan Youngs about the band WEREWOLF JONES:
I listen to music for the way it makes me feel first, and everything else comes second. Perhaps this is why a band named Werewolf Jones caught my attention at a show just before things started to shut down due to the pandemic. Werewolf Jones took the stage as the late act for Saturday night of the Hamtramck Music Festival at Outer Limits. Their sound was awesome! It was fast, it was loud, it was full of fuzz, and reminded me of listening to old hardcore punk tapes decades ago. They are definitely taking cues from the older bands in the genre like Bad Brains, Minor Threat, and fellow Detroit area brethren Negative Approach. As far as sound goes, my first thoughts around instrumentation were pre-hip-hop Beastie Boys as it was so raw and fast, but after a little more thought early Negative Approach might be a little more inline. Vocally, my first thoughts were of Tony Reflex of the Adolescents if he had deeper voice and yelled more, haha. At any rate, if you like hardcore punk music from the early 80's or if you just want to go out and see a rock show that is super high energy but not at a massive venue check these guys out. Since live music shows aren't much of a thing right now, you can find Werewolf Jones music on Spotify,, and

Support Independent Music and WHFR on Bandcamp Friday July 3

Once again Bandcamp is waiving their fees for all purchases made on their site Friday July 3, 2020. This means anything purchased that day, the full purchase amount goes to that artist and/or independent label putting out that release. Many of the artist WHFR supports sell their music on Bandcamp and we even sell our release Motor City Gems on the site. Support independent music and WHFR by making a Bandcamp purchase on Friday July 3rd. Links located below.

Brief Break from Classical Programming with some Public Affairs Shows on Race and the Cornavirus airing 11am-2pm Friday June 26

Current Public Affairs Programming running Friday June 26 from 11am - 2pm

11am: Big Picture Science - Soap, Skin, Sleep
Some safeguards against COVID-19 don’t require a medical breakthrough. Catching sufficient Z’s makes for a healthy immune system. And, while you wash your hands for the umpteenth time, we'll explain how soap sends viruses down the drain. Plus, your body’s largest organ – skin – is your first line of defense against the pandemic and is also neglected because of it. Find out why we're suffering from "skin hunger" during this crisis.


From the Desk of the WHFR Music Director Alex Jags

WHFR is still receiving hundreds of new songs and albums each month even during the HFC shut down. In anticipation of the day (we hope soon) we can go back to locally produced live programming, we are loading up our Music Server with lots of great new music. Here are this week's top 5 adds for week ending June 9th:

1) Kyle Avallone – Last Minute Man

2) Pins – Hot Slick

3) The Unfit – The Unfit

4) Ex Norwegian – Hur Spotting

5) Hotel Life – Old School Stereo

Support Independent Music - Friday June 5 Bandcamp Supports Artist during the COVID-19 Pandemic

WHFR's mission is to play local, independent and music little heard elsewhere on the radio dial. COVID-19 has had a great effect on the musicians just like it has had a great effect on our WHFR broadcasts. While WHFR is not producing local programming, we will keep you posted when HFC will let our DJs back on-the-air, we want to continue to support the musicians we play and fit our mission. Bandcamp is a website that many musicians use to let people stream music, download, and even purchase physical copies of their music. Bandcamp has set up the first Fridays of the month by waiving all of their fees and having all the purchases going to the artist and/or labels. The next Bandcamp fee free day is FRIDAY JUNE 5. Then they will have it again on Friday July 3rd. You can find many of the local and independent artist we play on WHFR via Bandcamp and even WHFR has our Motor City Gems release available on Bandcamp for purchase. After the page break are links to the Support Artists Bandcamp article and a link to our Motor City Gems release.