Artist Music Submission

If you are a local artist or band and are interested in having your music played on WHFR, please send us your content for airplay consideration. Send us your physical or digital copy and you might just hear yourself on our airwaves. Contact the WHFR Head Music Director at whfr-md@hfcc.edu or 313-845-9783.

Or, you may mail in a copy of your music for our library at:

WHFR-FM c/o HFC
Attn: WHFR-MD
5101 Evergreen Road
Dearborn, MI 48128
U.S.A.



As a reminder, all music is happily accepted and considered, but not guaranteed for airplay. That decision is up to the individual program host. Also, be sure to submit only clean or edited tracks. Non-radio-edited music will not be considered for airplay.

News

The Homelessness Marathon is a unique radio program that gives homeless people and their allies a chance to speak with the nation about their experiences. Broadcasting from a different city each year, the Marathon features live reports, interviews with advocates and experts, and calls from listeners all over the country. Each hour of the program focuses on a different aspect of the problem, from youth to veterans, and from evictions to shelters. Above all, the program centers the voices of homeless people talking about their real circumstances, obstacles, and potential solutions.

WHFR will continue to broadcast Classical 24 on our airwaves for our listener enjoyment. This will remain in place until the campus is opened back and students and WHFR staff are able to return.

Thank you WHFR for your excited for our slow return of locally produced programming with WHFR DJs. We had just began to add more DJs to our schedule when the latest COVID-19 related shutdown was announced. Starting TODAY, Wednesday November 18, Henry Ford College has returned to all remote teaching and work for at least 3 weeks if not until the end of the semester. This means that WHFR will have to return Classical 24 for our programming 24/7 until HFC allows students/faculty and staff back on campus. We knew this was a possibility but we were hoping we would be on the air longer with our few WHFR DJs. We will keep you posted when the slow return to WHFR DJs begins AGAIN. Enjoy Classical 24.

Thank you WHFR listeners to supporting and listening to WHFR. Currently there is a power outage at Henry Ford College and WHFR. We hope the power will be restored quickly but expect to be back on the air Wednesday morning.

WHFR has a few live and locally produced programming back on the air! Halloween came early for WHFR listeners with the return to some of our live DJs in the studio. For the first few weeks we will have one show/dj per day and the first round of shows feature both evening, morning and early afternoon listening times. Jazz returns on Tuesday evenings 7-10pm, Wednesday afternoons Noon-2 and Sunday mornings 10am-1pm. Big Band & Broadway return on Friday mornings 10am-noon. Singer-songwriter, folk & indie return on Saturday mornings 10am-noon, Rockabilly/Gothabilly/Psychobilly returns Monday nights 6-8 and Noise/Ambient/Electro-Acoustic returns on Thursday afternoons Noon-2pm.

We hope to have more DJs per day before the end of the year but this all depends on our volunteers, HFC, and how many current cases of COVID-19 are in the community. This has been a long road getting back on the air and we are excited to have a few shows on for the time being.

Please check our website and social media for updates.

More on the original Slow Return Story below.

UPDATED: On Halloween WHFR will air our special Halloween Playlist all afternoon and evening!!!!

WHFR is excited to be providing some Halloween Programming this week on Thursday Oct 29 and Saturday Oct 31. Each show will be kicked off and concluded by WHFR's very own Mrs. Robinson and feature 3 hours of a special kid-friend playlist curated by WHFR PD Mike D. This program is perfect for anyone who loves Halloween or for a soundtrack for your Halloween afternoon. Tune in Thursday from 5-9pm and Saturday from 1-5pm. This program was put together as a soundtrack for the two Trunk or Treat drive-thru events hosted by HFC's Support Staff Association (SSA), Henry Ford College, the Dearborn Heights Police Department, the Dearborn Police Department, Freedom Fighters, and Visions of the Youth. For more info about these events please check out https://www.hfcc.edu/news/2020/trunk-or-treat-help-local-police?fbclid=I...

Happy Halloween from WHFR!

“How do I know the City Clerk received my absentee ballot?” “May I vote on Election Day if I forget my ID?” “Will I be safe at the polls?” “Will we know on Election Night who has been elected President?” “Where are the drop boxes?”

The League of Women Voters Dearborn-Dearborn Heights recently invited the city clerks from Dearborn, Dearborn Heights, and Inkster to an online meeting to answer questions like these from League members and the local public about the upcoming election.

WHFR Radio is pleased to air this informative meeting in its entirety this Friday, October 30, on the WHFR Journal local news and views talk show, airing from 1pm-2pm on 89.3 FM and streaming on the web at whfr.fm.

For more information on voting in this November 3 election, go to lwvddh.org or vote411.org.

America is facing a nationwide poll worker shortage. Fewer poll workers means fewer polling stations being open, and longer lines that not everybody can afford to wait in.

Luckily, you can help!

Power the Polls is recruiting a new wave of poll workers to help protect democracy this November. In Dearborn, poll workers are paid two hundred dollars, and can be as young as 16!

Help ensure safe and fair elections in your community. Sign up today at powerthepolls.org/CVPM.

Once again Bandcamp is waiving their fees for all purchases made on their site Friday September 4, 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 Sept 4th. Links located below.

Bandcamp website: https://bandcamp.com/

Motor City Gems link: https://whfr1.bandcamp.com/album/motor-city-gems

Friday August 28 was not only stormy outside in the morning but inside WHFR too. While we have some technical difficulties - there will be a Classical Playlist playing until we can get Classical 24 back up at WHFR. Thank you for your patience. - WHFR Operations Manager Lara Hrycaj