Join WHFR.FM

What is eight sessions of two hours and can prepare you to join our volunteer staff and maybe even host a show of your own for a truly unique noncommercial FM radio and internet station?

t’s the “WHFR Staff Training Class,” of course, offered every Fall, Winter, and Spring semester at Henry Ford College. For academic credit, enroll in TCM 189, one hour credit, no prerequisite. For an identical experience, but non-credit (Pass or Fail), contact HFC’s M-TECH program to enroll in “Radio Station Workshop.”

In the class, you''ll learn about the station and FCC rules and procedures, equipment operation, basic performance skills, and much more. Either for credit or non-credit, the basic class itself costs the same as one hour of academic credit, and the content and meeting times are the same: Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:20 PM, or Thursday afternoons from 1:10 to 3:00 PM--for eight weeks during the Fall and Winter semesters (seven during Spring).

For more course information, check out the HFCC website (www.hfcc.edu) or contact our General Manager, Susan McGraw at 313-845-9842, or via e-mail: whfr-gm@hfcc.edu. For non-credit M-TEC enrollment information, call 313-317-6600.

Did you ever listen to a DJ, talk show host, or newsperson on the radio say to yourself, "Boy, I''d like to do that someday!"? That day might be today!

News

The global pandemic has been tough on everyone and attending live music performances was one of a long list of things we had to go without during the pandemic. The good news is that with things starting to look up music festivals have been planned and promoted. The following is a list (not exhaustive) of festivals that have rock music in their lineup if not fully dedicated to it. If rock festivals are your thing then check out the list below.

Detroit Anarchy 3 Punk Rock Festival -=- Sept 9, 2021, The Loving Touch - Ferndale, MI
Punk Rock Bowling -=- Sept 24-26, Las Vegas, NV

Today's Radio Vault Special Edition on WHFR at 10am is truly special.... this show came together in bits and pieces: First hour, the zaniness of Abbott & Costello when they had Frank Sinatra on their radio program.

The second hour, BASEBALL! We'll hear the first episode of the Babe Ruth Show with Jackson Beck (the voice of Superman) as the narrator. Next, Bill Stern the Colgate Shave Cream Man talks about the legendary Bob Feller.

Join us on the "WHFR Journal" this Friday, June 18 at 1 pm as we celebrate Pride Month and learn about SAFE@HFC and SAGA, two amazing campus organizations at HFC. SAFE@HFC is comprised of faculty and staff LGBTQ+ allies and community members who are spreading awareness on campus, providing support, and connecting students and employees to resources, and SAGA is HFC's LGBTQ+ student-run club.

If you aren’t aware the folks down in Australia have been doing lately, and have an interest in punk or garage rock then I have a few bands for you. First, let me give a short description of the sound you get from these bands, its like revved up fast, high energy punky garage rock. Take away the harmonies and typical production aesthetics over used in pop punk and leave the attitude and energy.

Drunk Mums: Punk with a dose of western guitar sound.
-Songs: Chitty Chitty, Vitamin D, Rubbing Your Gums

The Chats: Fast, fun, and full of humour.
-Songs: Smoko, Identity Theft, AC/DC CD

Check out Light from the Underground Saturday June 12, from 10:00 a.m. to Noon. Bill Keith will talk with hip hop artist, poet and author Propaganda about his new book "Terraform - Building a Better World." The interview will air at 11:00 a.m. They talked about what it means to terraform the world around us, neighborliness, and his love for the "D." As we head towards Father's Day, they also talked about Prop's song "We Let the Credits Roll" and the challenges of coming to terms with his father.

Join host David Twichell for his return to WHFR and the radio version of WE ARE NOT ALONE after a long hard year. Twichell’s first guest is Cheryl Lynn Carter, a freelance journalist and author, a psychic medium, remote viewer and UFO experiencer. Carter discusses the fact that she has worked closely with law enforcement agencies in the past to help locate missing persons and murder suspects. She describes her past encounters with UFOs and extraterrestrials. Make sure you tune in!

Former WHFR staff member Dunamis Archer overcame many setbacks to graduate from MSU with his bachelor's degree in communication. Dunamis is the son of longtime WHFR DJ Andre Archer, who hosts the Strictly Gospel show on Tuesdays from 2pm-4pm.

Listen this Friday, May 28 at 1pm for the WHFR Journal when we'll chat with HFC Music Director G. Kevin Dewey about the upcoming (and first-ever virtual) HFC President's Collage Concert (click on story title for full info). Kevin will provide details about the event that is free and open to all, and share how he reinvented the HFC Music Department throughout the pandemic to come out stronger.

Many thanks to those of you who pledged your support through a Radiothon 2021 financial donation. We are grateful for the vote of confidence you've shown in your HomeGrown broadcast and internet station, WHFR. If you have not yet made your donation, there's still time! Please click on the colorful donation link at the top of this page or reach out to me at 313-845-9842 or scmcgraw@hfcc.edu. Sincerest thanks!

Susan McGraw
WHFR General Manager

WHFR Radiothon is in high gear. Please make your donation today if you haven't already. We are spotlighting two home-grown bands that have a special place in the heart of WHFR: Labour day Weekend and Windy and Carl. Check out the story on the home page, below. As a reminder, Labour Day Weekend's show will air at 12pm and 4pm, and will include new music from their unfinished upcoming album plus acoustic tracks performed by vocalist, songwriter & guitar player Joe Kaminski.