WHFR exists to provide a real-world lab experience in telecommunication for Henry Ford College students, to serve the needs of Dearborn and the surrounding communities, and to assist HFC college relations.

WHFR programs ALTERNATIVE VARIETY, music little heard elsewhere on Detroit area radio stations, almost 40% of which is Classical but also featuring: Alternative/Modern Rock, Big Band, Country, Americana/Folk, Blues, Hip Hop, Jazz, Space Rock, Urban, and World music, in addition to a weekly public affairs show. All music shows highlight, as much as possible: new releases, independent labels, and local artists. Through a satellite-delivered service, we provide 60-plus hours/week of classical music from PRI (Public Radio International).