Latest Arrivals to Our Music Library

Hello Loyal Listeners,

WHFR continues to broadcast our Classical satellite feed while HFC does everything possible to maintain the safety of students, faculty and staff on campus, which means our DJs can’t quite yet get into the station. However, we are still receiving plenty of music from great independent artists. Here’s a little taste of what you can expect to hear when the DJs get back behind the board!:


RSilver Movie - NSilver Movie - The six song self-titled EP was recorded over a two-week period in early 2020 at Vision Quest studios with the help of former Brian Jonestown Massacre member Rob Campanella and local psych-rock outfit Triptides. All songs were written during the fall of 2019 which Ray recalls as “some kind of writing frenzy” that had been preceded by a long period of indifference towards music. Most of the EP’s songs were recorded live, with overdubs punched in towards the end of the sessions. Recording sessions for a follow up release are scheduled for November.

Film School - We Weren't Here - What emerges from beneath the waves of the album’s psychedelic dream pop are bittersweet themes of a year lived in suspended animation: anticipation, separation, regret, revelation.

Kid Kapichi - This Time Next Year - With momentum building, Kid Kapichi dropped their hotly anticipated EP Sugar Tax in July 2019. In the latter part of the year, the band made their mark at Reading & Leeds Festivals, sold-out headline shows in London and Brighton, and toured Europe with Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes in the autumn.



Thank you for your continued support, and we look forward “Making Waves” in person as soon as possible!

News

WHFR is pleased to feature a new WHFR DJ Spotlight Series for our home page so our DJs can stay connected with you while we're temporarily away from the Studio A chair. You might find music reviews, suggestions for staying active, backstories about how we got into the radio business, and some nice comments to help us all stay connected. Enjoy!

Pat Frisco is the host of the Avant Jazz program SPIRITS REJOICE typical on Tuesdays 7-10pm. Here is a list of new music he has checked out that you should check out too!

Here are some new ones that have come my way over the past couple of months:
-The Russian pianist Simon Nabatov has released 3 new recordings, all of which are unique and are excellent examples of his immense talent. Leo Records has released two of these: and Clean Feed the third one.

WHFR is pleased to feature a new WHFR DJ Spotlight Series for our home page so our DJs can stay connected with you while we're temporarily away from the Studio A chair. You might find music reviews, suggestions for staying active, backstories about how we got into the radio business, and some nice comments to help us all stay connected. Enjoy!

Hi. I’m Joe, host of BIG BAND, BROADWAY AND BEYOND typically every Friday 10am to Noon. The music I play on this programs covers at least 100 years of American popular music. I love what I do at WHFR and looking forward to when normal locally produced programming is back on the air. I am anxious for normal living and entertaining WHFR listeners again.

WHFR is pleased to feature a new WHFR DJ Spotlight Series for our home page so our DJs can stay connected with you while we're temporarily away from the Studio A chair. You might find music reviews, suggestions for staying active, backstories about how we got into the radio business, and some nice comments to help us all stay connected. Enjoy!

The concept of RADIO VAULT on Tuesdays at 3:00 is not new. The whole approach, however, is somewhat unique. The current incarnation of the show began on WHFR about 3 years ago. Radio Vault is never scripted. The idea, however, is that it is a HOSTED show, meaning we don't just play the old recordings -- we TALK about them -- even if it's just to announce the original broadcast date. Radio Vault is also not a nostalgia show, per se, but we do respect the historical significance, all while using the latest digital technology to make the audio as clear as possible.

WHFR is pleased to feature a new WHFR DJ Spotlight Series for our home page so our DJs can stay connected with you while we're temporarily away from the Studio A chair. You might find music reviews, suggestions for staying active, backstories about how we got into the radio business, and some nice comments to help us all stay connected. Enjoy!

BLUES WITH A FEELING is a lot different from most blues programs, it makes a difference at WHFR.FM. The arrival of this high-quality sound has encouraged listeners to delve into their vaults and find vintage blues that have been languishing for years.

I am Anderson Coleman. I produce and host the program BLUES WITH A FEELING. These blues are an embodiment of expressing one’s deepest feelings.

WHFR has been in trying to stay business as usual during the COVID-19 Pandemic but we have to put the healthy and safety of our WHFR volunteer staff first. Once Gov. Whitmer issued the Michigan-wide “Sheter-In-Place” order, WHFR and Henry Ford College made the decision to have all of our volunteers to stay at home and have our Classical 24 service run 24/7 for the next three weeks. We hope we will be able to back to live local programming after April 13. Enjoy the classical music and thanks for supporting WHFR.

WHFR has a commitment to serve the Dearborn-Detroit community providing music and talk shows that are an alternative to other broadcasters on the radio dial. We will continue this commitment to providing live and local programming while making sure the station is still safe for our volunteers. Many of our shows will be business and usual and you will not notice much of a difference from our programming. BUT, there might be times you will hear Classical 24 when a live DJ is on, another DJ filling in, or a pre-recorded show. WHFR is keeping the station clean and safe for the staff members/volunteers who are well but some of our staff may elect to err on the side of caution and stay home. We want to be an alternative to what all the other broadcasters are playing. Thanks for listening to WHFR and for supporting noncommercial education radio.

The music of Anthony Braxton and Peter Brotzmann will be the focus
of a special radio program on Spirits Rejoice Tuesday March 10.
Rare solo concerts as well as ensemble sets by Anthony Braxton and
Pater Brotzmann will be a prime feature at this year's Big Ears Festival
in Knoxville, Tennessee. The festival will run from Thursday March 26
through Sunday March 29. At this, the 2020 Big Ears Festival:
Multi wind instrumentalist and composer Anthony Braxton will be featured
in a rare solo set as well as his Diamond Curtain Wall Trio and a world premier

Our guest today is Rey Hernandez. Rey is a Co-Founder of the Dr. Edgar Mitchell Foundation for Research into Extraterrestrial and Extraordinary Encounters. Rey has published several peer reviewed academic articles on Consciousness and the FREE Experiencer Research Study, and was a co-editor of an 820-page book titled “Beyond UFOs: The Science of Consciousness and Contact with Non-Human Intelligence”. Remember after the broadcast this show is available as a podcast from this website: click on Talk Shows--Tuesday Forum--(select date).

WHFR has been celebrating our four legged friends this week with PET WEEK (Feb 16-22) in honor of National Pet Day Thursday Feb 20, 2020. WHFR DJs having been playing pet related music and sharing stories about their pets. On Thursday at 2pm there is a special talk show all about pets. Then on Saurday we have a special LIVE BROADCAST at 2pm from the Friends for Animals of Metro Detroit new MaryAnn Wright Animal Adoption and Education Center. Join Stephanie and Morgan as they talk about the special programs at the FAMD for the month of February and other four legged furry friend stories.

We hope you survived the severe winter weather dumped on the Metro-Detroit area Saturday morning. Now that the snow emergencies have been cancelled and warmer weather is forecasted, regularly scheduled programming will resume on Sunday 1/19/2020.