WHFR News

WHFR - FM "Home Grown Radio" Pledge Drive Coming April 18-24, 2021

WHFR's Radiothon 2021 is coming soon...

Be sure to listen for special programming and features including blasts from our early days in local radio from former WHFR DJs, local bands and artists, and lots of ways to support WHFR as we keep our roots planted in local radio and our wonderful community!

Autism Awareness Interview on the WHFR Journal, Friday 1pm-2pm

Tune in Friday, April 2 at 1pm for our special spotlight to kick off Autism Awareness Month with Autism Speaks, the advocacy and support organization for people with Autism, their families, and communities. Patti Gold, Great Lakes Chapter Executive Director will share insight on Autism Spectrum Disorder and provide info on diagnosis and avenues of support. Also, segment two of the Journal will feature PRX's MyNDTALK with Dr. Bryna Siegel as he discusses the Politics of Autism. Join us for this powerful hour of programming on the local news and views show, The WHFR Journal.

COMING SOON: WHFR Radiothon 2021 Sunday April 18-Saturday April 24

WHFR is excited to announce Radiothon 2021 will take place the week of April 18 - 24, 2021. This will be slightly different from our pledge drives in the past and we have some great new things to announce during Radiothon 2021. Stay tuned!!!

WHFR Journal TODAY at 1pm

Tune in to the WHFR Journal today at 1pm for a look at what's going on at the Dearborn Public Library this spring season. Dan Lodge, Librarian I of Adult Services will share details on upcoming events that are free to the public. Topics include instant pot use, film history, and pop culture.

New Black History Month Program on "The WHFR Journal" THIS Friday, 2/26/21 from 1pm-2pm

Join us this Friday, Feb. 26 from 1 pm-2 pm for the WHFR Journal as we round out our on-air celebration of Black History Month. We’ll broadcast an HFC presentation from 2/11/21 called, Balancing the Scales: An Honest Conversation on Social Justice and Race" with Accomplished Poet and Spoken Word Artist and Host of Haze’s Higher Learning Podcast Ashlee Haze, as she explores the makings of identity and how we can work together to create a world where the scales are balanced.

WHFR Journal Black History Month Show THIS Friday, Feb. 19, 12pm - 2pm

Join us this Friday, Feb. 19 from 12 pm-2 pm for an expanded edition of the WHFR Journal as we celebrate Black History Month. We'll talk with Jarrod Benjamin, CEO and Founder of LEAD Firm Speaks, Consultant, and Facilitator about his HFC presentation from 2/3/21 called, "A Cautious Look at Canceling Culture" where he examines the five privileges - white privilege, religious privilege, gender privilege, heterosexual privilege, and socio-economic privilege and how to use privileges to make systems fairer for a justice culture. We'll then air that presentation in its entirety.

TWO INNOVATORS OF MODERN MUSIC IN MEMORIUM

During the past week, the music community has lost two major innovators of jazz and modern music, Chick Corea and Milford Graves. Corea, through his work on piano, electric piano and synthesizers, was one of the leaders of not only jazz/rock fusion, but creative improvisation as well. Graves, through his work on drums and percussion, is considered one of the fathers of free jazz drumming. Both of these artists have been revered for decades and have been a big part of the jazz programming that you hear on WHFR.

Extended WHFR Journal Program TODAY, Feb. 12 to Celebrate Black History Month 12pm-2pm

Henry Ford College has developed a robust calendar of Black History Month activities that speaks to the current climate that we are experiencing as a country. WHFR is spotlighting some of these events during our WHFR Journal Programming on Fridays this month. Join us this afternoon for an extended Journal program airing from 12pm - 2pm that will feature a lecture from Feb. 3rd with dynamic speaker Brother Dr. Kalvin DaRonne Harvell, HFC Sociology Instructor and head of the HFC Black Male and Queens Focus Group.

WHFR Journal Program 1/29/21 Human Trafficking

Today's WHFR Journal, 1pm-2pm, is presenting a re-broadcast from a webinar that HFC presented this past Tuesday on the timely topic of human trafficking. January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month, and the webinar served to inform listeners and shine a light on this very important and difficult topic. HFC Student Conduct and Compliance Managers Anwar Beydoun and Munira Kassim lead off the hour with some insight as to why this event is so critical to our HFC community.

RETURN OF SPIRTS REJOICE with Pat Frisco on TUESDAY JANUARY 26 7-10pm

Pat Frisco and SPIRITS REJOICE, the music of creative improvisation in jazz, returns to the airwaves. The music of recently departed music greats Stanley Cowell, Bobby Few and John Russell will be featured along with many new recordings this Tuesday January 26 from 7-10pm. It's a New Dawn, It's a New Day.