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
of an 11 piece ensemble named Thunder Music Ensemble. Braxton will celebrate
his 75th birthday in June and has planned these performances in celebration.
Anthony was born in Chicago and quickly aligned himself with the AACM
organization there, alongside such visionaries as Muhal Richard Abrams and
Roscoe Mitchell. Braxton is a pioneer of solo saxophone work beginning with his
much acclaimed "For Alto" LP in 1968. He has gone on to work with almost
every group combination ranging from duos to full orchestras. Through his work
as music professor at Wesleyan University he has mentored such rising artists as
Taylor Ho Bynum and Mary Halvorson.
Multi wind instrumentalist Peter Brotzmann may be most well known for his huge sound
and exploratory improvisations on tenor saxophone but has created rich tapestries of
sound on various saxophones, clarinets and taragato, a rarely heard Hungarian reed
instrument. At 79 years of age, Brotzmann joins the festival and begins a tour of the US
from his home in Wuppertal Germany. He began early on in Wuppertal with the legendary
bassist Peter Kowald and worked extensively with free jazz greats such as Fred Van Hove
and Han Bennink. His popularity seemed to explode with great projects in the 90's,
particularly his Chicago Tentet with Ken Vandermark and others as well as his Die Like a Dog
groups with Toshinori Kondo, William Parker and Hamid Drake. Braxton and Brotzmann
appeared together in a trio with pianist Borah Bergman on the 1997 recording "Eight by Three"
on the Mixtery label.
You can tune in to 89.3 fm or to hear the works of Anthony Braxton and Peter Brotzmann
on the Spirits Rejoice program Tuesday March 10 from 7-10pm Eastern Daylight Time.


Take Two: Roll & Tumble is back on the air. They often ask, “What was the first rock and roll record made?” Some say Rocket 88 by Ike Turner and Jackie Breston from 1951. They called it R&B at the time. Whatever was first, it launched a period of time, from 1951 to the early 70's in music that may be unparalleled in terms of innovation and creativity. Sadly, much of the most creative and influential sounds from this period have been forgotten and ignored by mainstream radio.

Hello Loyal Listeners! Starting November 7th, This Is The House That Jack Swing Built will have a new time slot: 9PM until Midnight. The show will consist of Great Music, Community Events, Inspiring Thoughts and a Gospel Gem to help you transition into Monday and welcome the night shift into work... we're WHFR 89.3FM, always 'Making Waves' and I AM MISSY J

Plans this Halloween? Tune in to the Hotwax Radio special October 31st for an extended show, and let the white rabbit put a spell on ~You~! From 6:00pm -9:00pm this ghoulish audio feast will bring strange, ghastly and incredible horrors that will forever change your Halloween experience. C’mon, it’s just a bunch of Hocus Pocus ….right? Haa Haa Haa Haa Haaaaaaa!

From 6:00-9:00pm on both Monday, October 18th, and Monday, October 25th, The Wrekking Hours Radio Show will showcase the 23rd Annual Wrekking Halloween Monster Rock Extravaganza Spooktacular Hootenanny!

The RNBSoul Groove is a music format radio show that will feature R&B and Classic soul music from the 70s up to the 2000s. The show is hosted by Ms. Marjon aka 'The Queen of Convo' who has a passion and deep appreciation for music. This radio show will provide independent artists a chance to be heard on the FM radio dial. The world will have a chance to hear some amazing unsung artists. There will be weekly music themes, interviews, special milestone shout outs and music requests from the listeners. The goal of this show is to provide some grooving music for our listeners’ pleasure.

The best radio shows are filled with musical surprises. They take you on twists and turns that you never expected. You get a chance to hear new music you weren’t familiar with, along with classics that you hadn’t thought about in years. That’s what you get each week on Light from the Underground.

Meet The Candidates on the WHFR Journal

On Tuesday, November 2 the cities of Dearborn and Dearborn Heights are holding elections for Mayor and City Council. Over the next three weeks, the WHFR Journal, in partnership with the League of Women Voters - Dearborn-Dearborn Heights will give you the chance to meet the candidates for these offices. We begin Friday, October 15 at 1pm by hearing from the candidates for Dearborn Heights City Council. Six candidates will be in the running for four full 4-year terms, and two candidates are running for a partial, 2-year term.

Join us today at 1pm for the WHFR Journal. Our Guest Sue Katz, Community Outreach Coordinator Certified Credit Counselor & Educator at American Consumer Credit Counseling, Inc. will discuss financial literacy for students and ways to manage credit. These topics will be presented at two virtual seminars in later October and early November at HFC called "Money Lessons for Every College Student", presented by the Office of Student Activities, and are open to all students at HFC. Go to to register and to for more information.

This Friday, October 1st, is World College Radio Day!
We will be celebrating by including specially recorded messages throughout the day as well as with a one hour special at noon that includes special guest and former college radio DJ, "Weird Al" Yankovic.
Please join us as we honor the art of college radio this Friday!