WHFR is Business As Usual (Mostly) During Current Era of Working From Home, School Closures and Fear of COVID-19

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.

Please check back for any other changes to our over the air broadcasting schedule.

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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 studentactivities@hfcc.edu to register and to hfcc.edu 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!