Special Programming This Thursday on WHFR

Today's Acoustic Alternatives with John Bommarito is a special show on 89.3 WHFR.FM. All of the DJs are taking you on some sort of musical road trip this week. Last week John Bommarito took you around Michigan as a preview. This week he will take you to California, Ohio, Chicago, Iowa, North Dakota, Omaha & New York and a few stops in between.

After Acoustic Alternatives stick around for Mountain Stage from Noon-2:00. It looks like Alison Krauss and Crash Test Dummies are among the guests this week.

Ms. Marjon Is Taking a Sabbatical from 'RNBSoul Groove Radio Show'

RNBSoul Groove Radio Show's last show before going on hiatus will be Saturday, May 28. I will be taking a much-needed sabbatical. In a few weeks, I will be having major surgery. I will be absent from the microphone, but my musical spirit and energy will still be in the studio. I will spend this time improving my music knowledge and cleaning up my music database. I want to read about and research new untapped R&B talent.

THE MALT SHOP • Monday May 23rd, 2 – 4 PM

Go on a road trip with Daddy G at the Malt Shop Monday, May 23rd, from 2 to 4 PM. We’ll play oldies like “I’ve
Been Everywhere, Man”, “The Boy From New York City”, “Down in the Boondocks”, “Way Down Yonder
in New Orleans”, “Tallahassee Lassie”, “Memphis” and many more. Velma will serve up the malts and
Daddy G will spin the platters. Be there for the '50s road trip!

Theme Week May 22-28, Road Tripping!

The staff at WHFR will be getting you ready for Memorial Day weekend by leading into it with a 7-day long celebration "Theme Week." Tune in to hear your favorite DJ's take you on a musical road trip!

Not sure what that means? Join John Bommarito for a theme week preview show Thursday May 19th from 10 AM - 12 PM as Acoustic Alternatives takes you a road trip through Michigan.

Further updates about what your other favorite shows are doing as they become available.

Important Notice About Friday May 20th, 2022

Our gracious host, Henry Ford College, will have a planned power outage for some maintenance work on Friday May 20th. This will likely have us off the air until at least 6 PM that day.

We apologize for the inconvenience and will return to regular programming as soon as we are able.

Thank you for your patience on Friday.

WHFR Journal Friday May 13th, 2022

Tune in to the WHFR Journal tomorrow (Friday) May 13th at 1 p.m. as we welcome our special guest HFC president Russell Kavalhuna. President Kavalhuna will talk about his time at HFC, his transition to a new role in the summer, and the legacy that he leaves behind for our students and the HFC community.
That's Friday, May 13 at 1pm.

Hotwax Radio Moves to Mondays!

Yep! The rumors are true. Hotwax Radio will be broadcasting every Monday - 10:00 am to Noon starting May 16th. Start your week right, with a slab of wax to satisfy your musical appetite for some fave-rave, obscure, funny ‘n’ freaky, bizarre smorgasbord of audio waves served by the one and only White Rabbit here on the station that making waves!

We Are Not Alone - Monday, May 2, 2022 • 2 – 3 PM EST.

Scott and Suzanne Ramsey are the foremost researchers into the Aztec UFO Incident, having worked on the story since 1987, discovering archives and pursuing interviews throughout the U.S. They are joined by their co-author, Frank Thayer, Ph.D., to discuss their book “The Aztec UFO Incident”. Join us on Monday, May 2 at 2PM only on WHFR.FM.

Happy Earth Day 2022!

Happy Earth Day from your friends at WHFR Radio. To celebrate, please listen to the WHFR Journal today at 1pm when we'll chat with Marie McCormick, Executive Director of Friends of the Rouge. Marie will share insights into the ongoing Rouge clean-up efforts and ways we can get involved in making our Rouge River (and our world) a cleaner, safer, and more sustainable place for ALL humans (and all the flora and fauna, too). We'll then hear a powerful story from PRX: Fugitive Waves: Cry Me a River: A story of three pioneering river activists and the damming of wild rivers in the west.

Congratulations to Ms. Marjon!

Congratulations to Ms. Marjon for her "Honorable Mention" honor in the Promotional Announcement category in the 2022 Michigan Student Broadcast Awards!

Katie Pederson Interview and Ticket Giveaway

Thursday on Acoustic Alternatives with John Bommarito on 89.3 WHFR.FM, John will be chatting with former Michigan, now Nashville resident Katie Pederson about her EXCELLENT new album Limitless and giving you a chance to win a pair of tickets to the show at The Ark! The show starts at 10 AM.

WHFR Journal

Special thanks to this week's WHFR Journal special guests Elizabeth Hall-Knight with HFC's Sustainable HFC environmental organization and Dearborn Mayor Abdullah Hammoud for sharing their time and expertise on our weekly local news and views show, The WHFR Journal. The Journal airs Fridays between 1and 2 pm. We are grateful for the time and expertise of our guests every week, and Radiothon week especially. Thank you!

Happy Radiothon 2022

WHFR is celebrating Radiothon 2022 this week. We've got two more days of our annual on-air pledge drive, so if you have not yet made your contribution, please do so! Thanks to all who celebrated live local music at Trinity House last evening for the WHFR benefit concert with Jo Serrapere and the Lafawndas. They were magnificent! Special thanks to Jo and her band, Trinity House, Bill Keith, and John Bommarito for making this night a success. Look for pictures of the event coming to our gallery soon. Happy Radiothon!

Lady Champagne Returns To The Air!

Just in time for Radiothon, Lady Champagne returns to the air on Tuesday, April 5th, with The Creole Blues Cafe!
Tune in weekly Tuesdays from 4:00 - 6:00pm!

This Week on Radio Vault Special Edition

Jack Benny absolutely "killed" (in a manner of speaking) during his era. Today it is by far my most popular comedy show. I will be featuring a rare REHEARSAL radio show on the upcoming Radio Vault installment. You'll hear how strange the show is without the music and without the audience. (but the sound effects man was working!).

Meantime, here is an oddball Benny TELEVISION show from 1959. It features Jack Webb. The Lux Soap and Stripe Toothpaste commercials are a hoot. If you are familiar with the cop show Dragnet, you’ll get some of the jokes. Enjoy!

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