Special Holiday Programming: The Phantom of the Opera

Join WHFR host Joe Sullivan Friday Oct 28th for a spooky special episode of Big Band, Broadway, and Beyond from 10a-Noon. In honor of the Halloween holiday, Joe will be spotlighting music from Andrew Lloyd Webber's 1986 smash broadway hit "The Phantom of The Opera".

Mrs. Robinson returns to the WHFR airwaves for one night only!: Friday, October 14th from 8-10pm

Lara Hrycaj aka Mrs. Robinson and former WHFR Operations Manager will be spinning some of her new and old favorite indie rock, electronic and soundtrack tracks on this special show. She is in town for the WHFR Record Show which is Saturday Oct 15. Hrycaj left to WHFR airwaves to take an Assistant Professor in Media Studies position at Governors State University in University Park, IL. Tune in for this special show Friday Oct 14 at 8pm.

TOP TEN BLUES for September 2022

Please join Highway 61 for the best in new Blues releases and local area Artists' music every Friday, 2pm until 4pm, with host DJ~KittyLuv;) 'making~waves'.
Here is our latest Top Ten Blues new releases being aired at WHFR-FM 89.3:

1. JOHN PRIMER: Hard Times (Blues House Productions)
2. BOB CORRITORE AND FRIENDS: You Shocked Me (VizzTone)
4. JIMMY CARPENTER: The Louisiana Record (Gulf Coast)
5. MIKE MORGAN AND THE CRAWL: The Lights Went Out in Dallas (M.C. Records)

Pharoah Sanders Memorial Show: Spirits Rejoice Tuesday Sept. 27 4-10pm EDT

Pharoah Sanders has passed at the age of 81. They called him "A Force of Nature" and indeed his powerful sound on the tenor and soprano saxophones was loved by many and an inspiration to a whole generation of jazz and world musicians. Pharoah spent his formative years in the mid sixties with the great John Coltrane and forged a unique approach to music that leaned heavily on spirituality and the expression of love and peace. His career spanned seven decades with a wealth of recordings as a leader and sideman. Join me for a special Memorial this Tuesday on WHFR Radio, Spirits Rejoice.

We Are Not Alone – Monday, September 5, 2022 – 2-3 PM. EST

Kevin J Briggs is an author who specializes in consciousness and the connection to ET/UFOs. His recently published book “Spiritual Consciousness a Personal Journey” covers 57 years of his experiences of ET contact and UFO connections. Kevin has been a guest on the Whitley Strieber radio show, Unknown Country and many others. He and host David Twichell will discuss his book and ET implications on Monday at 2PM.
For link to all archived shows, go to: https://whfr.fm/station/programs/malt-shop-we-are-not-alone-0

Planned Power Outage at HFC will Take WHFR Radio Off the Air - This Saturday 4pm Through Sunday

WHFR Radio will go off the air this Saturday afternoon through Sunday evening/Monday morning. To continue their work on the Integrated Energy Management Plan (IEMP), the HFC Facilities crew will conduct a main campus electrical shutdown at Henry Ford College, where WHFR's broadcast operation transmits from. The affected times/days will begin at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, August 27, and run through Sunday, August 28. We will plan to get WHFR back on the air as soon as possible once the power is restored.

WHFR Journal Tomorrow, August 26, 2022 at 1pm

Listen to the WHFR Journal show tomorrow, August 26, at 1pm as we discuss the important and worthwhile organization, the Dearborn Community Foundation with two new co-chairs to its board of trustees, Hussein Hachem and John Zadikian. Founded in 1992 as a 501c3 non-profit, the foundation’s mission is to fund innovative programs and tools, ensuring that all Dearborn Public Schools’ students reach their potential. Learn more about what this group is doing to support the youth of our community tomorrow (Friday), August 26, at 1pm on the WHFR Journal.

WHFR off air: Wednesday, August 10th

Hello Loyal Listeners!
Henry Ford College lost power this morning (Wednesday, August 10th) and as a result, WHFR has gone off the air. We may be back on sometime today, but expect to be broadcasting at 100% early tomorrow morning. Thank you for your patience!

Mountain Stage moves to Saturdays, 3:00-5:00pm

Mountain Stage, a national treasure, is one of the longest running live music performance show on radio. Spanning two decades of production and musical evolution, this live performance radio show has created and maintained it's own unique identity and audience. It has always been three shows in one: a live performance stage concert for those who attend in person, both a state broadcast as well as a nationally distributed radio show, and a television program.

We Are Not Alone – Monday, August 1, 2022 – 2-3 PM. EST

Peter Robbins is one of America’s most respected investigative writers specializing in the subject of UFOs and has been involved in this field for more than thirty years. He has appeared on the History Channel’s “Ancient Aliens,” “Britain’s Roswell” and “Unsolved Mysteries” as well as other shows too numerous to mention here. He and host David Twichell will discuss the media’s previous ridicule of the subject and how it has evolved to today’s acceptance as fact.
For link to all archived shows, go to: https://whfr.fm/station/programs/malt-shop-we-are-not-alone-0

Tune in to the WHFR Journal - Friday, July 29, 1pm

In this Friday edition of the WHFR Journal, we'll chat with Dearborn Mayor Abdullah Hammoud and League of Women Voters Dearborn-Dearborn Heights President Jennifer Oliver about important upcoming events in our community. Dearborn's Mayor Hammoud will discuss the return of the Dearborn Homecoming Festival taking place August 5-7. He'll share details about the expansion of Homecoming, its new location, entertainment, vendors, and more. You won't want to miss Homecoming 2022 and you won't want to miss this informative interview with our Mayor!

Acoustic Alternatives Farewell

Acoustic Alternatives with John Bommarito's first farewell took place on June 26, 2011 after nearly ten years on the WHFR airwaves. The show made a return on September 9th, 2021 to play the best in singer songwriter, modern folk and Americana.

This Thursday July 21, we say goodbye to the show once again as John has a new opportunity calling him away from our airwaves. Tune in from 10 AM - Noon to go down memory lane as John revisits some of the in-studio performances that have taken place over the life of his show.

Concert of Colors!

WHFR is happy once again to have a presence at Concert of Colors this coming weekend. The free event runs now through July 24th.

The Concert of Colors is metro Detroit’s free annual diversity-themed music festival. Global music at its finest at this colorful, festive, upbeat coveted summer event. Housed in Culture Source a coalition of 152 arts organizations in Southeast Michigan, the Concert of Colors has become the Midwest’s biggest diversity and arts festival.

You can come say "hi!" to us near the Wolverine Stage on July 23rd and 24th.


The British Invasion Invading WHFR’s Airwaves! Monday July 11 2-6pm

The early ‘60s witnessed an explosion of music out of England, turning the popular music world on its ear. Paying homage to America's great blues artists, they turned many listeners and musicians on to a forgotten American art form. Hear the likes of early Stones, Animals, Yardbirds as well as the great bluesman like Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker. Tune in Monday, July 11th, from 2-6pm.

The House That Jack Swing Built

It's a new night and time for The House That Jack Swing Built. We always have room for you in our House on Mondays from 8pm until 11pm. We will help start off your week with that Soulful, Country, Jazzy, Pop, Gospel, R&B, Swinging & Funky Beat.

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