WHFR News

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!

Jo Serrapere and Friends to Play a Benefit Concert for WHFR

Photo of Jo Serrapere

Join us Thursday, April 7th at Trinity House in Livonia (38840 W. Six Mile, Livonia, MI) during Radiothon week for a special benefit concert with Jo Serrapere and Friends.

No "Malt Shop" 2-4pm today (March 14th)

Dave has the day off... tune in next week!

"We Are Not Alone" Monday, March 7th, 2:00-3:00 PM EST.

Host David Twichell will be the guest on March 7 at 2 PM. Last month’s guest, Tony Sivalelli, will be the guest host. Twichell will discuss his own personal close encounter UFO sighting as well as the many other paranormal encounters he has experienced in his life that led him to developing We Are Not Alone for WHFR radio.
More We Are Not Alone info at https://whfr.fm/station/programs/malt-shop-we-are-not-alone-0

The WHFR Journal - Tuesday, 2/22/22 9am Special Edition - Tuskegee Airmen Presentation

The WHFR Journal - Special Edition

Due to the recent inclement weather, WHFR presents a special edition of the WHFR Journal, Tuesday morning, February 22 at 9am. As part of Henry Ford College and WHFR's celebration of Black History Month we present “The History of the Tuskegee Airmen: Their Contributions to the Military and Society”. The speaker will be Retired Major William Burnett, the founder and president of the Macon-Thomas West Bloomfield Chapter of Tuskegee Airmen. The Tuskegee Airmen are America’s first Black pilots and airmen who served in the U.S. Armed Forces, during World War II. Their strength of character, courage, and ability to triumph over adversity serves as a means to inspire others to rise above the obstacles in their own lives and achieve their goals. Before the Tuskegee Airmen, no African-American had ever been a U.S. military pilot. Join us this week at this special time, Tuesday morning at 9, and at our usual time of Friday, 1pm for the WHFR Journal at 89.3FM and here at whfr.fm.

Henry Ford Campus Closed - Classical Programming

The challenging weather is causing an interruption to our regular programming. Henry Ford College shut down Thursday afternoon and, when this happens, our DJs aren't allowed to come in to do their shows. We hope to return to regular programming at 10 AM Saturday morning, but that is dependent on the college reopening.

In the meantime, please enjoy our classical programming and stay safe and warm.

Latin Jazz Percussionist O.B. Sucarri on The Play It By Ear Show Sunday, February 20th at Noon

Join Terence Tyson for a discussion and music from Detroit-area percussionist O.B. Sucarri .
He will talk about how the band "PANAMO" was formed, his upcoming record release, and the stories behind his compositions, "Andrea Mia", "Angelito", and "Vicky".
Sunday, February 20th at Noon!

THE HOUSE THAT JACK SWING BUILT

The musical format is the same but it's time to make that change so please join me on Thursday Nights, from 10pm until Midnight, for that New Jack Swing Sound, spiced up with Hip Hop Soul, Rap, R&B, Gospel, Jazz, Soul and so much more on the station that continues to make waves!
#IAMMISSYJ

Acoustic Alternatives Feb 10th has a special guest!

This Thursday at 11 AM on Acoustic Alternatives with John Bommarito, John will be airing a pre-recorded interview with local singer songwriter Adam Plomaritas.
Since we aren't quite yet able to host guests in Studio Jay, John went to Adam's home studio for a chat and performance to talk about his upcoming release and show at Trinity House Theatre.

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