Back Up at WHFR.FM

The WHFR internet stream (whfr.fm) is back up and running. Our audio signal on 89.3FM is still spotty due to the moisture in the broadcast tower/antenna area from our recent heavy rains. We're working to solve that issue, so thanks for your patience. We appreciate our loyal listeners!

Power Outage

As of about 1:30 this afternoon, there was a power outage on the campus of Henry Ford College that took both our stream and on air signal off the air.

We hope this problem is solved soon and we can get back to providing you the great programing you rely on us for.

Special Artist Highlight on Acoustic Alternatives

The Ark in Ann Arbor is one of the finest listening rooms in the country - and a lot of touring musicians will tell you that. This non-profit venue provides a home for many up and coming and established performers from seemingly almost every genre of music.

This coming weekend, they are hosting their Fall Fundraiser concert. One of the gems of the Michigan music scene, May Erlewine, will be playing this event with her band The Motivations.

Space is the Place Returns!

Returning to the WHFR airwaves this Friday, September 17, 2021, from 8pm-10pm is Space is the Place with your host Tom Wilson. The program, sidelined since 2020 when the Covid lockdown began, was just shy of celebrating 15 years on the air, and we're thrilled to have it back on WHFR. Please join Tom as he continues providing a great mix of rarely-heard avant-garde and experimental music along with its various sub-genres. That's the return of Space is the Place, Fridays from 8pm-10pm, only on WHFR-FM.

The Return of Mountain Stage

We are happy to announce to return of a long time favorite to the WHFR schedule.

Mountain Stage is back on the program schedule this week with a new feel. Long time host Larry Groce is stepping down and leaving the hosting of the show in the very capable hands of Grammy and CMA winner Kathy Mattea.

You'll be able to enjoy the show Thursdays at Noon, following another show that just returned to our airwaves, Acoustic Alternatives. Join John Bommarito for an interview with Larry Groce at 11 AM this week during his show

More Shows!

WHFR is continually modifying our broadcast schedule to bring you live shows hosted by in-studio DJs. Go With The Flow is our most recent "return-to-the-airwaves" program, offering Rockin' Blues on Fridays from 4:00-6:00 PM.

We Are Not Alone on Monday, September 6

Quartermaster Joseph Foster was on deck of a Coast Guard cutter in 1968 when he saw three objects careening at 3500 miles per hour over his Coast Guard cutter, the Mellon. Just ten minutes later, he learned of the sinking of a Soviet submarine, carrying three armed nuclear ballistic missiles and torpedoes, lost with all hands. Actually, he witnessed at least 4 major UAP events, beginning as early as childhood.  Join our discussion on Monday, Sept. 6 at 2PM. EST.
We Are Not Alone is a two-time award-winning radio show airing at its new time and day: the first Monday of each month at 2:00 PM EST with new shows each month.


On Tuesday, August 31, from 5-9pm EDT, the Spirits Rejoice Radio Program will celebrate Cooper-Moore's 75th birthday with four hours of his music.

Cooper-Moore (born Gene Ashton, August 31, 1946, in Loudon County, Virginia) is well known in the creative jazz world for his brilliant work on piano and the many instruments that he has hand built over the years. Collaborations with William Parker, David S. Ware, Susie Ibarra, Assif Tsahar, Hamid Drake and many others have propelled him to be one of the most creative and beloved artists of his genre.

Thoughts From Outgoing Operations Manager Lara Hrycaj

Hello WHFR Listeners,

After being a WHFR Staff Member since 1992 and WHFR's Operation Manager since 1998, I have taken a position at Governors State University in University Park, Illinois (just south of Chicago). I will be a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Media Studies focusing on Audio Storytelling at Governors State. Additionally, I will be developing a radio station for them: first, an internet station and then a broadcast station. I wouldn't be able take this position if it wasn't for all my years at WHFR and the support from the staff, officers, and management.

Storm Status

We apologize to those of you who are attempting to tune in to the station on the FM signal. Once again, heavy rains have caused an issue with our transmitter. We plan to have the situation addressed as soon as possible, but meanwhile, please continue to enjoy the music from the website's streaming option.

Thank you for your support of unique, non-commercial radio.

Flood Assistance

Residents of Dearborn who experienced losses due to a flooding/sewer backup issue at your location on June 25 or 26 have until Monday September 13 to file a separate claim with FEMA to receive potential financial assistance from the federal government even if they have filled out a form with the City.

FM Signal Intermittent Due To Weather Issues

With the recent storms blowing through Metro-Detroit, WHFR sustained some weather damage to our transmitter. Our FM broadcast is off-line at this time, but you can still stream WHFR live from anywhere via the internet at whfr.fm. Please continue to check for updates and we hope to have the issue resolved soon. Thank you!

On Air Issues

Thank you for your support of WHFR and our mission to bring you music little heard elsewhere to the airwaves.

In the last 24 hours we have had issues with the power to our transmitter which has caused periodic interruptions to our broadcast single at 89.3 on the FM dial.

The good news is you can continue to enjoy the music from our web site. We are working on the issue with the FM signal and will be there to serve the community again soon.

Election Information

Following the recent primary election we want to remind you that your vote is just as important in this election as it is in any other election. Throughout the state of Michigan, residents in 54 counties cast ballots on August 3rd.

We Are Not Alone | Monday, August 2, 2021. 2 – 3 PM EST.

Guest: Tom Warner
Tom Warner was abducted and taken aboard a UAP in 1969 (and later as well) in the presence of multiple witnesses. The events are chronicled in his autobiography “Beyond the Stars” and in the Netflix series Unsolved Mysteries, “Berkshire UFO”. Tom relates his harrowing experiences to host David Twichell at 2PM EST on We Are Not Alone. Tune in and join us.

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