Derek Bailey was an avant-garde guitarist of the highest order. From 1976 until 1994, he assembled various configurations of like-minded, free improvising musicians to form his project called "Company." Musicians from the worlds of jazz, classical and avant-garde were invited to break down into duos, trios and small groups to create spontaneous interactive music.
Many of these meetings have been documented on "Company" recordings. These recordings will be featured during WHFR Radio's WHFR PRESENTS on Sunday, December 10, from 4-8pm EST, with your host Pat Frisco.
Please tune in for a unique listening experience.

WHFR PRESENTS airs Sundays at 4:00pm EST at 89.3FM on your radio dial in the Dearborn/Detroit area, and streams to the world at WHFR 89.3 FM.

Wrekking Hours Radio Show Xmas Special!

WrekkingHoursRadioShowXmasSpecial Tune in to 89.3fm Detroit or online at WHFR.fm for the Annual Wrecking Christmas with Krampus Wrekking Hours Radio Show Xmas Special today, December 4th, from 6-8pm.

"WHFR Journal" December 1st: YouTube Physics and Pottery For Sale

Join us today at 1pm for our local news and events program, The WHFR Journal, as we chat with HFC Physics and Astronomy Professor Jesse Mason regarding his eclectic and cutting-edge approach to teaching physics to students using videos, a campus solar system walk, and a big announcement about HFC students and a billion dollar telescope. Also, we'll hear about a pottery sale this weekend that features former HFC students and benefits a local charity. Listen live or check out the show on our archive after 2pm today at whfr.fm/about/talk-shows. Happy December from WHFR!

TOP TEN BLUES for November 2023

HWY61Please 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. GHALIA VOLT: Shout Sister Shout (Ruf)
2. MARCEL SMITH: From My Soul (Little Village)
3. THE DIG 3: Damn The Rent (Little Village)
4. BOB CORRITORE/ V/A: Bob Corritore & Friends: Somebody Put Bad Luck On Me (VizzTone /
5. BOB MARGOLIN: Thanks (VizzTone Records)
6. CHRIS YAKOPCIC: Live at the Hidden Gem (Yako Records)
8. TOM BUENGER: Blues from Caucasia (SELF)
10. BLACKBURN BROTHERS: SoulFunkn'Blues (Electro-Fi)


WHFR Blues Music Director

Today is GivingTuesday!


Friends, this GivingTuesday we have a chance to join together and spread some good. With your help, our beloved community radio station WHFR can continue providing you with fresh, local, and little-heard-elsewhere programming. Your donation, no matter how small, will make a real difference in keeping our volunteer-run, non-commercial station on the air. Please open your heart today and give what you can to keep community radio alive.
Please click here to donate. Thank you for being part of the WHFR family!


A Loyal Listener

Bill Keith, host of WHFR's Light From the Underground, will feature a throwback to College Radio past, focusing on artists from the '70s and '80s. Listeners will also hear current music by these classic artists showing that they are still making relevant music today. Tune in to this "then and now" feature on WHFR PRESENTS, Sunday, December 3, from 4:00-7:00pm EST.

WHFR PRESENTS airs Sundays 4:00-7:00pm EST at 89.3FM on your radio dial in the Dearborn/Detroit area, and streams to the world at WHFR 89.3 FM.

Happy Thanksgiving!

HappyThanksgiving WHFR.fm would like to extend a very Happy Thanksgiving holiday from our family to yours. As you reminisce about what you are thankful for, please know that here at 89.3 WHFR.fm, we are very thankful to have you as a loyal listener!

"WHFR PRESENTS": Celebrating the Legacy of Soul Train

A Loyal Listener

In preparation for tonight's Soul Train Awards ceremony, we are going to board the train with your conductor Missy J at 4:00 pm and experience the Hippest Trip In America. We will celebrate Music, Style, Culture, Entrepreneurship, A Movement and Vision. During the ride, WE will honor Don Cornelius who was inducted posthumously (Ahmet Ertegun Award) into the 2023 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame WE will depart the train at 8:00 pm after taking time to remember our 35th President of the United States; John Fitzgerald Kennedy. Did I forget to say the ride is free, WE already covered the price of your ticket, all we ask is that you bring a friend and board at the station that always makes waves, WHFR 89.3 FM. WISHING YOU LOVE, PEACE, AND SOOOOOUL!!!!!

WHFR PRESENTS airs Sundays 4:00-6:00pm EST at 89.3FM on your radio dial in the Dearborn/Detroit area, and streams to the world at WHFR 89.3 FM.

WHFR Goes to the Symphony

WHFR Radio will have a table set up at the Dearborn Symphony this Friday. Stop by to say hello (maybe your favorite DJ will be working the table!) and be sure to pick up free WHFR swag. We'll be set up in the lobby of the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center in Dearborn, Friday, November 17th, from 6:45 to 7:30pm.

"WHFR PRESENTS": Spotlight on Chess Records

A Loyal Listener
WHFR Radio will premier a new series of Sunday programming with a two-hour spotlight on Chess Records. The Chicago based record label was a prime outlet for blues in the '50s and '60s before branching out into jazz and soul music in the '60s.
Artists such as Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Willie Dixon and Chuck Berry recorded extensively for the label which inspired many artists around the world in their approach to blues and rock music.
On Sunday, November 19, from 4-6pm EST, WHFR PRESENTS will focus on the great blues music on Chess Records from the '50s and early '60s. Join host Pat Frisco for this adventure into the Windy City. A rotating series of WHFR deejays will follow up on upcoming Sundays.
Keep checking whfr.fm for what's in store on Sunday, November 26.


Have you heard the news about our "new and improved streaming sound quality"?
Read all about it!: https://www.hfcc.edu/news/2023/whfr-has-new-and-improved-streaming-sound-quality

Remembering David S. Ware Tuesday November 7, 6-11PM EST


David S. Ware was one of the greatest of avant-garde saxophonists during his all too short career and life on earth. His classic quartet with pianist Matthew Shipp, bassist William Parker and a host of revolving drummers is considered by many as the tour de force of avant-garde working groups. From his early mentoring days with Sonny Rollins to his short stint with the Cecil Taylor Unit, his early trio Apogee with the great Cooper-Moore and the classic quartets, David set the jazz community afire with his incendiary and spiritual outpouring of music.
Join me, Pat Frisco, for five hours of the music of David S. Ware, Tuesday, November 7, from 6:00 to 11:00pm EST on the Spirits Rejoice radio program, airing here on 89.3fm and online at whfr.fm.

Talking Tech on WHFR Journal 11/03/2023

Join us today from 1pm-2pm on the WHFR Journal as we talk technology! We'll hear from Jeremy Palmer, HFC's Manager of Recording Arts about the new HFC state-of-the-art recording studio and the accompanying certificate available through HFC. We'll then talk with Kenny Nichols, Project Manager of the Trade and Apprentice Education area at HFC about the new battery technician certification and all that it involves.

TOP TEN BLUES for October 2023

HWY61Please 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. BOB CORRITORE/ V/A: Bob Corritore & Friends: Somebody Put Bad Luck On Me (VizzTone /SWMAF)
2. COCO MONTOYA: Writing On The Wall (Alligator Records)
3. ANDRE BISSON: Latchford (Self Release)
4. SUSAN TEDESCHI: Just Won't Burn (Fantasy/ Concord)
5. BLACKBURN BROTHERS: SoulFunkn'Blues (Electro-Fi)
6. MICK KOLASSA: Wooden Music (Endless Blues)
7. JASON RICCI AND THE BAD KIND: Behind The Veil (Gulf Coast)
8. JOYANN PARKER: Roots (Hopeless Romantics Records)
9. CASSIUS KING AND THE DOWNTOWN RULERS: Last Call For the Blues (Big Ear Audio)
10. NIC CLARK: Everybody’s Buddy (Little Village)


WHFR Blues Music Director

Halloween Shows!

Dancing – 4th Annual Hotwax Radio Halloween Special –
Let the White Rabbit put a spell on ~YOU~ Mondays from 8:00 pm to 10:00pm with ghoulish, haunting & frightening songs, sounds, shrieks & screams!
• Part 1: Monday October 23rd
• Part 2: Monday October 30th
C’mon, it’s just a bunch of Hocus Pocus...right?
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

– Trick or Treat With Halloween Beats –
Be sure to tune into the Friday October 27th edition of The Go With The Flow, Mike Holloway Show from 4 to 6 p.m. From ghouls to ghosts and everything in between, the show will feature bewitching Halloween music for a devilishly good time!

– 25th Annual Wrekking Halloween Monster Rock Spooktacular Hootenanny –
Part 1 - 10/23/23
Part 2 - 10/30/23

Join us for the 25th year spinning all your spooky monster-rock, horror-rock, and Halloween classic favorites for a special 4 hour show! Starting Monday 10/23/23 you will hear the 25th edition of this annual Halloween special brought to you by "Your Friendly Neighborhood Beatnik" - The Gothabillie Man.

Listen in to The Wrekking Hours Radio Show on WHFR Radio either online or on the FM airwaves for a wild fun time to celebrate this Halloween season! Tune in at 89.3 FM on your radio dial in the Detroit Metro area, or listen from anywhere at http://whfr.fm or use the “WHFR Radio” Android App, found in the Google Play store.

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