WHFR News

Check Out Our Fun Radiothon Pledge Levels

We have some "fun fact" Radiothon pledge levels this year to go along with our theme of "WHFR - Your Home Grown Radio Station." Thanks in advance for your pledge of support!
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$270 Pledge: WHFR's Power Level – We broadcast at 270 watts of power on the FM radio dial. This level Includes TWO Engraved Brass Leaves* on the WHFR Family Tree, located on the main wall outside of the WHFR Studios in Dearborn. Consider one for you and one to dedicate to someone else!
$100 Pledge: WHFR's Tower Level – Fun fact: Our broadcast tower is 100 feet tall.

Special Radiothon Homegown Musical Spotlight:Windy + Carl and Labour Day Weekend

WHFR is reaffirming our commitment to HomeGrown local and independent music during Radiothon 2021 and we are focusing on two bands we have nurtured throughout their career.

Two of the most celebrated Dearborn area bands – space-rock ambient duo Windy & Carl and punk band Labour Day Weekend – will be featured in a special way throughout the week, from April 19-24, 2021.

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WHFR Radiothon to Support Our Home Grown Broadcast and Internet Station THIS WEEK - Make Your Pledge Today!

It's been quite a year, and WHFR Radio has been right here with you. Whether you've been enjoying our classical music to help life's challenges or are thrilled to have our local, independent programming back on the air, know that our roots are firmly planted in our community. WHFR Radio has been committed to providing programming that is little else (or not at all) heard on the metro Detroit radio dial for 35 years. With original musical styles from talented and creative area artists and great local talk – we air what other stations won't.

WHFR - FM "Home Grown Radio" Pledge Drive Coming April 18-24, 2021

WHFR's Radiothon 2021 is coming soon...

Be sure to listen for special programming and features including blasts from our early days in local radio from former WHFR DJs, local bands and artists, and lots of ways to support WHFR as we keep our roots planted in local radio and our wonderful community!

Autism Awareness Interview on the WHFR Journal, Friday 1pm-2pm

Tune in Friday, April 2 at 1pm for our special spotlight to kick off Autism Awareness Month with Autism Speaks, the advocacy and support organization for people with Autism, their families, and communities. Patti Gold, Great Lakes Chapter Executive Director will share insight on Autism Spectrum Disorder and provide info on diagnosis and avenues of support. Also, segment two of the Journal will feature PRX's MyNDTALK with Dr. Bryna Siegel as he discusses the Politics of Autism. Join us for this powerful hour of programming on the local news and views show, The WHFR Journal.

COMING SOON: WHFR Radiothon 2021 Sunday April 18-Saturday April 24

WHFR is excited to announce Radiothon 2021 will take place the week of April 18 - 24, 2021. This will be slightly different from our pledge drives in the past and we have some great new things to announce during Radiothon 2021. Stay tuned!!!

WHFR Journal TODAY at 1pm

Tune in to the WHFR Journal today at 1pm for a look at what's going on at the Dearborn Public Library this spring season. Dan Lodge, Librarian I of Adult Services will share details on upcoming events that are free to the public. Topics include instant pot use, film history, and pop culture.

New Black History Month Program on "The WHFR Journal" THIS Friday, 2/26/21 from 1pm-2pm

Join us this Friday, Feb. 26 from 1 pm-2 pm for the WHFR Journal as we round out our on-air celebration of Black History Month. We’ll broadcast an HFC presentation from 2/11/21 called, Balancing the Scales: An Honest Conversation on Social Justice and Race" with Accomplished Poet and Spoken Word Artist and Host of Haze’s Higher Learning Podcast Ashlee Haze, as she explores the makings of identity and how we can work together to create a world where the scales are balanced.

WHFR Journal Black History Month Show THIS Friday, Feb. 19, 12pm - 2pm

Join us this Friday, Feb. 19 from 12 pm-2 pm for an expanded edition of the WHFR Journal as we celebrate Black History Month. We'll talk with Jarrod Benjamin, CEO and Founder of LEAD Firm Speaks, Consultant, and Facilitator about his HFC presentation from 2/3/21 called, "A Cautious Look at Canceling Culture" where he examines the five privileges - white privilege, religious privilege, gender privilege, heterosexual privilege, and socio-economic privilege and how to use privileges to make systems fairer for a justice culture. We'll then air that presentation in its entirety.

TWO INNOVATORS OF MODERN MUSIC IN MEMORIUM

During the past week, the music community has lost two major innovators of jazz and modern music, Chick Corea and Milford Graves. Corea, through his work on piano, electric piano and synthesizers, was one of the leaders of not only jazz/rock fusion, but creative improvisation as well. Graves, through his work on drums and percussion, is considered one of the fathers of free jazz drumming. Both of these artists have been revered for decades and have been a big part of the jazz programming that you hear on WHFR.

Extended WHFR Journal Program TODAY, Feb. 12 to Celebrate Black History Month 12pm-2pm

Henry Ford College has developed a robust calendar of Black History Month activities that speaks to the current climate that we are experiencing as a country. WHFR is spotlighting some of these events during our WHFR Journal Programming on Fridays this month. Join us this afternoon for an extended Journal program airing from 12pm - 2pm that will feature a lecture from Feb. 3rd with dynamic speaker Brother Dr. Kalvin DaRonne Harvell, HFC Sociology Instructor and head of the HFC Black Male and Queens Focus Group.

WHFR Journal Program 1/29/21 Human Trafficking

Today's WHFR Journal, 1pm-2pm, is presenting a re-broadcast from a webinar that HFC presented this past Tuesday on the timely topic of human trafficking. January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month, and the webinar served to inform listeners and shine a light on this very important and difficult topic. HFC Student Conduct and Compliance Managers Anwar Beydoun and Munira Kassim lead off the hour with some insight as to why this event is so critical to our HFC community.

RETURN OF SPIRTS REJOICE with Pat Frisco on TUESDAY JANUARY 26 7-10pm

Pat Frisco and SPIRITS REJOICE, the music of creative improvisation in jazz, returns to the airwaves. The music of recently departed music greats Stanley Cowell, Bobby Few and John Russell will be featured along with many new recordings this Tuesday January 26 from 7-10pm. It's a New Dawn, It's a New Day.

50 YEARS PAST

To celebrate the end of a year to forget (2020) let's take a look at the end of a good year in music, 1970. From the blues/rock of Johnny Winter and Derek & The Dominoes to the beginnings of jazz/rock fusion with Miles Davis and Soft Machine, it was a good year indeed. Join me (Pat Frisco) for two hours worth on Tuesday January 26 from 5-7pm to listen and enjoy. Forward....Into the Past......

We're itching to get back in the station!

Just checking in to let our great listeners know that we are itching to get back into the station to bring you the great local content we have all enjoyed over the years. As the current situation continues on we will continue to bring you the classical programming that we have been broadcasting but as soon as things change and we can get back in we let you all know as soon as we can. So keep an eye on the website or sign up for the e-newsletter (button is further up the page) to be kept up to date on the latest happenings at the station.

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