'The House That Jack Swing Built' Moves to 8:00pm Fridays

The House That Jack Swing Built is temporarily closed while we pack up our crates of music and move to a new day and time! The House That Jack Swing Built moves to Fridays at 8:00pm beginning June 16th. We are also knocking down walls to expand our rooms with so much love to fill up your hearts.
Also, please join Missy J on June 23rd for an on-air celebration of the 60th anniversary of The Great March to Freedom where over 125,000 individuals marched for Civil Rights in Detroit and Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. first delivered the "I Have A Dream" speech at Cobo Hall on June 23rd, 1963. The House That Jack Swing Built: Continuing to bring great music and information while branching out farther into the community on the station that always makes waves… WHFR 89.3FM!

Upcoming Sunday Mysteries ~ June 4th

You know the voice if you’ve ever watched a Rocky & Bullwinkle cartoon or old enough to remember his role as a TV detective in Cannon or Jake and the Fatman. It's estimated, though, that he played some 7,500 roles in radio! That included narrator of the CBS series Escape and as Marshall Matt Dillon on radio's Gunsmoke...but that's not all! On WHFR's Sunday Night Mysteries, you'll hear Conrad arguing with the Director (in character) on CBS Radio Workship's "A Matter of Logic." You'll hear him introducing Ray Bradbury's "Mars is Heaven" and finally as part of a tense Suspense show, "The Man Who Threw Acid" from 1956.
Televison had already won the public over in the 1950s, but CBS Radio was still producing great radio drama. You'll hear it as always on Sunday 6/04/23 starting at 9PM ET on WHFR'S Sunday Night Mysteries. 89.3 in the Detroit area or whfr.fm on your streaming device.

"WHFR Journal" - Tomorrow at 1pm - State of the City, College Bound, and more!

Tune in to this week’s WHFR Journal on Friday, June 2 for an interview with Tirria Kendred, HFC Director of K-12 Relations and Tracy Perry, HFC Director of Admissions and Recruiting as they share details on this summer’s exciting new College Bound – The Hawk Advantage program for prospective new college students. Also, in case you missed it live, hear a special broadcast of Dearborn Mayor Abdullah Hammoud’s first State of the City address that took place on May 23, 2023.

We Are Not Alone, Monday, June 5, 2023. 2-3PM EST.

Our guest today is Preston Dennett. Preston began investigating UFOs and the paranormal in 1986 when he discovered that his family, friends, and co-workers were having dramatic unexplained encounters. For a link to all archived shows, go to: https://whfr.fm/station/programs/malt-shop-we-are-not-alone-0. For the latest show archives: click the “Talk Shows” button on the home page then “We Are Not Alone.”

TOP TEN BLUES for May 2023

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. BOB CORRITORE AND FRIENDS: Women In Blues Showcase (SWAMF / VizzTone Label Group)
2. LIL' JIMMY REED WITH BEN LEVIN: Back To Baton Rouge (Nola Blue Records)
3. JOE KROWN: Tribute (Sledgehammer Blues)
4. ALLY VENABLE: Real Gone (Ruf)
5. DEUCE 'N A QUARTER: Keep Moving On (SELF)
6. PLANET D NONET: Blues To Be There: A Salute To Duke Ellington (Eastlawn Records)
7. JIMMIE BRATCHER: Far Enough (Ain't Skeert Tunes)
8. IVAN NEVILLE: Touch My Soul (Mascot Label Group / The Funk Garage)
9. ANA POPOVIC: Power (ArtisteXclusive Records)
10. JOHNNY KING AND FRIENDS: Call It Confusion (Sol Island Music)


WHFR Blues Music Director

Culture Collections Premiere

Culture Collections is a combination of international, easy listening, adult contemporary, and everything in between musical format, with a unique flare that blends a colorful taste of a century’s worth of music. Culture Collections, hosted by June Williams, will premiere on June 10, 2023, and will air every Saturday afternoon, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm, on WHFR-FM 89.3 Making Waves.

All That Jazz

AllThatJazzAt WHFR, we are constantly getting new music. Some of our most recent adds are shared with us by our Jazz Music Director:

Artist: Sylvie Courvoisier & Cory Smythe
Album: The Rite of Spring
Label: Pyroclastic Record

       Pianists Sylvie Courvoisier and Cory Smythe join forces for an interpretation of the monumental piece by composer Igor Stravinsky, The Rite of Spring. The two pianists here are known for their creative and boundary expanding forays on piano and take this classic piece of Stravinsky to new heights, including passages of free improvisation and extended techniques for piano.

Artist: Matt Mitchell
Album: Oblong Aplomb
Label: Out of Your Heads Records

       On this two-cd set, pianist Matt Mitchell performs with a different drummer/percussionist on each cd. First up is Kate Gentile who joins Mitchell in a set of highly charged excursions into composed and improvised music. CD two finds Mitchell with longtime associate Ches Smith who plays not only drums but vibraphone, marimba and other percussion instruments.

Artist: Ingrid Laubrock
Album: The Last Quiet Place
Label: Pyroclastic Records

       Ingrid has long been known as a creative force on tenor and soprano saxophones and has established herself as a brilliant composer in recent years. This set includes a string quartet of sorts, that being violin, cello, guitar and double bass. The music flows seamlessly from beautiful written passages to creative excursions into the avant-garde.

WHFR is happy to expand our library with submissions like the top jazz adds listed above. If you are interested in sending your music to WHFR, please click "Send Us Your New Music" to display all information needed to submit your content for airplay consideration. On behalf of WHFR, we thank you for supporting the station and helping us continue "Making Waves."

WHFR Journal This Friday, May 26, 1pm-2pm

Tune in to the WHFR Journal, Friday, May 26th, at 1pm as we feature a chat with Dr. Brad Romans. Dr. Romans is the new Dean of Henry Ford College’s School of Liberal Arts. He’ll cover his experience and interests related to liberal arts and his vision for the school moving forward. For the second half, Dr Ali Bazzi, Superintendent of Schools for the nearby Star Academy is building a radio station for his students! His inspiration came to him in a dream and today he’s making it a reality. Hear the behind the scenes details as this educational professional relates it in our WHFR studios.

Memorial Day Programming

eagle On Memorial Day, we pay tribute to those who sacrificed so we could live in freedom. We are thankful for those who have served, and we are thinking of those who have lost people they love. WHFR commemorates Memorial Day during Roll and Tumble Take 2 (airing 4-6pm, featuring BLUES, R&B, EARLY ROCK 1951-1971 & BEYOND) and Hotwax Radio (airing 8-11pm, featuring MUSIC VARIETY). These shows will feature special memorials and songs with memorial in the title.

Change for This Week's WHFR Journal

Just a note to share that the interview we planned on this week's WHFR Journal with Dr. Brad Romans will be aired at 1pm NEXT Friday, May 26. Thanks for your patience as we move this segment to air it in its entirety next week. It'll be worth the wait! Hope you enjoyed our interview spotlighting this month as Mental Health Awareness Month with HFC's Adriza Caesar, and have a positive and pleasant weekend.

WHFR Journal for Friday, May 19, 1pm

Join us on the WHFR Journal tomorrow, May 19 from 1pm-2pm. We'll hear from the new Dean of the HFC School of Liberal Arts, Dr. Brad Romans. Dr. Romans will discuss his experience and interests that relate to a liberal arts education and his vision for the school moving forward. Also on this week's Journal, HFC Counselor in the Assisted Learning Services area, Adriza Caesar will discuss mental health issues and resources available to our HFC students as we shine a spotlight on this important topic during this Mental Health Awareness month.

"Blues With A Feeling" (Saturdays at 8pm) Returns This Weekend!

Hi, I am Anderson Coleman, producer and host of this long-running and thrilling broadcast, Blues With A Feeling. I am returning to WHFR on May 20, 2023, after a much too long absence. Listen to WHFR for many soulful voices and songs I play. These are rare sounds that many of you can relate to. During the Blues With A Feeling broadcast, I will capture the true essence of rare classic blues, R & B, and information about the music and the artists first heard here. These rare blues will attract and hold your attention from the moment you hear the first lyric. Many of you will be able to relate to the music from your own life experiences. Hear great old and new artists like Bobby Bland, B. B. King, Nina Simone, Professor Long Hair, and local artists like Alberta Adams, Kathy Hart and others.
I am back with an "emotionally charged dimension" to the word "Blues". I invite you to " lock it in" on 89.3 FM on Saturday night at 8:00 p.m.
This is the station and broadcast that has given you a choice in classic blues for over 17 years. It's too much to miss! Come and reconnect with me on The Station Making Waves, WHFR's blues in the nighttime.
–Anderson Coleman

Happy Mother's Day!

To our lovely WHFR mothers, grandmothers, aunts, sisters, and mother figures, we wish you a very Happy Mother's Day. Enjoy the day and thank you for everything you do to make this world a better place!

WHFR Journal Presents MENA Resolution Update and Barrett Awards Ceremony TODAY at 1pm

Tune into the WHFR Journal today, May 12, from 1pm-2pm when we'll share information on the new Dearborn MENA resolution that the Dearborn City Council unanimously voted to approve. Guests Leslie Herrick, President Pro Tem of the Dearborn City Council, and Terri Pilarski, Executive Director of the Intercultural Community Center in Dearborn will share background and insight on this important issue. Also, on the show, we'll have a special airing of the recent Barrett Creative Writing Awards ceremony held on the campus of HFC. Students will share their work and you'll get to hear some of the best local creative talent from HFC. Join us on 89.3FM and whfr.fm.

Call Me — Maybe?: The 50th Anniversary of the First Cell Phone Call

Tune into the WHFR Journal this Friday at 1pm for the PRX special: Call Me — Maybe?: The 50th Anniversary of the First Cell Phone Call. On April 3, 1973, an engineer named Martin Cooper stood nervously along a busy midtown Manhattan street, about to make a phone call. It was a call that would change life as we know it: The first cell phone call ever. The phone Cooper used that day — a prototype — was a bulky, 2-pound monster that looked a bit like a shoe with an antenna sticking out of the top.

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