WHFR News

Former WHFR Staff Member Beats Long Odds to Graduate

Former WHFR staff member Dunamis Archer overcame many setbacks to graduate from MSU with his bachelor's degree in communication. Dunamis is the son of longtime WHFR DJ Andre Archer, who hosts the Strictly Gospel show on Tuesdays from 2pm-4pm.

"WHFR Journal" Program Shares Some HFC Flair - THIS Friday, May 28 at 1pm

Listen this Friday, May 28 at 1pm for the WHFR Journal when we'll chat with HFC Music Director G. Kevin Dewey about the upcoming (and first-ever virtual) HFC President's Collage Concert (click on story title for full info). Kevin will provide details about the event that is free and open to all, and share how he reinvented the HFC Music Department throughout the pandemic to come out stronger.

A Big Radiothon Thank You

Many thanks to those of you who pledged your support through a Radiothon 2021 financial donation. We are grateful for the vote of confidence you've shown in your HomeGrown broadcast and internet station, WHFR. If you have not yet made your donation, there's still time! Please click on the colorful donation link at the top of this page or reach out to me at 313-845-9842 or scmcgraw@hfcc.edu. Sincerest thanks!

Susan McGraw
WHFR General Manager

Reminder: Radiothon Special Home Grown Radio Content This Weekend!

WHFR Radiothon is in high gear. Please make your donation today if you haven't already. We are spotlighting two home-grown bands that have a special place in the heart of WHFR: Labour day Weekend and Windy and Carl. Check out the story on the home page, below. As a reminder, Labour Day Weekend's show will air at 12pm and 4pm, and will include new music from their unfinished upcoming album plus acoustic tracks performed by vocalist, songwriter & guitar player Joe Kaminski.

Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day to our Loyal Listeners from your Home-Grown broadcast and internet station, WHFR. We wish you a beautiful day and encourage you to celebrate and respect our earth through kindness, thoughtfulness, and purpose. Donate to Radiothon today to mark this festive occasion!

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.