WHFR News

Idles: They are NOT a punk band.

At least according to singer Joe Talbot on numerous occasions. However, there is a reason he has made this declaration on numerous occasions, many outlets and fans often slap genre titles on them like punk, post-punk, post-hardcore, etc. So maybe there is a reason for this. The band's bigger tracks are often up tempo and loud rock tracks with raucous vocals reminiscent of UK street punk outfits like The Exploited (in their early years, think Dead Cities) if they were singing.

Special WHFR Journal - Friday, Dec. 18, 12:50pm

This month marks the 35th anniversary of WHFR's first on-air broadcast, and we’re celebrating this "birthday" during the December 18 edition of the WHFR Journal (with a special start time of 12:50pm), featuring a very special guest: former Station Advisor and founder of WHFR, Jay Korinek. Jay will share details about the station's history and well as some interesting anecdotes about WHFR over the years. He was present for most of the 35 years, and we’re very excited to have him back on the airwaves on the show he created, the WHFR Journal.

End of an Era: Mike D's Skrockin' Yer Butow Ends Sunday January 3rd after 30 years on the air!

This year marks Skrockin' Yer Butow's 30th year on the air, and today’s show will also be its final broadcast… the countdown just started at 6:00PM!

“DEATH TO SKROCKIN’ YER BUTOW” broadcasts 7:00-10:34pm in Dearborn/Detroit at 89.3FM on the radio dial, and to the rest of the world via our webzone: www.whfr.fm

If you plan on listening, I invite you to test WHFR’s streamer now, just to make sure it works.

WHFR Week Long Winter Season Celebration Holiday Programming Starting 2pm Friday December 18th!

As has been a longtime WHFR tradition, we are taking a break from the current classical programming for a weeklong on-air celebration of the winter season. Starting at 2pm on Friday, December 18 (after a special end of the year WHFR Journal), we will be programming a “Best of Winter Season Celebration” show. This compilation of shows features our WHFR staff sharing songs and stories about the Celebrations of this winter season: Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, the Winter Solstice, New Year’s, and WHFR’s 35th birthday. There will be a wide variety of formats and DJs playing their favorite Winter Season music throughout the week from the last few years PLUS there a few new shows added in the mix. Tune in to WHFR’s Winter Season Celebration week from Friday afternoon, December 18, until early Saturday, December 26. Happy Holidays from WHFR!

Special WHFR JOURNAL Friday Dec 18 at 12:50pm

This month marks the 35th anniversary of WHFR's first on-air broadcast, and we’re celebrating this "birthday" during the December 18 edition of the WHFR Journal (with a special start time of 12:50pm), featuring a very special guest: former Station Advisor and founder of WHFR, Jay Korinek. Jay will share details about the station's history and well as some interesting anecdotes about WHFR over the years. He was present for most of the 35 years, and we’re very excited to have him back on the airwaves on the show he created, the WHFR Journal. In the same hour, we’ll also be welcoming esteemed Henry Ford College President Russ Kavalhuna to talk about the HFC year in review and thoughts on what we can look forward to in 2021.

These are the best of the best of WHFR and Henry Ford College, just for you on the WHFR Journal beginning at 12:50pm on Friday, December 18, 2020. Please join us!

WHFR to air the 22nd Homelessness Marathon on Wednesday, December 9th, from 6:00 - 10:00 p.m.

The Homelessness Marathon is a unique radio program that gives homeless people and their allies a chance to speak with the nation about their experiences. Broadcasting from a different city each year, the Marathon features live reports, interviews with advocates and experts, and calls from listeners all over the country. Each hour of the program focuses on a different aspect of the problem, from youth to veterans, and from evictions to shelters. Above all, the program centers the voices of homeless people talking about their real circumstances, obstacles, and potential solutions.

WHFR will continue Classical 24 programming indefinitely during the latest COVID Related Shutdowns

WHFR will continue to broadcast Classical 24 on our airwaves for our listener enjoyment. This will remain in place until the campus is opened back and students and WHFR staff are able to return.

WHFR Returns to Classical 24 programming during the latest COVID Related Shutdowns for at least 3 weeks

Thank you WHFR for your excited for our slow return of locally produced programming with WHFR DJs. We had just began to add more DJs to our schedule when the latest COVID-19 related shutdown was announced. Starting TODAY, Wednesday November 18, Henry Ford College has returned to all remote teaching and work for at least 3 weeks if not until the end of the semester. This means that WHFR will have to return Classical 24 for our programming 24/7 until HFC allows students/faculty and staff back on campus. We knew this was a possibility but we were hoping we would be on the air longer with our few WHFR DJs. We will keep you posted when the slow return to WHFR DJs begins AGAIN. Enjoy Classical 24.

Power Outage at HFC and WHFR. Hope Back Up Wednesday

Thank you WHFR listeners to supporting and listening to WHFR. Currently there is a power outage at Henry Ford College and WHFR. We hope the power will be restored quickly but expect to be back on the air Wednesday morning.

A Few WHFR DJ-hosted Programming Returning to the Air!

WHFR has a few live and locally produced programming back on the air! Halloween came early for WHFR listeners with the return to some of our live DJs in the studio. For the first few weeks we will have one show/dj per day and the first round of shows feature both evening, morning and early afternoon listening times. Jazz returns on Tuesday evenings 7-10pm, Wednesday afternoons Noon-2 and Sunday mornings 10am-1pm. Big Band & Broadway return on Friday mornings 10am-noon. Singer-songwriter, folk & indie return on Saturday mornings 10am-noon, Rockabilly/Gothabilly/Psychobilly returns Monday nights 6-8 and Noise/Ambient/Electro-Acoustic returns on Thursday afternoons Noon-2pm.

We hope to have more DJs per day before the end of the year but this all depends on our volunteers, HFC, and how many current cases of COVID-19 are in the community. This has been a long road getting back on the air and we are excited to have a few shows on for the time being.

Please check our website and social media for updates.

More on the original Slow Return Story below.