Spirits Rejoice

  • Tuesday 6-10pm
Genre: 
Avant New & Classic Jazz and Improvised Musics

SPIRITS REJOICE is now into its 23rd year, originating in 1993, a week before the death of Sun Ra. The focus has been been mainly
on what is considered the avant-garde in jazz and improvised music. Both new and classic recordings are featured weekly with an
emphasis on new recordings. You may hear current artists such as William Parker, Hamid Drake, Myra Melford and Ken Vandermark
as well as classic artists such as John Coltrane, Sun Ra and Ornette Coleman. Each week may feature an in depth look at an artist
on their birthday or a retrospective after their passing. You may also hear selected classic recordings from the old blues and early rock
artists if the occasion is right (mainly in the first hour of the program).

Current new recordings of interest as of October 1 include:
Henry Threadgill - Poof - on Pi Recordings
Paula Shocron/William Parker/Paolo Diaz - El Templo - on Astral Spirits
Amir ElSaffar - The Other Shore - on Out There Records
Borderlands Trio - Wanderspehere - on Intakt Records

News

Take Two: Roll & Tumble is back on the air. They often ask, “What was the first rock and roll record made?” Some say Rocket 88 by Ike Turner and Jackie Breston from 1951. They called it R&B at the time. Whatever was first, it launched a period of time, from 1951 to the early 70's in music that may be unparalleled in terms of innovation and creativity. Sadly, much of the most creative and influential sounds from this period have been forgotten and ignored by mainstream radio.

Hello Loyal Listeners! Starting November 7th, This Is The House That Jack Swing Built will have a new time slot: 9PM until Midnight. The show will consist of Great Music, Community Events, Inspiring Thoughts and a Gospel Gem to help you transition into Monday and welcome the night shift into work... we're WHFR 89.3FM, always 'Making Waves' and I AM MISSY J

Plans this Halloween? Tune in to the Hotwax Radio special October 31st for an extended show, and let the white rabbit put a spell on ~You~! From 6:00pm -9:00pm this ghoulish audio feast will bring strange, ghastly and incredible horrors that will forever change your Halloween experience. C’mon, it’s just a bunch of Hocus Pocus ….right? Haa Haa Haa Haa Haaaaaaa!

From 6:00-9:00pm on both Monday, October 18th, and Monday, October 25th, The Wrekking Hours Radio Show will showcase the 23rd Annual Wrekking Halloween Monster Rock Extravaganza Spooktacular Hootenanny!

The RNBSoul Groove is a music format radio show that will feature R&B and Classic soul music from the 70s up to the 2000s. The show is hosted by Ms. Marjon aka 'The Queen of Convo' who has a passion and deep appreciation for music. This radio show will provide independent artists a chance to be heard on the FM radio dial. The world will have a chance to hear some amazing unsung artists. There will be weekly music themes, interviews, special milestone shout outs and music requests from the listeners. The goal of this show is to provide some grooving music for our listeners’ pleasure.

The best radio shows are filled with musical surprises. They take you on twists and turns that you never expected. You get a chance to hear new music you weren’t familiar with, along with classics that you hadn’t thought about in years. That’s what you get each week on Light from the Underground.

Meet The Candidates on the WHFR Journal

On Tuesday, November 2 the cities of Dearborn and Dearborn Heights are holding elections for Mayor and City Council. Over the next three weeks, the WHFR Journal, in partnership with the League of Women Voters - Dearborn-Dearborn Heights will give you the chance to meet the candidates for these offices. We begin Friday, October 15 at 1pm by hearing from the candidates for Dearborn Heights City Council. Six candidates will be in the running for four full 4-year terms, and two candidates are running for a partial, 2-year term.

Join us today at 1pm for the WHFR Journal. Our Guest Sue Katz, Community Outreach Coordinator Certified Credit Counselor & Educator at American Consumer Credit Counseling, Inc. will discuss financial literacy for students and ways to manage credit. These topics will be presented at two virtual seminars in later October and early November at HFC called "Money Lessons for Every College Student", presented by the Office of Student Activities, and are open to all students at HFC. Go to studentactivities@hfcc.edu to register and to hfcc.edu for more information.

This Friday, October 1st, is World College Radio Day!
We will be celebrating by including specially recorded messages throughout the day as well as with a one hour special at noon that includes special guest and former college radio DJ, "Weird Al" Yankovic.
Please join us as we honor the art of college radio this Friday!