WHFR and DJ Alex are happy to have Metro Detroit’s Ryan Allen in the studio to promote his 2nd Solo record HEART STRING SOUL with an interview and acoustic set Wednesday afternoon. HEART STRING SOUL, released under the name Ryan Allen and His Extra Arms, was recorded with Allen’s dad in his childhood home and will be released on Allen’s label Two Brains Recording Co. on March 25. Allen performs on almost all the instruments except for drums on this release. (click "Read More" for the rest of the story)
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the WHFR Meet the DJ event at the Oakwood Bar & Grill for Saturday February 21, 2015 has be POSTPONED until Saturday April 11, 2015. Sorry for the late notice and hope to see you there in April!
In conjunction with Black History Month, the Blues With A Feeling show will feature special guest Dr. Willie W. Payne, historian and author, who will talk about his multi-media lecture, The Underground Railroad Michigan Connection. Payne uses music, song and photos of local Underground Railroad stops to narrate stories and describe places used to harbor runaways. He will discuss how slave work songs and spirituals were used to communicate escape plans and how these songs also influenced blues, jazz and other music. Tune in to Blues With A Feeling on Saturday, February 28th, from 8:00-10:00pm to hear this special presentation.
Additional Dr. Payne lecture appearance dates:
Sunday, February 22, 2 p.m., West Bloomfield Library Main Meeting Room, 4600 Walnut Lake Road. Sponsored by the Greater West Bloomfield Historical Society and West Bloomfield Library. 248-757-2451
Tuesday, February 24, 7 p.m., Oak Park Library, 14200 Oak Park Boulevard. Sponsored by the Friends of Oak Park Library. 248-691-7480
Listen in to the MOTOR LIVE DRIVE @ 5 Show from 5-6pm EST to listen to Valley Hush. Known for their ethereal vocals with an indie electronic beat you will either want to dance or curl in your favorite place with your partner, or both! So tune in or listen to the podcast via the "Music Performances" button on our website.
The Annual Mrs. Robinson Will Oldham Valentine’s Special is happening Sunday February 15, 2015 from 9pm-midnight EST. Every year on or around Valentine’s Day, Mrs. Robinson shares her love of the music of singer-songwriter Will Oldham by playing his music from his vast catalog. Oldham currently performs under the name Bonnie “Prince” Billy and has performed under the moniker Palace, Palace Brothers, Palace Music, and the bands Continental OP, Box of Chocolates and more. As a special treat this year (and most years), Oldham will call in and chat with Mrs. Robinson at some point during the show. If you want more information, want to request your favorite Will Oldham song, or have anything you want Mrs. Robinson to ask Oldham specifially, please email email@example.com.
For more information check out the Facebook Event below. You can post questions and requests there as well.
"This isn't right, and I want no part of it." That's how Jeremy Weir Alderson felt when he began the Homelessness Marathon. This year's 14-hour Marathon is number 17 and airs February 17 & 18. Lynn speaks with Jeremy about the Marathon's history and mission, and why Sarasota, Florida, is a designated "mean city." WHFR is proud to be one of only three stations carrying the broadcast in Michigan. Remember there's a podcast of this show on this website, available anytime after broadcast: go to Talk Shows--Tuesday Forum--(select date).
Please join Tom Wilson for Very Special Music from Sun Ra and His Arkestra to Celebrate the Iconic Jazz Composer and His Original Arkestra Members: 90 year old Marshall Allen (alto sax) and Danny Ray Thompson (baritone sax, flute), in advance of when they Ascend onto the stage at Trinosophes in Detroit, tomorrow, Feb. 7th, as part of the "Over the Pavement" 3-day Art Music Fest.
Our guest today is probably the most recognizable name in UFOlogy: Nuclear Physicist and Lecturer Stanton Friedman. He became interested in UFOs in 1958, and since 1967 has lectured about them at more than 600 colleges and 100 professional groups in 50 U.S. states, 10 Canadian provinces and 18 other countries. He has published more than 90 UFO papers and has appeared on hundreds of radio and TV programs including Larry King Live and numerous documentaries.
Helping Youths, Seniora, and Students--through two local non-profit organizations featured on today's show. First, we talk with Nancy Allen about Urban Solutions, whose mission is to create solution for youth in the community. Second, we learn about "the oasis on Evergreen Road," from Father Anthony Fox at The Gabriel Richard Newman Center, located between Henry Ford College and the University of Michigan-Dearborn. The podcast of this show is available on this website for listening anytime: click on Talk Shows--Tuesday Forum--(select date).
Our annual talk about one of our favorite topics in Detroit: CARS. Joining hosts John and Jay will be Eddie Alterman, Editor in Chief of Car and Driver Magazine. So, we'll cover the Auto Show, the industry news, insurance, and--of course--our picks for Best Cars. The podcast will be available from this website immediately after broadcast, for listening (or downloading) anytime: click on Talk Shows--WHFR Journal--(select date).