Join host Tom Wilson as he brings to the airwaves the Epic 1971 jazz opera, "Escalator Over The Hill" by jazz composer / bandleader Carla Bley who turns 77 years of age this Saturday May 11th. This recording was originally referred to as "Chronotransduction" by Carla Bley & Paul Haimes. This amazing performance features a stellar line-up that includes Jack Bruce, John McGlaughlin, Don Cherry and Leroy Jenkins. Linda Rondstandt and Detroits own Shelia Jordan do the vocals. This is a must listen! Be sure to to tune in from 6 - 8 on Friday...where "we'll meet you on the other side of the hill!"
The month of May continues at a hectic pace. Spring is in full bloom and Mother's Day arrives this Sunday, so "Theme Attic," the radio show that picks themes and plays music from a variety of genres about selected subjects, will play sets relating to both topics. Since "Theme Attic" is also moving to Wednesdays, (but also at 10AM starting next week), it only seems appropriate to play some tunes about moving. Join host DJ Phil Maq on Thursday, May 9, at 10:00AM for his clever and unusual takes on music!
Missouri MUFON’s State Director, Debbie Ziegelmeyer will be our guest. Among the many attributes in her resume, Debbie serves on MUFON’s Board of Directors, as well as being a MUFON “Star Team” Investigator and State Coordinator. As the Co-Founder of MUFON’s “Dive Team”, she deals with Underwater UFO Search and Recovery, and she was a Volunteer archeologist on SCI-FI’s “Roswell Crash: Starling New Evidence” in September of 2002 as well as on NBC’s SCI-FI Investigates, “Roswell Re-visited” in June of 2006. Miss the live broadcast?
A new collaboration of KCRW and The Believer magazine: "The Organist #3" podcast gives us: Conan O'Brien talking to Jack White, Sarah Silverman on her pet owl, "The Blob," and more. Then, Steven J. Dubner, in this short Freakonmics segment: "It's Crowded At the Top." Can't listen live at this time?--remember this show is archived as OUR podcast from this website: click on Talk Shows--Monday Forum--(select date).
Join Tom Wilson as he plays excerpts from the Soft Machine live recording done on May 2nd, 1972. This live show was recorded at The Olympia in Paris, France.
Soft Machine was one of the most influential underground / psychedelic / jazz bands from England's "Canterbury Scene." Also featured will be the latest release
from Akron / Family entitled, "Sub Verses," where they explore new sonic audio territory. Make Waves in Outer Space!
The month of May starts off with a flurry of "important" dates so "Theme Attic," the radio show that picks themes and plays music from a variety of genres about selected subjects, will have to work hard to keep up. The biggest dates are for the Kentucky Derby and Cinco de Mayo, but there will musical nods to May 1st and May 4th. Join host DJ Phil Maq on Thursday, May 2, at 10:00AM for his clever and unusual takes on music!
Our Tuesday Forum features a variety of topics hosted and produced locally, but once every three or four months, on the 5th Tuesday, we reach out to the Internet and bring back significant podcasts produced by others (which is, BTW, the constant purpose of our Monday Forum, 6-7 PM).
First, a recent podcast from the Sierra Club, giving news and information about our planet, its environment, and how to better live with this in mind. Then, from The Planetary Society, we hear the latest about astronomy and space science. Remember these shows are archived as podcasts on this website, for listening anytime from immediately after broadcast: click on Talk Shows--Monday Forum--(select date).
WHFR is also hosting a special spring benefit concert titled “Detroit Blues Revue” from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. April 27 at New Place Lounge, 22723 Michigan Ave. in Dearborn. It will feature regional musicians, including Big Ray and the Motor City Kings, Motor City Josh and the Big 3 and Motor City Slim. Attendees must be 21 and older to attend. Donations are $5 at the door. Food and beverages are available for purchase. Check out our Facebook Page to print out the flyer or just show up TONIGHT (Saturday April 27) for a fun time in Dearborn with WHFR and the Blues! http://www.facebook.com/whfrradio
Earth Day was observed earlier this week, but "Theme Attic," the radio show that picks themes and plays music from a variety of genres about selected subjects, feels that it is too important of a day to ignore. There will be plenty of songs featuring recycling, climate control, and endangered species to draw attention to subjects that deserve more attention than one day per year. Join host DJ Phil Maq on Thursday, April 25th, at 10:00AM for his clever and unusual takes on music!