"Spirits Rejoice" celebrates pianist Matthew Shipp's 50th birthday! Tune in 6-10pm, Tuesday, December 7th

Pianist and innovator Matthew Shipp came to New York City as a 23 year old in 1984 and quickly emerged as one of the most powerful and unique voices on the music scene. His associations with William Parker, David S. Ware, Roscoe Mitchell and Rob Brown helped Matthew to realize his vision in music. Shipp was born on December 7, 1960 and will celebrate his 50th birthday as the Spirits Rejoice program airs from 6-10pm. Tune in on Tuesday the 7th as we weave in and out of the music of Matthew Shipp to say Happy Birthday.

Jocelyn Benson to be on "The New WHFR Journal," Friday, Dec. 3, 1-2 PM

In the November 2 election, Jocelyn Benson received the largest number of votes of any Democratic candidate for statewide office, though losing to Republican Ruth Johnson for Secretary of State. A professor in the Wayne State U. law school, she is an authority--and recent author--on the position of Secretary of State and its most vital responsibility: overseeing fair and accurate public elections. This show can also be listened to anytime after broadcast at our website by clicking on the "Journal" button and selecting its airdate of Dec. 3.

Listen to WHFR 89.3 FM on your iPhone!

Do you want to listen to 89.3 FM WHFR on your iPhone while out shopping for those great holiday deals? Now you can! Just click on the link to the left which will download the app for your iPhone from the iTunes App Store.

Happy Thanksgiving! Please enjoy our classical music today....

as we give our volunteer staff time to spend the holiday with their friends and family. Classical 24 will be playing all day today for your listening pleasure. All our regular daytime shows will resume on Friday morning. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Festival of Trees now open to the general Public November 21-28 at the Ford Community Performing Arts Center in Dearborn

Whfr.fm is proud to be a media sponsor of the Festival of Trees, a fundraising event for the Children's Hospital of Michigan Foundation. The event is open to the general public November 21-28, closed on Thanksgiving day, and is located at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center in Dearborn. For more information please visit their website at www.fot.org

Meet "Serein" On "Saturday Spontaneity" -- 2pm - 4pm Saturday, November 20

Serein is a light mist of a rain falling from an apparently clear sky; usually seen at dusk.

Let Serein's Andy, Justin, Avery, Tommy and Christopher introduce themselves and their folk/rock music to you tomorrow from 2pm - 4pm.

Many thanks to John Bommarito for hosting, and Alan Contino for engineering this local group of talented musicians on the final "Saturday Spontaneity."

Tune in tomorrow and find a pleasant mist coming from the WHFR airwaves 2pm - 4pm on "Saturday Spontaneity."

George Darany--new MI 15th district rep--to be on Journal, 11-19, 1-2 PM

This week's "The New WHFR Journal," always featuring local news and alternative views for Dearborn and the surrounding area, will feature a post-election interview with George Darany, now Dearborn's representative to Lansing. When will he begin? What will he do first? How will he regularly keep in touch with the district? Tune in from 1-2 PM, Friday, Nov. 19, or after 2 PM, listen to the podcast from our website--click on the Journal button and select the date.

"Doop Duprie & Katy Grace" performing LIVE on "Motor Live Drive @ 5" 5-6pm Thursday, November 18th

Katie Grace is a Detroit born and raised singer/songwriter/bass player. KG plays upright and electric bass in numerous Detroit and Lansing bands touring around the country. She stays true to her roots with her gritty, down-home style.

Detroit has always been known for its thriving music scene and diverse musical artists. The city has consistently produced music that has captured the hard-working-harder-playing essence of the “Motor City.”

"One Chord to Another" now on every Tuesday evening 10pm-Midnight!

Check out some great indie music on "One Chord to Another" with Jeff now every Tuesday from 10pm-Midnight.

New time for "Wind on the Waves"! Listen in Mondays Noon-2pm

A wind instrument musical whirlwind where you will find plenty of jazz, big band, and more during "Wind on the Waves" every Monday afternoon Noon-2pm.

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