Peter Whorf

Radio Station Manager

Peter Whorf is station manager for WKAR Radio. He also oversees the news division of WKAR Radio, and is host of What's New on WKAR.

Peter Whorf joined WKAR in August 2012.

Peter arrived at WKAR from Chicago, where he was program director and vice president of content at WFMT, the only commercial classical radio station in the country. He was previously with public stations WNYC/New York, KBIA/Mid-Missouri Public Media and WBEZ/Chicago. Peter Whorf graduated from Eastman School of Music, studying the violin.

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Michigan Secretary of State

"Jackson Prison Industries" is the title of a new article by Jackson writer and historian Brad Flory. We talk with Flory about the history of free prison labor in our state.


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Claude Shannon was a mid-20th century professor at the University of Michigan and MIT, and was one of the fathers of today’s digital age. Current State's Peter Whorf brings us the story from a recent Michigan History Magazine profile.

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Today, Current State opens another installment in our summer travel series.

Current State’s Peter Whorf takes us to a place where Michigan’s natural beauty meets books.

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Current State’s Peter Whorf visits the newly renovated Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum and takes us along for a tour.


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Last week’s arrival of summer brought us the seasonal forecast on Current State. Dr. Kirk Heinze talks with MSU climatologist Jeff Andresen.


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Grand Rapids Art Museum chief curator Ron Platt gives Current State's Peter Whorf a look at historic photos and the evolution of the medium.


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Merze Tate was the first African-American graduate of Western Michigan Teachers College and the first African-American woman to attend the University of Oxford. We speak with  Sonya Bernard Hollins, one of today’s leading experts on the life of Merze Tate.


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Michigan temperatures have been pushing 90 recently...is that a hint of things to come?  MLive’s Mark Torregrossa looks ahead to Summer 2016.

Mid-Michigan has warmed its way into mid-June. Daytime high temperatures have flirted with 90 around Lansing. 

Is it a hint of things to come for the Summer of ‘16?

Current State’s Peter Whorf checks in with MLive chief meteorologist Mark Torregrossa for a quick overview of the weeks and months ahead.

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Michigan and the Great Lakes Region are rich in classical music and more this summer. Resident classical music guys Jamie Paisley and Peter Whorf take us on a preview tour.


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It’s the peak of home buying and selling season, and we’ll look back on historic Michigan homes that were to take a leap foward. Current State takes us to Western Michigan’s Usonian community.

A goal.  An assist.  A fight.  The Gordie Howe Hat Trick and many other topics will be covered on a special

edition of Mike Whorf's Kaleidoscope this Saturday, June 11 at 4pm on AM870.

Gordie Howe died today at age 88.

Mike Whorf will bring us his classic Howe tribute program from the WKAR archives with personal

interviews, rare play-by-play audio, period music and other treasures.  Be sure to tune in for this special

broadcast...or listen in at wkar.org.

Michigan author Doc Fletcher has kayaked thousands of miles on rivers across the midwest and written eight books about the experiences. A 2015 book included his enthusiasm for another pastime. We talk with the Northville resident about “Paddling and Pastimes: 6 Midwest Cities, the Rivers that Made Them, The Baseball Teams that Entertained Them.”


MSU flute professor and Lansing Symphony principal Richard Sherman talks with Current State about his recent CD for Lansing's Blue Griffin Recordings.


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Courtesy photo / MSU Museum

WKAR-TV presents an overview of Ken Burns' iconic "Civil War" series tomorrow night. Current State brings you stories of Michigan in the Civil War.


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Peter Whorf / WKAR

We bring you an update on Lansing’s Go Green Trikes delivery service with Go Green president and founder Yvonne LaFave.


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