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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MSU Symphony conductor Kevin Noe previews this Friday’s lineup of 20th century masterworks at the Wharton Center.


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Courtesy photo / MSU College of Music

This Sunday night at MSU’s Fairchild Theatre, a new Spartan sound comes to the stage. The Beaumont Brass and friends unveil “Spartan Fanfare.” Current State's Peter Whorf has a preview.


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Jennifer Whorf

Soup Grant Lansing supports community service organizations and small neighborhood businesses, and celebrates three years this month. Current State's Peter Whorf serves that story up.


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Courtesy photo / Potter Park Zoo

Peter Whorf tours the new moose habitat at Lansing's Potter Park Zoo.


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Current State’s summer travel series continues today. WKAR’s Peter Whorf takes us to Dearborn for some living history.


The knife, the ax, the compass and the matchbox. Yooper Webster Marble said that’s all you need to go deep into the woods. A new Lansing exhibit “Inventing the Outdoors” takes us on a classic Michigan experience.


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Current State's Peter Whorf speaks with Dr. Charles Hyde, former Wayne State University professor and author of the 2014 book, "Images from the Arsenal of Democracy."


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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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Scott Pohl / WKAR

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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Courtesy photo / GRAM permanent collection

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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