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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This week, Michigan billionaire Betsy DeVos faced U.S. Senate confirmation hearings as President Donald Trump’s choice for Secretary of Education.

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Bishop Wayne T. Jackson hosted then-Republican presidential candidate Donald J. Trump at his Great Faith Ministries International in Detroit during the campaign season. Jackson is one of six high-profile faith community leaders invited to take part in Inauguration Day 2017. WKAR's Brooke Allen reached Rev. Jackson by phone today to ask what his inauguration benediction would be all about.


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Nathan Moore's research in climate change has taken him to such places as China, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and the Amazon. Moore is an assistant professor at MSU's College of Environmental and Resource Sciences. He examines climate change a little closer to home in a conversation with WKAR Morning Edition host Brooke Allen.


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Republicans and Democrats split over today's Betsy DeVos hearings. Meanwhile, one Capital Region school board leader responds to the Secretary of Education nominee's views.

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Michigan's State Senate Minority leader anticipates State of State addressing his home base of Flint.

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A Michigan policy group will listen for further economic development plans in Governor's Snyder's address tonight.

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Michigan's MIDAS system falsely identified unemployment claimants as fraudulent.  Michigan's Senate Minority leader seek answers.

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Mozart and Tchaikovsky are great composers who go great together. WKAR's presentation of the A2SO's  Michigan Theatre performance is the place to be for classical music lovers next week.

A capital region state legislator intends to seek Michigan's highest office.

Hourly workers in the Great Lakes State get a bump this week.

Here at WKAR, we're excited to announce some changes coming to 90.5 FM -- changes aimed at bringing you more of what you have asked for: More news and more classical music!

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Thursday morning's I-96 pileup near Fowlerville claimed the lives of an Ann Arbor couple and a 28-year-old believed to be from Hollywood, Florida.

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The acclaimed quartet visited WKAR  to record some music and talk with WKAR's Peter Whorf about their upcoming East Lansing appearance.


Tom Barrett has emerged victorious in the race for the Michigan 71st congressional district.  WKAR's Mark Bashore and analysts Tom Shields and Dennis Denno continue their discussion of Michigan under a possible new presidential administration.

Sam Singh is re-elected to the Michigan House 69th district.

WKAR analysts Dennis Denno and Tom Shields bring us discussion of new Ingham sheriff Scott Wriggelsworth and a Michigan congressional update.

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