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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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.


Civil War artifacts photo
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.


Go Green Trikes photo
Peter Whorf / WKAR

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


Courtesy Roger LeLievre

An Ann Arbor writer remembers sailing the Great Lakes as a porter on a Ford Motor Company ship. Current State's Peter Whorf speaks with Roger LeLeivre about his Summer of 1973, sailing the Great Lakes as a cargo ship porter.

The natural and man-made beauty of Lake Superior is the subject of an upcoming tour and new article by Lake Superior Magazine editor Konnie LeMay.


Asian tiger mosquito photo
microbiologybytes / flickr creative commons

We talk with MSU entomologist Dr. Michael Kaufman about the threat of the Zika virus in Michigan.


Nokomis Learning Center photo
Courtesy photo / Nokomis Learning Center

Current State's Peter Whorf takes us on a tour of the Nokomis learning Center in Meridian Township.


The beauty of northern Michigan's M-22 is showcased in the book "Vintage Views Along Scenic M-22." We talk with authors Tom Wilson and Christine Byron.


Cadillac-based photographer Phil Stagg is known to chase waterfalls, and he’s turned his favorite pastime into a new book. Peter Whorf talks with Stagg about "Waterfalls of Michigan."


Kevin Noe photo
Courtesy photo / MSU College of Music

MSU College of Music conductor Kevin Noe leads his MSU Symphony and choruses in three masterpieces this weekend.


Marsha MacDowell photo
Peter Whorf / WKAR

Current State's Peter Whorf and MSU professor Marsha MacDowell discuss the art of Chinese Quilts at the MSU Museum.

Peter Whorf/WKAR

The MSU campus is the setting for countless activities, including the recently arrived sport of Nordic Walking. Peter Whorf talks a walk with Eric Ederer.

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