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.

Ways to Connect

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.


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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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Courtesy photo / MSU Athletic Communications

While the Detroit Pistons dropped their first game in the playoffs this weekend, a Spartan basketball star realized one of her big hoop dreams. After losing twice to the Lightning, the Red Wings beat Tampa Bay in their playoff series last night. We talk with Current Sports host Al Martin.


LJ Scott photo
Rey del Rio / MSU Athletic Communications

Spring football is here for the Spartans. We hear about what kind of shape the 2016 team is in from Current Sports host Al Martin.


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He composed 8 operas, 4 ballets, music for 13 plays and many dozens of orchestral and vocal works.

But Gustav Holst is best known for a single masterpiece.

His seven- part suite, The Planets was completed 100 years ago.  The audio astrological tour has been a mainstay of the concert repertoire ever since.

The Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra performs the work this Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Michigan Theatre.

It’s also a live broadcast on 90.5 Classical...and it’s streamed at wkar.org.

April 2016 is a big month for live broadcasts on WKAR.  With MSU's College of Music presenting concerts nearly every day, WKAR joins in the fun by broadcasting /live streaming a program each week throughout the month.  This is the first month ever that WKAR and the College of Music have undertaken such a partnership.  90.5 FM and wkar.org will feature faculty, student and guest artists in everything from chamber ensembles to jazz to the MSU Symphony Orchestra.

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