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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Voters turned out this morning at the Cornell Elementary School polling location in Okemos, Michigan. At 8:30am Tuesday morning, approximately 70 people were present to make their choices for national, state and local elections. Michigan polls close this evening at 8:00pm.

The final touches are being made on the MSU School of Journalism's state-of-the-art media center and the College of Communication Arts and Sciences. WKAR TV and 90.5FM will be with you to provide live PBS NewsHour and NPR special coverage along with the MI First Election team starting Tuesday afternoon and continuing through the night.

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More than 300 WKAR news producers and MSU journalists are prepared to bring capital region, Michigan and national election results and analysis to listeners and viewers this November 8th. WKAR 90.5FM joins NPR's special Election 2016 coverage starting at 8pm and takes you through the night. NPR's Morning Edition and WKAR's Brooke Allen grab the baton at 5am with election discussion for your early morning and drive time hours. WKAR TV joins in the political coverage, teaming locally with the...

Election 2016
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MSU grad Don Gonyea is known to millions of news listeners across the country and around the world through his work as NPR political reporter. Don checked in with us today to touch on some of his Election 2016 experiences. Here's an excerpt - hear the rest later this week on WKAR...

Mingzhe Wang is one of MSU's most recent additions.

Wang is the new clarinet professor at the College of Music.

He recently...

Scott Pohl talks with Jim DeWitt, a Trump supporter in Dimondale. Peter Whorf talks with Eric Stinson of Okemos, who is backing Clinton. Both men are veterans.

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

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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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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.

Wayne State University Press

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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