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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Ron Newman photo
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MSU Jazz professor Ron Newman showcases the keyboard in an upcoming Fairchild Theatre concert.


Joe Rexrode photo
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Sportswriter Joe Rexrode has covered MSU sports for the Lansing State Journal and the Detroit Free press for years. He's leaving Michigan for a job in Tennessee.


From continental droughts to failed city water systems, Charles Fishman has been studying and forecasting global water challenges for years. Dr. Kirk Heinze of Greening of the Great Lakes talks with the author of "The Big Thirst: The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water".


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March Sadness.

It’s running rampant through this year’s NCAA tournament brackets.

Falling in their first round games this weekend were Baylor, Cal, West Virginia...and a certain number two team that’s been the talk of the men’s tourney for unexpected reasons.

The MSU women also came up just short in a back-and-forth thriller against Mississippi State yesterday.  Mark talks with Current Sports host Al Martin about the weekend’s double stunner.

Motown the Musical photo
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The Motown sound is the star of "Motown the Musical" this week at the Wharton Center. We talk with Jesse Nager, who stars as Smokey Robinson.


Spartans Big Ten Champs
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Michigan State's men's basketball team won the Big Ten Conference tournament yesterday and earned a number two seed in the NCAA tournament. We talk with Current Sports host Al Martin about Spartan basketball.


Arie Lipsky photo
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Current State talks with Arie Lipsky of the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra about their Saturday concert.

Dick Estell on TV set with bookshelves
file / WKAR-MSU

Dick Estell's lengthy run as WKAR's Radio Reader is coming to and end. In an interview a couple of years ago, he reflected on the personal significance of the show.


Aerial Powers
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The MSU men’s basketball team wrapped up the regular season this weekend with a win over Ohio State. The MSU women made it to the finals of the Big Ten tournament before falling to Maryland. We talk with Current Sports host Al Martin about Spartan basketball.


Deyonta Davis photo
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The MSU men's basketball team beat Penn State yesterday, while the MSU women won a three-overtime matchup with Ohio State this weekend. We talk with WKAR's Current Sports host Al Martin.


Suzy Merchant photo
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Current Sports host Al Martin is with us to check in on MSU Women’s basketball, as coach Suzy Merchant reaches another milestone.


Justin Verlander photo
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Current Sports host Al Martin previews Detroit Tiger baseball with spring training starting this week.


Denzel Valentine photo
Matthew Mitchell / MSU Athletic Communications

The Spartan men’s basketball team battled the Big 10 leading Indiana Hoosiers on Sunday and pulled away in a big second half. Current State talks with WKAR’s Al Martin about MSU basketball.


Kenny Barron photo
Jon Whiting

Jazz legend Kenny Barron takes up a week-long residency at MSU, performing and teaching throughout Mid-Michigan. Wel hear him perform and speak with Current State's Scott Pohl.


Bryn Forbes photo
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A busy sports weekend saw the Denver Broncos beat the Carolina Panthers in the Super Bowl, while MSU men's basketball shot the lights out at the Crisler Center. We talk with Current Sports host Al Martin about the Spartans’ big guns.


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