Peter Whorf

Radio Station Manager

Peter Whorf is radio station manager for WKAR Public Media. He oversees the news and music divisions of WKAR Radio, and is host of MSU In Concert, numerous live broadcasts and the 90.5 New Release Of The Month feature.

Peter joined WKAR in August 2012.

Peter arrived at WKAR from WFMT, where he was radio program director and vice president of content for the Chicago commercial classical station. 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 with a degree in violin performance.

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One of MSU's greatest boosters of the arts turns 100 this month. Sunday afternoon brought community members together at Michigan State's Cowles House for a celebration.


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The Capital region's weekly news magazine explores Lansing and beyond this week with travels all around town and in-depth conversation in our studios.


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FRI MAY 26 at 10:45AM on 90.5 FM and Classical 24/7 stream | Virtuosic Canadian violinist James Ehnes returns in the first Detroit performances of a concerto by celebrated orchestral and film composer James Newton Howard (The Hunger Games series), and guest conductor Cristian Măcelaru leads Rachmaninoff's romantic Second Symphony.

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FRI JUNE 2 at 10:45 AM on 90.5 FM and Classical 24/7 stream | Having just performed its debut with the London Symphony Orchestra to critical acclaim, guest conductor James Gaffigan and violin sensation Nicola Benedetti present a new concerto by jazz phenom Wynton Marsalis! The DSO's incredible 2016-17 Season then comes to a celebratory finale with Tchaikovsky's majestic Fifth Symphony.

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From the Disney film G-Force to the movie trailer from Paul Blart: Mall Cop...from Carlton Beer to Domino's Pizza.

Decades of media appropriation have placed Carl Orff's O Fortuna opening to the scenic cantata Carmina Burana among classical music's greatest cliches. However, hearing the more than 60 minutes of music you may not know from this sprawling work will bring a startling freshness to the experience.


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This week on Current State: Review and commentary on the Sanctuary City debate within Lansing City Council, MSU's new archaeological techniques in Greece, Wharton Center's Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, MSU's new hockey coach Danton Cole, Holy Week in Lansing and more.


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WKAR TV producer John J. Valadez is a Peabody award-winning filmmaker who has written, directed and produced many nationally broadcast documentary films. He speaks with WKAR's Brooke Allen about the film "The Chicano Wave" and its inspiration.


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Workers continue to shore up the failing south wall of Lansing’s St. Paul Episcopal Church. High winds last week caused the wall to separate from the ceiling above, threatening collapse.

When you think of the great women of history, your mind probably goes to people like Susan B. Anthony, Sojourner Truth, Rosa Parks.  These are women who’ve done brave, trailblazing things as adults. Michigan author Patricia Majher’s book Great Girls of Michigan History explores the stories of young women who accomplished remarkable things before age twenty...

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In the nineteenth century, Woman's Exchanges formed a national network that created economic alternatives for financially vulnerable women in a world that permitted limited employment options.

One of the nation's oldest continuously operating voluntary movements -- many are still in business after more than a century.

 


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Today’s WKAR Women’s History Month feature is a home-grown story.


The importance of early childhood reading is discussed by WKAR’s Brooke Allen and Michigan Library Youth Educator Cathy Lancaster.  Michigan’s “one book” for March reading month is Lisa Wheeler’s Bubblegum, Bubblegum

 

 

 

 

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Roberta Bondar grew up in Ontario, camped in Michigan as a girl, and grew to become her nation’s first female astronaut. She shares her story today on WKAR.


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WKAR Current Sports host Al Martin and WKAR's Brad Walker talk spring training for the 2017 Detroit Tigers.


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Throughout Michigan's history, the state's African American population is often portrayed as an urban population... but that depiction overlooks a part of Michigan’s history.

 


 

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