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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Michigan's MIDAS system falsely identified unemployment claimants as fraudulent.  Michigan's Senate Minority leader seek answers.

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Mozart and Tchaikovsky are great composers who go great together. WKAR's presentation of the A2SO's  Michigan Theatre performance is the place to be for classical music lovers next week.

A capital region state legislator intends to seek Michigan's highest office.

Hourly workers in the Great Lakes State get a bump this week.

Here at WKAR, we're excited to announce some changes coming to 90.5 FM -- changes aimed at bringing you more of what you have asked for: More news and more classical music!

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Thursday morning's I-96 pileup near Fowlerville claimed the lives of an Ann Arbor couple and a 28-year-old believed to be from Hollywood, Florida.

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Peter Whorf / WKAR-MSU

The acclaimed quartet visited WKAR  to record some music and talk with WKAR's Peter Whorf about their upcoming East Lansing appearance.


Tom Barrett has emerged victorious in the race for the Michigan 71st congressional district.  WKAR's Mark Bashore and analysts Tom Shields and Dennis Denno continue their discussion of Michigan under a possible new presidential administration.

Sam Singh is re-elected to the Michigan House 69th district.

WKAR analysts Dennis Denno and Tom Shields bring us discussion of new Ingham sheriff Scott Wriggelsworth and a Michigan congressional update.

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WKAR Election 2016 hot Mark Bashore and analysts Tom Shields and Dennis Denno discuss Tom Barrett's lead in Michigan's 71st district...

Scott Pohl

Scott Wriggelsworth is Ingham County's choice as sheriff.  He succeeds his father, longtime county sheriff Gene Wriggelsworth.  WKAR Election 2016 host Mark Bashore discusses this hour's results with political analysts Tom Shields and Dennis Denno.  MSU J-School's Joe Grimm and student Treasure Roberts check in again on the MI First Election effort...

Peter Whorf

WKAR Election 2016 host Mark Bashore with political analysts Tom Shields and Dennis Denno discuss incumbent U.S. Rep. Mike Bishop's performance in Oakland County and elsewhere...plus the race for Ingham County Sheriff...

Peter Whorf

WKAR Election 2016 analysts Tom Shields and Dennis Denno join Mark Bashore to discuss Michigan Democrats' efforts to gain house seats over the Republican majority.  MSU journalism professor

and Michigan Interscholastic Press Association director Jeremy Steele and J-school student Jaimie Bozack continue WKAR's Mi First Election collaboration.

Peter Whorf

Current State host Mark Bashore anchors WKAR's local Election 2016 coverage for 90.5FM and wkar.org

, joining in with all-night NPR coverage and PBS NewHour on WKAR TV.  Here, Mark and political analysts Dennis Denno and Tom Shields discuss national, state and local races of high interest...

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With early returns coming in, Democratic Eaton County Sheriff candidate Tom Wright held a slight lead over Republican McPhail.  Mark also checks in with Mi First Election's Troy Hale and journalism student Caitlin DeLuca.

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