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

Gilmore Car Museum photo
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The newest car models are arriving at the Detroit Auto Show, but the Gilmore Car Museum in Hickory Corners always has the classics on display. Gilmore Marketing director Jay Hollis talks with Current State's Peter Whorf about vintage autos and Michigan’s early dealerships.


Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago photo
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Greening of the Great Lakes host Dr. Kirk Heinze from MSU Today brings us a conversation about a new Chicago exhibit on Great Lakes energy. "Future Energy Chicago" is currently on display at the Museum of Science and Industry.


2015 brought music lovers the 50th anniversary of the classic John Coltrane album "A Love Supreme." WKAR documents the achievement in a radio special Saturday night.


We take you back to 1960 for a classic WKAR reading of Dicken’s "A Christmas Carol."


MSU Children's Choir photo: Kyle Zeuch and Katie Sundeen
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The MSU Children’s Choir provides the musical backdrop to today’s Current State Live Holiday Special.

Claude Shannon photo
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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.


Albom and Izzo at WKAR

Dec 8, 2015

WKAR was honored to have radio host, TV commentator and best-selling author Mitch Albom with MSU men's basketball coach Tom Izzo in our Studio S this evening.  The pair were on hand for WJR's Mitch Albom Show as Mitch dropped into town during his book signing tour.  Among other topics, the two discussed MSU's current top spot in the men's basketball poll.  Of course, MSU football sits at #3 in the nation with a trip to the national championship series ahead.  Not a bad start to the week here in East Lansing.

L.J. Scott photo
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WKAR’s Al Martin was in Indianapolis for the Spartan’s Big Ten title winning game. He brings us all the details on MSU’s thrilling victory.


Septic system photo
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Dr. Kirk Heinze and Michigan Environmental Council policy director James Clift discuss some of the most important issues facing our state in the coming months.


R.J. Shelton photo
Courtesy photo / MSU Athletic Communications

The MSU football team needed a win Saturday to keep their dreams alive, and did they ever come up big! WKAR’s Al Martin was there.


Michael Geiger photo
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After nearly 60 minutes of smash-mouth Big 10 football, it was Michael Geiger’s toe that put away the Buckeyes. Current Sports host Al Martin talks about MSU’s huge win over Ohio State Saturday.


Leo Zulu photo
Courtesy photo / MSU Department of Geography

MSU Professor Leo Zulu brings together rain forest conservation and social justice issues as part of Geography Awareness Week.

Elizabeth Mack photo
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MSU professor Elizabeth Mack talks with Current State’s Peter Whorf about the common misperceptions regarding the study of geography. That’s right, it’s Geography Awareness week here in Mid-Michigan and across the map!


Alan Arbogast photo
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From La Niña to the dunes of Lake Michigan, MSU Geography professor and Chair Dr. Alan Arbogast ties it all together on Current State’s Geography Awareness Week series.


Dr. Roberta Bondar photo
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Current State gets a view from space during Geography Awareness Week from astronaut and Ontario native Dr. Roberta Bondar.


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