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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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

Portrait: Kevin Noe
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MSU Professor Kevin Noe leads the MSU Symphony in Gustav Mahler’s "Symphony No. 4" this Friday night. Current State's Peter Whorf previews the concert.

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This week's concert features a work by a Pulitzer-Prize winning composer commemorating the 1968 invasion of Czechoslovakia.

Happy Birthday Mozart! The MSU College of Music celebrates Mozart's 260th tonight at Fairchild Theatre.

2016 Cadillac ATS Coupe
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Cadillac’s Lansing presence remains strong for 2016. Current State speaks with chief executive engineer Dave Leone from the Detroit Auto  Show.

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More than 40 years and hundreds of recordings later, MSU violinist Walter Verdehr is as busy as ever. Tonight, he performs in the Michigan State University College of Music Artist-Faculty Recital Series.

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“Lansing strong” might be the mantra for the 2016 Camaro. Sales have been brisk and it’s built at the capital city’s Grand River Assembly. Current State's Peter Whorf speaks with Camaro Executive Chief Engineer Al Oppenheiser.

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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.

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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.