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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The Art of Brewing series at MSU's Broad Art Museum is wrapping up with a session on coffee. Current State's Peter Whorf talks with Cara Nader of Strange Matter Coffee Company.

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Courtesy photo / Courtesy MSU Department of Horticulture

The debate over genetically modified organisms have centered on health issues and the possible impact on the environment. Dr. Kirk Heinze of Greening of the Great Lakes talks about GMO's with Dr. Rebecca Grummit of the MSU Department of Horticulture.

The 2015/16 season of live broadcasts on WKAR kicks off with this evening's 8 o'clock Ann Arbor Symphony concert.  Soloist Garrick Ohlsson does double-duty on the all-Beethoven program with the Piano Concerto No. 3 and the "Choral Fantasy" for orchestra, chorus and piano.  The program opens with Beethoven's Symphony No. 3.  Be sure to tune in during intermission as music director Arie Lipsky previews next month's live concert broadcast of Tchaikovsky, Kodaly and Dvorak.

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WKAR File Photo

The WKAR-TV program "QuizBusters" is taping some special episodes this week. Classical music is the focus of one of the programs pitting teams featuring WKAR-FM music hosts Jody Knol and Jamie Paisley along with others contestants. Current State talks with "QuizBusters" host Matt Ottinger.

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Courtesy of Michigan State University

Current State checks in with Detroit Free Press sports reporter Joe Rexrode about the Spartans' upcoming football season.