WHFR fm 89.3

From MusicWiki Detroit
Jump to: navigation, search
WHFR fm 89.3
Whfr stream logo.jpg
Making Waves
Background Information

First Broadcast



Henry Ford College


5101 Evergreen Rd
Dearborn, Michigan


(313) 845-9676



Back in 1962, WHFR began as a student radio club at (then) Henry Ford Community College, with only a double-closet-sized room for operating a public address system providing a variety of music and campus announcements to the large dining room of the Student Center. However, the clubs mission since its start was to start a real over-the-air broadcast station, serving the unique music and information needs of the community, as well as the students of the College.

By 1978, the HFCC administration, recognizing the spirit and seeing the dedication, applied for an FM broadcast license from the Federal Communications Commission. The license was granted in 1979, but the preparations necessary to broadcast--construction, equipment, staffing, and budget--took until 1985 to get worked out, when the station went on the air.

Beginning with only six hours a day on six days a week, with all shows prerecorded, WHFR grew steadily as it proved itself and attracted more volunteers, first going "live" in 1987 (for three hours a week!). In 1988, with a schedule of 12 hours a day, the WHFR staff was stretched too thin to continue its PA operation, and moved all of its equipment and music library out of the Student Center into the new HFCC Fine Arts Center. Since 1997, they have have achieved a 24/7 broadcasting schedule.

External Links

Whfr Schedule