DEARBORN — WHFR-FM 89.3, the student-run radio station at Henry Ford College, will host its 12th annual WHFR Record Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 19 in the Student and Culinary Arts Center on the main campus, 5101 Evergreen.
WHFR General Manager Susan McGraw said the show will coincide with the first WHFR Rock & Roll Craft Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission to the bazaar is free and open to the public.
The record show is open to the public, too. General admission is between $1 and $5 on a sliding scale with an early bird admission of $5 from 9 to 10 a.m. HFC students and employees are admitted free with a valid HFC identification card. All proceeds benefit WHFR-FM.
The record show attracts vendors from the tri-state area and Canada. This show will feature thousands of rare and mainstream records, CDs, DVDs, videos, and other forms of music and movie memorabilia for sale by independent, local and out-of-state vendors. There will be door prizes, giveaways and more.
“We have more vendors this year – the largest number ever – with many of our regulars returning and new ones joining us,” McGraw said. “Vinyl records have increased in popularity in recent years. There has never been a better time to check out this premier show.”
As a non-commercial, volunteer-staffed station, WHFR-FM is not licensed to sell commercials and must rely heavily on support from HFC and from individual donations to operate. More than 60 percent of its operating budget comes from donor support.
Since it began as a student radio club with a closet-sized room for public address operation in 1985, WHFR-FM has developed into an award-winning, live 24/7 broadcast and Internet outlet. On-air formats include blues, world, classical, avant jazz, indie rock, alternative and modern rock, techno, urban, big band, rockabilly, Americana, local news and views, and classic radio drama. All music shows highlight new releases, independent labels, and local artists.
For more information about, go to www.whfr.fm/recordshow or call WHFR-FM at 313-317-6579.