Peter Whorf: WKAR Radio's New Station Manager

Jul 13, 2012

Michigan State University announced today that Peter Whorf will join WKAR as Radio Station Manager for the public broadcasting stations on August 27, 2012.  Whorf comes to WKAR from WFMT in Chicago, where he has served as Program Director and Vice President for Content for the past seven years.

Peter Whorf’s broadcasting experience includes serving as Program Director at WNYC in New York and at KBIA in Columbia, Missouri.  Whorf also worked at WBEZ in Chicago, where he managed news and talk programming.  Whorf earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the prestigious Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York.

“Peter Whorf will be a great asset to our WKAR radio stations,” said Gary Reid, WKAR General Manager.  “Peter Whorf’s incredible background in music programming uniquely combined with radio news-talk experience, will make him a great addition to our WKAR family.”

“We are excited to have Peter Whorf join WKAR and the Michigan State University College of Communication Arts & Sciences leadership team,” said Dean Pamela Whitten.  “I am confident Whorf will provide the vision and leadership to elevate WKAR’s radio stations to new heights of quality programming and innovation.”

WKAR Radio broadcasts news and classical music on 90.5 and news and information on AM 870.  Jazz, folk and classical programming is also live-streamed at 

Welcome, Peter!