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Mike Whorf's 'Kaleidoscope' gets revival on AM-870

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Mike Whorf interview, part 2.

Mike Whorf is known to countless Michigan and mid-western radio listeners as the long-time Detroit radio host of "Kaleidoscope". The daily program which aired from the mid-1960s to the late 90s won the coveted Peabody Award in 1968, as well as numerous other honors.Starting in May, Mike Whorf's "Kaleidoscope" makes its return to Michigan audiences and listeners worldwide on WKAR AM-870 and WKAR.org.

WKAR is partnering with Michigan State University's Vincent Voice Library in presenting MSU's 1000+ collection of Kaleidoscope programs donated by Whorf to MSU in the 1970s.

Beginning Saturday, May 17th at 4 p.m. on AM-870, Mike Whorf's "Kaleidoscope" brings listeners an hour-long journey into the people, places and events that shaped our world today.

In the first of a two-part conversation with son and WKAR radio station manager Peter Whorf, Mike Whorf recalled the origins of "Kaleidoscope". “Tempo” was the name of Whorf’s show at WTAG in Worcester, Massachusetts, combining his now familiar signature sound of narrative, interview, archival recordings and music. 

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