Peter Whorf

DPTV/WRCJ-FM (Detroit) has announced that it has selected Peter Whorf to become its regular midday classical music host, beginning March 11.

For the last six years, Whorf has been radio station manager at WKAR Public Media, where he oversaw the expansion of the WKAR News team, launched a number of new classical music shows and created programming partnerships with stations across Michigan.

“It’s been a pleasure working with my colleagues at WKAR and being on the air in mid-Michigan over the past six and a half years,” said Whorf. “I’ll miss my co-workers and friends, but I’m thrilled at this new opportunity to return to my home town and engage in Detroit’s rich classical music community as a member of the DPTV/WRCJ-FM team.”

Peter Whorf’s last day with WKAR will be Friday, March 8.

“We’re pleased that Peter has chosen to join WRCJ-FM,” said Station Manager Dave Devereaux. “He brings not only an extensive knowledge of classical music to the Detroit airwaves, but also a special ability to connect with listeners and studio guests. We look forward to sharing his love of classical music with new audiences.”

Whorf holds a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY, has a distinguished career in classical music broadcasting.  Prior to WKAR, he spent seven years as Program Director for WFMT-FM in Chicago, IL. He has also served as producer and on-air host for WBEZ-FM in Chicago and for radio stations in New York City and Colombia, MO.