Trailer for "Feast Your Ears: The Story of WHFS 102.3 FM,” a documentary that should be ready for release this year.
Clearly, there remains a lot of love out there for WHFS-FM, the free-form progressive music station that came out of the mid-’60s subculture to play the music its DJs wanted you to hear. Endearingly freewheeling, with DJs like Weasel, Damian, Cerphe and Bob Here offering their idiosyncratic soundtrack to their listeners’ lives, it became the go-to station for serious music enthusiasts lucky enough to live close enough to its Bethesda (and later Annapolis) studios to receive its signal.
Sometime this year, former WHFS employee Jay Schlossberg’s documentary, “Feast Your Ears: The Story of WHFS 102.3 FM,” should get its premiere, giving people the happy chance to relive their memories of WHFS. In the meantime, here are some Facebook reactions to our recent story about the station and Schlossberg’s upcoming film.
John Greene: Good part of my adolescence was listening to that station. Weasel, Tom Terrell and Niecey!!! Were my favorites. Damien still not a fan!!! Lol. They played Alternative before Alternative was Cool. I miss the Old WHFS. The new HD WHFS not the same!!!
Cat Carp: I started listening to HFS in the early ‘80’s. I would skip school head down to Cordell ave in Bethesda ... go to the awesome record shop and hang out just waiting to see Joey Ramone
Claire Welsh: I’ll never forget they played ‘Last Goodbye’ and then Latin music came on and that was it. 😓
Frank Young:I worked for a company that was at the Darth Vader building in the 90's. We also saw Bob Waugh and Rob Timm outside hanging and our receptionist became friends with them. Don't forget 99.1! Great station. It was the east coast version of 91X
Brian Keith Zink:Bob and Rob in the morning where they played music and did intellectual interviews instead of the crap want to be comedy crap on 98 crap. Local music with Katherine and Aq. Still sing the lead in song. Zoltar the brother from another planet. Damien. All great real djs
Walter Closson: Circa 1969, WHFS was a standard MOR station until 4:00pm on weekdays when it changed and went into the Progressive format.
Steve Preston: I loved this station!! I remember Weasel. Now I listen to WXPN 88.5 out of the University of Pennsylvania
Dan Bolton: I really miss that station. While I enjoy 98 Rock in the mornings, I tend to stream from Amazon most other times these days.
Chip Rosenberg:BTW, if you went to a lot of big concerts in the late 70’s around DC, ie Capital Centre, Constitution Hall, etc, HFS DJ Cerphe often introduced the bands.
Kirby SummersBring back the old 70s way of running a radio station with actually playing music 50 mins. out of the hour. I turn it off most of the time driving because they bombard you with too many commercials and too much talk radio !
Andrea Lems Davison: Loved Weasel and Bob Here, especially that Friday 5:00pm weekend song block.
Horace T. Rickster: Wish they’d bring this format back, tbh.
Virginia Durham: My favorite radio station back in the day. Beat 98 Rock