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WOAS Transmitter Update

As of 9-14-20, our transmitter is repaired and we are waiting for it to return for re installation.  The good folks at BEXT gave us a great deal on the bench charges and went out of their way to keep us informed.  That is the good news. The bad news?  Shipping came to $100 x […]

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FTV: Fernao de Magalhaes – Part 2

       In Part 1, we looked at how Ferdinand Magellan (born Fernao de Magalhaes in Portugal) was able to convince King Charles I of Spain to appoint him the Captain General of an expedition to the Spice Islands.  Magellan was convinced one could sail west, find a strait that would deposit his ships at the […]

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Volunteers of America . . .

Tennis Court Work Bee        On Thursday, August 20, 2020, a group of volunteers gathered at the Ontonagon Area Schools / village tennis courts on Parker Avenue to prepare them for new nets.  The cost of the three nets and three new tensioning cranks came from four donations to the school district.  Ken and Chris […]

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Where is WOAS?

          In the normal flow of our broadcast year, WOAS-FM 88.5 would be easing into the new school year by broadcasting music by artists with some connection to the Porcupine Mountain Music Festival.  After our July maintenance hiatus, it is always fun to test the station’s equipment by featuring PMMF artists ahead of the festival.  […]

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FTV: Fernao de Magalhaes

       The date:  September 6, 1522.  Location:  Sanlucar de Barrameda, Spain.  “As the ship came closer, those who gathered onshore noticed that her tattered sails flailed in the breeze, her rigging had rotted away, the sun had bleached her colors, and storms had gouged her sides.  A small pilot boat was dispatched to lead the […]

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FTV: Rally Time

       On October 19, 2018, my wife and I were on the way to Houghton in the late afternoon when we happened to notice one of the cars from the Lake Superior Performance Rally (LSPR) traveling in the other direction.  They were headed toward the Friday evening starting point of their weekend rally.  Just for […]

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FTV: One and Done – Part 2

  After reading Cormac O’Brien’s book, Secret Lives of the U.S. Presidents – What your teachers never told you about the men of the White House (Quirk Books – 2009), I thought it might be interesting to examine some of the ‘one and done’ U.S. Presidents.  We ended Part 1 with the death of #11 (James […]

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