Monthly Archives: March 2021

FTV: Boom or Bust?

       Are you an optimist or a pessimist?  Do you see the glass as half empty or half full?  Even the most ‘pie-in-the-sky, the sun is always shining somewhere’ people (think REM’s Shiny Happy People or Katrina and The Waves I’m Walking On Sunshine) certainly have days when things don’t look so rosy.  I won’t […]

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FTV: Speaking of Libraries . . .

       My source for what “National This or That Day” it is, the Jan Tucker Show, planted the idea for this FTV when Jan mentioned that one of the things designated for April 4 is ‘National School Library Day’.  With only so many days in a calendar year, there are usually multiple ‘National This or […]

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FTV: Robert Weston Smith

    Robert Weston Smith.  Does the name ring any bells?  No?  How about Big Smith and the Records?  Daddy Jules?  I will give you a couple of hints:  If you have seen the movie American Graffiti or reruns of the TV show The Midnight Special or heard Bob Smith’s, “Have Mercy!” catch phrase, then you might […]

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FTV: Cookin’ With Gas

       In the summer of 1974, Professor Pat Farrell was both my instructor and boss at Northern Michigan University’s Field Station just south of Melstrand, Michigan.  All Geography majors were required to take a class called Field Studies to give us boots on the ground experience using tools of the mapping trade.  My undergraduate advisor, […]

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WOAS-FM sponsors S4SD

S4SD 2021 Campaign So what exactly is S4SD? The full name of the program is Strive 4 a Safer Drive. Six years ago, the Ontonagon Area School owned FM radio station, WOAS-FM 88.5, was looking for a way to engage student DJs in some form of community service. With sponsorship by the Ford Motor Company […]

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