January 19, 2018

Welcome to WOAS-FM 88.5 – Your Sound Choice

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Station Contact Information:

701 Parker Ave.   Ontonagon, MI  49953

 Phone: 906 813 0614 Ext 113 or Ext 109

Welcome to YOUR SOUND CHOICE!  2018 is here – new things await, some old problems left to fix – it may be what the locals are calling “an old fashioned winter” but what the hey . . . beats forest fires and mudslides!

A) YES – still working on fixing our website audio problem!  Grrrr – If I had a dollar for every day that this has been on the back burner, I could probably pay someone to come in and fix it . . . but will keep working on it!  Anybody out there with the skills needed to trouble shoot our broadcast mixing board . . . give me a call.  I’ll even spring for coffee and donuts!

B) It was high time we updated the WORDS TO LIVE BY (below), so we will start from scratch (minus a couple of the old timers that still have legs).

C) The FROM THE VAULTS articles on the website and in the Ontonagon Herald keep generating interesting feedback.  Thanks to all of you for your kind words.  Research on future articles about the getting the Space Shuttle built and cartoonist (and Ontonagon alum) Dan Rosandich have provided us with some more interesting stories to share over time.  Until we get a more permanent link set up, listeners can catch up to what Rosandich has been doing at

D) Last of all, we hinted at the end of 2017 that we would need to do some form of fund raising to help defray some of our equipment and repair costs (not to mention pay for the bandwidth we use at the station for our on-line presence).  We are still looking at some form of future fund raising, but there have been too many irons on the fire to get it moving.  Watch for more information on the subject of ‘support your local radio station’.

E) I lied – this is the ‘last of all’ – WOAS-FM has again received a $1000 grant (plus a $100 kicker for being one of the first group in the state to apply) to run a Strive 4 a Safer Drive campaign.  Watch this space and other media outlets as we get the Don’t be Distracted III (DbDIII) campaign kicked off in February of 2018. 

F) I am cruising with the Liar’s Club for sure.  Stumbled on a Rik Emmet video at Daryl’s Club House – complete schedule of Daryl Hall’s concert’s with friends can be found at:

If you are a regular listener, it would be great to hear from you – drop me an e-mail with the particulars (who are you, where do you live, and when you listen to WOAS-FM) at the address above.  We like to hear from our listeners and viewers.  Better yet, stop by and say hey!

ker – GM


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Ken Raisanen, Manager

Words to live by:

Tom Constanten [short-lived pianist with the Grateful Dead] once said, “Dark Star is going on all the time. It’s going on right now. You don’t begin it so much as enter it. You don’t end it so much as leave it.”  – from Todd Gauthier, WOAS West Coast Bureau {Guess who will be performing at the University of Oregon’s Autzen Statium in June of 2018 . . .}

(Contemplating Hitler and Stalin in 1943):  “If the Leader says of such and such an event, ‘It never happened” – well it never happened.  If he says that two and two are five – well, two and two are five.  This prospect frightens me more than bombs.” – George Orwell  (and I guess we can also now worry about the bombs again – ker)

“‘I don’t need newspapers, I get my news from the internet’  is just like saying,  ‘I don’t need farmers, I get my food from the grocery store’. ” –  from the Munising News (thank you to the ‘original Willie Peterson’)

“If you want to show everyone how smart you are, shut up once and a while” – Eddie R. Raisanen (and he said this long before anyone even heard of the Donald and tweeting was for the birds)

“Remember –  there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness.  Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.” -Scott Adams

“In ancient times, cats were worshipped as gods;  they have not forgotten this.” – Terry Pratchett

“It’s not going to do any good to land on Mars if we’re stupid.” – Ray Bradbury

“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” – Arthur C. Clark

Top Piece Video – We begin the year without too many of our good friends . . .R.I.P.  TP et al