January 9, 2020

S4SD – DbD 5

WOAS-FM will be taking part in the STRIVE 4 A SAFER DRIVE (S4SD) program again in 2020.  This marks the fifth consecutive year that we will using a $1000 grant from the State of Michigan and Ford Motor Corporation to spread the word about the dangers of distracted driving.  Our signature program has become Don’t be Distracted or DbD.

Michigan State Police trooper Jerry Mazurek nominated DbD 4 for a Governor’s Traffic Safety Advisory Commission (GTSAC) award.  F/Lt. Donald Horn, Commander of the Wakefield MSP Post, recently visited the Ontonagon Area Schools to inform us that we had been selected to receive the award.  While it would be difficult for one of us to be in Lansing on March 11, 2020 to personally accept the award, Lt. Horn graciously offered to accept it for us and to present the State Director of the MSP one of our program logo shirts.

Keep your eyes open as we will have more information about DbD 5 in this space and local media very soon.  The photos included here are from the press releases for the Governor’s Award announcement and last year’s door prize winners from the WOAS-FM 40th birthday party held in June of 2019.    Ken Raisanen, WOAS-FM Manager

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Left photo (l-r) Superintendent James Bobula, WOAS Assistant Manager Ike Bramlett, Lt. Donald Horn and WOAS-FM Manager Ken Raisanen.

Right Photo:  Door prize winners from our ‘cake and ice cream for 300’ 40th birthday party

Top Piece Video:  Sir Paul playing our unofficial DbD campaign song!