Monthly Archives: July 2015

The History of WOAS-FM 88.5

The first official broadcast of the WOAS radio station started at 8:00 AM on Friday, December 15, 1978. The station was managed by the Ontonagon Area High School librarian, Thomas Graham Lee. At the time, the station featured two reel-to-reel players and a vinyl record turntables as well as wiring for remote broadcasting in the […]

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FTV: Weird Al

I like Weird Al Yankovic.  I like his parodies, his sense of humor, and his accordion playing.  He seems to be the kind of guy you could sit down and talk to.  With that said, I would really like to meet the guys in his band because they are able to take what Al does […]

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FTV: Bayou Billabong

Some time ago I mentioned one of our ‘golden nugget’ moments at WOAS-FM occurred when Australian Hammond B-3 wizard Lachy Doley dropped us a line announcing the release of his newest CD Conviction.  Subsequent research lead to another happy accident when I discovered that Lachy has a keyboard playing brother named Clayton, a fact confirmed […]

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FTV: Wonder Man

Wonderful!  The new Rusty Wright Band CD Wonder Man is wonderful!  When they last visited Upper Michigan for two performances at the Ontonagon Theater for the Performing Arts in March of 2014, they were promoting their last release This, That, and the Other Thing.  A wonderful CD in its’ own right, TT&OT was recorded with […]

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FTV: Rouse

Robert Colclasure:  aka Rouse.  I knew Bob in passing the first couple of years I was in Ontonagon as he was subbing at OASD from time to time.   I first realized what a funny, talented guy he really was when I hosted a little musical gathering in my basement for anyone who wanted to show […]

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