June 4, 2016

THE SUMMER OF ’16

(With my apologies to Bryan Adam’s Summer of ’69)  – The WOAS-FM Summer Rambles:

We will be off air save an occasional test broadcast from Saturday June 11 until August 22 when we will start our week long run up to the Porcupine Mountain Music Festival.  While we won’t be broadcasting music or video during this period, the WOAS website will be alive and well.  Check in from time to time – there are enough maintenance things to take care of, who knows how many test broadcast days there may be in store during our hiatus.

THANK YOU to our DJs and LISTENERS – without you, we would indeed lead a dull life.  Congrats to Stephen Radachy on his new job with Target and thank you again to him for putting this web site in order.  Also thank you to Ted B and the support staff at REMC 1 for fixing all those little techy things that go wrong from time to time.

Lastly, a big thanks to all the WOAS-FM staff and OASD students who took part in the Strive 4 a Safer Drive – Don’t be Distracted  Public Service Campaign.  We are grateful that the State of Michigan and Ford Motor Co provided us with a grant to run this program.  We are thrilled that they thought enough of our first time effort to place us FIFTH out of the 50 schools that were involved in the project this year (and a $500 honorarium that is being used for our summer upgrades).  We are already looking forward to applying for a grant for 2016-17 – it would be great to see more UP schools join the program (we were the only public school in the UP to take part this year).

Keep in touch – we haven’t ended this year and I am already excited about what the next year will bring.

Scroll down beyond the posts – we have added a puzzle section courtesy of State Point Media!

Station Contact Information:

701 Parker Ave.   Ontonagon, MI  49953

ken@oasd.k12.mi.us

 Phone: 906 813 0614 Ext 113 or Ext 109

Welcome to YOUR SOUND CHOICE!

Ken Raisanen, Manager

Words to live by:

“I am putting myself to the fullest possible use, which is all I think that any conscious entity can ever hope to do.”  – HAL 9000

“When the politicians complain that TV turns their proceedings into a circus, it should be made plain that the circus was already there, and that TV has merely demonstrated that not all the performers are well trained.”  – Edward R. Morrow

“We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason, if we dig deep in our history and our doctrine, and remember that we are not descended from fearful men . . .” -Edward R. Morrow on Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy – {he could have said that today!}

“Humans do have an amazing capacity for believing what they choose and excluding that which is painful.”  – Mr Spock (as played by Leonard Nimoy in the original Star Trek series

“You do what you can for as long as you can, and when you finally can’t, you do the next best thing.  You back up but you don’t give up.”  – General Charles E. “Chuck” Yeager 

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

“There are only two ways to live your life.  One is as though nothing is a miracle.  The other is as though everything is a miracle.”  – Albert Einstein

“Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us.”  – Bill Waterson (“Calvin and Hobbes”)

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

“Truth may be stranger than fiction, as goes the old saw, but it is never as strange as lies.” – John Hodgeman

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

About the top piece video:  Speaking of Bryan Adams . . .