Education

FTV: Mountain Climbing

    I was a little torn as to what to call this edition of FTV.   ‘Mountain Climbing’ is a little misleading because it sounds like it will be about Leslie West and his band called Mountain.  That will be a topic for another day.  I almost called it ‘Climb Every Mountain’ but that made me think […]

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FTV: School Songs

       Having heard the Ontonagon High School school song enough times, I absolutely can not remember the school song from my days at Marquette Senior High.  I do remember that it wasn’t just a converted college anthem reworked for our school but it had actually been written by my first high school band […]

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FTV: Social Media

      E-Mail?  Sure.  It is pretty much a necessity in my main job and my side gig as the manager of WOAS-FM.  Twitter?  Nope.  I don’t Twitter.  As for (feel free to insert any social media outlet of your choice here), I don’t do that (or them) either.  I do get sucked into watching […]

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FTV: Whitesnake

         If there is a lead singer in rock whose career arc is eerily similar to the pro football career of Brett Favre, it would have to be David Coverdale.  English by birth he now holds dual US/English citizenship and resides in Reno, Nevada.   Coverdale is remarkably well preserved for a 64 year old rock […]

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Where is the AUDIO?

Greetings – that has been the question of the week.  We had a tremendous lightning storm a while back and soon after our web feed audio disappeared.  After many days of checking settings and looking for a smoking gun (or chip), a couple of dangling wire ends were found under our punch board.  The other […]

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FTV: WOAS History 2016

      The first official broadcast of the WOAS radio station started at 8:00 AM on Friday, December 15, 1978. The station installed in two study rooms of the Ontonagon Area Schools library and the first manager was OAHS librarian, Thomas Graham Lee. At the time, the station featured two reel-to-reel players and two vinyl record […]

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FRV: Deak Harp

    “No one wants to see a drunken bluesman anymore”.  Pretty profound words from Deak Harp who was just that and as a result, he was considered a five time loser (as in ‘failed rehab five times’), messed up, unreliable, and black balled by just about all the blues clubs in New York and Chicago.  “They […]

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FTV: On the Lam

 Kids, don’t try this at home.  I am pretty sure that the tale I am about to relate would be considered an act of terrorism today but in the early 1970s, it could still be dismissed as ‘youthful hijinks’.  It was still dumb, but by today’s standards, ‘dumb’ would not be a good enough excuse […]

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