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From the Vaults: The Big Carp Pond

       Prior to 1900, the Chicago River flowed into Lake Michigan carrying with it a feted cargo of sewage from the growing metropolis of the same name.  Lake Michigan also served as the Chicago’s source of drinking water. The movers and shakers in the city decided the best way to solve their sewage/fresh water problem […]

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FTV: Gerry Rafferty

      According to his friend John Byrne, Gerry Rafferty, “Went through hell and arrived at his final destination with a sense of peace and fulfilment, but what a journey.”  Occasional singing partner Barbara Dickson said, “He liked having money and status, and why shouldn’t he have done it? He had a image of himself being […]

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FTV: Different Paths to Space

      “The group weren’t waiting for long before Max Faget walked into the room.  Carrying a garment bag, the impish chief engineer, five feet six inches in his bow tie, jumped up on a desk in front of them.  They had seen this kind of thing before from their boss, Faget was prone to performing […]

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FTV: Tatler 1970

      Is there a pivotal year in one’s four years of high school?  Freshman year is always a swirl of new activities and if one keeps their head down and eyes open, one can learn a lot from those mature upperclassmen.  Sophomore year is less of a mystery because at least some of the school […]

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From the Vaults: Phil Collins

       For some strange reason, I can’t for the life of me pass up a book or an article about a fellow drummer.   The music trade magazines specifically aimed at drummers (Drummers World, Modern Drummer) will occasionally catch my eye, but after beating the skins for more than a half century, a lot of their […]

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S4SD – DbD3

WOAS-FM volunteers are again conducting a month long STRIVE 4 A SAFER DRIVE public service campaign to call attention to the dangers of texting and driving.  Don’t be Disracted III (or DbD3) jump started the local campaign by distributing DARK BLUE w/ LIME GREEN wristbands to everyone in the Ontonagon Area Schools K-12 building.  Poster, […]

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Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius

Interesting video – Joe Deninzon and Stratospheeris are an up and coming band.  The visuals they deploy for their lead single from the album Guilty of Innocence fit the shape of things right now very accurately! Stratospheerius is : Joe Deninzon-electric violin/lead vocals Aurelien Budynek-guitar Jamie Bishop-bass/vocals Lucianna Padmore-drums

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FTV: Dan Rosandich

      Paging through the January 3, 2018 issue of Radio World, a bunch of cartoons jump off the page and caught my eye.  My first thought was, “This guy’s style reminds me a lot of Dan Rosandich’s work.  A glance at the articles byline told me why:  the cartoons were drawn by Rosandich and used […]

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