Bands and musicians

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S4SD – Don’t Be Distracted!

  WOAS-FM 88.5 and the Ontonagon Area Schools Senior Service Project class will be teaming up in February 2016 to conduct a driving safety campaign called DON’T BE DISTRACTED.  The program will be aimed a students in grades 6 throught 12.  SSP and WOAS volunteers will be conducting a survey to gauge our students level […]

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WOAS-FM DJs

Shown (l-r) Mary Farias, Lexi Hill, Destiny Pestka, Grace Welling, and Dominique Hamm (missing from photo – Kinsey Picotte). Once upon a time, the WOAS-FM day-shift was populated by students who were seeking an escape from study hall.  Times change and the demands of the OASD academic classes on a much small teaching staff have […]

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FTV: Herbert Khaury

    Anyone remember the the game “Six degrees of Kevin Bacon?”  It essentially follows that any actor one can think of can be connected to actor/musician Kevin Bacon in six or less steps (or degrees, if you will).  It is an adaptation of the old parlour game that says that any two people on Earth are […]

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Ded Flatbird

Oh my – how did I miss this in 2013?  If you did too, let me explain – Def Leppard concocted a fictious Def Leppard band Ded Flatbird and opened for themselves during a nine night run in Las Vegas – what a concept – certainly looks like they had fun.  Apparently some in the […]

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Happy Holidays from WOAS-FM 88.5

4/7 of our day shift (bottom photo:  l – r:  Kaitlyn Ray, Zacc Ray, Anna Fuller, and Riley Gilmore) want to say ‘have a safe and happy holiday season’.  They also want to remind you that WOAS will be off air from Dec 19 to Jan 3 with normal broadcasting to resume on Monday January […]

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Joe K’s points to ponder

Our long time radio buddy Joe Kirkish (who was responsible for starting the first campus radio station at MTU back in the day) had some interesting items in a recent edition of Over 60 in the Nov 21, 2015 Daily Mining Gazette. For starters, he discusses how flippantly folks use the term ‘billion’ as in ‘billions […]

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WOAS-FM still evolving

The All School Reunion held this past summer was a great event.  There is never a better time for alums from all across the map to return home and show their families their roots.   Former WOAS-FM DJ Tom Dean did just that when he dropped by with his lovely wife Melissa.  Not only was he […]

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Just in from the West Coast Bureau:

Ah, Faber College is alive and well.  Having taken the unofficial tour of a few of the sites used in filming the classic movie Animal House (but alas, we didn’t make it to the AH themed bar),  it only seemed a matter of time before someone redid this scene from the movie.  If you think you […]

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