Frontlines of Freedom will be moving to
6AM on Sunday, April 21st and will expand to 2 hours!
The Pat Boone Show!
Pat hosts today's best gospel music
Sunday after 9AM News!
MEMORIAL DAY SERVICES
Tawas City Memorial Service is set for 9 a.m. on Monday at the Memory
East Tawas Memorial Parade at 11 a.m. Monday, May 27 from East Tawas Post
Office to end of Newman
Ceremony following at the American Legion Cemetery on Lincoln Street at 12
Hale Memorial Parade at 10 a.m. from Bernard Building on M-65 to
Plainfield Township Hall
Ceremony following at the Evergreen Cemetery at 11 a.m. Luncheon at noon
Ceremony at Pioneer Cemetery in Grant Township and at Oak Grove Cemetery
in South Branch at 1 p.m.
Reno Township Cemetery and at Logan Cemetery in Sage Lake at 2 p.m.
Saints Cemetery in Whittemore at 2:30 p.m. and Burleigh Township Cemetery
at 3 p.m.
Whittemore Parade at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 25 at 11 a.m. with lineup at
Memorial service to follow at the Whittemore Chamber of Commerce
Luzerne Memorial Service at Luzerne Cemetery on M-72 on Monday, May 27
Mio American Legion Memorial Service at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 27 on the
courthouse lawn at the veterans memorial in downtown Mio
All-Stars Concert, Oscoda, May 23th
- at 7PM at the Oscoda High School Auditorium. Students from Oscoda,
Hale and Tawas Area High Schools will play select favorites by jazz greats
such as Count Basie and Duke Ellington as well as other familiar tunes.
The concert will conclude with the groups playing "Ain't Misbehavin" in
concert together. The event is free of charge but donations are
Uncorked Poster Design Contest,
May 24th -
Calling all local artists to design a poster that captures the spirit of the
Wine Festival. Themes may include beautiful Tawas Bay, Wine Festival, Food
and Ale. $100 first prize and poster will be sold at the event. Entries due
by Friday, May 24 to Neiman's Family Market by noon. For more information,
call Mac at 989-362-9660.
Spokes Bicycle Ride, Oscoda, May 25th
- The first annual ride will take place Saturday from 10AM at the
Oscoda United Methodist Church on River Road. The Ride is an easy 20
or challenging 40 mile ride. Entry fee is $25. Check in time is
8:30AM. The ride is a fundraiser for the Oscoda United Methodist
Church Youth Group. For more information, call 989-820-0858.
on the Bay, East Tawas, June 1st
- Tawas bay kite festival from 10AM - 6PM at the Harbor Park. This
free family event will feature stunt kites, kite boarding, kids' kite flying
workshop, flying giants and candy drop and more. Presented by Kiteman
for Hidden Treasures, Standish, June 5th
- We sell for you consignment store with Karen Wiltse and Cheryl Wood
of Standish and antique appraiser Sandy Brugger of Tawas.
This free program will show the difference between antique and vintage, how
to recognize treasures at garage sales, an idea of "what's hot and what's
not", how to use the internet to price items. Questions, call
Township Cleanup Saturday, June 8th, 8AM - 11AM - The township's
annual spring cleanup will offer receptacles for scrap metal and tires as
well as packer trucks for general refuse at the township hall. Items
NOT accepted are building materials, concrete,
cement blocks, stones and bricks, asphalt, dirt and yard waste, dead
animals, animal or human waste, hazardous or liquid materials, contaminated
soils, asbestos, paints, solvents, petrol products and herbicides, any items
generally more than 5 ft. in length or extremely bulky, appliances
containing Freon (appliances must be certified as Freon-Free).
Residents are asked to please assist with the unloading and dumping of their
Michigan Regional Farm Market, Tawas, Now thru Sep.
- The Farm market will take place every Saturday from 8AM - 1PM in
the Episcopal Church parking lot at the corner of Sawyer and Westover
Streets in East Tawas. Fresh fruits, vegetables, jams, jellies, baked goods
and flowers. For more information, call 362-3531.
event by faxing to 989-362-4544 or mailing to P.O. Box 549 Tawas City, MI
48764. Call for email address.
Due to a new streaming
company WIOS radio's audio stream may require the installation of
Microsoft. This is a legitimate application that's
acts as a replacement for old Flash players. You will need Silverlight
to listen to the new audio stream origination from SurferNetwork. IE6 users (Windows 2000
or older), must use no version of Silverlight newer than 4.1.1.
Windows 2000 Pro users
Silverlight 4.1.10329.0 here (File is hosted on our
server as a direct link). Some Users may experience problems with Internet
Explorer 6 or 7 when using Silverlight. The player box may not load in
some cases. A work-around for the problem is to install Mozilla Firefox.
Users of Windows 2000 SP4 cannot use any version of FireFox higher than version
FireFox version 13 can be found here. (File is hosted on our
server as a direct link). If you still cannot resolve the streaming issue
after loading FireFox please call us to give you an alternate method of
listening at 989-362-3417.
Users having trouble using or
installing Silverlight can use the Wi-Fi radio link below, just click on it and
open with Windows Media Player or other streaming player on your system.
Radio users, follow the link on the lower right of this page, or click on the
Welcome to the Great North of Michigan!
photo: Iargo Springs on
River Road near Lumberman's Monument in Iosco County along the great AuSable
...the music is
outstanding! I wish there were more stations that carried this great
music! Please keep playing these great tunes!
station-love YOUR music!
Craig H. - St. Louis, MO
I heard your station
while vacationing at Tawas State Park...What beautiful Music! I
wish we had a station like yours at home...
Roy A. - Lake of the Ozarks, MO
and really enjoy listening to you all day now too. Please don't ever
Arthur & Marlene R. - Tawas City, MI
...I've heard some
songs that bring back a ton of memories, as well as a great selection of
offerings that I never paid attention to before, but they sound
Beatty L. - St. Louis, MO
In the years 1959 - 1961 ...WIOS...was
the best thing I recall about school at that time. Glad to see it is still
there and will be listening to it this summer when we have our 50th reunion.
Terrestrial radio is still the clear, top choice for music discovery.
According to a new survey conducted for the National Association of
Recording Merchandisers, it shows that
six out of ten (60%)
musically-active consumers say broadcast radio is their top influence.
Listeners are telling us at
they discover "new" songs all the time. Thanks for making us your #1
data shows that radio reaches 93% of the population each week over the age
a radio industry leader in online radio streaming, shows in their latest
data that internet radio listening is up 20% for the year 2011!
We've noticed, too, on our media encoder server that you're listening to
online more than ever! Thanks for your ear!
You can also download the
TuneIn Radio App (the
industry's most popular online streaming app!) and listen anywhere there's a network connection!
Note: When using TuneIn Radio in the Car
Mode, ask the Voice Search to "Listen to Adult Standards" in order to find
WIOS. There are other references to "WIOS" in the app that don't connect
to our webstream,
and asking for "The Bay's Best" will bring up some other funky music
station. So asking for "adult Standards" will take you directly to
WIOS 1480 AM!
Android and iOS can play the mp3 stream since it's a universal audio codec.
The Original Radio App from 1956!
Wi-Fi Radio Users can now
program their internet radios for WIOS!
(Just in case the Reciva.com database
doesn't populate your Wi-Fi radio set)
into the "Tune In URL" setup of
the receiver through your Wi-Fi radio's computer software and then listen to WIOS anywhere
there is a wired or wireless internet connection!*
*Most Wi-Fi radio sets
are portable AND behave like tabletop units as well. They work wherever
there is a public, wireless Wi-Fi connection or can be connected with an
ethernet cable into a router, switch or hub. You'll receive a static-free,
buzz-free audio signal in total high fidelity on a Wi-Fi radio set, just
like you do on your PC! (A high-speed internet connection is needed to
minimize buffering. A 1Mbps minimum download connection is recommended. 256kbps is
probably the absolute slowest connection to listen to most online radio
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Troubleshooting: AT&T Uverse™
users may not be able to listen to WIOS media stream with the Motorola™
2210-02-1ATT modem due to un-configurable port blocking. There is NO work-around
for this modem. Uverse™ users using a 2Wire 2701HGV-B for their HSI ADSL2/2+
service can use the internal routing settings to permit passthrough for port
1755 to listen to the WIOS media stream. If a Motorola™ Netopia™ modem came with
your Uverse™ setup, configure it like the 2701HGV-B to allow port 1755
passthrough. AT&T™ standard DSL users, Radio Wireless and Cable ISP systems
should work normally with no DMZ or port passthrough needed in the router/modem.
Please consult your ISP if you are have problems listening to WIOS online.
Symantec™ End Point Protection users must disable "Enable Stealth Web Browsing"
under "Network Threat Protection" to listen to WIOS media streaming. Windows
Media Player™ polls the encoder at the server for the the bit rate and version
number, and SEP does not permit the polling to occur if "Stealth Browsing" is
enabled. This is a known issue with SEP and no work-around is available except
to "turn off" the stealth browsing mode. "Stealth Web Browsing" may be featured
in other anti-virus software including Symantec™ products like Norton
Anti-Virus™. Users are advised to check their anti-virus settings that may block
Windows Media™ player. This affects all Windows Media™ players. If Windows Media
Player™ experiences garbled reception make sure that "download codecs
automatically" is selected under Tools/Options/Player tab, choose "Once a Day",
"Once a Week", or "Once a Month", depending on your preference. Other times when
WIOS cannot be heard may be due to unavailable network resources, ISP failure,
or Edcast Media Encoder™ or Icecast Server™ may have crashed on our end due to
overload of the server by exceeding our bandwidth. If you are still having
difficulty receiving the WIOS stream after following these troubleshooting
steps, feel free to contact Carroll Broadcasting at 989-362-3417 to let us know
you are having reception problems so we may make certain the streaming broadcast
is being sent from our studio. We can only give limited advice regarding your
computer or Wi-Fi radio set, we do not provide support for the Microsoft™
streaming client, we only support the server (broadcast) end of the stream but
we will be happy to help whenever we can. If you are still having problems, feel
free to contact your nearest computer expert for assistance.
Streaming Technical: WIOS uses Icecast Server with Edcast Media Broadcaster on
port 1755 and an MP3 Lame codec with a 64Kbps bit rate for the stream. Users
will see a bit rate of up to 64Kbps at 44.1kHz (FM quality) in Windows Media
Player, WinAmp, and other media players. Android and iOS phone users will see
bit rates around the same rate when using the TuneIn Radio app for Android. We
have ceased providing multicasts in different bit rates to prevent router
congestion and streaming lock-ups on our end. The audio stream is broadcast in
mono direct from our AM modulation monitor, you are hearing the same signal that
is broadcast over the air (audio processing included). If you have an
exceptionally good AM receiver with full 10kHz IF bandwidth, you will experience
a hi-fidelity frequency response closely approximating that of the streaming
service. WIOS's music is digitally "cleaned" and equalized to provide removal of
most analog noise, clicks and pops along with crisper highs and deeper lows on
older recordings where that range had been previously restricted.
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