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photo: Iargo Springs on River Road near Lumberman's Monument in Iosco County along the great AuSable River


Pick up the Sunrise Artists Guide for Art Lovers at many businesses along the route along with brochures for events in cities happening over the summer into fall along this wonderful, beautiful and historic route!

This summer, hike, swim, bike, boat, horseback ride the great sunrise side of Michigan!  Participating businesses will be staying open later and offering specials all along the sunrise side for local and out of state visitors!  Tour US 23, Michigan's former Indian trail along Lake Huron!


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-Thanks to your ad in the newspaper, I’m now aware of your talk station.  I’ve listened to Rush, The I-man, & all the rest in your line up, for many, many years.  Thank you so much for clear reception, with the most valued hosts in the world. - Sincerely, Nancy B.

-I would like to take the opportunity to let you know that our family enjoys your programming format.  This is especially true of the conservative talk radio programs and the old time radio shows.  Keep up the good work. - Sincerely, Dennis R.

Radio’s Reach Remains Strong—and Leading.
Even as competition keeps growing among an evolving slew of devices, AM/FM radio reaches over 90% of all Americans, in all age brackets every week, with an envious accumulation of 222,921,000 listeners.  No other medium’s reach has arms as long as that, according to the new Nielsen Total Audience Report. - source: "Inside Radio" tradezine.

   Triton Digital
, a radio industry leader in online radio streaming, shows in their latest data that internet radio listening is up!  We've noticed, too, on our media encoder server that you're listening to online more than ever!  Thanks for your ear!

Sunrise Side

Plan A Trip Up North!

Discover The US-23 Heritage Route!

"Be Free on Route 23!"

Free Travel Brochures!
Click Below!

Iosco County Travel Brochure


Arenac County Travel Brochure

Alcona County Travel Brochure

Great News!

Smart-phone users can tune into WIOS!

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 web stream, and asking for "The Bay's Best" will bring up some other funky music station.  So ask "adult Standards" of the app and it  will take you directly to WIOS 1480 AM!

The Tune-In Radio app is also available on most Smart HD & UHD 4K TV's.  So if your TV is connected to the internet, you can get WIOS right on your TV set, too!


Wi-Fi Radio Users can now program their internet radios for WIOS! 

(Just in case the database doesn't populate your Wi-Fi radio set)

Manually enter:
(This is a universal mp3 stream)
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.  1000 kbps down is probably the absolute slowest connection to listen to most online radio stations.
The Reciva database has been updated with WIOS, you can populate your Wi-Fi radio with this address (station number)  to include WIOS in your radio stations list:
For PC and Smart Phone listening we now recommend using the TuneIn Radio app from the iTunes store or Android Marketplace.


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Silver Creek - Huron Ntl. Forest near Monument Rd.

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Streaming Technical: The audio stream is broadcast in monophonically 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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