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Rose Valley Winery - located on Beechwood Road in Rose City   – Open Friday – Monday or by appointment. Pick up our wine at some of these outlets. Brew Krew in East Tawas, Kocher’s Market in Hale and Rose City Meat and Deli or at the store. Stop in for a wine tasting today. Check us out on the web at www.rosevalleywinery.net or call 989-685-9399.  Visit the Carroll Broadcasting Taste of NE MI page here!



This Week

Benefit Basketball Game, West Branch, April 24th - The Ogemaw Heights staff basketball game will be held Thursday, April 24 from 5-8 p.m. in the gym at Ogemaw Heights High School. Admission is free but donations will be accepted for the Ogemaw County Humane Society. The principal superintendent, teachers and staff will play a variety of games. The Humane Society will have animals available for adoption and concessions will also be available. Call 989-343-2020, ext. 3150 for more information.

Comedy Night, Alpena, April 25th - Featuring comedian Michael Joiner will be held at 7 p.m. at Alpena High School Auditorium. Fun for the whole family. Cost is $10 for adults and $7 for students at the door. This event is sponsored by TriPoint Church of God. For more information, call (989) 356-2021.

Spaghetti Dinner, Mio, April 25th - St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church will serve a spaghetti dinner from 5-7 p.m. Dinner includes spaghetti, salad, breads, dessert and drinks. Price is $6 for adults and $3 for children under 12. Church is located on M-72 west two miles from the light in Mio. Proceeds go to help support the church's community outreach program.

April Wellness Classes, West Branch, April 26th - Occupational therapy and how we can help everyone! Featuring Kourtney Cingano, OTR/L, director of rehab at the West Branch Regional Med Center. Classes held at Living Well in Downtown West Branch.  Call for more information 989-701-2384.  

Submit your event: fax to 989-362-4544 or mail to P.O. Box 549 Tawas City, MI 48764.  Call for email address.





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Listener Feedback:

Let me thank you from myself and my colleagues, for the excellent work you do.  We work in a small office all day and listen to you on our computer all day long, tracking the news events from neighboring countries.  Your radio station helps our working day go by, even our office manager enjoys listening too!
Stanislav B. -  Krivoy Rog, Ukraine

I stumbled on your station to listen to Mark Levin's stream...LOVE how you play
oldies during the breaks...suddenly I'm a fan and added you to my favorites list.
Thank you for what you do !
A new fan,

Pat C. - Havertown, PA

Love listening on the web site to the oldies Gary Luyben plays and the
trivia questions he brings to his radio broadcast every Wednesday and Sunday
afternoons on WIOS.

Gary K. - Shelby Twp., MI

...until the early 1970's
my parents and grandparents owned homes north of Tawas up near AuSable
Point.  Now 60 years old and blind, I stream your radio station through my

Ross D. - Augusta, ME

...the first time I
caught Laura's (Ingraham) show, I also discovered that I love the music that you have as well -
so I have ended up listening in even more frequently!

Terry - Grand Rapids, MI

I just recently discovered your station and I love the music...
Bob D. - Lansing, MI

...the music is outstanding!  I wish there were more stations that carried this great music!  Please keep playing these great tunes!
Gary V
. - AZ

...love your 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

...I recently retired
and really enjoy listening to you all day now too.  Please don't ever change!

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 excellent...

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.
George B. - MI

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     Despite unbridled new digital competition, radio remains the dominant way Americans consume music, according to a new poll conducted by 60 Minutes and Vanity.  It found that half of Americans (49%) say they listen to music most often on the radio, more than every other method combined!  Digital music services like Spotify and Pandora came in as a distant second choice (17%), slightly edging out iPhones, iPods or other mp3 players (15%).
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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!

The Original Radio App from 1956!


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

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*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.

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