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    Better now than in winter! Motor Drive nuts!

    Last night we had strong storms in our area, which never bother my equipment. Either last night was the exception, or my positioner for the one actively motorized Birdview lost it's marbles. The picture you see was kind of interesting. My RING security camera woke me during a strong 'bout of...
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    Out With the Bad (Cable) ...In with the good...

    My C and Ku dish farm has been idle all summer, but with the pending colder weather, it was finally time to go out and make some changes. The only feeds in use right now from the picture include ..Birdview on fixed 103, Fixed 103ku, Motorized C/Ku Birdview, Fixed 125 ku, Fixed 97ku, (probably...
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    Ring's new stick up camera impresses! (brief unsolicited review)

    There's plenty of video doorbells now. Plenty of video security or surveillance equipment for home. I've enjoyed my RING brand doorbell, but wanted one more camera. Not a camera with a spotlight, not a wireless camera, and not needing recharging. The earlier RING stick-up cameras either needed...
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    2018 Treasures for Troops Information....

    Yes, we're collecting again this year, officially November 12th-16th, but locations are already on the list for dropping off of things in West-Central Michigan, and to keep up, we've created this blog page. Please refer back to it frequently, as information will grow as will our thanks to many...
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    Got Radio? GOOD Radio on ANY device? Join us!

    On WION this weekend.. Friday begins with the Round Table Morning show, Phil Cloud and Jim Carlyle hosting, then we visit with our Ionia County Clerk to cover what to expect at the polls coming up soon! Saturday morning 8 AM: The Twilight Zone Radio Dramas and the episode, "Execution" starring...
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    Phone Call to WION Turns into TV news story..

    West Michigan's TV-8 did this story today about our decision to air only FEDERALLY REQUIRED ads for politics this year. Enjoy!
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    A big weekend to take radio along on any device!

    GIVE AM STEREO A LISTEN! Saturday at 8 AM: The Twilight Zone Radio Dramas present, "Elegey" starring Blair Underwood. Saturday at 11AM: Edwards' Archives takes us to the weekend of July 14, 1972! Saturday from 6-9 PM: Dolly Parton co-hosts "The Lost 45's with Barry Scott. Sunday at 8 AM...
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    Kind words about WION in last week..

    Some nice comments in to us this week: (one from England, and one from a Jeep owner who found out when he replaced his original stereo that the JEEP radio he put in had AM stereo! Thanks for telling us! (click each pic for full text) Love hearing about the great range (and sound) of WION's AM 1430!
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    Any Device...AnyWHERE brings you great entertainment....

    This weekend starts with the Friday Morning "Round Table" Show....Phil Cloud joins Jim Carlyle. Saturday at 8 AM...The Twilight Zone Radio Dramas feature the story, "Cavendar is Coming" originally aired on TV May 25, 1962. (Adapted for radio from the original Rod Serling Script.) Saturday at...
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    Buy Dad a radio or streaming device and Tune-in This weekend!

    WION has great music around the clock, and CBS news at the top of every hour, plus Garry Osborn weekday afternoons 1-5 EDT, and Jim Carlyle mornings 6-9 AM EDT! There's lots of features weekdays, including Turntable Trainwrecks in the noon hour, The Lost 45 of the day around 8:05 AM, Criminal...
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    TAKE ALONG GREAT RADIO THIS WEEKEND..ON ANY DEVICE ANYWHERE

    Friday Morning on WION's Round Table Show: Jim Carlyle and Phil Cloud, plus special guests from the Michigan Wizard of Oz Festival, taking place this weekend at the Ionia Freefair Grounds. Saturday 8AM: The Twilight Zone Radio Dramas, and the story, "A Game of Pool" Saturday at 11 AM...
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    SATELLITE HISTORY (that never happened)

    I'll add to this as I have time... Paul M, who gave me my 5th Birdview satellite system last year was cleaning his house, and found some old docs about Birdview. None were really "technical" but, wow, they bring back memories. Birdview used to send nice slick heavy-stock promotional color...
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    Final Tune-ups today..then "Smooth Sailing"...

    we hope! Thursday on WION may be an "on again off again" day. Let us tell you why: For everything we do to improve, there's an equal rule or regulation we have to follow. In improving the FM, we have to measure our AM under "night" low power, and readjust the towers back to their FCC licensed...
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    INTERMITTENT STREAMING ISSUES FOR WION STREAM..

    ...TODAY... Are not caused at our studios or the servers. We normally use Charter as our ISP, but this morning reports came in that our streams were down. Charter's upload capabilities were below minimal. We switched to our backup DSL, and found it slightly better, but it's still having...
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    Postal Service Food Drive this Saturday...most parts of the country...

    As with large agency-handled advertising and large organizations, not much lead-time was given for this local food drive via our postal carriers. It's this weekend. Please do what you can to help others, won't you? WION wishes that those handling the advertising for events like this would get a...
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    Plan to take us along this weekend! GREAT radio for you!

    Our weekend lineup for you on WION includes some GREAT features with our usual music and information! Saturday at 8 AM: The Twilight Zone Radio Dramas present the episode, "Time Enough at last" Saturday at 11AM: Edwards' Archives brings us music from the weekend of May 5, 1968. Saturday...
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    Listen on the web! Radio's FUN here...especially on weekends!

    FRIDAY 4-27: The Round Table Morning Show with Phil Cloud and Jim Carlyle (Along with the following, it's the Music you Know in AM Stereo with CBS news top of the hour 24/7!) Saturday at 8 AM: Twilight Zone Radio Drama Episode: "Probe 7: Over and Out" with Lou Gossett Jr. Saturday at 11 AM...
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    NEW WION APP for I-phone!

    GREAT NEWS I-PHONE USERS! The brand-spankin' new I-phone app for WION is now available in the apple app store! Scott Greczkowski of satelliteguys.us sends us the good news as of last night! Check it out and enjoy this simple, non-data mining (we don't look into your phone asking for permission...
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    It pays to factory reset!

    I hope I'm not tempting fate by writing this..but, if you were so bored as to search my posts of a few years and a few seasons, you'd see me with the same problem now and then...flaky performance of both my MicroHD Amiko mini HD receivers. Basically, now and then the existing channels would...
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    On Almost Any Device-Almost Anywhere this weekend...

    Friday Morning-It's the Round Table show with Phil Cloud and Jim Carlyle 6-9 AM. Saturday from 8-9 AM: The Twilight Zone Radio Dramas, Episode: Person or Persons Unknown, with John Schneider starring. Saturday at 11 AM: A WION Exclusive as Randy Edwards show "Edwards Archives" brings us the...
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