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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Catching Up...Looking FORWARD!

Well, it's a midweek.  Normally, Penny would have co-hosted the show, but with odd schedules due to power outages and school closings, it was you and me today!

Thanks for our guests on Tuesday from Big Brothers Big Sisters (Capital Region) for braving the early morning drive to our studios. It was very refreshing to work with them!  They came not looking for money, but looking for MATCHES!  Their goal, and I think our community can do it is to make 15 matches this year by the time of Chili Dawg Challenge. Be a "Big" to a youngster who needs mentoring. Start the ball rolling by visiting their site,  www.bbbsmcr.org and let them know you may want to be a mentor!  Let's see if we can match 15 youngsters with 15 great Mentors and put Ionia County on the map!

An announcement was made on WION of BBBS Michigan Alliance partnering  with Michigan State Troopers in our state to help youngsters!  See our "Ustream" video page when we're not "live" (archives) for more on this! (and forgive the video quality, our HD camera was not available that morning.)

Had a great time on the phones this Wednesday morning! Even with power out in Ionia, 2600 customers, we had very busy phones. Our question:  "In good economic times, this product sells less. IN times of recession it sells more. What's the product?"  The answer was: aspirin!
Congratulations to our winner, Chris Clark! Chris gets a burger of the week from the Lamplight Grill and a large 2-item pizza from Northside Party Store & Deli on M-66 North of Ionia.

Now, on to "looking forward......"

Please don't miss our Friday morning show. The fun begins at 6AM. We'll be talking about the station actually turning 60, and this is unique! Why? Because most stations, if they make it to 60 are not in their original studios. They'e also not likely to have the same "name" (call letters e.g. WION) for that long, and some don't even survive. Well, ours has. Friday morning we'll look back at some documents we have from our sign-on day in 1953, We'll have a ribbon cutting from our Chamber of Commerce for the milestone in-studio, and...guests galore. We'll also be announcing a fun contest, and another couple of GREAT things that you will enjoy very much. If I were you, I'd set aside anything you're doing Friday and join us, on the radio and on the webcam at www.i1430.com on the "WION Video Feed" page.  Please don't miss this show. It'll be as fun as our Christmas Eve ones, but without the Christmas tree.

Please visit our website, enjoy the "now playing" that's been added, and let us know what you think of the new online home for WION!
See you "on the radio" as Charles Osgood is fond of saying, on Thursday and for all the fun on Friday!

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