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Friday, August 23, 2013


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We're close to "Autumn."

As we enter this season of "back to school", there's SO many things going on with WION it's hard to tell you all of them!

We continue with our regular Morning show cohosts!  On Tuesdays we have various guests and co-host Bill Lynch!   Wednesdays each week, Penny brings you local events and volunteer information, Thursdays it's Bart Lower from Danny Boy's Drive-in theater! (and of course, Fridays...."anything goes!")

We've teamed with the Ionia DDA, and every business (club, organization, or even CHURCH)  in the district is eligible to have 3 months of advertising on WION doubled at no extra charge from our select list of packages!  This is NO joke.  Let's say, for instance your business buys our very popular package of $239/month for 32 spots.  You'll actually get DOUBLE that amount, if you're an Ionia DDA member....64 spots, a $358 value, because the Ionia DDA is paying for the extra $119.50! There's plenty of options in our usual packages, and this comes at a PERFECT time to run in September, October, and November, or...October, November December to hit the holiday audience!  Get details by calling WION anytime at 616-527-9466, or your account rep of Dan Ferguson or Bill Lynch!  This is a GREAT offer! Read the letter from the DDA and call today!

Another Autumn event coming soon is "Fallfest" at Bertha Brock park. This is a favorite place of WION owner Jim Carlyle, and many other folks, too. For the third year in a row, your business can advertise on WION, inviting people to fallfest on Saturday September 21st  and...for every package we sell, $50 goes to the Bertha Brock Park Improvement Fund!  Your investment?  Only $185 if paid in advance, $199 if billed, and you get 32 commercials in the two weeks preceding Fallfest!

We're also going to offer the same GREAT package as we do at Fallfest for another of our autumn favorite events, the "Chili Dawg Challenge" in downtown Ionia!  $50 from each of these packages (again, $185 or $199) will go to Big Brothers/Big Sisters!  We've done this for a number of years as well, and feel strongly about helping BBBS fund their very worthy program!

You see, WION values community.  We don't just say it, we mean it!  We give back!  And, if you're interested in both packages, buy 'em together for just $350! We work with you to customize your announcement, combining your offers and the promotion of Fallfest or Chili Dawg Challenge!

Then, there's new programming!  We've brought you Barry Scott's "Lost 45's" program on Saturday nights now for quite some time....and, beginning Monday the 26th of August, we've got a real daily treat for you!  It's the daily "Lost 45!"  Tune in just after the 8AM news for Barry Scott with a daily artist interview and related song!  It's something you won't want to miss, and it's ONLY on WION!  

You're going to want to get WION's app if you haven't already! Visit Google Play and I-tunes, and search "WION" to get our app!  It's absolutely free, and the best part is we don't dig into your privacy.  Our app doesn't read your address book, your internet history, NOTHING. All we know when you listen is what internet service provider to which you're connected, nothing more!  Once you have our app, you can listen anywhere! Pair your phone to newer car stereos with bluetooth and hear WION's music, and our GREAT sponsor's offerings anywhere you travel!  For even MORE options, you can download the "TuneIN radio" app and choose our higher quality 128k stream!  No matter which stream app you choose (48k or 128k)'ll love our sound! 

And, please...if you haven't done so, use our "call me" button...or, go to our "voicemail page" and directly dial our "LISTENER COMMENT LINE" anytime. We WANT to hear from you, and your opinions and voice may just be "on the air" with us! Please let us know what you like about WION.....about our streaming sound quality, programming....whatever!  Your opinion counts!

Autumn truly IS a busy time at WION...and we hope you'll listen, be part of the fun, and tell your favorite business you want to hear them advertising on our growing, fun, exciting radio station!

Oh, and one last thing.....who's listening on the stream?  Visit our ONLINE LISTENER'll see just how FAR WION reaches........and, especially in WION helps put Ionia on the map!


Saturday, August 3, 2013

Don't Miss this week on the morning show....

Sorry, it's been awhile. As you may recall, we simulcast a few mornings with Jim Aaron while I was away working on engineering, and when my voice was "less than acceptable" for air. See? I really DON'T want to torture you! Then came the freefair, and busy days there, too.

Now we're into August. The "Dog Days" of summer, they're sometimes called. And, from our air conditioned studios, please join us this week for:

Tina Conner-Wellman, Ionia Area Chamber Director on Monday as co-host! Much to talk about as the summer wraps up!

Tuesday: Linda Curtis of the Ionia DDA will be by for her monthly visit with news of the Ionia Theatre, DDA district, and more.

Wednesday:  Our usual "Wake up Call" question and the return of Penny Beeman to the round table, (she had last week off...a bit under the weather)...and we'll give away a HUGE prize package including: The burger of the week from the Lamplight Grill, A large 2-item pizza from Northside Party Store & Deli, and...a "Floral Boquet of the week" from Sids Flowers!  We'll have a great question!  Plan to join us!

Thursday:  It's a "Danny Boy's Drive-in" Thursday, with great conversation from our lively and fun co-host Bart Lower of Danny Boy's!  You never know where the "movie conversation" may take us....and, someone always wins a family 4-pack from Danny Boy's, also known as the "Leave your wallet at Home" package, and WION's the ONLY place to win it!

Friday:  We have guests from Berger Motor Sales as they celebrate 75 years in Ionia and give you a chance to win a $100 gift card for service or body shop! 

It's a busy week coming up, so enjoy your weekend, please spread the word about WION and our AM, FM, and ONLINE ways to listen, and even our facebook page!  We're unique to Ionia, and here to entertain and inform you 24/7!

See you "on the air" this week!