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Help Our Troops!

Hi there folks, its WION's Internet Manager Scott here! You may have heard Jim talking about Treasure For Troops on the air, which normally takes place in November.  This year because it will be the stations tenth year "Treasures For Troops" WION is shifting into gear a little early to […]

todaySeptember 28, 2023 6


The “Name Game” Text Topic!

We stumbled onto a rather fun topic today, of "names you don't hear much of anymore" which we put a more "positive" spin-on with "Names due for a Comeback!" The response to this by text and email was amazing!  Names we don't hear often contributed include: Reginald Gertrude Mildred Irene […]

todaySeptember 19, 2023 18



For many years, WION Celebrated what began as "92-7 Night" at the Lamplight Grill.  It was a way of promoting the Grill and...our (then) new FM signal for Ionia County.  It became "WION Night" as we grew to add our 1003 FM in Lowell/Eastern Kent County and the streaming of […]

todaySeptember 13, 2023 20

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What a Difference Nineteen Years Makes to a Radio Station!

Where have the years gone??  We've just passed our 19 year mark ....saving and reviving Ionia County's radio station. The re-birth of WION as "today's" I-1430, or AM Stereo 1430, or "America's Biggest Little Radio Station"...(pick your favorite descriptor) began in August of 2004. The station was off the air […]

todaySeptember 11, 2023 28


An interesting Wednesday……on the air and IN the air…

On Wednesdays, we call them, "WOW" where the J and J midday show celebrates "Winners on Wednesday.".....Today our contest is, "what's in Justin's Pocket!" I can be any color of the rainbow.... This one is purple Though man-made, I am most often seen in nature. Sporting equipment Later in the […]

todayAugust 30, 2023 36 3

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Kindness on a Back Road

A wonderful combination of (my definition) "Americana" and Kindness captured yesterday near St. Louis, MI on my way to pick up a transmitter from our engineer. I had to turn around and take the video and picture. These people had to bother PUTTING the old car on their lawn, stocking […]

todayAugust 12, 2023 42 9


Feelings Can be Mailed!

WION has listeners all around the world, and one in England has contributed to our music library. One song missing from the libraries we bought 19 years ago was....drum roll please....."Feelings...woaw woaw woaw Feelings...." and, for fun, we played part of it from YouTube last time the title came up.  […]

todayAugust 10, 2023 48 24