Welcome to
Mason Vye World Wide
on WRMI Radio!
ALVINSTON
I reside in the rural community of Alvinston, Ontario. The closest city is Sarnia, 44 km or 27 mi by road. The next closest cities are Chatham and London. Alvinston is a small farming community, but offers a nice public family campground named A.W. Campbell Conservation Area. One of Ontario's largest producers of honey is also located here. Munro Honey and Meadery has a shop where you can buy honey, mead and gift items.

Where to find "Indie" music
Any CDs by independent, unsigned Canadian musicians heard on my show are usually available through Cheeky Monkey music store in Sarnia, Ontario (519) 332-0978.

As a hobby, I host and produce my own music show heard on international shortwave radio. You can listen to it on WRMI-Radio Miami International 9395 kHz Saturdays at 1900 ET. New shows air every fortnight, and on the intervening weeks, WRMI plays back the previous week's show. The show also airs on WTND 106.3 FM in Macomb, Illinois and is also heard online. I play a variety of popular music from the 1960s through to the mid-2000s , and also some "deep cuts" or songs by popular musicians that tend to be overlooked. Special attention is given to Canadian bands and musicians. If you're an emerging artist looking for airplay, I'd be happy to receive your music for consideration in CD or MP3 format. My postal address: Mason Vye P. O. Box 27 Alvinston, Ontario N0N 1A0 CANADA Email: mvye@eastlink.ca
THE BLUEWATER BRIDGE
This is a nighttime view of the international Blue Water Bridge, spanning the Saint Clair River between Point Edward, Ontario and Port Huron, Michigan. It connects Highway 402 in Ontario with both Interstate Highways I-69 and I-94 in Michigan. There's a waterfront parking lot which is a good spot to relax and watch the Great Lake freighters pass under the bridge.

STEVIE D's BAR & GRILL
My friend Stephen Dumont operates a restaurant in Point Edward, Ontario named STEVIE D's BAR & GRILL. It's located at 607 Saint Clair Street. Live music performances will continue when it's once again permitted, but until then, you can still enjoy ordering take-away food by phoning (519) 491-CHEF.
My broadcasting activity began in the late 1990s after discovering Tom and Darryl, a couple of unassuming and kindly men who produced independent radio shows from their home in Macomb, Illinois. They were affiliated with a group of other layman broadcasters on C-Band satellite. After auditioning, I was given airtime. The satellite channel had a freeform format, so I enjoyed a great deal of latitude. In 2011, I had the opportunity to work at a commercial radio station in Canada where I learnt about music rotation and the radio business. Later, I returned to my roots, in a sense, and started recording shows for a campus station in Springfield, Illinois. In 2019, I began broadcasting on WRMI. I've been a shortwave listener since 1987 and often thought it'd be fun to be a shortwave broadcaster.

SHORTWAVE EXPLAINED

Most people are familiar with AM and FM radio, but shortwave is something many are less familiar with. A shortwave radio is designed to receive shortwave stations from countries far away from where you are. Shortwave stations are "hidden" between the AM and FM broadcast bands. If you listen to your car radio at nighttime, you may have noticed AM stations that are hundreds of kilometres away can be received. AM signals travel further after sunset and this continues overnight. Shortwave stations use the same phenomenon to broadcast much further, up to thousands of kilometres away. Shortwave broadcasting was something very significant in the 20th century, but it has largely been superseded by modern technology. However, there's still plenty to listen to. On shortwave, you can hear news and cultural programming direct from other countries around the world. This can help you to understand people from other countries and give you valuable insight into how they see the world.


SOUND MAN FOR HIRE

Need a sound engineer for an event or band in Sarnia and surrounding area? I worked for a P.A. rental company and have considerable experience mixing FOH and monitors. References available. Email: mvye@eastlink.ca

MS Walk
Some people understandably spent less on charitable donations in 2020, but despite this, I was able to raise $360 for the MS Society of Canada. I've been a participant in the walkathon for the past 3 years raising a total of $1130. Everyone’s generosity is deeply appreciated.