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WVBI is an independent, nonprofit, community-run radio station 100% staffed by volunteers. Our programming brings you entertainment with news, current events and information features that keep you up to date. Our own Cottage Mix—a blend of music designed to appeal to everyone at your up-north home—includes pop, oldies, country, Celtic, folk, jazz and island artists. News updates cover events near and far while our current events reports keep you up to speed on island events. Thrown into the mix are feature news programs, essays from island writers, tech tips and more. Here's what's coming up on WVBI.

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Jun 6 @ 5:00 pm – 6:59 pm
Country Classics
5:00 pm
Join host Sheri Timsak for a Saturday evening of Country Classics from the days when country was country.  Sheri brings her unique perspective as a performer and long-time fan to a special two hour block of great country artists and tunes. Saturday evenings from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on WVBI.
Jun 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:59 pm
Retro Album Chart Show
7:00 pm
The Retro Album Chart Show is a two hour program featuring album chart tracks from two years for a particular week–say 1969 and 2005. To keep it interesting (some may say challenging), host Titus Jennings alternates tracks from each year throughout the show.  You’ll hear old favorites (perhaps some for the first time in years) and[...]
Jun 6 @ 9:00 pm – 9:59 pm
Rockin' the Boat
9:00 pm
Join Mark Beltaire every Saturday night at 9:00 to rock the boogie, rock the blues and rock the rock in all its flavors on WVBI’s Rockin’ the Boat — our first and longest running regular music show.  Every week is different as Mark puts together an eclectic collection of rock of every kind including rare concert[...]
Jun 6 @ 10:00 pm – 10:59 pm
Blues Cruise
10:00 pm
Join Mark Beltaire every Saturday night at 10:00 to explore the many flavors of the Blues:  Happy, joyful,  crazy describe the Blues. And, yes, sometimes wonderfully sad.  But no matter what the flavor, it’s always real.  The Blues Cruise celebrates what was, what is and what will always be the Blues. Every show is different[...]
Jun 6 @ 11:00 pm – 11:59 pm
Too Good Radio Show
11:00 pm
It’s 11:00 on Saturday night.  Is the party over.  Hardly. Join Dan Falcone for hour of music so great his show is called the Too Good Radio Show.  Rock, pop and more from the 60s, 70’s and 80’s with Dan’s specil spin on the music, artists and the era.  Then, stick around for another hour[...]
Jun 7 @ 12:00 am – 5:59 am
Jazz Night Watch
12:00 am
WVBI’s Jazz Night Watch takes you through Beaver Island nights in style with a mix of traditional and contemporary jazz.  Occasional specials include looks at new music, artist and theme focused shows and seasonal favorites. Hosted by Kevin Boyle. Monday through Friday overnight from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. (with a break on Friday for the[...]
Jun 7 @ 6:00 am – 6:59 am
DW Worldlink
6:00 am
WorldLink brings you 60 jammed-packed minutes of personal tales from around the world – looking at the people behind the current affairs headlines. Weekend mornings at 6:00 a.m. on WVBI. Feed your soul and your mind.™
Jun 7 @ 7:00 am – 7:29 am
World in Progress
7:00 am
As our world continues to grow, it changes. Often in ways that are neither immediately perceptible nor logical. World in Progress offers insights and context. Through in-depth interviews and features, the reporting team team explores the far-reaching and inter-connected consequences of a globalized economy.  From human rights to freedom of speech, movements that swim against[...]

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Wednesday after the news at 7 am, 3 & 6 pm, Midnight, 3 & 4 a.m.

Fridays after FSN at 5:00 p.m.

Weekdays at 9, Noon, 3 and 6.

Weekdays at 12:30, 6:30, 9:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.

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WVBI - BIC Center Community Calendar

Listen for our on-air Community Calendar reports weekdays after our global news at 9, noon, 3 and 6. Miss it on air? Listen to the podcast. Find it under the podcasts at the top of the page. We make it easy to add your event to our Community Calendar. Just press the handy orange "Post Your Event" in the uper right corner of the calendar below and, after a quick check, your event will be posted on calendar.wvbi.net, automagically added to calendars on many other Beaver Island related sites, covered in our on-air Community Calendar, added to the Up North Digital Network displays on the island and the mainland and, where appropriate, included in our press releases about island events made to mainland print and broadcast media.

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Sunday Mass at 8 @ Holy Cross Catholic Church
Jun 7 @ 8:00 am
Sunday Mass at 8 @ Holy Cross Catholic Church
8:00 am
Fr. Jim Siler and the congregation of Holy Cross Catholic Church invite you to join them for Mass on Saturday afternoons at 4, Sunday mornings at 8:00 and 10:00, and weedays at 9:00 a.m.  The Rosary is said following Mass on Tuesdays and there is  a Eucharistic Adoration following Mass on Fridays.  Through September, Mass[...]
Lighthouse Fellowship @ Peaine Township Hall
Jun 7 @ 10:00 am
Lighthouse Fellowship @ Peaine Township Hall
10:00 am
We have an informal time together with songs, praise and looking to the Bible for instruction and encouragement. Light refreshments are served following the worship service for a time of getting aquainted and fellowship.
Sunday Mass at 10 @ Holy Cross Catholic Church
Jun 7 @ 10:00 am
Sunday Mass at 10 @ Holy Cross Catholic Church
10:00 am
Fr. Jim Siler and the congregation of Holy Cross Catholic Church invite you to join them for Mass on Saturday afternoons at 4, Sunday mornings at 8:00 and 10:00, and weedays at 9:00 a.m.  The Rosary is said following Mass on Tuesdays and there is  a Eucharistic Adoration following Mass on Fridays.  Through September, Mass[...]
Jun 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
BICS School Board Meeting @ Zoom
7:00 pm
BICS Regular Monthly Board Meeting is the second Monday of the month.  Until  further notice, meetings will be conducted by Zoom video and audio conference. Details on the meeting including login information are on the school website at beaverisland.k12.mi.us
Pickleball @ Beaver Island Community Center
Jun 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Pickleball @ Beaver Island Community Center
10:00 am
WE HOPE TO RESUME PICKLEBALL WITH APPROPRIATE SAFEGAURDS.  DURING THE SUMMER, WHEN WEATHER PERMITS, PLAY WILL BE AT THE MUNICIPAL TENNIS COURTS. When we get back to normal: Join us for Pickleball every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.  In the cold season, we play at the BIC Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 to noon[...]
Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program @ Beaver Island Community Center
Jun 9 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program @ Beaver Island Community Center
10:30 am
THE ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION EXERCISE PROGRAM IS CANCELLED UNTIL THE CURRENT RESTICTIONS AND ADVICE ON GROUP GATHERINGS ARE UPDATED OR RESCINDED. When we get back to normal: Join us for a certified community-based recreational exercise program designed to assist in reducing pain level, increasing flexibility and mobility, and enhancing the ability to cope with arthritis and daily[...]
Beaver Island Transportation Authority Board Meeting @ Beaver Island Transportation Authority Building
Jun 9 @ 12:00 pm
Beaver Island Transportation Authority Board Meeting @ Beaver Island Transportation Authority Building
12:00 pm
The transportation Authority meet son the second Tuesday of each month.  Until further notice, the meetings will be by teleconference: Call in # 800-977-8002 Code # 92912185 BITA  is responsible for management of the ferry system that connects the island to the mainland. Its members are appointed by the Saint James Township Board.
BIA Board Meeting @ Beaver Island Community School
Jun 9 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
BIA Board Meeting @ Beaver Island Community School
4:00 pm
The Beaver Island Association board meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 4 at BICS.  The public is invited to the meetings.  The BIA is a non-governmenal membership organization that seeks to promote the economic and environmental sustainability of the island.  It’s projects include invasive species management, addressing broadband issues, protecting EMS servcies,[...]
Jun 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Peaine Township Board Meeting @ Conference Call
7:00 pm
The Peaine Township Board holds its regular monthly meetin gon the second Tuesday of the month.  Until further notice it is meeting by conference call.  CALL IN NUMBER: 415-464-6800CONFERENCE CODE: 49782# ** In order to facilitate access to the remote meeting, Peaine Township will reimburse any member of the public who is charged by their[...]
Jun 10 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Discover Beaver Island Meeting @ Conference Call
5:00 pm
THESE MEETINGS WILL BE HELD BY AUDIO AND VIDEO CONFERENCE UNTIL THE CURRENT STAY AT HOME ORDER IS LIFTED.  Join us on the second Wednesday of each month as we meet to plan and cooridinate island events that create fun for residents and visitors while they Discover Beaver Island.  These meetings are sponsored and run[...]
Pickleball @ Beaver Island Community Center
Jun 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Pickleball @ Beaver Island Community Center
10:00 am
WE HOPE TO RESUME PICKLEBALL WITH APPROPRIATE SAFEGAURDS.  DURING THE SUMMER, WHEN WEATHER PERMITS, PLAY WILL BE AT THE MUNICIPAL TENNIS COURTS. When we get back to normal: Join us for Pickleball every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.  In the cold season, we play at the BIC Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 to noon[...]
Games Galore @ Beaver Island Community Center
Jun 11 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Games Galore @ Beaver Island Community Center | Beaver Island | Michigan | United States
1:00 pm
Rummikub, Mexican Train, Scrabble, Hand ‘n Foot, Mahjong…players choose from these and other games (except no cage wrestling).  Share your skills or learn some new ones as you compete, laugh and exercise your brain. Coffee, treats and a stunning view of Paradise Bay provided from Carol’s Hangout at the BIC Center.  
Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program @ Beaver Island Community Center
Jun 12 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program @ Beaver Island Community Center
10:30 am
THE ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION EXERCISE PROGRAM IS CANCELLED UNTIL THE CURRENT RESTICTIONS AND ADVICE ON GROUP GATHERINGS ARE UPDATED OR RESCINDED. When we get back to normal: Join us for a certified community-based recreational exercise program designed to assist in reducing pain level, increasing flexibility and mobility, and enhancing the ability to cope with arthritis and daily[...]
Pickleball @ Beaver Island Community Center
Jun 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Pickleball @ Beaver Island Community Center
10:00 am
WE HOPE TO RESUME PICKLEBALL WITH APPROPRIATE SAFEGAURDS.  DURING THE SUMMER, WHEN WEATHER PERMITS, PLAY WILL BE AT THE MUNICIPAL TENNIS COURTS. When we get back to normal: Join us for Pickleball every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.  In the cold season, we play at the BIC Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 to noon[...]
Saturday Afternoon Mass at 4 @ Holy Cross Catholic Church
Jun 13 @ 4:00 pm
Saturday Afternoon Mass at 4 @ Holy Cross Catholic Church
4:00 pm
Fr. Jim Siler and the congregation of Holy Cross Catholic Church invite you to join them for Mass on Saturday afternoons at 4, Sunday mornings at 8:00 and 10:00, and weedays at 9:00 a.m.  The Rosary is said following Mass on Tuesdays and there is  a Eucharistic Adoration following Mass on Fridays.  Through September, Mass[...]
Sunday Mass at 8 @ Holy Cross Catholic Church
Jun 14 @ 8:00 am
Sunday Mass at 8 @ Holy Cross Catholic Church
8:00 am
Fr. Jim Siler and the congregation of Holy Cross Catholic Church invite you to join them for Mass on Saturday afternoons at 4, Sunday mornings at 8:00 and 10:00, and weedays at 9:00 a.m.  The Rosary is said following Mass on Tuesdays and there is  a Eucharistic Adoration following Mass on Fridays.  Through September, Mass[...]
Lighthouse Fellowship @ Peaine Township Hall
Jun 14 @ 10:00 am
Lighthouse Fellowship @ Peaine Township Hall
10:00 am
We have an informal time together with songs, praise and looking to the Bible for instruction and encouragement. Light refreshments are served following the worship service for a time of getting aquainted and fellowship.
Sunday Mass at 10 @ Holy Cross Catholic Church
Jun 14 @ 10:00 am
Sunday Mass at 10 @ Holy Cross Catholic Church
10:00 am
Fr. Jim Siler and the congregation of Holy Cross Catholic Church invite you to join them for Mass on Saturday afternoons at 4, Sunday mornings at 8:00 and 10:00, and weedays at 9:00 a.m.  The Rosary is said following Mass on Tuesdays and there is  a Eucharistic Adoration following Mass on Fridays.  Through September, Mass[...]
Pickleball @ Beaver Island Community Center
Jun 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Pickleball @ Beaver Island Community Center
10:00 am
WE HOPE TO RESUME PICKLEBALL WITH APPROPRIATE SAFEGAURDS.  DURING THE SUMMER, WHEN WEATHER PERMITS, PLAY WILL BE AT THE MUNICIPAL TENNIS COURTS. When we get back to normal: Join us for Pickleball every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.  In the cold season, we play at the BIC Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 to noon[...]
Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program @ Beaver Island Community Center
Jun 16 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program @ Beaver Island Community Center
10:30 am
THE ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION EXERCISE PROGRAM IS CANCELLED UNTIL THE CURRENT RESTICTIONS AND ADVICE ON GROUP GATHERINGS ARE UPDATED OR RESCINDED. When we get back to normal: Join us for a certified community-based recreational exercise program designed to assist in reducing pain level, increasing flexibility and mobility, and enhancing the ability to cope with arthritis and daily[...]
Jun 17 @ 11:00 am
St. James Public Works Committee Meeting @ Conference Call
11:00 am
The St. James Public Works Committee meets the third Wednesday of the month.  Until further notice meetings are being conducted by conference call. Minutes, agendas and access information are available on the township website at stjamestwp.org and will be posted below for the current month when available. ==========================================
Jun 17 @ 5:00 pm
Beaver Island Telecommunications Advisory Committee Meeting @ Beaver Island Community School
5:00 pm
The Joint Township Telecommunications Advisory Committee meets on the the third Wednesday of each month.  Its task is to review communications services on the island and make recommendations to the Township Boards on ways those services can be improved.  It’s meetings are opn to the public.  You can learn more about the committee’s work at[...]
Pickleball @ Beaver Island Community Center
Jun 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Pickleball @ Beaver Island Community Center
10:00 am
WE HOPE TO RESUME PICKLEBALL WITH APPROPRIATE SAFEGAURDS.  DURING THE SUMMER, WHEN WEATHER PERMITS, PLAY WILL BE AT THE MUNICIPAL TENNIS COURTS. When we get back to normal: Join us for Pickleball every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.  In the cold season, we play at the BIC Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 to noon[...]
Games Galore @ Beaver Island Community Center
Jun 18 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Games Galore @ Beaver Island Community Center | Beaver Island | Michigan | United States
1:00 pm
Rummikub, Mexican Train, Scrabble, Hand ‘n Foot, Mahjong…players choose from these and other games (except no cage wrestling).  Share your skills or learn some new ones as you compete, laugh and exercise your brain. Coffee, treats and a stunning view of Paradise Bay provided from Carol’s Hangout at the BIC Center.  
Jun 19 – Jun 20 all-day
Beaver Island Bike Festival
12:00 am
The Beaver Island Bike Festival is your opportunity to experience the unique unspoiled beauty of Lake Michigans most remote island by bicycle in a festival atmospere. Bikers can enjoy a 20 or 42 miles at their own pace on a combination of pavement, gravel roads and two tracks with incredible scenery, island monuments and historic sites. Each route[...]
Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program @ Beaver Island Community Center
Jun 19 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program @ Beaver Island Community Center
10:30 am
THE ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION EXERCISE PROGRAM IS CANCELLED UNTIL THE CURRENT RESTICTIONS AND ADVICE ON GROUP GATHERINGS ARE UPDATED OR RESCINDED. When we get back to normal: Join us for a certified community-based recreational exercise program designed to assist in reducing pain level, increasing flexibility and mobility, and enhancing the ability to cope with arthritis and daily[...]
Pickleball @ Beaver Island Community Center
Jun 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Pickleball @ Beaver Island Community Center
10:00 am
WE HOPE TO RESUME PICKLEBALL WITH APPROPRIATE SAFEGAURDS.  DURING THE SUMMER, WHEN WEATHER PERMITS, PLAY WILL BE AT THE MUNICIPAL TENNIS COURTS. When we get back to normal: Join us for Pickleball every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.  In the cold season, we play at the BIC Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 to noon[...]
BICS Graduation @ Beaver Island Community Center
Jun 20 @ 1:00 pm
BICS Graduation @ Beaver Island Community Center
1:00 pm
Graduation is an important milestone for our seniors and their families and all BICS students, staff, faculty, and the extended Beaver Island community. Our first priority is to ensure health and safety while complying with state guidelines and orders. We want to have a meaningful graduation ceremony that honors our students in the best way[...]
Saturday Afternoon Mass at 4 @ Holy Cross Catholic Church
Jun 20 @ 4:00 pm
Saturday Afternoon Mass at 4 @ Holy Cross Catholic Church
4:00 pm
Fr. Jim Siler and the congregation of Holy Cross Catholic Church invite you to join them for Mass on Saturday afternoons at 4, Sunday mornings at 8:00 and 10:00, and weedays at 9:00 a.m.  The Rosary is said following Mass on Tuesdays and there is  a Eucharistic Adoration following Mass on Fridays.  Through September, Mass[...]
PABI Summer Solstice Dinner @ Beaver Island Community Center
Jun 20 @ 6:00 pm
PABI Summer Solstice Dinner @ Beaver Island Community Center
6:00 pm
In accordance with tradition, on the date of the Summer Solstice, the Preservation Association of Beaver Island thanks its donors with a dinner prepared by its board. If you’ve made a donation in the last year, you’ll receive an invitation by mail. If you’ve made a donation, but don’t receive an invitation please call the[...]