Happy International Women’s Day from Martha’s Vineyard Island! (VIDEO)

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– Service Dogs on Martha’s Vineyard

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TV.’s #TheWhiteDog

 Martha’s Vineyard via T.V.’s #TheWhiteDog

   Many residents of and visitors to Martha’s Vineyard Island are pet owners.  Some canines, as is T.V.’s #TheWhiteDog, are service animals.  The Amazing Dazey, known to the world as T.V.’s the White Dog, is a federally-registed private service companion in addition to being a media icon.  That is,  she has a nationally-recognized civil right to be naked and leash-less so long as her trainer or servicee can produce her credentials upon request.  The White Dog, as are all service companions, is allowed any public place that her human may go because her behavior is as reserved as any patron, and she is needed as medical aide.  The Amazing Dazey  commands the highest distinction of license in the land by earning it, the respect and rights due her honor, and commendation and recognition coast to coast to sandy-shored coast. 

   Special Service animals earn their license through rigorous training and nationally-standardized testing.  While many service animals are harnessed, it is out of necessity for the human, for blind or autistic persons or whatever the need.  In the Amazing Dazey’s example, she is the companion of a person with a medical condition that needs a helper who can quickly bring medical assistance in the case of an emergency and does not wear a tether, as it could prevent her from performing her primary function potentially becoming ensnarled in the scrub oak that dominates the Island.  T.V.’s #TheWhiteDog is specially trained for this purpose.  She also possess a special understanding of nearly two dozen hand signals that enable complete communication and safe control without the interference or distraction of noise.  

     

   Dazey is is the first truly Galaxy-class non-homosapien to reside on Martha’s Vineyard!

   While almost any and every pop-culture icon vacations on Martha’s Vineyard or Chappaquiddick Islands, T.V.’s #TheWhiteDog is the first non-human of an internationally famous caliber to live on-Island; as neither Lassie nor Rin Tin Tin every had a dog house here. That is, if there were a selection of canines to exemplify the best of what planet earth has to offer, she would be named one of the world’s best.  She is truly a wonder to behold – and she was a rescue!  

   Being also that her servicee lives on Martha’s Vineyard, and of course because she is so beautiful, she just naturally became the icon of Martha’s Vineyard’s only noncommercial television, for the good of the Island, and for the entertainment of Martha’s Vineyard fans the world over.  She regularly gets fan mail from now all-six inhabited continents, not to mention all six towns:

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   When you see our star this summer, no handshakes or autographs, please; she is on duty and/or working for film.  She does, however, pose well for photography.

   

The Star of the Show, the Queen of the Island

The Star of the Show, the Queen of the Island

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Martha’s Vineyard Potluck

The Potluck Jam at the Chilmark Community Center featured local cooking, music, and fun for all who attended this growing Martha’s Vineyard institution!

Residents and neighbors gather in Chilmark to share covers of favorite songs that stitch generations, and original songs that reflect the sensitive, harmonious attitude of Martha’s Vineyard towards their precious, little island.  Mothers and daughters, friends and lovers, and devotés of the the arts support this local symposium of culture with little more than their attendance, love, and attention.

…and on Martha’s Vineyard, it works!

Peace on Love (and music)

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Martha’s Vineyard Radio: Past, Present, and Future

In the beginning, there was no sound…

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Durring the second World War, Martha’s Vineyard was a strategic air and naval base, as it was so far east. Also being that Martha’s Vineyard is tall and alone at sea, it was deemed a good place to broadcast allied radio signals. Since then, vacationers of all sorts have flocked to this tiny, glacial deposit for respite of all sorts. One of them continues to be a respite form normal radio transmission, as the airwaves from Martha’s Vineyard Island have been alive with audible oddity and delight all the while.

A brief and colored recent history on-Island

In June 2001, Martha’s Vineyard Community Radio Inc. was formed after what would become WVVY received a cease broadcast order for their then unlicensed, pirate signal. In December 2004, WVVY received final approval from the FCC to operate the low-power FM station, servicing the Vineyard Haven and Oak Bluffs communities on Martha’s Vineyard with non-profit, non-commercial, volunteer-offered radio programming by locals of the Island featuring their personal favorites.
WMVY was born on May 1, 1983, with owners Bob and Linda Forrester of Edgartown; later purchased by Philip Kelly and a group from the Midwest in the early 1992, the station is currently owned by Aritaur Communications, whose president and CEO, Joe Gallagher of Newport, Rhode Island, bought the station in 1998. WMVY will attempt to stay alive as an internet station, and look to purchase a new signal outlet for broadcasting its programing.
Signs that the station was struggling were evident in May 2007 when the station announced that, faced with a sizeable increase in royalty payments, it would transform its internet business model from an advertiser-supported business to a listener and corporate underwriting-supported station similar to public radio called “Friends of mvyradio.”
Despite this, WMVY has sold its broadcast signal at 92.7 FM to Boston’s National Public Radio affiliate, WBUR who will simulcast their Hub signal, and will no longer broadcast on the air in FM, as one might listen in their automobile.
Noted NPR producer Jay Allison initiated the idea for WCAI when he moved to the Cape and couldn’t hear his stories on the region’s airwaves. That was twenty years ago, and by 2001 WCAI was up and running under the management of Boston NPR station WGBH. Since then the station has expanded its signal presence to WNAN on Nantucket and WZAI in Brewster, establishing a public radio presence growing ever since.
The one and only Island-wide radio on Martha’s Vineyard this #MVsummer will be the NEW Vineyard Public Radio, a non-commercial FM specializing in Jazz and Martha’s Vineyard simulcasts of such things as Sharks baseball games, fishing and beach reports, and Vineyard Events, coming on-air at 88.7 FM this spring! Stay Tuned, Martha’s Vineyard-
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portions of this post credit Steve Merick, the MV times

Martha’s Vineyard Klout.com report

Martha’s Vineyard Klout.com report

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