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The Michigan Daily-Thursday, September 7, 1978-Page 55

The ins and outs of

Ann Arbor info

T une in toA
ByR.J.SMITH a dose of
Despite the onslaught of television, night, the
the "golden age of Radio" still lives on FM scale,
in a fairly healthy form in Ann Arbor. jazz recor
For those listeners who delight in THE UN
spouting long strings of "you-alts"andsWRCN, a
drinking Lone Star beer, Ann Arbor's and WUO
newest station, WNRS, offers a range of WRCN
contemporary country music. Located ts and pr
at 1290 on the AM dial, WNRS features the basem
nusic from the country charts, as well Building (
as various sports features throughout Transm
the day. can only
AND IF THAT'S not enough for you buildingso
cowpokes, there's radio station WPAG. is locate
The station broadcasts during the day generally
simultaneously on AM and FM, at 1050 oldies son
and 107.1, respectively. During the day jockeys ar
both play uptempo middle-of-the-road WCBN,
music, with a marked concentration on loosely d
news. commerci
The third of Ann Arbor's AM stations, means yo
WAAM, offers a programming format any timea
which its program director describes as weekly blu
"adult contemporary," embracing the ning prog
easy-listening familiar sounds of top British Isl
forty songs and oldies. The station, The Un
located at 1600, alsofeatures University largest pu
football, basketball and hockey the countr
coverage. University
Ann Arbor only has one FM station programs
which is not connected with the Univer- med "fine
sity: radio stationt WIQB. WIQB plays lot of clas
album-oriented rock interspersed with time jaz



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blues and jazz. After mid-
station, located at 103 on the
broadcasts a show of modern
NIVERSITY runs three radio
n the area; the tiny AM station
nd two FM stations, WCBN
and WCBN are run by studen-
ograms are broadcast from
nent of the Student Activities
itting via a cable signal that
be received in University
or by cable television, WRCN.
d-at 650 AM. Although it
broadcasts top forty and
gs, the station grants its disc
n unusual amount of freedom.
at 88.3 FM, plays what is
escribed as "free-form, non-
ial" music. Translated, that
u can turn on your radio at
and listen to anything from a
ues show to a Saturday mor-
ram of folk music from the
niversity also controls the
ublic broadcasting station in
ry, WUOM. Operated by the
y with state funds, WUOM
what one spokesperson ter-
arts music," which means a
ssical music and a bit of old

You've waded through thousands of
pages of required course readings and
you'd like to peruse something lighter,
if not more informative. Attuning your-
self to the world-at-large is easily ac-
complished through a melange of
publications available on campus.
single commercial daily newspaper in
Ann Arbor. Its lack of competition is
reflected in the News' lackluster
coverage of local events. Local politics
and the courts generally receive
thorough coverage, but University and
local business press releases often ap-
pear verbatum in the paper.
The Detroit Free Press is probably
the most-read city daily on campus-a
fact illustrated by empty Free Press
vending machines along the major
student byways only a few hours after
the paper arrives on campus in the
newspapers include the Detroit News,
the New York Times (for intellectuals
willing to dole out a whopping 30 cents
per copy), and of course the Michigan
The Ann Arbor Observer is a monthly
feature tabloid distributed in town for
free. The publication is only two years
old and focuses on well-documented
local subjects.

Other city publications includ
Periodical Lunch, a magazine of shor
stories and poetry and herself, a loca
feminist publication.
weekly publication whose greatest vir
tue is a useful calendar of campus even
ts. The Record is prepared by th
University's Information Services staff
which occupies the entire sixth floor o
the Administration Building. Not sur-
prisingly, the Records's perspective or
campus news concurs with that of Un-
versity administrators whose offices
are located in the same building.
The Gerbil and Rising Star are ob-
scure creative writing journals
published sporadically throughout the
year by University students. The Gerbil
tends to contain lighter materia]
targeted at artistic academic reliel
while Rising Star displays a more sober
variety of creative literature.
The Michiganensian is the Univer-
sity's yearbook. the Ensian, as it is
called, aims at encapsuling campus life
in photographs and is slated for
distribution at the end of the winter
term. Subscriptions for both the
Michiganensian and the Michigan
Daily are available at the Student
Publications Building.
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Daily Photo by PETER SERLING
WCBN disc jockey Byron Haskins spins a disc at the campus radio station.

Getting around the town

Ann Arbor sits only miles from the
land of Henry Ford, where hundreds of
spanking new autos are churned nut
every day. But if Henry were around
today, he would probably be disappoin-
ted to know there is a place where
students don't exist on cars alone.
For Ann Arbor is not a car town. With
a confusing maze of one-way and dead-
end streets, the city is not well-suited
for those accustomed to traversing
from place to place in the luxury of
their own set of wheels. Besides, the
numerous potholes gracing just about
every street make driving through the
city all the more treacherous.
BUT ANN ARBOR is fairly compact,
so getting around on foot is not reserved
for tireless marathon runners. One can
usually pan-the width of the campus in
less than fifteen minutes and in almost.
no time by bicycle. Ann Arbor
motorists are ordinarily considerate of
pedestrians and even on a major
thoroughfare like State Street drivers
will usually yield to people crossing the
street. New York drivers are not
synonymous with Ann Arbor drivers.
But for those New Yorkers transplan-
ted in the city, there is one mode of
transportation to remind them of home
- buses. Ann Arbor boasts two bus
systems; one run by the city and the
other University-operated.
For no charge students can ride the
silver and blue buses on a campus
commuter route and a route to North
THE COMMUTER bus runs at fifteen
minute intervals from Crisler Arena,
with eleven stops - including the
Michigan Union, Undergraduate
library, and C. C. Little Building-
before reaching the Medical Center.
Buses operate Monday through Friday
from 7:10 a.m. to 6:20 p.m.
The North Campus buses leave a
shelter on Geddes Avenue about every
ten minutes headed for the North Cam-
pus Commons, Bursley and Baits
residences, and Northwood Apartmen-
ts. The buses run from 7 a.m. to mid-

night on weekdays and until 1 a.m. on
weekends to catch late-night party-
With a fleet of 102 purple and yellow
buses, the Ann Arbor Transit Authority
(AATA) operates nine routes in the city
and surrounding areas. Buses cruise all
over the city and for the 35 cent exact-
change fare, one can end up at shopping
areas such as Briarwood and Plymouth
Mall. Fixed routes run along major
thoroughfares including Packard Road
and Washtenaw Avenue,
ALSO FOR 35 cents (and a phone
call) students can take advantage of
AATA's Dial-A-Ride service which of-
fers door-to-door pick-up. Dial-A-Ride
vans provide feeder service in areas
where the regular buses don't operate
and several are specially equipped for
the handicapped.
"Only about one-third of our trips are
on vans alone," says Ross Patronsky,
AATA planning analyst. "With Dial-A-
Ride, everybody has access to the
whole bus line -system." Patronsky
points out that about 37 percent of
AATA's riders are students.
AATA buses and Dial-A-Ride operate
on weekdays between 6:45 a.m. and
9:50 p.m. On Saturday, AATA service
runs from 8 a.m. to 6:15 and 6 p.m. on
IN 1976, THE University initiated
"Night Owl" security bus service after
a series of assaults on campus after
dark and University officials say they
expect to continue the service this year.
Night Owl vans scurry around campus
from 7 p.m. until 1 a.m. at half-hour in-
To get to your destination in a hurry,
two companies provide taxi service in
the city. Ann Arbor cab rates are $1.40
for the first mile and 70 cents for each
additional mile. But in light of these
rates, a local cabbie who doubles as a
University student advises: "Learn the
bus routes and walk a lot - it's
GETTING OUT of Ann Arbor is just

as easy as getting around the city.
Before deciding to shell out money for
plane fare to the destination of your
dreams, check out the Ride Board in
the basement of the Union. The board
displays listings of students looking for
riders to places from New Mexico to Ft.
But if you opt to jet-set your way,
limousines headed for Detroit's
Metropolitan Airport leave the side
door of the Union every hour on the half
hour from 5:30 a.m. until noon and
every half hour afternoon.
Also, Amtrak trains depart from the
station on Depot Street, while
Greyhound and Brooks bus lines leave
from the station at 116 E. Huron.
Happy Trails!

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Ann Arbor




We're The Rus JIay...e
....To Get Around
Welcome to Ann Arbor: We think it's quite a place.
And to get around to it all? Why, the Ann Arbor
Transportation Authority, of course.
Get Around To Entertainment....

We can get you to the movies at Briarwood or the
Fox Village Theater, to Sunday afternoon jazz at the
Del Rio, even to U. of M. Football games on our
shuttl ebus

Get AroundTo Recreation....


We can get you to the outdoor pools at Vet's
and Fuller Parks, to canoeing at Gallup Park or the
Argo Livery, or just plain picnicking at one of the
many beautiful parks all over town.

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Bicycle craftsmen SW N
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Get Around To Shopping....

We can get you downtown to those great stores, to
the open air Farmer's Market and Kerrytown for fresh
produce and gourmet treats, as well as the outlying
shopping malls.

When You Buy
a Bicycle

Get Around To Trying Us!

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Just pick up your phone, and call us at 973-0300.
Our friendly information operators will be glad to
tell you how to use the Ann Arbor Transportation
Authority to make your trip.

We Sell Quality Bicycles and
for all your Cycling Needs -
" Lights " Huge Lock Selection




" Baskets * Backpacks
* The Friendly Store where students get their "Wheels."

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