One Proud Dad!

May 29th, 2008

Hey everyone this is my 12 year old daughter Kristen singing in her school play. Now I know every man thinks his daughters are talented, but I was blown away by her voice. She sings around the house, and sometimes with me and her sisters in the basement, but she really came out of her shell in this performance. Let me know what you think! Click here for the video.

Michael A. Barone

This is the Day!

May 6th, 2008

I’m feeling better. God is answering long time prayers. Good things are happening. Pray for them to continue. Trust the Lord in all things.

Been A Little Under The Weather

January 27th, 2008

Hello Everyone!

Sorry it’s been so long since I last posted. I’ve been very busy with St. Gabriel Radio. As you know from previous postings I was asked to take over the management of WUCO as well as the work I was doing for WFOT. So things have been a bit busy. I also have been a little under the weather as of the last few days. It seems we are passing this around in the Barone Household first one and then another. I guess it helps that we have to slow down a bit and do things like post to our websites.

If you are a fan of Catholic Radio please do keep us in your prayers since we are really trying to do some interesting things for our stations. We are in the middle of a fund raiser for the expansion project which will get our signal out to 1.5 to 2 million listeners in Ohio. The management of the station WUCO has changed many times as we try to go from being a smaller faster organization to a larger but more effective one. There have been many good people who helped us along the way.

This is a strange time as we keep one foot on the ground and put the other one over what at times seems to be a cliff edge, while waiting for God to put the solid ground under our next step.

For those of you who have only dreamed of working in ministry let me tell you it is a real trip. I am reminded of my 7 years at EWTN with Mother Angelica as great things are happening all around us. It is an awesome time to be in the fields working for God. Every time it seems as though we are floundering, He pulls us through somehow or other.

So do keep us in your prayers and listen when you can. You can hear us in Columbus on 1270 AM, in Mansfield, Ohio on 89.5 FM, and on the internet at

God’s blessing on all of you.

By the way…

If you are looking for Oswald And The Herringbones materials look on the side of this page for the blue links and go to that page. We are starting to shop some of the old tunes and we are getting a few nibbles from some film and television producers. It sure would be nice to make a few dollars on all that hard work!

Peace In Christ through Mary!

Michael A. Barone


December 13th, 2007

Say it like this because that is the order of how it happened. This is a mini-catechesis. Happy Holy-days too! God’s blessing on all of you!

Michael A. Barone


October 26th, 2007

Thanks to all of you who came out to the show October 26th. We had a great time. It was most gratifying to see so many old friends and make so many new ones! The Barberettes were there, Steve’s Daughter jammed on Dishwasher Blues and many great memories were made. Steve says we raised a good deal of funds for Phil Henry so thank you all for you contributions to his help. Please visit too.

There were a lot of questions about if we will play out more. It was very cool that people at interested enough to ask. The answer is yes if Neal is game. So everyone write him ( email and tell him that you would like him to play more for you and the rest will be history as they say. I suppose it may take a while as Tom is off to Russia for a few weeks. (It’s a spy thing or something like that!) Please pray for his safe return to us. I’ll try to post any future gigs here if you all swing Neal!

Ok well thanks again!

God bless you all!

Michael A. Barone

P.S. There are Herringbone Songs posted on the blue link on the right side of this page. Feel free to download them and enjoy. There are only a few. I’ll post more in time. These are mp3s of the board tapes from some of our old shows so don’t expect miracles but they are fun and good enough for most ipods and desktop computer listeners.

Hillary and our Fatima Rosary

October 15th, 2007

I had a very unusual thing happen this weekend. I was attending the Catholic Radio Association’s National Conference in Birmingham,AL. We had 4 days at the Winfrey hotel full of people who are either currently involved with Catholic Radio or who are looking to buy stations etc.

In God’s funny sense of humor, He booked the leading Democratic Candidate for President directly across the hall from our 150+ person Catholic Radio Association Convention. On the 90th anniversary of Our Lady’s apparitions Fatima. Due to security concerns (I’m sure) no one had told us about this divine appointment until around noon on Friday.

Never have I seen the lines of good and evil so clearly drawn with the exception of my sidewalk prayer vigils at abortion clinics.

What did we do? We prayed. Along with all of you because it was 12 noon on Saturday when everyone else was going to be in prayer for the Fatima Anniversary. We prayed long and loudly and we sang every refrain of the Ave Maria between each decade. 150+ members of the Catholic Radio Association filling the ballroom we were in…two sets of doors wide open spilling out into the Winfrey’s hallway. It was beautiful! We knelt down and faced the gathered crowd in the hallway and Prayed like had been instructed so many times from Our Mother’s approved apparitions.

We were literally 20 feet across the hallway from the ball room where she was. We finished the rosary about the time she arrived, but many of us stayed out in the hall rosaries in hand to identify ourselves as Catholics. Our rather large Catholic Radio Association conference nametags hanging proudly from their brightly colored EWTN lanyards. There were also two – 6 foot high pictures of Mother Angelica and Fr. Mitch Pacwa adorning the Winfrey’s hallway where so many Hillary supporters were gathered.

I was asked by a reporter of the Birmingham News (Paper) if we were praying for her success or against her. I told him we were praying for her to have a change of heart about her pro-death (not pro-choice) stance along with every person in attendance with her. I talked about the 90th anniversary of Fatima and how Mary is the Patroness of the Pro-life movement. Because he was confused about whether we were praying for or against her, I also mentioned that Catholics traditionally have backed Democrats but the leadership of our Church along with bishops like Archbishop Raymond Burke have finally begun to teach publicly that we can not support a pro-abortion candidate and still be Catholic.

He didn’t ask me about Republicans, but I would have told him I personally couldn’t vote for either side if one was not pro-life. (Although, if both choices are personally pro-death I’ll vote for the one most likely to place conservative judges on the Supreme Court) Needless to say I was not quoted in the news. Nor was there any mention or video of our little demonstration in the paper or on TV that night. I even chided the TV crew to get the footage of us praying for the national news feed, but no one there (in the secular media anyway) wanted to report on anything that would disrupt Hillary’s press coverage. Even the reporter who spoke with me asked this question “I was wondering if you were praying for or against us?” Not if we were praying for or against Hillary’s success. So we were heard in heaven and in spirit by all of you even if they absolutely squashed the story locally. However, as Paul Harvey likes to say, now you know the rest of the story.

Peace in Christ through Mary!

Michael A. Barone


August 19th, 2007

A Special Benefit
Phil Henry

Phil’s Story
On Thursday, July 12, 2007, Phil Henry was painting a house in German Village.  While painting a dormer on the third story, the ladder from which Phil was painting slid, causing Phil to fall onto the first floor roof and onto the ground, landing on his head and back. Unfortunately, the impact of the fall has left damage to his spinal cord, causing paralysis from the lower chest and below. Oswald And The Herringbones are happy to officially reunite for the first time in 12 years, in order to help Phil with his medical and financial needs! You can help by joining us for this evening of old friends, fun and music. Also, please visit:
For more ways to help Phil Henry!

$10 Advance Tickets

$12 At The Door
For More Information Contact:
Steve Sims – 614-203-2021

The House of Crave
391 Neil Ave.

Tickets also on sale at
But they are less expensive through Steve Sims!
For any other details contact Michael A. Barone at

Been A While

June 12th, 2007

I guess it has been a while since I wrote or posted a podcast. I’ve been appointed as the Station Manager for WUCO 1270 AM Marysville as well as WFOT 89.5 FM Mansfield. Both stations are from the St. Gabriel radio network. Please pray for me as the work is not hard but very demanding. I’ll try to post a new podcast soon. Here is the most recent Catholic Men’s Luncheon , to tide you over. This is Fr. Kevin Lutz speaking on Art and the Church. It is a great talk.


Just a few VBS spots

April 9th, 2007

Hey Everyone,

Here and here are some spots I’m putting together for a Catholic VBS. If you have a VBS at your parish check these out. At least our VBS will be fully Catholic.

God bless you all. Happy Easter!

Michael A. Barone

On James Cameron’s Finding Christ’s Body

February 26th, 2007

I think it is time for a class action lawsuit against the people who make these claims. Isn’t there such a thing as public fraud anymore? If Mr. Cameron and friends can not prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that they found Jesus Christ’s un-resurrected body, then they should be charged in public fraud for personal gain.

There are so many ways in which they could be wrong and only one way in which they could be right. To make outrageous claims like this and then sit back and watch the money roll in from books and movies is irresponsible at best and downright damnable if they are wrong and they know it. I challenge them to put all their money (book and movie proceeds) up in escrow to be given to charities if they are proven wrong within 2 years. Let’s see how certain they are of their “findings” then. Otherwise, just admit they’re just on the take and in danger of eternal consequences.

Yours in the resurrected Christ,

Michael A. Barone