WGXC Online Radio Night-- First Broadcast!

May 09, 2009: 4pm - 8pm
Catskill Community Center

344 Main St. | Catskill, NY 12414 | (518) 719-8244

Live radio show "WGXC Online Radio Night" hosted by M.A. Tarpinian from 4-8 p.m. The radio show will include a live broadcast at 5 p.m. from Union Mills (across Catskill's Main St.) from Hudson Talbott about his book "River of Dreams: The Story of the Hudson River." Young performers from Greene County schools will be singing songs from the show "River of Dreams," based on the book, which will open the following week end. Frank Cuthbert, the composer of the musical, will also sing some of the tunes as well. Participating students include: Dale Loughran (Cairo-Durham); Nick Paolino; Caitlin Pekrul; Michael Coyne (Cairo-Durham); Andrea Consoli (Cairo-Durham); Katherine Juliano (Cairo-Durham); Morgan Marinnia (Catskill); Katelyn Pekrul (Cairo-Durham); Lydia Pepple (Catskill); Joel Sanson (Catskill); Lorelei Smith (Coxsackie-Athens); and Rachel Wagman (Catskill). These student performers are being asked to come across the street for a WGXC interview after the show.

Tarpinian and other WGXC staff (Dharma Dailey, Tom Roe, and others) will also interview Catskill Village President Vincent Seeley, Greene County Legislator William Lawrence (R-Cairo), and others. Rob Hervey will play his didjeridoo. There will also be WGXC station identification audio announcements by Ron Truesdell of Cornwallville. Members of the public in attendance will be encouraged to ask questions, go on the air, and record a station identification for WGXC.

Local young people who want to help with the broadcast should contact Tom Roe at tom @ wgxc.org. Tune in at www.wgxc.org to listen, or stop by the Catskill Community Center during Catskill's Second Saturday events to be a part of the show. You can attend in person or by listening at home!

Watch a slideshow of photos by Dharma Dailey of the day here: