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Saturday, May 11, 2013 local almanac

May 11, 2013 12:01 am
Weather right now

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="128"] Cairo: High 28F; low 19F.[/caption]

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="125"] Catskill: High 25F; low 18F.[/caption]









FAR LEFT:The temperature on the far left is from the Hawthorne Valley Farm Weather Page.
MIDDLE TEMP: Cairo from Weather Underground page.
FAR RIGHT: Catskill from Weather Underground page.

Local weather forecast
Today's forecast is specific to Acra, in Greene County

Saturday: There's a 70 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, before 3 p.m., with a high near 70. All rain should end by 2 a.m., with a low around 41.

Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 62, and a low around 36.

Monday: Partly sunny, with a high near 54, and a low around 29.

Tuesday Mostly sunny, with a high near 60.

Sunrise 5:37 a.m.
Sunset 8:06 p.m.
Other celestial rises/sets
Moon 6:43 A.M. 9:45 P.M.
Mercury 5:38 A.M. 8:05 P.M.
Venus 6:15 A.M. 9:03 P.M.
Mars 5:25 A.M. 7:35 P.M.
Jupiter 7:20 A.M. 10:24 P.M.
Saturn 6:38 P.M. 5:22 A.M.
Uranus 4:03 A.M. 4:34 P.M.
Neptune 2:42 A.M. 1:31 P.M.
Pluto 11:36 P.M. 9:13 A.M.
Sat., May 11, after sunset
The moon framed by Jupiter and Venus: Venus has now moved into the evening sky, and tonight it and Jupiter frame the slender crescent moon.

WGXC Programming

On Saturdays free103point9 Online Radio airs on WGXC 90.7-FM, bringing transmission arts to the airwaves in the Hudson Valley, in New York. Tune in Sat., May 11:

May 10, 2013: 8 p.m. – May 11, 2013: 2 a.m.: "Sondra Sun-Odeon"
Live webstream for this, and most, shows at Spotty Dog Books & Ale available from free103point9 and WGXC at http://comm.free103point9.org:8000/spottydog.mp3.m3u. This show will be rebroadcast on free103point9 Online Radio and WGXC 90.7-FM at midnight (the night of the show), Fri., May 11, 2013.

2 a.m. – 4 a.m.: "Deep Wireless"
Works, songs, and sounds from past Deep Wireless festivals in Toronto, ahead of next weekend's Trans-X Transmission Art Symposium from Toronto, airing on WGXC.

4 a.m. – 5 a.m.: "The Low Power Hour: Format Convention 1"
"No. 75" of "The Low Power Hour" and this edition is called "Format Convention 1." Radio formats aplenty as we delve into Jerry Modjeski's Little City In Space Booth, RadioBoyAlen's country music booth "Push 'n Pull Boogie," and plenty of other booths to boot; Richard Dillman of KWMR portrays radio magic; Low Power In the News brings us sane remarks from a former FCC commissoner. "How To Do It - Microphone Technique;" Allan Weiner spectrum history; and "Police Street" by Firesign Theater.

5 a.m. – 7 a.m.: "Shortwave Hours: Dayton Hamvention Preview"
Two hours of shortwave radio-oriented programming, starting with solar weather, news on meteor showers and ham radio, and other reports. Other reports include:
5:15 a.m.: "The RAIN Report: "A last-minute preview of the 2013 Hamvention coming to Dayton, OH., May 17-19 with Michael Kalter, W8CI.'"
5:30 a.m., "The Shortwave Report" with host Dan Roberts and international news via shortwave radio. This week's show features stories from China Radio International, the Voice of Russia, Spanish National Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, and Radio Deutsche-Welle.
6 a.m.: "Glenn Hauser's World of Radio"
6:30 a.m.: "Amateur Radio Newsline"

7 a.m. – 8 a.m.: "Saturday Morning Serial: Live From Catskill"
Jill Sutton gets everyone in the mood for the following "WGXC Open Air Pancake Breakfast," live from Catskill Community Center.

8 a.m. – noon: "WGXC Open Air Pancake Breakfast"
Join the "Open Air" show live at the Catskill Community Center for a special pancake breakfast made with local eggs, and topped with local maple syrup. There will be a local maple syrup tasting. The local radio show about radio, "Open Air," hosted by Matt Bua with a cast of many regular characters, will be broadcasting live from the pancake breakfast. So have your say on the air, fill your belly with local food, and help your local community radio station. Pancake breakfast runs from 8-10:30 a.m., and we will poll pancake tasters about their favorite local syrups. At 11 a.m., on the air, we will reveal those results. $6-10 sliding scale includes a helping of pancakes and water, juice, or coffee. Second helping of pancakes $5. Tune in or turn out.
Thanks for the donations of eggs and maple syrup:
• Old Field Farm in Cornwallville, in Greene County.
• Jared Handelsman in Catskill, in Greene County.
• Germantown Community Farm in Germantown, in Columbia County.
• B-Home in Catskill in Greene County.
• Various anonymous donations.
All proceeds from this event go to improving the WGXC studio in the Catskill Community Center. The studio currently needs professional-grade microphones, professional-grade CD players (we have too many subpar CD players), a new hard drive, a Technics 1200 turntable, CB radios, and shortwave receiver/transceivers, and other audio equipment. If you have anything to donate, email info@wgxc.org.
Matt Bua hosts this live transmission art show about local transmissions from the Catskill Community Center every Saturday from 8-10 a.m. Listeners make up the show with stories, phone calls, messages, requests, and more. Please help be a part of the show. Stop by the Catskill Community Center in person. Call in at 518-291-WGXC. Tweet requests @WGXC. Skype calls at WGXCfm. Talk on Channel 6 on CB radio, we are tuning in. Features include solar weather, shortwave news, and more. Call 518-219-WGXC or Skype calls at WGXCfm to talk on the air.
This broadcast begins at 8 a.m., the pancake breakfast ends at 10:30 a.m., and the broadcast goes to "Radio Wonderland," and Joshua Fried in Brooklyn. At 11 a.m. we come back to the Catskill Community Center to hear the results of the syrup tasting, and some music to clean up the community center by.

10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.: "Radio Wonderland: 20130511"
The extended "Open Air" show is interrupted (while judges tabulate the syrup rankings) for Joshua Fried's weekly remixing of NYC radio on Hudson Valley's WGXC.

1 p.m. – 2 p.m.: "Framework: Stefan Paulus"
This edition of framework:afield, titled 'Dirty Tracks', has been produced in Germany by Stefan Paulus. For more information see http://psychogeography.blogsport.de.

2 p.m. – 3 p.m.: "Issue Project Room Radio: Yarn/Wire & Pete Swanson, Eliminated Artist"
Recorded live at Issue Project Room in March 2012, celebrated piano/percussion quartet Yarn/Wire premiere "Eliminated Artist", a collaboration with electronic artist Pete Swanson. Best known as one half of the now-defunct noise duo Yellow Tears, Swanson has since embarked on solo projects that range between free guitar noise, dismantled techno, and electronic soundscapes. For “Eliminated Artist,” Swanson recorded improvised rehearsals by Yarn/Wire and worked with the ensemble to craft a repeatable framework for live performance. A combination of acoustic signal and rehearsal recordings were then constructed into a live electronic mix by Swanson during the performance.

3 p.m. – 4 p.m.: "Human Machine: Voder"
Max Goldfarb created this week's episode of "Human Machine."

4 p.m. – 6 p.m.: "Saturday Afternoon Show: Working Wage Update"
Laura Hadden and Tennessee Watson are at Wave Farm this spring as the 2013 season’s first Artists-in-Residence. Hadden and Watson’s project Wage/Working addresses the issues of income inequality and the concept of wage through a time-based transmission installation and a radio broadcast series on free103point9’s WGXC 90.7-FM. During their time in Greene County, these two accomplished radio producers and artists will be collecting stories and interviews with workers in Greene and Columbia counties regarding their jobs and their relationship to their work.

6 p.m. – 7 p.m.: "PiratesWeek: Low Power Hour"
After the Weekly Presidential Radio Address, this week on the show about pirate FM and shortwave radio, check out the CIDX, NASWA, and MARE. Pirates in the news this week include The Big Q fiale. A pirate radio mocumentary "People Just Do Nothing" is coming to BBC3 this year, and we take a look at the FCC Activities. ‭Select postings from the Free Radio Network, HF Underground and note stations logged per the Free Radio Weekly. Off Air Recordings include the stations of: Black Cat Radio, Radio Cinco De Mayo, Shrimp Boat Radio, and the euro pirate Radio Mustang. Listen to the interview on the Low Power Hour (No. 11) with the Crow. President Obama has nominated telecom biggie Tom Wheeler to chair the Federal Communications Commission, and nervous commentaries are proliferating across the blogosphere.

7 p.m. – 8 p.m.: "What's the Frequency, Kenneth?: Campaign 2016"
Weekly news mash-up show hosted by Paul Fischer. This week: "From The Beltway... to Chris Christie's beltsize... to Biden..to still more hearings on Benghazi... to the budget...to gloating over blocking background checks.. to questions about President Obama's second term "juice"...there's no denying that this week's news illustrates Campaign 2016 is indeed underway. Told through narration, music and soundbites."
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