WGXC-90.7 FM

Radio Roundup

May 24, 2014 12:02 am
Saturday morning stories about WGXC, local radio, and other local airwaves.

[caption id="attachment_33908" align="alignleft" width="163"]Sauerkraut Seth performs Sun., May 25 at Half Moon in Hudson, in a fundraiser for WGXC. Sauerkraut Seth performs Sun., May 25 at Half Moon in Hudson, in a fundraiser for WGXC.[/caption]On May 23 the Federal Communications Commission granted the renewal to free103point9 of the license for WGXC 90.7-FM through 2022, as part of a process to get every station to renew their licenses.

[caption width="130" align="alignright"] Nancy Fuller Ginsberg, from the Ginsberg Foods website.[/caption]Also renewed, Nancy Fuller Ginsberg, co-owner of Hudson-based Ginsberg’s Foods, has been signed for a third season on The Food Network for her show "Farmhouse Rules," according to the Ginsberg Foods website. Ginsberg was on the "WGXC Afternoon Show" May 8 with Tom DiPietro and Ellen Thurston, with an archived recording.

[caption width="191" align="alignright"] The Wage/Working jukebox heads from the Cairo Library to the Athens Cultural Center.[/caption]The Athens Cultural Center and WGXC 90.7-FM announce an exciting participatory workshop, "Audio Portraits: An Introduction to Interviewing," for ages 14-adult. In this workshop participants produce a short audio portrait of the working life of an Athens resident to be included in the Wage/Working Jukebox which will be on exhibit at the Athens Cultural Center, 24 Second Street from May 31-Dec. 1, 2014. Wage/Working is a jukebox-based installation featuring stories and sounds from the working lives of residents of Greene and Columbia counties. The stories are edited to a length, corresponding with the amount of time it takes each interviewee to earn $1, creating an inverse relationship between monetary value and time. The project, which was first exhibited at the Cairo Public Library, was created by Tennessee Watson and Laura Hadden as a part of an AIR Live Interactive Residency during the Spring of 2013 at free103point9 Wave Farm, and WGXC 90.7-FM in Acra, NY, with financial support provided, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). In this two-session workshop participants will learn the basics of documentary interviewing technique, digital audio field recording, story scripting and digital editing through guided tutorials and hands-on exercises; and with facilitator support will assemble a short audio portrait. Session 1 takes place Wednesday May 28, from 6 to 9 p.m. and Session 2 will be Friday, May 30, 6 to 9 p.m. Please note that participants must attend both sessions. Participants will also be required to do work outside of class prior to Session 2, which involves interviewing a community member about their work, reviewing the recording and creating a brief outline. These workshops, co-sponsored by WGXC, 90.7-FM, will take place at the Athens Cultural Center, 24 Second Street, Athens, and are offered free of charge but pre-registration is necessary. Register on-line at info@athensculturalcenter.org or by calling 518-945-2136. On Saturday May 31, from 5-7 PM, there will be an Opening Reception of the Wage/Working Jukebox at the Cultural Center featuring a listening session and celebration of pieces produced in the Audio Portraits workshop.

There is an orientation for WGXC programmers Tue., June 3 at 6 p.m. at the WGXC Hudson studio to be debriefed in advance of the June 10K Fund Drive. The general public and other volunteers are welcome to attend. This will give WGXC programmers the opportunity to learn specifics about the fundraising effort, daily goals, and how the whole thing works. Volunteers and members of the public who would like to answer phones during the pledge drive June 5-June 11 should e-mail Jess Puglisi at jess@wgxc.org.

With June drawing near, time is running short on the Hands-On Radio Bank campaign. With just a few days left, we urge anyone to help truncate the fund drive by contributing now. Listeners should visit wgxc.org and use the button on the left of the page, or call the station at 518-697-7400.

This Sunday, May 25, turn out at the Half Moon on Front Street in Hudson or tune in WGXC 90.7-FM for the Memorial Day BBQ fundraiser. All proceeds from ticket sales will benefit WGXC, so come at 6 p.m. for a delicious feast, or at 9 p.m. for live music from Chops & Sauerkraut, when the live broadcast begins, and continues until 1 a.m. Monday morning.
Wave Farm / WGXC Acra Contact Info
Mailing: PO Box 13 Acra, NY 12405
Main Office / Acra Studio
(518) 622-2598
WGXC Office
(518) 697-7400
WGXC Hudson Studio
(518) 828-0290
WGXC Feedback
(518) 212-7509 feedback@wgxc.org
Wave Farm / WGXC Acra Studio: 5662 Route 23 Acra, NY 12405
WGXC Hudson Studio: 369 Warren St. Hudson, NY 12534