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Saturday, October 19, 2013 local almanac

Oct 19, 2013 12:01 am
Local News
Local news from Wave Farm‘s WGXC 90.7-FM in the Hudson Valley, New York for Sat., Oct. 19. PLAY AUDIO (1:49)

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

Saturday: Increasing clouds, with a high near 65. Saturday night a 50 percent chance of showers, mainly before 5 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 39.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 57, and a low around 33.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 60.

Sunrise 7:14 a.m.
Sunset 6:06 p.m.
Other celestial rises/sets
Moon 6:31 P.M. 7:50 A.M.
Mercury 9:17 A.M. 6:45 P.M.
Venus 11:25 A.M. 8:08 P.M.
Mars 2:35 A.M. 4:09 P.M.
Jupiter 10:58 P.M. 1:58 P.M.
Saturn 8:31 A.M. 6:56 P.M.
Uranus 5:24 P.M. 5:56 A.M.
Neptune 3:59 P.M. 2:46 A.M.
Pluto 12:56 P.M. 10:25 P.M.

WGXC Programming

midnight – 12:05 a.m.: Radio News: WBAI Up For Proposals
Pacifica Foundation has released a Request for Proposals to run Pacifica station WBAI in New York City via a Local Management Agreement, with a Nov. 6 deadline, according to a story in radiosurvivor.com.

Oct. 18, 2013: 8 p.m. – Oct. 19, 2013: 2 a.m.: Ed Askew, Trummors
Live performances at Spotty Dog Books & Ale in Hudson, NY are streamed live at wgxc.org, and occasionally broadcast live on WGXC 90.7-FM. Live webstream for this show available from Wave Farm and WGXC at http://comm.free103point9.org:8000/spottydog.mp3.m3u and rebroadcast at midnight (the same night) Sat., Oct. 19 on WGXC 90.7-FM.

4 a.m. – 7 a.m.: Shortwave Hours: FCC Reopens
Three hours of shortwave radio-oriented programming, starting with solar weather, news on meteor showers and ham radio, and other reports. Other reports include:
4 a.m.: "The RAIN Report" and "Amateur Radio Relay League Audio Report." This week, "The RAIN Report" features, "some thoughts from ARRL President, Kay Craigie/N3Kn from the 2013 Hamvention." This week, from ARRL, "In this week’s report: ARRL VEC’s responds to the lifting of the Government Shutdown; ARRL Designates Six Regional ARRL Centennial Events, and Scouts take to the air for this weekend for the Jamboree On The Air." Plus shortwave sounds, recordings of pirate radio stations, and more.
5 a.m., "The Shortwave Report" with host Dan Roberts and international news via shortwave radio. This week's show features stories from Radio Deutsche-Welle, the Voice of Russia, Radio Havana Cuba, and NHK World Radio Japan.
5:30 a.m.: "Glenn Hauser's World of Radio" DX and station news countries all over the world.
6 a.m.: "Amateur Radio Newsline" This week: "Ham radio responds as a major cyclone hits India and an earthquake hits the Philippines; the IARU Monitoring Service says that Russia is again intruding into 15 meters; Sweeden gives its hams access to 472 kilohertz; AMSAT to celebrate 30 years of manned ham radio in space operations and a bit of early DX history from down-under."
6:30 a.m.: "This Week in Radio News" from host Tom Roe at Wave Farm's WGXC. This week: "Roundup of the week's radio news about radio waves. The Federal Communication Commission reopened in the United States this week, after 16 days without an enforcement division tracking pirate radio. Non-profit organizations applying for low-power FM stations during the FCC's Oct. 15-29 application window may be bewildered by the process that was interrupted by the shutdown, and this show features reports from Radiosurvivor.com, Broadcast Law Blog, and REC Networks about the LPFM application window in the U.S. SWLing.com considers the "record" pirate radio activity during the shutdown on shortwave bands. Meanwhile, Pacifica Radio considers leasing out WBAI's airwaves in New York City, the House stenographer shouts out on C-Span during the shutdown vote, and Edward Snowden discusses his leaks in Moscow. Plus, this week in radio history with Nixon's anti-drug song edict, and Groucho Marx. Author Douglas Kahn is interviewed by Galen Joseph-Hunter about his new book, "Earth Sound Earth Signal," a study of energies in aesthetics and the arts, from the birth of modern communications in the nineteenth century to the global transmissions of the present day."

7 a.m. – 8 a.m.: Saturday Morning Serial: Whistle Blowers
Songs with whistles are featured, plus other whistle blowers.

11 a.m. – noon: What's the Frequency, Kenneth?: After The Brink
From host Paul Fischer, through Pacifica Radio. "This episode has been updated with sound to reflect final deal in congress to raise debt limit/end govt shutdown...to allow some time to negotiate on new spending, taxes and sequester details. And did you know that while the rest of the government was shut down....the House Committee on Investigations...the one headed by Darryl Issa... was actually holding hearings on IRS implementation of Obamacare...and using part of the hearing to keep asking about the IRS looking into tea party applications for tax exemptions. A look at your tax dollars not at work this week....told through narration, music and soundbites."

noon – 12:30 p.m.: Noon News: Douglas Kahn
After the local news, Galen Joseph-Hunter talks with Douglas Kahn, author of "Earth Sound Earth Signal." The book is a study of energies in aesthetics and the arts, from the birth of modern communications in the nineteenth century to the global transmissions of the present day. Douglas Kahn begins by evoking the Aeolian sphere music that Henry David Thoreau heard blowing along telegraph lines and the Aelectrosonic sounds of natural radio that Thomas Watson heard through the first telephone; he then traces the histories of science, media, music, and the arts to the 1960s and beyond. Earth Sound Earth Signal rethinks energy at a global scale, from brainwaves to outer space, through detailed discussions of musicians, artists and scientists such as Alvin Lucier, Edmond Dewan, Pauline Oliveros, John Cage, James Turrell, Robert Barry, Joyce Hinterding, and many others.

4 p.m. – 6 p.m.: Saturday Afternoon Show: Aliza Simons
Saturday afternoon show live from WGXC's Acra studio, featuring Wave Farm Artist-in-Resident Aliza Simons.

7 p.m. – 8 p.m.: Framework: Kim Walker
This edition features works from the new framework:seasonal release, issue #6, autumn 2013, by Petra Kapš (OR Poiesis), Kim Walker, Mathieu Ruhlmann, David Velez, and Sawako, as well as new works by Matt Wellins and Lethe.

8 p.m.: Evan Cory Levine
Live performance at Spotty Dog Books & Ale in Hudson, NY streamed live at wgxc.org, and broadcast live on WGXC 90.7-FM. Live webstream for this show available from Wave Farm and WGXC at http://comm.free103point9.org:8000/spottydog.mp3.m3u and on WGXC 90.7-FM.
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