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Saturday, January 25, 2014 local almanac

Jan 25, 2014 12:01 am
Local News
Local news from Wave Farm‘s WGXC 90.7-FM in the Hudson Valley, New York for Sat., Jan. 18. PLAY AUDIO (4:27)

Ski Report
WGXC Ski Report: The cold descends. PLAY AUDIO (1:10)

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

Saturday: Snow likely with areas of blowing snow all day and possibly through 3 a.m. Sunday. High near 26. Wind chill values as low as -5. Total new snow accumulation of around an inch possible.

Sunday: A slight chance of snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 16. Wind chill values as low as -11. Sunday night the chance of snow showers continues. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 12.

Monday: A 40 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 21.

Sunrise 7:14 a.m.
Sunset 5:01 p.m.
Other celestial rises/sets
Moon 1:43 A.M. 12:00 P.M.
Mercury 8:09 A.M. 6:25 P.M.
Venus 5:32 A.M. 3:38 P.M.
Mars 11:16 P.M. 10:39 A.M.
Jupiter 2:57 P.M. 6:07 A.M.
Saturn 1:57 A.M. 12:00 P.M.
Uranus 9:57 A.M. 10:23 P.M.
Neptune 8:37 A.M. 7:23 P.M.
Pluto 5:43 A.M. 3:12 P.M.

WGXC Programming

12:05 a.m. – 4 a.m.: Radio Stew: Listening In
Tune in to radio art from Scanner, experimental composition from Stockhausen, 12-string guitar playing by Alexander Turnquist, radio talk from David Galbreath, and more.
4 a.m. – 5 a.m.: Low-Power Hour: Building a Radio Transmitter
Episode No. 83 - Historic NBC -- Part 2 of NBC At 30, originally broadcast in 1956. From 1936 comes Orphan Annie, "Building a Radio Transmitter." Hosted by Carl Blare.
5 a.m. – 7 a.m.: Shortwave Hours: Nicholas Garner/N3WG
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 a.m., "The RAIN Report" from Hap Holly/KC9RP outside of Chicago, IL. This week: "Nicholas Garner, N3WG, talks about controlling ham radio from a smart phone." Then, "ARRL Audio Report." This week: "In this week's report: Kay Craigie, N3KN, Wins A Third Term as ARRL President; Repeater Owners Now May Submit Repeater Directory Updates Directly to ARRL; February 2014 QST ‘s Delivery has been Delayed to Some Destinations."
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: "Two meter DXCC comes to a ham in South Africa; a ham radio news service takes issue with UK licensing figures; a Canadian newspaper says ham radio is the right fit for emergency communications; the Northern California DX Foundation announces a major grant to the upcoming Tromlin Island DXpedition; the ARRL releases its 100th anniversary video and Russia ends an era of long-wave broadcasting."
6:30 a.m.: "This Week in Radio News" from host Tom Roe at Wave Farm's WGXC with radio news about radio waves. This week in radio history, and more.
7 a.m. – 8 a.m.: Saturday Morning Serial: Hang Ups
Don't hang up your phone. Operators are standing by. Sounds and songs of hang ups from The Orlons ("Don't Hang Up"), Johnny Wyatt ("Hang Up The Phone"), Jimmy Cliff ("Pack Up Hang Ups"), Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty ("As Soon As I Hang Up The Phone"), Stonewall Jackson ("Can't Hang Up The Phone"), Leroy Dyke ("If A Woman Answers [Hang Up The Phone]"), Guided By Voices ("Hang Up and Try Again"), The Wailers ("Hang Up"), Britney Spears ("Don't Hang Up"), 10cc ("Don't Hang Up"), Tom Brosseau ("Cradle Your Device"), and Herbie Hancock ("Hang Up Your Hang Ups"). Plus, Del Close's "Hang Up" skit, and more.
8 a.m. - 10 a.m.: Open Air
A radio show about radio transmissions and local communications. Tune in on Ch. 6 on your CB to join the fun, or Skype or call. Live from the Catskill Community Center.
10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.: Radia: Hotel Europa
Radia show 460: "Hotel Europa" from Kanal103 (Skopje, MK). "Radia" is an international network of stations, including Wave Farm's WGXC, interested in new and forgotten ways of making radio. Each week, one station makes a show for all the others. This week: "Evropa (Europe) was the main hotel in Oteshevo tourist complex, built around 90s at the end of the socialist era. Rated 5 stars, it was one of the most luxurious hotels in former Yugoslavia and was promising that this region will continue to attract tourists from all over the world. Sadly after just couple of years the circumstances (crushing of the socialist system, corrupted privatization process…) led to closure of the entire complex and today it is just a ghost town. This place brings old memories to lots of people who remember the time when Oteshevo was a big tourist attraction. A sound recordist, a singer and a photographer gathered and entered this haunted building with an intention. They were capturing photographs and the sound of the space and the surrounding. Did recordings of the beautiful voice of Genoveva singing, catching the natural reverb of the large halls, but also the sound of the huge broken windows scattered around the floors. This is a picture of the atmosphere of that abandoned hotel, corresponding with the current atmosphere of the land with the same name. Close your eyes and try to feel the energy of the environment and the crush of the civilization of the new era."
vocals: Genoveva Kachurkova photos: Petar Petkovski sound/concept/editing: Toni Dimitrov
11 a.m. – noon: What's the Frequency, Kenneth?: NSA Surveillance
New proposals from Pres. Obama on NSA surveillance and data collection are out. Now what? Told through narration, music and soundbites. Hosted by Paul Fischer, through Pacifica Radio.
noon – 12:15 p.m.: Noon News: Transmission Lines
Report on the proposed expansion of transmission lines through the Hudson Valley to provide more electricity to New York City.
2 p.m. – 3 p.m.: Radius Sketchpad: Jesse Eric Schmidt
Sketchpad is an ongoing monthly radio program produced for Wave Farm. Wave Farm is a non-profit arts organization that celebrates creative and community use of media and the airwaves. Wave Farm provides access to transmission technologies and support artists and organizations that engage with media as an art form. The Sketchpad program features a re-broadcast of previous Radius episodes. Each episode is followed by a playlist of works selected by that episode’s artist. The series seeks to highlight the peripheral work that influences the research and production of the episode. This month: Jesse Eric Schmidt. Jesse Eric Schmidt is a process-oriented conceptualist who uses actions and objects to interrogate and reconfigure methodologies surrounding art. He makes art in and about everyday situations in order to deconstruct, provoke, and rearrange ideas about our behavioral lures and their implicative consequences. He uses art practice to keep curiosity rigorous through designing projects that advance questions.
6 p.m. – 7 p.m.: Off The Hook: 20140125
Do not call during rebroadcast. Off The Hook, from the hacker zine 2600, airs every Wednesday night at 7 p.m. ET in New York City on WBAI 99.5 FM, and is rebroadcast the next morning at 5 a.m. on WGXC and free103point9 Online Radio. It is simulcast online via streaming MP3 and via shortwave on WBCQ The Planet at 5110 KHz. Join #offthehook on irc.2600.net to chat during the show. Email show at oth [at] 2600.com. Do not call during the rebroadcast. Rebroadcast from Jan. 22, 2013.
7 p.m. – 8 p.m.: Framework: Ernst Karel
"Framework" is a show about field recordings, acoustic ecology, natural sounds, and more. "This edition is the first of a three part series produced by Ernst Karel in the United States, in collaboration with the students from the Sonic Ethnography course he teaches at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. For more information see his website at http://ek.klingt.org, or the Sensory Ethnography Lab website at http://sel.fas.harvard.edu."
8 p.m.: Saturday Night Special: Tom Roe and Sam Sebren
Tom Roe and Sam Sebren present a live broadcast performance in preparation for their presentation at Earlids the following week. Organized by The New School’s Sound Research Group, Earlids will be at the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, January 17 - February 5, 2014. The exhibition showcases multimedia projects, papers, sound installations, live performances, and workshops by educators, artists, and scholars; seeking to facilitate a transdisciplinary dialogue about and through the medium of sound.
8 p.m. – 11 p.m.: Liv Carrow, Matt Heckler
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 broadcast live on free103point9 Online Radio and will be broadcast live on WGXC 90.7-FM once the Tom Roe/Sam Sebren performance ends.
Fiddler and banjoist Matt Hecker (Deep Chatham) will perform a solo set. Liv Carrow explores the shadowy terrain of Appalachian melody and traditional balladry in its many forms, crafting songs both strange and familiar that invoke American roots music, the British folk revival of the 60s, pop crooners of the 70s, and freak folk of the ages, with a sprinkling of 90s alt-indie earnestness.
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
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