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Saturday, December 21, 2013 local almanac

Dec 21, 2013 12:01 am
Local News
Local news from Wave Farm‘s WGXC 90.7-FM in the Hudson Valley, New York for Sat., Dec. 21. PLAY AUDIO (1:14)

Ski Report
WGXC Ski Report: 3Rain this weekend. PLAY AUDIO (1:09)

Radio News
Reports about talking to Santa Claus on ham radio, and tracking Santa's trip with NORAD's radar. Click here to play clip. PLAY AUDIO (1:32)

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

Saturday: Rain, mainly after 11 a.m. High near 50, low around 46.

Sunday: Rain, mainly before 4 p.m. High near 60, with a low around 45.

Monday: A chance of showers, mainly after 1 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 45.

Sunrise 7:21 a.m.
Sunset 4:26 p.m.
Winter Solstice 12:11 p.m.
Other celestial rises/sets
Moon 8:45 P.M. 9:43 A.M.
Mercury 7:08 A.M. 4:02 P.M.
Venus 9:13 A.M. 6:42 P.M.
Mars 12:23 A.M. 12:22 P.M.
Jupiter 5:37 P.M. 8:41 A.M.
Saturn 4:00 A.M. 2:09 P.M.
Uranus 12:13 P.M. 12:41 A.M.
Neptune 10:52 A.M. 9:35 P.M.
Pluto 7:56 A.M. 5:25 P.M.

WGXC Programming

Dec. 20, 2013: 8 p.m. – Dec. 21, 2013: 2 p.m.: Johanna Warren, Paige Chaplin
Singer-songwriters Johanna Warren and Paige Chaplin perform. For the last six years Warren has fronted the band Sticklips, an experimental project. The 24-year-old songwriter now has a debut solo album. Live performances of musicians 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 broadcast on WGXC 90.7-FM at midnight the same night, then Sat., Dec. 21, and again at 12:30 p.m.
2 a.m. – 4 a.m.: Radio Stew: Station to Station
Radio station sounds and songs from David Bowie, and others.
4 a.m. - 5 a.m.: Low Power Hour: Seminar
The ALPB (Association of Low Power Broadcasters) has begun a series of low power radio seminars, a suggestiion of Canadian Member Artisan Radio, and in this first seminar Carl Blare presents some guidelines for constructing a simple, easy-to-do world newscast for your station; a promotional message brings ideas on "How We Sound;" a war composer goes out of character and writes a polka; NBC celebrates its 30th from 1956 - Part 1.
5 a.m. – 7 a.m.: Shortwave Hours: Santa on Echolink
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" includes "Noted contester Tim Duffy/K3LR talks about his Contest University" and "Amateur Radio Relay League Audio Report" reports: "ARRL's 'Symbol Rate' Petition Nears the Top of FCC's 'Most Active Proceedings' List; The ARRL Centennial QSO Party Kicks Off January 1!;The story of how two Amateur Radio clubs gave back to their communities this holiday season."
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: "The murderer of ham radio operator and his wife gets life behind prison bars; UK telecommunications regulator Ofcom is re-evaluating ham radio licensing requirements; Myanmar could soon crate an amateur radio service; the South Africa Radio League celebrates the life and passing of Nelson Mandela and Santa comes to Echolink."
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: "Prometheus Radio has a new proposal for a larger low-power FM service: 250 watts. NPR gets grants to coordinate its webstreams. ESPN does not suck anymore. And other radio and media news. Plus this week in radio history, and more.
7 a.m. – 8 a.m.: Saturday Morning Serial: Winter Wonder
Selections from holiday transmissions are mixed with Salvation Army bells, strange sounds, and more seasonal noises. Includes Run DMC ("Christmas in Hollis"); Dickie Goodman ("Santa and the Satellite"); Paul Harvey (with a report of Santa's take-off live from the North Pole); Spike Jones ("Jingle Bells" and "My Birthday Comes on Christmas"); Bing Crosby and Orson Welles ("The Happy Prince" from Dec. 24, 1944); Shawn Hansen ("Mystery Carol"), Oscar the Grouch ("I Hate Christmas"); Megyn Kelly, Jon Stewart, and Bill Cosby on the color of Santa Claus; Bob Dylan ("It Must Be Santa"); The Residents ("Santa Dog"); and also excerpts from "A Christmas Story" and from a Bud Abbott and Lou Costello holiday routine, and others, and Vince Guaraldi's "Skating."
10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.: Radia: Hillel Schwartz013:
Radia Show 455: "The Quiet Noisy Interview" from XL AIR, Brussels, Belgium. "Radia" is an international coalition of stations interested in new and forgotten ways of making radio. Each week, one station makes a show for all the others. This week: "An interview with Hillel Schwartz by Dieter Van Dam."
11 a.m. – noon: What's the Frequency, Kenneth?: Budget Compromise
A federal budget compromise with something to offend everyone, and no extension of jobless benefits. But it did make Speaker Boehner take on his critics in the tea party think tanks. From host Paul Fischer through Pacifica Radio.
2 p.m. – 3 p.m.: Distract and Disable: December 2013
Oscillations aplenty and readings from the screen play for “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” by Steven Spielberg, from Jonny Farrow in the United Arab Emirates.
4 p.m. – 6 p.m.: Saturday Afternoon Show: Christmas on the Radio
Santa is on the shortwave, and all sorts of experimental composers, from Shawn Hansen to John Zorn, have holiday music to share. Hosted by Tom Roe live from Wave Farm in Acra, NY.
6 p.m. – 7 p.m.: Off The Hook: 20131219
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.
7 p.m. – 8 p.m.: Framework: Mark Vernon
This edition of framework:afield, "Forth Valley Royal Hospital: A Portrait in Sound," has been produced in Scotland by regular contributor Mark Vernon. For more information see http://www.meagreresource.com. "Framework" is a show about field recordings, acoustic ecology, and sounds.
8 p.m. – Dec. 22, 2013: 3 a.m.: Saturday Night Special: Holiday Jeer
Strange, weird, odd, and otherwise unworldly holiday tunes. Background music for your holiday party. Live party banter, historic holiday WGXC recordings, radio traditions, and more.
Wave Farm / WGXC Acra Contact Info
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Main Office / Acra Studio
(518) 622-2598
WGXC Office
(518) 697-7400
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(518) 828-0290
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Wave Farm / WGXC Acra Studio: 5662 Route 23 Acra, NY 12405
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