WGXC-90.7 FM

WGXC announces matching funds towards on-air equipment secured

Sep 14, 2010 5:53 pm
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="298" caption="Left to right, Nadine Rumke, Nadea Archbold, William Archbold of Hover Foundation; and Kaya Weidman, Chad Weckler, Galen Joseph-Hunter of WGXC."][/caption]Today, the Alexander and Marjorie Hover Foundation presented WGXC with a gift of $25,000 at the station's new studios at 704 Columbia St., in Hudson. This support completes WGXC’s fundraising efforts to match a grant of $71,486 from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration through their Public Telecommunications Facilities Program. These funds will allow WGXC to acquire the bulk of the equipment needed for the station to go on the air on 90.7-FM.

“This funding comes at an optimum moment,” said WGXC Executive Director, Galen Joseph-Hunter. “We are so grateful to the Hover Foundation and the 269 organizations and individuals who have become WGXC members, contributing towards the effort to bring creative and community radio to Greene and Columbia counties.”

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="WGXC Announces Matching Funds Towards On-Air Equipment Secured: A Gift from The Alexander and Marjorie Hover Foundation Closes WGXC’s Funding Gap."][/caption]Chad Weckler, artist and WGXC volunteer said, “Organizations working together to support the people and the voices of our shared community will make an immeasurable impact on our lives here in these two counties.”

Kaya Weidman, WGXC Volunteer Coordinator and Hudson Studio Manager said, “With the matching funds now secure, WGXC staff and volunteers will be able to turn their efforts to content, which is a welcomed opportunity in these final weeks leading up to the station’s FM signal launch.

On behalf of the foundation, Nadine Rumke, Executive Director, Nadea Archbold, Board Secretary, and William Archbold, Board Treasurer hand-delivered the gift this morning at WGXC’s Hudson Studio. They expressed enthusiasm for WGXC as an ambitious project that has already engaged diverse and expansive participation from the local community, and cited WGXC as a strong addition to the roster of other organizations supported by the foundation.

The Hover Foundation, based in Germantown, is a family foundation committed to supporting local groups whose work strives to enrich the community through educational, cultural, and humanitarian efforts.

WGXC Station “Barnraising” September 24 -26, 2010: Through a national competitive process, WGXC was selected by the national radio advocacy organization, Prometheus Radio Project, to collaborate with hundreds of participants for a three-day radio conference in Hudson, NY from September 24-26. The event will include hands-on workshops, presentations, and performances all in support of readying WGXC for a FM signal launch this fall on 90.7-FM.

WGXC: Hands-on Radio is a program of 501(c)3 nonprofit arts organization free103point9, and will operate out of studios in Hudson, Catskill, and Cairo.
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