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Wednesday, July 24, 2013 local almanac

Jul 24, 2013 12:01 am
Weather right now

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="128"] Cairo: High 79F; low 52F.[/caption]

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="125"] Catskill: High 81F; low 55F.[/caption]









READ TEMPERATURE IN HUDSON: On thermometer in Studio A.

FAR LEFT:The temperature on the far left is from the Hawthorne Valley Farm Weather Page.
MIDDLE TEMP: Cairo from Weather Underground page.
FAR RIGHT: Catskill from Weather Underground page.

Local weather forecast
Today's forecast is specific to Catskill, in Greene County:

Today: Scattered showers and thunderstorms before 7 a.m., then isolated showers between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. Partly sunny. High near 81. Wednesday night, mostly clear. Low around 55.

Forecast for the next three days:

Thursday: Mostly sunny. High near 78. Thursday night, partly cloudy. Low around 55.
Friday: Mostly sunny. High near 81. Friday night, partly cloudy. Low around 58.
Saturday: Partly sunny. High near 83. Saturday night, a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy. Low around 67.

Sunrise today: 5:41 a.m.
Sunset today: 8:22 p.m.

Length of the day: 14:40 hrs.

Town meetings

Today is the fourth Wednesday of the month.
WGXC suggests calling ahead to confirm time and location.

ATHENS Village meeting at 7 p.m. at Community Center, 2 First St., Athens (945-1551).
CAIRO at 7 p.m. at Town Hall, 512 Main St., Cairo (622-3120).
COLUMBIA COUNTY Public Works Committee at 6 p.m. at County Office Building, 401 State Street, Hudson.
HUDSON Common Council Public Works Committee meeting at 6 p.m.; Legal Committee meeting starts at 6:45 p.m at City Hall, 520 Warren Street, Hudson (828-1030).
HUDSON Development Corporation meeting (tentative) at 2 p.m. at 1 North Front St., Hudson (751-1044).
KINDERHOOK Historical Committee meeting at 7 p.m., Town Hall, 4 Church St, Niverville (784-2233).

The day ahead on 90.7-FM

Midnight to 5:59 a.m.: Free103point9 Transmission Arts overnight

12 a.m. (midnight): Radio News: Funding For Radio-Controlled Drones From Free Speech Radio News: "In Washington, the House took up a more than $500 billion military spending bill today, which could fund the Pentagon and all related agencies for the year 2014. Over the next few days, representatives will consider at least 100 amendments. Some of them aim to release cleared detainees from their indefinite detention at Guantanamo Bay, block funding for military action in Syria, ban the use of drones for domestic surveillance and defund programs that allow the government to spy on American citizens. As Congress also debates deep cuts to food stamps, education and affordable housing, many progressive lawmakers and policy advocates say the increases in war and weapons spending show misplaced national priorities. On Capitol Hill, FSRN’s Alice Ollstein reports."
12:05 a.m.: Radio Stew: Dickie Goodman From Wikipedia: "Richard Dorian "Dickie" Goodman (April 19, 1934 – November 6, 1989) was an American music and record producer born in Brooklyn, New York. He is best known for inventing and using the technique of the "break-in", an early precursor to sampling, that used brief clips of popular records and songs to "answer" comedic questions posed by voice actors on his novelty records.... In June 1956 Goodman created his first record, "The Flying Saucer Parts 1 & II," which he co-wrote with his partner Bill Buchanan, and featured a four-minute rewriting of Orson Welles’ War of the Worlds radio show. This recording was the subject of a copyright infringement case against Goodman. The lawsuit was settled out of court. "The Flying Saucer" was officially released under the artist name "Buchanan and Goodman" and was Goodman's highest-charting single on Billboard, peaking at #3. Buchanan and Goodman followed up with four other records: "Buchanan and Goodman on Trial" (#80 in 1956), "Flying Saucer The 2nd" (#18 in 1957), "The Creature (From A Science Fiction Movie)" (as by Buchanan and Ancell) (#85 in 1957), and "Santa and the Satellite (Parts I & II)" (#32 in 1957)." The trial song was about the legal wrangling over their use of popular songs in other songs,
1 a.m.: Vital Weekly: ID M Thfft Able Episode 890 of weekly experimental new music show, by folks formerly behind Staalplaat. Click on title for playlist 890.
5 a.m.: Shortwave/Pirates: Massachusetts Legislator Wants Pirate Radio Law First, "The RAIN Report," wit two Homeland Security trainers talking about ham radio's involvement in the ICS&NIMS programs. Then "PiratesWeek," with "pirates in the news this week include Massachusetts Broadcasters Seek Better Pirate Ammo. Steven Walsh introduced H.R. 1679, which would give the state attorney general the power to seek action against pirates, including seizing equipment and seeking money damages. We also take a look at the FCC Activities. Select postings from the Free Radio Network, HF Underground and note stations logged per the Free Radio Weekly ‭Off Air Recordings include the stations of: Red Mercury Labs, Pee Pee Vagina Radio, Black Cat Radio and Radio Free Whatever. Haarp facility to close down, A story from International Radio Report On the Media looks at Voice of America and the new law that allows some of its programming to be finally available for a domestic audience."

6 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.: WGXC Hands-On Community Radio

6 a.m.: Al Jazeera English
7 a.m.: WGXC Morning Show Morning news, music, interviews features and agriculture reporting. Also local news, previews of events in Greene and Columbia counties, music, and more. Call in to have your say at (518) 828-0290.
8 a.m.: Democracy Now! hosted by Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez.
9 a.m.: WGXC Morning Show continues with local news, weather, and events. Call 518-828-0290 to comment during the "WGXC Morning Show."
10 a.m.: The Right Opinion: Peter Lopez New York State Assemblymember Peter D. Lopez, Republican, Conservative and Independent of Schoharie, will join host Ed Fertik in the Hudson studio to discuss a variety of topics. Lopez was elected to represent the 127th Assembly District for the first time in November 2006. He is currently a member of the Assembly Agriculture, Education and Environmental Conservation committees, as well as the Task Force on Food, Farm and Nutrition Policy. Lopez is an honors graduate of Schoharie Central School, the State University College at Cobleskill and the University at Albany, where he earned a master’s degree in public administration. Lopez and his family reside in the Village of Schoharie.
4 p.m.: WGXC Afternoon Show
6 p.m.: Al Jazeera English
6:30 p.m.: Free Speech Radio News
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