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WGXC members elect new reps to Radio Council

Sep 25, 2012 6:39 am
WGXC is proud to announce the election of Chris Bishop and Matt Bua to its Radio Council, effective January 1, 2013. Bishop and Bua were chosen by the membership Sept. 8, and approved by the Radio Council, Mon., Sept. 17. They will assume the seats currently held by Pam Badila and Kieran Riley. Nearly 35 station members participated in the election held during the second annual WGXC Membership Meeting at Helsinki Hudson. The meeting provided an opportunity for staff, programmers, Radio Council and members to touch base on the year gone by, to discuss upcoming plans and to elect new council representatives.

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="144"] Chris Bishop[/caption]

Chris Bishop (right) has a music show on WGXC every Wednesday at 10 p.m., playing all genres of music off vinyl records. A resident of Ghent (Omi to be exact) in Columbia County since May, he previously lived in Hudson and Brooklyn. Bishop is actively involved in two local issues: The high-voltage power lines proposed to run through Ghent and the fire at TCI. He works in Web publishing and real estate.

Based in Catskill, Matt Bua (below) is an builder/educator who enjoys creating roadside attractions and new public spaces. He helped build the WGXC studio at the Catskill Community Center, where he co-hosts the Thursday youth show, "Kid's Brain Radio."

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The Radio Council is comprised of 9-15 area residents, designed to reflect the diversity of the station's listenership, to ensure it continues to serve the needs of our communities. Council Members are required to be active in one of four primary committees: Fundraising, Outreach, Programming, Dispute Resolution (Policy). Current members include: Pamela Badila (Hudson), Dharma Dailey (Haines Falls), Max Goldfarb (Hudson), Hosneara Kader (Hudson), Debra Kamecke (Catskill), Kieran Riley (Harlemville), Alan Skerrett (Valatie), Hudson Talbott (Cairo) and Kaya Weidman (Germantown). The Radio Council meets 12 times a year, on the second Monday of the month. Notice of meetings are posted to wgxc.org/events, and open to the public.