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Saturday, December 7, 2013 local almanac

Dec 07, 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. 7. PLAY AUDIO (5:05)

Ski Report
WGXC Ski Report: Catamount Ski in Hillsdale opens. PLAY AUDIO (:49)

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

Saturday: Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 34, and a low around 14.

Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 26. Sunday night snow is likely before 5 a.m., then snow and sleet likely. Cloudy, with a low around 22.

Monday: Freezing rain and sleet before noon, then a chance of rain and sleet between noon and 1 p.m., then a chance of rain after 1 p.m. High near 37.

Sunrise 7:11 a.m.
Sunset 4:23 p.m.
Other celestial rises/sets
Moon 10:50 A.M. 10:07 P.M.
Mercury 6:12 A.M. 3:42 P.M.
Venus 10:08 A.M. 7:11 P.M.
Mars 12:43 A.M. 1:01 P.M.
Jupiter 6:40 P.M. 9:42 A.M.
Saturn 4:48 A.M. 2:59 P.M.
Uranus 1:08 P.M. 1:37 A.M.
Neptune 11:47 A.M. 10:29 P.M.
Pluto 8:49 A.M. 6:18 P.M.

Public Meetings
A public appearance, not a meeting. Congressman Chris Gibson (R-Kinderhook) attends Winter Walk in Hudson, at 5:30 p.m.

WGXC Programming

Dec. 6, 2013: 8 p.m. – Dec. 7, 2013: 2 a.m.: Ben Seretan, Many Trails
Ben Seretan with guitarist Alex Lewis performs. Also Many Trails performs. Live performances of experimental 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 rebroadcast at WGXC at http://comm.free103point9.org:8000/spottydog.mp3.m3u and WGXC 90.7-FM at midnight, Sat., Dec. 7 on WGXC 90.7-FM.
2 a.m. – 4 a.m.: SPEKTR
Rebroadcast from July 27, 2013. The Dark Spectrum follows a series of electromagnetic (EM) spectrum mapping, interception and transmission performance structures, which the SPEKTR collective started exploring in 2004. Their new work in this series will focus on processes of encoding/decoding of the EM spectrum and natural/man made signals. SPEKTR will collectively spend time with a standard suite of tools: HF, VHF, UHF and L-band Receivers and Transmitters software defined radios, home-brew VLF receivers, and ELF probes complimented by software toolkits (COTS and custom coded) to decode, encode and visualize digital signals. Combined with image and audio recording devices and manipulation strategies, the collective will work together to develop new ideas and segments for a new performance focusing on the digital and encoded/encrypted signals domains.
4 a.m. – 5 a.m.: Tom Wheeler
New Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheerler spoke Dec. 2, 2013 at Ohio State University, hist first policy address as chairman.
5 a.m. – 7 a.m.: Shortwave Hours: VHF Communications
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 "A Brief intro to micro controllers from George Zafiropoulos/KJ6VU" and "Amateur Radio Relay League Audio Report" reports: "Plans are Announced to Update the Communications Act of 1934; ARRL is Granted Use of W1ØØAW for the League's Centennial, and Canada Issues a Short-Term 472-479 kHz Experimental License."
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: "Four youngsters get their names in space thanks to ham radio; the ARRL files erratum to its "symbol rate" rule making petition; The Department of Homeland will be giving emergency communications training at Hamvention 2014; VHF Communications magazine ceases publication after 45 years and its Youngsters on the Air Operating month in IARU Region One."
6:30 a.m.: "This Week in Radio News" from host Tom Roe at Wave Farm's WGXC. This week: "More in the almost 3,000 low-power FM applications recently submitted to the Federal Communications Commission in the United States. Also,, the new FCC chairman Tom Wheeler"gives his first policy speech, and says net neutrality might not need to be so neutral. Plus this week in radio history, and more.
7 a.m. – 8 a.m.: Saturday Morning Serial: December
December songs, sounds, and stories are explored. FDR's "Day of Infamy" speech recalls Pearl Harbor Day, and Phil Kline's annual December "Unsilent Night" boombox orchestra is unleashed. Plus, the 52 HZ "loneliest whale in the world" who sings at one frequency, while all the other blue whales sing between 15-20 Hz. Navy sonar in the Pacific hears his lonely cries as he approaches the U.S. coast each December. Tune in for December songs from Franki Valli and the Four Seasons, Julie London, Mazzy Star, Jay-Z, Willie Nelson, The Boxcars, Unwound, Pierre Henry, Teenage Fanclub, John Cale, and Eydie Gorme.
8 a.m. – 10 a.m.: Open Air: Catskill Studio
Hosts will look at new designs for the Catskill WGXC studio. "Please Assist Us With Transmission." Anyone can contribute to the show in many ways on "Open Air." There are a variety of hosts, including Matt Bua, on this live transmission art show about local transmissions from the Catskill Community Center. You make up the show with stories, phone calls, messages, requests, further information, and more. Please help be a part of the show. Stop by the Catskill Community Center in person. Call in at 518-219-WGXC. Tweet requests @WGXC. Skype calls at WGXCfm. Talk on Channel 6 on CB radio, we are tuning in. Features include solar weather, shortwave news, and more. Call 518-219-WGXC or Skype calls at WGXCfm to talk on the air.
10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.: Radia: Protests in Slovenia
Radia Show 453: "radioCona: Protests in Slovenia 2012-2013" by Radio Student (Ljubljana, Slovenia). "During the closing months of 2012, Slovenia has seen a series of mass popular protests. Thirty thousand demonstrators gathered on November 17 for the first protest, organised by trade unions, students, and organisations of retired people and artists. Dozens of protests followed, large
and small, taking place in virtually all of the urban settlements of Slovenia, often organized spontaneously through Facebook and other social media. Art project radioCona (by Irena Pivka, Brane Zorman) first broadcasted on january 1st, 2008. Till present nine FM and internet broadcasts with series of sound art, radio art, discursive projects, thematic discussions and lectures were produced. radioCona appeared and exhibited in Modern Gallery Ljubljana, City Gallery Ljubljana, transmediale.11, RAM LIVE, among others.
11 a.m. – noon: What's the Frequency, Kenneth?: Family Values
From Paul Fischer, through Pacifica Radio, a mash-up news show: "Dread going home for the holidays? Be grateful you're not The Cheneys of Wyoming, The Fords of Toronto, The Obamas of D.C....or a journalist, anywhere. You'll hear what I mean."
noon – 12:30 p.m.: Noon News: NSA Surveillance
New revelations about more government surveillance are explored, after local radio news, and more.
12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.: Other Music: Junior Murvin, Nelson Mandela
An ode to Junior Murvin and his "Police and Thieves" song, and songs about Nelson Mandela.
4 p.m. – 6 p.m.: Saturday Afternoon Show: Infamous Radio
A listen to Franklin Delano Roosevelt's radio address to Congress after the Pearl Harbor attack, and the 911 calls from the Newtown school shooting. Also, holiday radio incidents are tuned in. Plus "This Week in Radio News" and radio songs from Muslimgauze, Cornelius, Larry Graham, and others. Hosted by Tom Roe live at Wave Farm.
6 p.m. – 7 p.m.: Off The Hook: 20131207
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.
6 p.m. – 7 p.m.: Framework: Broadcast
This edition, titled 'Broadcast', has been produced in Germany by regular contributor D.L. Lutz. "Framework" is a show about field recordings, acoustic ecology, and listening.
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.: Stone Symposium II
Three presentations in Catskill that deal with the ancient stone sites of the Hudson Valley. Glenn Kriesberg will present, "Lithic Alignments in the Northeast, Natural, Native or Nonsense." Polly Midgley will present, "Enigmatic Stone Chambers in Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess Counties." And Matt Bua will present, "When Walls Talk: Casting out the Myth that all Stone Walls were built Post-Colonially." Live WGXC webcast and broadcast at 90.7-FM from 7-9 p.m.
Wave Farm / WGXC Acra Contact Info
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