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Saturday, October 26, 2013 local almanac

Oct 26, 2013 12:00 am
Local News
Local news from Wave Farm‘s WGXC 90.7-FM in the Hudson Valley, New York for Sat., Oct. 26. PLAY AUDIO (2:23)

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

Saturday: A 20 percent chance of showers after 3 p.m. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 45. Saturday night there's a slight chance of rain showers before 11 p.m., then a slight chance of rain and snow showers, with a low around 31.

Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 44, and a low around 29.

Monday: Partly sunny, with a high near 43.

Sunrise 7:22 a.m.
Sunset 5:56 p.m.
Other celestial rises/sets
Moon Prev Day 1:37 P.M.
Mercury 8:38 A.M. 6:17 P.M.
Venus 11:35 A.M. 8:07 P.M.
Mars 2:29 A.M. 3:52 P.M.
Jupiter 10:32 P.M. 1:31 P.M.
Saturn 8:08 A.M. 6:30 P.M.
Uranus 4:56 P.M. 5:27 A.M.
Neptune 3:32 P.M. 2:18 A.M.
Pluto 12:29 P.M. 9:58 P.M.

WGXC Programming

midnight – 12:05 a.m.: Radio News: Europe Mad at U.S. Over Surveillance
From Feature Story News: "Opposition is growing at home and abroad following revelations that the United States government engages in mass, suspicionless surveillance of personal cellphones and computers of millions of people around the world, including US citizens and the leaders of foreign nations. After documents leaked by Edward Snowden and published in major European newspapers this week showed the US National Security Agency was collecting information from both average citizens and heads of state overseas, German and French diplomats met at the United Nations General Assembly today in New York City, and began drafting a law to rein in the international surveillance. Privacy advocates in the US are also speaking out against the NSA's activities, and will hold a mass rally this weekend in DC to call for major reforms. On Capitol Hill, Alice Ollstein has more."
12:05 a.m. – 4 a.m.: Radio Stews: Wars of the World
Different versions of the H.G. Wells story are featured here, other then then Mercury Theatre/Orson Welles version.
4 a.m. – 7 a.m.: Shortwave Hours: UK Pirate Radio
Three hours of shortwave radio-oriented programming, starting with solar weather, news on meteor showers and ham radio, and other reports. Other reports include:
4 a.m.: "The RAIN Report" and "Amateur Radio Relay League Audio Report." This week, "Spaceport Indiana Pres. Brian Tanner on ham radio's collaboration" on "The RAIN Report" from Hap Holly, KC9RP. From ARRL: "In this week’s report: FCC Readjusts Submission Deadlines as Government Shutdown Ends; ARRL Recognizes Colorado Radio Amateurs for their response to this year’s Fires & Floods; ARRL debuts a Free QST App for Android Devices." Plus shortwave sounds, recordings of pirate radio stations, and more.
5 a.m., "The Shortwave Report" with host Dan Roberts and international news via shortwave radio. This week's show features stories from Spanish National Radio, the Voice of Russia, NHK World Radio Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, and Radio Deutsche-Welle.
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: "Hams in Australia respond to massive wildfires; Amateur radio operators in India are set to assist in tracking Comet ISON; the Babnaba Island T33A DXpedition targets November 5th as its start-up date; the FCC says no to expanding Technician class phone operations on 10 meters and UK telecommunications regulator Ofcom takes a new look at pirate radio."
6:30 a.m.: "This Week in Radio News" from host Tom Roe at Wave Farm's WGXC. This week: "The Federal Communications Commission changes the low-power FM application deadline to Nov. 14. The show also looks at other minor changes. Plus, this week is the 75th anniversary of "The War of the Worlds" broadcast Oct. 30, 1938, that changed radio history forever."
7 a.m. – 8 a.m.: Saturday Morning Serial: Channel Zero
Tune in to sounds and songs about zero. Including performances from Public Enemy ("She Watch Channel Zero?!"), Yeah Yeah Yeahs ("Zero"), Elvis Costello ("Less Than Zero"), Sonny Boy Williamson ("Nine Below Zero"), Billy Preston ("Nothing From Nothing"), The Velvet Underground ("Oh! Sweet Nothing"), Guided By Voices ("Copy Zero"), Ramones ("Zero Zero UFO"), The Fixx ("Saved By Zero"), and others. Plus radio theatre, and more.
8 a.m. – 10 a.m.: Open Air: Acra Radio Control
"Please Assist Us With Transmission." Live transmission art show about local transmissions this week from the Wave Farm Study Center in Acra. Listeners make up the show with stories, phone calls, messages, requests, further information, and more. Please help be a part of the show. Call in at 518-622-2598. Tweet requests @WGXC. Skype calls at WaveFarm. Talk on Channel 6 on CB radio, we are tuning in. Features include solar weather, shortwave news, and more. Tom Skarimbas and Tom Roe host. Discussion this week includes the 75th Anniversary of "The War of The Worlds" and radio control. Call 518-622-2598 or Skype calls at WaveFarm to talk on the air.
10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.: Radia: A Story of Resistance in Contemporary Turkey
Radia Show 448: A story of resistence in contemporary Turkey by Anastasia Green, from Radio Orange, Vienna, AT. "Radia" is a collective of international stations interested in creative and forgotten ways of making radio, and each week, one station makes a show for all the others. This week, from Radio Orange, "Istanbul, Sisli. At the end of january 2013 the boss of the Kazova textile factory in Istanbul told his Workers, that they should leave their place. At first they were told that this was just for an vacation, but soon they learned, that they actually didn´t have a working contract anymore. The workers startet to resist. And they startet to produce again as an cooperative. An acoustic impression of the restistence of Kazova Textil workers. http://kazovaiscileri.blogspot.co.at/
10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.: Radio Wonderland: 20131026
Joshua Fried remixes New York City radio live from Brooklyn on Hudson Valley radio station WGXC.
11 a.m. – noon: What's the Frequency, Kenneth?: Countdown
The news cycle has lurched again..to wall to wall coverage of the problem-plagued rollout of Obamcare..to the exclusion of almost everything else. So, this episode takes a look at the aftermath of the government shutdown/debt ceiling crisis...and the prospects for averting the next ones in January in February. Also, a look at one story that was underreported during the first shutdown/debt crisis: The first WHO report linking air pollution in general to cancer. Told thru narration music and soundbites by host Paul Fischer, through Pacifica Radio.
Noon News: Buzz Cut
After the local and radio news briefs, a project from eTeam recorded Oct. 20 at Spotty Dog Books & Ale. eTeam, from Cairo, teamed with Bobby Previte and Andrea Kleine, from Craryville, for a reading of "Buzz Cut" with live electronic sounds and spoken words. "The novella is an account of eteam's visits to the towns of Moon and Mars in Pennsylvania, which eteam views as if they were simulated environments. On Earth, a training ground for eventual living on the planet Mars and Earth's satellite, the Moon."
12:45 p.m. – 2 p.m.: Other Music: William Basinski
Part two of two. From Wikipedia: "William Basinski (born 1958) is an avant-garde composer based in New York. He is also a clarinetist, saxophonist, sound artist, and video artist. Basinski is best known for his four-volume album "The Disintegration Loops" (2002–2003), constructed from rapidly decaying twenty-year-old tapes of his earlier music." This show samples "The Disintegration Loops" and other works, ahead of his Oct. 26 performance at RPI's EMPAC.
2 p.m. – 3 p.m.: Radius Sketchpad: prOphecy sun
prOphecy sun recorded Quiet Body in her living room using an iPhone, vintage stereo, and voice. The track was captured live in one take. The composition focuses on the voice as a symbol of the unconscious, capturing the immediacy of emotive textures and sounds that live inside her head. Her rhythms are of day dreams and future visions. Sketchpad is an ongoing monthly radio program produced for free103point9. free103point9 is a nonprofit arts organization based in New York State that defines and cultivates the genre of Transmission Art by promoting artists who make work with, for, and about the electromagnetic spectrum.
4 p.m. – 6 p.m.: Saturday Afternoon Show: Jeff Kolar
Tune in for a Saturday Afternoon Show witha artist Jeff Kolar. More details coming soon.
6 p.m. – 7 p.m.: Off The Hook: 20131026
Rebroadcast of program about computer hacking, wireless systems, and more from 2600 magazine aired first on WBAI in New York City.
7 p.m. – 8 p.m.: Framework: Udo Noll
This edition of framework:afield has been produced in Germany by Udo Noll. For more information see http://aporee.org.
Oct. 26, 2013: 8 p.m. – Oct. 27, 2013: 5 a.m.: Saturday Night Special: Be Afraid
The soundtrack to your Halloween party. Or, at least, put a radio in the bathroom with this feed as a second soundtrack. Scary sounds, spooky stories, fire pit tales from in the woods, and more. Tune in for surprises and more. This year, with many sounds of "The War of The Worlds" on its 75th anniversary as a radio broadcast.