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Saturday, March 23, 2013 local almanac

Mar 23, 2013 1:04 am
Weather right now

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="128"] Cairo: High 28F; low 19F.[/caption]

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="125"] Catskill: High 25F; low 18F.[/caption]









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 Acra, in Greene County:
Saturday: A 20 percent chance of snow showers, mainly between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 40. Saturday night should be partly cloudy, with a low around 19.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 43, a low around 19.
Monday: A 30 percent chance of snow showers before 3pm, then a chance of rain and snow showers. Cloudy, with a high near 37. Monday night the rain could become snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26.

Sunrise today: 6:51 a.m.
Sunset today: 7:11 p.m.

Length of the day: 12 hrs., 20 mins.

WGXC Programming

On Saturdays free103point9 Online Radio airs on WGXC 90.7-FM, bringing transmission arts to the airwaves in the Hudson Valley, in New York. Tune in Sat., March 16:

Midnight – 12:05 a.m.: "Radio News: FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski Steps Down"
Days after FCC commissioner Robert McDowell announced he was leaving, the chairman now resigns. Both their resignation announcement speeches, two days apart, in the same building, were nearly identical, and this report compares the audio.

12:05 a.m. – 1 a.m.: "Radio Stew: Burning Down the House"
Art, and sound art in particular, about the destruction of buildings, is included here. Grindcore band Napalm Death were going to play a concert at the Victoria and Albert Museum today, but the museum cancelled the show fearing that "the high level of decibels generated by the performance would damage the historic fabric of the building."

1 a.m. – 3 a.m.: "Frédéric Acquaviva"
From Dec. 1, 2012 "Saturday Afternoon Show," and interview with sound artist Frédéric Acquaviva.

3 a.m. – 5 a.m.: "Golden Age of Radio: Paladin, Burns & Allen"
Radio from a long time ago. From Pacifica Radio Archives.

5 a.m. – 7 a.m.: "Shortwave Hours: Coronal Mass Ejection"
Two hours of shortwave radio-oriented programming, starting with solar weather, news on meteor showers and ham radio, and other reports. This week: China is accused of jamming VOA and BBC shortwave broadcasts, we tune in clips. Other reports include:
5:15 a.m.: "The RAIN Report" "Visually impaired ham Greg Rosenberg, AB9MZ, strategies for emergency preparedness for the disabled. (Part 1, 15 mins)"
5:30 a.m., "The Shortwave Report" with host Dan Roberts and international news via shortwave radio.
6 a.m.: "Glenn Hauser's World of Radio"
6:30 a.m.: "Amateur Radio Newsline" This week: An antenna battle down under pits a ham antenna against a landscape view; a big win in New Jersey as a ham is finally granted approval for his tower and antenna; a Coronal Mass Ejection on the sun hits Earth on St. Patrick's Day; the Federal probe of the so-called zombie attack on the United States Emergency Alert System continues and GPS jamming becomes a threat to public safety in the UK.

7 a.m. – 8 a.m.: "Saturday Morning Serial: Pipe Organs"
WGXC airs a special on church and pipe organs. Talking Head David Byrne sets the scene, with a recent essay in McSweeney's about how sound was created for various settings, including churches. We'll excerpt the part about churches and organs here. Plus, the show will sample all sorts of church organs, and hear Brian Dewan's radio play "King of Instruments." Organ music of all types will be featured from Quintron, Jimmy Smith, Walter Wanderly, Walter/Wendy Carlos, the BBC Radiophonic studio, and others. Anna Friz's radio play "The organ dreams of leaving the grinder" will be featured. From Sept. 29, 2012.

8 a.m. – 10 a.m.: "Open Air: Live from Catskill Community Center"
Anyone can contribute, in many ways, to "Open Air." Matt Bua hosts live from the Catskill Community Center. This is a live transmission art show about local transmissions. As many local frequencies, signals, and transmissions will be mixed in. Check in on CB radio, weather radio, shortwave, scanners, cell phones, strings-and-cups, or whatever else we can tune in. You make up the show with stories, phone calls, messages, requests, further information, and more. WGXC Program Director Shannekia McIntosh will call in and explain the new WGXC program schedule after 9 a.m. 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.

10 a.m. - 11 a.m.: "Radia: Shadow-walks"
"Radia" is a group of international radio stations, including WGXC/free103point9, interested in new and forgotten ways of making radio. Each week, one station makes a show that the rest air. This week: Radia Show 416: Shadow-walks (Florence) by Viv Corringham for Radio Papesse.

10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m." "Radio Wonderland"
Joshua Fried remixes New York City radio from his Brooklyn apartment every Saturday on 90.7-FM in the Hudson Valley.

11 a.m. – noon: "Framework: Maria Papadomanolaki"
This regular edition features Luca Nasciuta, Simon Whetham, Frederic Nogray, Maria Papadomanolaki, and tracks from the new framework:seasonal spring 2013 edition, issue #4, by Jay-Dea Lopez, Flavien Gillié and France Jobin.

Noon – 1 p.m.: "Other Music: Steve Reich/Radiohead"
Trace the connection between the minimalist composer and the rock band here, with covers of each others work, interviews, and original compositions, including an excerpt of Reich's new Radiohead tribute "Radio Rewrite."

2-3 p.m.: "Radius Sketchpad: Ryan ⊥ Dunn"
"Radius Sketchpad" is an ongoing monthly program on WGXC 90.7-FM presented by the Chicago-based platform, Radius. This month features Ryan ⊥ Dunn's "Incidental Music", originally produced for Radius, and is followed by a playlist of works selected by the artist.

3 p.m. - 4 p.m.: "Human Machine: Sexbot"
Jeremy Kelly curates.

4 p.m. – 6 p.m.: "Saturday Afternoon Show: Pledge Drives"
Headlines from the week in radio news, new radio art, and Rush Limbaugh reviews the new Beyonce single. Also, art, and sound art in particular, about the destruction of buildings, is included here. Grindcore band Napalm Death were going to play a concert at the Victoria and Albert Museum today, but the museum cancelled the show fearing that "the high level of decibels generated by the performance would damage the historic fabric of the building." Hosted by Tom Roe live from Wave Farm.

6 p.m. – 7 p.m.: "PiratesWeek: Wolverine Radio"
After the Weekly Presidential Radio Address, "PiratesWeek," with host Ragnar Daneskjold from upstate New York. Pirates in the news this week include a pirate bust in Brockton Mass. 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: The Crystal Ship, Wolverine Radio, the Euro pirate Radio City and another Blast from the past- WDRR. We listen to Allan Wiener describe some of his early pirate transmitters.

7 p.m. – 8 p.m.: "What's the Frequency, Kenneth: CPAC, SXSW"
Host Paul Fischer's weekly musical news mash-up. This week: A review of the star speakers at the CPAC (Conservative Action Political Conference) told through narration,music and soundbites.

8 p.m.: "Joe Crow Ryan, Karen Duffy, Liv Carrow"
Live webstream for this, and most, shows at Spotty Dog Books & Ale available from free103point9 and WGXC at http://comm.free103point9.org:8000/spottydog.mp3.m3u. This show will be broadcast live on free103point9 Online Radio and WGXC 90.7-FM.

11 p.m.: "Songs About Radio"
Highlights of the "WGXC Afternoon Show" from the Catskill Community Center, March 19, 2013 with hosts Peter Krug and Jill Sutton, and a guest appearance by Brian Dewan.
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