WGXC-90.7 FM

Saturday, March 30, 2013 local almanac

Mar 30, 2013 12:45 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: Sunny, with a high near 48, and a low around 29.
Sunday: Showers, mainly after 2 p.m. High near 49. Showers likely until 11 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 37.
Monday: A 30 percent chance of rain and snow showers before 10 a.m., then a chance of rain showers until 9 p.m.. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 48, and a low around 29.

Sunrise today: 6:39 a.m.
Sunset today: 7:19 p.m.

Length of the day: 12 hrs., 40 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: Oral History Workshop"

12:05 a.m. – 1 a.m.: "Radio Stew: WTXC 9/11"
Composer Steve Reich's September 11-inspired work.

1 a.m. – 2 a.m.: "Radio Stew: Transistor Radios"
This show tunes in older transistor radio songs (Freddy Cannon's "Transistor Sister," Benny Hill's "Transistor Radio," and Connie Smith's "Tiny Blue Transistor Radio"), and more recent vintage (The Helio Sequence's "Transistor Radio" and SNFU's "Cheap Transistor Radio"). Also, there is The Beach Boys story "Magic Transistor Radio" and Kraftwerk's instrumental ode.

2 a.m. – 4 a.m.: "Transmission Arts Colloqium"
Recorded Oct. 13, 2012. Participants in this international gathering of critics, curators, scholars, and artists will speak with free103point9's Tom Roe live on WGXC 90.7-FM about their work and the discussions happening at the colloquium. Click on title for the names of all the participants.

4 a.m. - 5 a.m.: "The Psychic Paramount"
Performance from WGXC/free103point9 webcast at Basilica Hudson Aug., 2012.

5 a.m. – 7 a.m.: "Shortwave Hours: UK Ends AM in 2016"
Two hours of shortwave radio-oriented programming, starting with solar weather, news on meteor showers and ham radio, and other reports. Other reports include:

5:15 a.m.: "The RAIN Report: "Visually impaired ham Greg Rosenberg, AB9MZ, strategies for emergency preparedness for the disabled."

5:30 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, Radio Deutsche-Welle, the Voice of Russia, Radio Havana Cuba, and NHK World Radio Japan.

6 a.m.: "Glenn Hauser's World of Radio"

6:30 a.m.: "Amateur Radio Newsline" This week: "The Wireless Institute of Australia takes a bold stand to try to keep part of the 2300 MHz band; the Nelson New Zealand City Council sides with a ham in a tower dispute; the UK to phase out AM broadcasting by 2016, the FCC grants hams Special Temporary Authority to use TDMA technology; and a special April 1st report on the emerging science of flavored mini-computers."

7 a.m. – 8 a.m.: "All Mixed Up: Cornell University Bird Songs"
A barnyard mix of music from the birds, the bees, the Beatles, and the Animals inside this fresh farmed blend--featuring poetry from Cornell Universities collection of Bird Songs in Literature, The Bestiary of Flanders & Swann, Animal tales from Dr. Seuss and the continuing arrival of springtime. Produced by Peter Bochan from Pacifica Radio Archives.

8 a.m. – 10 a.m.: "Open Air: Live from Catskill Community Center"
"Please Assist Us With Transmission." Anyone can contribute to the show in many ways on "Open Air." Harry Matthews and Jill Sutton host this week, this live transmission art show about local transmissions from the Catskill Community Center. Possible interview with a local grafitti artist on this week's episode. Otherwise, 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. - 11 a.m.: "Radia: Nathalie Blanc, Amaury Bourget"
Radia Show 417: "Cerebro," by Nathalie Blanc and Amaury Bourget for JET FM (Nantes, FR). "Radia" is a network of international stations interested in new and forgotten ways of making radio. Each week, a different station in the group makes a show for all the others. "Cerebro" is the result of the meeting between Nathalie Blanc, geograph-poet and SemoNO!LinA/Amaury Bourget, musician. During 2008/09, they worked together and composed 3 pieces with the texts written and read by Nathalie Blanc.

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: Jason Kahn"
This edition of framework:afield has been produced by Jason Kahn as the next installment in his ongoing 'Unheard Cities' series. For more information see http://www.jasonkahn.net.

2-3 p.m.: "
Nothing Is Real Radio Hour: Everything Is Eel
For this special edition of the "Nothing Is Real Radio Hour," host Sam Sebren is joined by co-producer Liz LoGiudice to bring you a glimpse into the complex, mysterious world of Anguilla rostrata, aka the American eel. Concern over the fate of the American eel, as well as scientific interest in its fascinating life cycle, has led to the development of the American Eel Project by the 's Hudson River Estuary Program (HREP). Teams of scientists, students, and over 200 community volunteers monitor and count glass eels at 12 HREP sample stream locations along the Hudson river from Staten Island to New Baltimore.

3 p.m. - 4 p.m.: "Human Machine: Skinner Box"
Listen if you dare, to an episode on methods of Mass Hypnosis, Obedience Training, Group Persuasion, Behavior Modification, Conformity Engineering. Featuring Philip Zimbardo, Aldous Huxley, Scot Nobel, Raymond Scott, BF Skinner, Stanley Milgram, Solomon Asch and others. Curated by Max Goldfarb.

4 p.m. – 6 p.m.: "Saturday Afternoon Show: Silent Isle and Lea Bertucci"
Silent Isle and Lea Bertucci stop by Wave Farm's Study Center ahead of their performances later in the evening with Patrick Higgins, Chud Fusk vs. Peter Head, and Lunar Moss, and Hangrr 18 in Hudson. Also, radio news, solar weather, and more. Silent Isle is, since 2010, Anastasia Clarke produceing stretched and smeared song forms with vocals, guitar, and electronics. As of 2012, Sandy Gordon punctuates and shapes with rhythmic, textural, and otherwise percussive offerings. Lea Bertucci is an interdisciplinary artist who works with Photography, Sound, Video and Installation. The emphasis of her work lies in exciting the liminal areas of perception. She uses tactics such as slide projection, stop motion video and lo-fi filtering of sound to engage with these ideas. In 2009 she was awarded a residency from Smack Mellon and a Young Composer’s Commission from Roulette. She has performed solo and collaborative works at venues such as Roulette, Issue Project Room, The Kitchen, Anthology Film Archives, St. Marks Ontological-Hysteric Theater, free103point9, Galapagos Artspace, The Queens Museum of Art and the High Zero Festival.

6 p.m. – 7 p.m.: "PiratesWeek: Free Radio Cafe"
First, the Weekly Presidential Radio Address. Then, it is an abbreviated "PiratesWeek." No pirates in the news this week and no FCC Activities. The Free Radio Network is still down, but we look at the HF Underground and the Free Radio Cafe and note stations logged per the Free Radio Weekly. Off Air Recordings include the stations of: Renegade Radio, Radio Ronin Shortwave, Black Cat Radio and the Euro Pirate Black Arrow Radio.

7 p.m. – 8 p.m.: "What's the Frequency, Kenneth: Trespasses With Press Passes"
Weekly news mash-up show with music and soundbites from host Paul Fischer. This week, a look at media coverage of President Obama's trip to Israel; what most analysts failed to note about the Supreme Court arguments on two pivotal same sex marriage cases; CNN's puzzling special report on the Steubenville rape trial verdict that barely mentioned the victim; and more.

8 p.m.: "Schwervon, Nature Films"
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. Schwervon is a two-piece rock band. Their latest album is titled "Courage," and was recorded in Memphis, Tennessee with Doug Easley (Cat Power, Pavement, Breeders). Nature Films is the music of Louis Munroe, Christian Hayes, and Pat Linnan.

11 p.m. - 5:30 a.m.: "The Well-Tuned Piano"
The six-and-a-half-hour version of this composition by the American minimalist composer La Monte Young.
Wave Farm / WGXC Acra Contact Info
Mailing: PO Box 13 Acra, NY 12405
Main Office / Acra Studio
(518) 622-2598
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(518) 697-7400
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(518) 828-0290
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Wave Farm / WGXC Acra Studio: 5662 Route 23 Acra, NY 12405
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