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WGXC news

Jun 23, 2009 4:18 am

(WGXC volunteers meet with Prometheus Radio group members in Haines Falls. Left-to-right, Tom Roe, Galen Joseph-Hunter, Echo Roe, Maka Munoz, Kaya Weidman, Dharma Dailey, Sharp, Andalusia Knoll, Jake, Steve Pearce, Quinn Dailey, Dee Dee Halleck, Pete Tridish, Sakura Saunders.)

What's new with WGXC?

WGXC may not have a huge public profile at the moment, but many things are going on behind the scenes so we can launch a new community radio station on 90.7-FM next year. Folks are working on policy manuals, financial plans, and the new WGXC Newsroom blog. We are getting closer to announcing a studio in the city of Hudson, and are working with the Catskill Community Center to put a studio in Greene County. A permanent, multi-page WGXC web site is under construction and will be revealed soon with an events calendar, audio and video archives, and more. Designers have created a logo, a slogan ("hands-on radio"), and will produce a brochure soon. We will learn whether we get the PTFP grant (which pays for 50 percent of new equipment for non-commercial radio stations) in September instead of October. And this past weekend, several folks from the Prometheus Radio Group in Philadelphia spent time in Germantown, Acra, and Haines Falls talking about radio with WGXC volunteers.

WGXC summer events:

Sun. July 5, 6-9 p.m. Annea Lockwood and NYSAE at Catskill Point. Join free103point9 for an evening of listening at Catskill's Historic Catskill Point on the Hudson River. Sound Mapping will feature a live performance from members of the New York Society of Acoustic Ecology (NYSAE), a conversation between artists Alexis Bhagat and Annea Lockwood, and Annea Lockwood's canonical work "A Sound Map of the Hudson River." Free admission. This event is presented in conjunction with WGXC-FM, a project of free103point9. Catskill Point, 1 Main St. at Hudson River, Catskill, NY.

Fri. July 17, 8 p.m.-2 a.m. "RIP: A Remix Manifesto" film/Eclectic Method performance. Screening of remix documentary film "RIP: A Remix Manifesto" and performance from Eclectic Method - London natives Jonny Wilson, Ian Edgar and Geoff Gamlen - who make audio-visual mash-ups featuring television, film, music and video game footage sliced and diced into blistering, post-modern dance- floor performances. Live web stream on WGXC Online Radio. At Jason's Upstairs Bar, 521 Warren St., Hudson, NY. 518-828-UPUP.

Thu. July 23-Sun. July 26 WGXC at Greene County Youth Fair. Presented by the Greene County Agricultural Society, with cows, goats, dogs, chickens, horses, and more. Live performances, workshops, and speakers. WGXC will record performances and interviews, and hopefully create a live online radio stream of the event. WGXC is looking for youth to host the event, interview participants, and run the radio show. A complete schedule of events, performers, speakers, and more will be announced soon. Live from Cairo Town Park.

Sun. Aug. 16 at Rip Van Winkle Wacky Raft Race Sponsored by the Greene County Economic Development, Tourism and Planning to benefit Community Action of Greene County. WGXC is looking for hosts for the event, to interview participants, and run a radio show. Live from Dutchman's Landing in Catskill.

Please let us know if you would like to help organize, set-up, be an on-air personality, clean-up, work with youth, or otherwise volunteer at any of theses events.

Please let us know if you would like to organize any fundraisers for WGXC.

E-mail info@WGXC.org to volunteer or for more information.