WGXC-90.7 FM

Saturday, August 17, 2013 local almanac

Aug 17, 2013 12:01 am
Local News
Click here to listen to audio report with local news from WGXC Newsroom. PLAY CLIP (3:20)

Local weather forecast
<a href="Local News
Click here to listen to audio report with local news from WGXC Newsroom. PLAY CLIP (3:01)

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

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 81, and a low around 55.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 78, and a low around 57.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 78.

Sunrise 6:06 a.m.
Sunset 7:52 p.m.
Other celestial rises/sets
Moon 5:07 P.M. 2:03 A.M.
Mercury 5:22 A.M. 7:41 P.M.
Venus 9:12 A.M. 9:19 P.M.
Mars 3:21 A.M. 6:22 P.M.
Jupiter 2:28 A.M. 5:33 P.M.
Saturn 12:08 P.M. 10:48 P.M.
Uranus 9:37 P.M. 10:15 A.M.
Neptune 8:11 P.M. 7:01 A.M.
Pluto 5:03 P.M. 2:38 A.M.

Full Moon Tuesday

The moon turns full Tuesday, August 20, at 9:45 p.m. EDT. August full moons are called the Corn Moon, Sturgeon Moon, Red Moon, Green Corn Moon or Grain Moon. In Cree it is called Opunhopizun, meaning “moon young ducks begin to fly.” The Full Moon rises around sunset and sets around sunrise, the only night in the month when the moon is in the sky all night long. The rest of the month, the moon spends at least some time in the daytime sky.

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., Aug. 10:">Today's forecast is specific to Acra, in Greene County.

midnight – 12:05 a.m.: "Radio News: Peter Doyle"
Peter Doyle from the Federal Communications Commission will be interviewed by WGXC's Tom Roe about low-power FM radio applications in the U.S.

2 a.m. – 4 a.m.: "All Mixed Up: Border Radio"
"Border Radio" revisited & Johnny Cash Tribute with interviews with Rick Clark (from Oxford American), Johnny Cash, Rodney Crowell and more.

5 a.m. – 7 a.m.: "Shortwave Hours: Graham Coomber/G0MBI"
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" Hosted from Chicago by Hap Holly, KC9RP. This week: "RSGB's Graham Coomber/G0MBI looks back at 100 years of ham radio cooperation between the US and UK."
5:30 a.m., "The Shortwave Report" with host Dan Roberts and international news via shortwave radio. This week's show features stories from NHK World Radio Japan, Spanish National Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, Radio Deutsche-Welle, and the Voice of Russia.
6 a.m.: "Glenn Hauser's World of Radio" DX and station news countries all over the world.
6:30 a.m.: "Amateur Radio Newsline" This week: "Three Somali pirates will spend the rest of their lives in prison for killing four Americans three of whom were radio amateurs; Philippine hams respond to yet another killer cyclone; three Balkin nations sign a Memorandum of Understanding to assist one another in times of crisis; Australian hams to loose their temporary high power privileges and bringing ham radio to primetime network television."

7 a.m. – 8 a.m.: "Saturday Morning Serial: Let's Make a Record"
How to make a vinyl record, the cost (excerpt of NPR's "How Much Does It Take to Make a Hit Song?"), the recording, the sound, and more, are considered. With songs from Bo Diddley ("Make a Hit Record"), Meshell Ndegeocello ("I'm Diggin' You Like an Old Soul Record"), Dead Or Alive ("You Spin Me Round [Like A Record]"), Jill Scott ("Dear Mr. & Mrs. Record Industry"), Del Close & John Brent ("How To Speak Hip"), Neil Young ("Payola Blues"), The Incredible Casuals ("Records Go Round"), Kid Cudi ("50 Ways To Make A Record"), and Beck ("Where It's At").

10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.: "Radia: Slavek Kwi"
Radia Show 437: "Electric Blue" by Slavek Kwi for Curious Broadcast. All sounds generated from recordings within maternity hospital environment in Cavan, Ireland -- including electromagnetic fields of diverse medical machines, musical toys, heartbeat pulsations and first breaths. 1. intro: james playing radio (extract) 1:11 - November 2012 2. james kwi being born 11:22 7.10.2010 3. jonah kwi being born 12:28 22.5.2012 4. epilogue: jonah playing organ (extract) 1:03 - January 2013 ___________ composed by Slavek Kwi http://www.artificialmemorytrace.com

11 a.m. – noon: "What's the Frequency, Kenneth?: Risky Business"
News mash-up show with host Paul Fischer. With a possible government shutdown just weeks away, more spending slashes from the sequester, and another debt default threat not that far down the road...Ted Cruz and Company are pushing to eliminate Obamacare funding from the budget...a move that will only deepen the rift and prevent any compromise. And then, there's the sideshow over the Hillary movies...and the GOP... and did someone say Mitch McConnell? From Pacifica Radio.

noon – 12:20 p.m.: "Noon News: Lavabit Shuts Down"
From "Democracy Now!": "Lavabit, an encrypted email service believed to have been used by National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, has abruptly shut down. The move came amidst a legal fight that appeared to involve U.S. government attempts to win access to customer information. In a Democracy Now! broadcast exclusive, we are joined by Lavabit owner Ladar Levison and his lawyer, Jesse Binnall. "Unfortunately, I can’t talk about it. I would like to, believe me," Levison says. "I think if the American public knew what our government was doing, they wouldn’t be allowed to do it anymore." In a message to his customers last week, Levison said: "I have been forced to make a difficult decision: to become complicit in crimes against the American people, or walk away from nearly 10 years of hard work by shutting down Lavabit." Levison said he was barred from discussing the events over the past six weeks that led to his decision. Soon after, another secure email provider called Silent Circle also announced it was shutting down."

2 p.m. – 3 p.m.: "Distract and Disable: 20130817"
Monthly experimental radio show from Jonny Farrow.

4 p.m. – 6 p.m.: "Saturday Afternoon Show: Low-Power FM"
Interviews, features, and information about low-power FM radio are featured here. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is allowing non-profit groups to apply for non-commercial low-power FM radio station licenses in October. Peter Doyle and Janice Wise from the FCC will be interviewed about LPFM, and the process to apply for a license. Julia Wierski from Prometheus Radio Project, a community radio activist group, will explain how to apply, and why. Radio journalists John Anderson and Paul Riismandel will also retell the history behind the efforts to allow the public access to its own airwaves. Michael Wise, the President of the Board at WBCR-LP in Great Barrington, MA, discusses the struggles to keep a LPFM station on the air. There will also be interviews with applicants for LPFM stations, from Twin Cities Community Radio in Minnesota, and CHIRP in Chicago. The show will also feature historic interviews and audio clips about how a few thousand pirate radio stations, other activism, Washington lobbying, and court fights, got the low-power FM laws in place. Dharma Dailey, formerly of Prometheus Radio Project, co-hosts with Tom Roe. The FCC holds a webinar Aug. 20 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. to educate anyone interested in applying.

6 p.m. – 7 p.m.: "PiratesWeek: Radio Celestial"
After the Weekly Presidential Radio Address, and Republican Response, Ragnar Daneskjold reports, "pirates in the news this week include Radio Celestial Gets The Knock, Fla. man electrocuted installing radio antenna, Radio Nova host Bob Gallico passes away, and Radio Free Nashville prepares for an upgrade. We also take a look at the FCC Activities. 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: Radio GaGa, Wolverine Radio, Radio Free Whatever, The Crystal Ship, Radio TOTSE and Radio Mustang. International Radio Report talks about the unusual solar max. FCC schedules first Low Power FM webinar for August 20."
Wave Farm / WGXC Acra Contact Info
Mailing: PO Box 13 Acra, NY 12405
Main Office / Acra Studio
(518) 622-2598
WGXC Office
(518) 697-7400
WGXC Hudson Studio
(518) 828-0290
WGXC Feedback
(518) 212-7509 feedback@wgxc.org
Wave Farm / WGXC Acra Studio: 5662 Route 23 Acra, NY 12405
WGXC Hudson Studio: 369 Warren St. Hudson, NY 12534