WGXC-90.7 FM

Saturday, November 9, 2013 local almanac

Nov 09, 2013 12:11 am
Local News
Local news from Wave Farm‘s WGXC 90.7-FM in the Hudson Valley, New York for Sat., Nov. 9. PLAY AUDIO (2:42)

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

Saturday: Increasing clouds, with a high near 47, and a low around 33.

Sunday: A slight chance of snow showers before 10 a.m., then a slight chance of rain showers, with a high near 49. Sunday night isolated showers are possible before 10 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30.

Monday: Partly sunny, with a high near 47.

Sunrise 7:31 a.m.
Sunset 5:47 p.m.
Other celestial rises/sets
Moon 12:12 P.M. 11:08 P.M.
Mercury 5:22 A.M. 4:06 P.M.
Venus 10:45 A.M. 7:11 P.M.
Mars 1:15 A.M. 2:16 P.M.
Jupiter 8:38 P.M. 11:37 A.M.
Saturn 6:21 A.M. 4:40 P.M.
Uranus 3:00 P.M. 3:29 A.M.
Neptune 1:36 P.M. 12:22 A.M.
Pluto 10:35 A.M. 8:04 P.M.

WGXC Programming

12:05 a.m. – 1 a.m.: Radio Stew: Phone Coupling
Billy Joel's "Sometimes a Fantasy," Electric Light Orchestra's "Telephone Line," Superchunk's "Phone Sex," Soulja Boy's "Kiss Me Thru The Phone," Joni Mitchell's "You Turn Me On I'm a Radio," Blondie's "Call Me," Lou Reed's "New York Telephone Conversation," The Replacements' "Answering Machine," George Jones' "Radio Lover," Elvis Costello's "Radio Sweetheart," and other songs and sounds are explored.
5 a.m. – 7 a.m.: Shortwave Hours: Gary Pearce/KN4AQ
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 a.m., "The RAIN Report" and "Amateur Radio Relay League Audio Report." This week, "Ham radio video archivist Gary Pearce/KN4AQ talks about the evolution of his Ham Radio Now podcast" on "The RAIN Report" from Hap Holly, KC9RP. On "ARRL Audio" this week: "Oregon’s Office of Emergency Management says they need more Hams; ARRL's Atlantic Division holds a Virtual Convention on November 9; the Arecibo Observatory celebrates 50 years with an Amateur Radio on-air special event."
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: "AMSAT North America celebrates 30 years of manned ham radio in space; all hams in New Zealand will soon have access to 6 meters; Oregon's Office of Emergency Management says it needs more ham radio volunteers, and the FCC acts to stop abuse of EAS alert tones."
6:30 a.m.: "This Week in Radio News" from host Tom Roe at Wave Farm's WGXC. This week: "Art Bell gives up his Sirius Radio show, and other radio news."
7 a.m. – 8 a.m.: Saturday Morning Serial: Phone Numbers
Phone numbers in songs are not for calling. Do not call "Pennsylvania 6-5000" (Glenn Miller), "634-5789" (Wilson Pickett), "Beechwood 4-5789" (The Marvelettes), "Bigelow 6-200" (Brenda Lee), "842-3089" (Etta James), "Lonesome 7-7203" (Hawkshaw Hawkins), "619-239-KING" (Mojo Nixon and Skid Roper), 424-689 (The Kinks in "Long Tall Shorty"), "867-5309" (Tommy Tutone), "853-5937" (Squeeze), "6060-842" (The B-52s), "777-9311" (The Time), "Echo Valley 2-6809" (The Partridge Family), "911" (Public Enemy's "911 is a Joke"), or "Star 69" (R.E.M.).
10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.: Radia: Rosarats Barrel
Radia Show 449: "Rosarats Barrel" by Dr Klangendum for Radio WORMin Lisbon, Portugal. Special guest: Xentos ‘Fray’ Bentos. "Radia" is a weekly show from an international network of stations interested in new and forgotten ways of making radio. Each week, one station makes a show for all the rest of the network, which includes Wave Farm's WGXC. This week: "In 1929 Jaromir Vejvoda wrote the ‘Modranska Polka’, named after Modrany, s suburb of Prague where it was played the first time. Since then the song has been played all over the world by people from all countries & languages. The english might know it under the name of ‘Beer Barrel polka’, the german version goes by the name of ‘Rosamunde’. Allthough the melody is always the same -and even the versions don’t differ so much- the lyrics go in all directions. The czech version was a very depressed one about a wasted love (skoda lasky etc.) while the anglosaxons only want to make fun and drink (see the beer barrels). In the meantime, the germans want to get under the skirts of a girl named Rosamunde while the dutch think the song is actually about soldier’s food (rats kuch en bonen)."
11 a.m. – noon: What's the Frequency, Kenneth?: Surveillance
Ed Snowden's latest revelations of NSA surveillance of European leaders have reignited the controversy over data collection at home and abroad. Also, a congressional panel hears the testimony of a Pakistani man whose family members were "collateral damage" in a US drone strike. And why journalists in general, and me in particular, may want to withold making moral judgments on Snowden, Assange and others. These "newsicals" are produced by Paul Fischer, former News Director of WBAI, NY and KPFA, Berkeley and then writer for Dan Rather (24 years) on the CBS Evening News.
noon – 12:30 p.m.: Noon News: Art Bell
Art Bell's return to radio -- well, satellite radio -- ended this week, as he pulled the plug on his Sirius show "Dark Matter" and seems to be going DIY through his website now. Also, "Democracy Now!" updates about U.S. government surveillance and radio-controlled drones, and more, after the local news.
12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.: Other Music: Rolf Julius
German sound artist Rolf Julius died in 2011. His influential works are heard here.
4 p.m. – 6 p.m.: Saturday Afternoon Show: Jonny Farrow
Interview of Jonny Farrow, from the United Arab Emirates. Farrow hosts "Distract & Disable" at 2 p.m. the third Saturday of the month on WGXC. The show, "is highly eclectic, but generally features a lot of analog and digital synth sounds accompanied by other ephemera on eclectic themes from around the internet and beyond." Plus other radio news, and new radio art, and experimental sound is featured. Hosted by Tom Roe live from Wave Farm in Acra, NY.
6 p.m. – 7 p.m.: Off The Hook: 20131109
Do not call during rebroadcast. Off The Hook, from the hacker zine 2600, airs every Wednesday night at 7 p.m. ET in New York City on WBAI 99.5 FM, and is rebroadcast the next morning at 5 a.m. on WGXC and free103point9 Online Radio. It is simulcast online via streaming MP3 and via shortwave on WBCQ The Planet at 5110 KHz. Join #offthehook on irc.2600.net to chat during the show. Email show at oth [at] 2600.com Do not call during the rebroadcast.
7 p.m. – 8 p.m.: Framework: Mark Vernon
This edition of framework:afield is the first of a two-part series, titled "The Tonic Garden," produced in Scotland by Mark Vernon. For more information see his website at http://meagreresource.com.
8 p.m. – 11 p.m.: Shana Falana, The Warp/The Weft
Live performances at Spotty Dog Books & Ale in Hudson, NY are streamed live at wgxc.org, and occasionally broadcast live on WGXC 90.7-FM. Live webstream for this show available from Wave Farm and WGXC at http://comm.free103point9.org:8000/spottydog.mp3.m3u and WGXC 90.7-FM