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Saturday, May 4, 2013 local almanac

May 04, 2013 12:01 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 72, and a low around 37.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 71, and a low around 38.

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 71, and a low around 41.

Tuesday Mostly sunny, with a high near 72.

Sunrise 5:45 a.m.
Sunset 7:58 p.m.
Other celestial rises/sets
Moon 2:50 A.M. 2:48 P.M.
Mercury 5:31 A.M. 7:13 P.M.
Venus 6:17 A.M. 8:46 P.M.
Mars 5:39 A.M. 7:36 P.M.
Jupiter 7:42 A.M. 10:45 P.M.
Saturn 7:08 P.M. 5:51 A.M.
Uranus 4:30 A.M. 4:59 P.M.
Neptune 3:09 A.M. 1:58 P.M.
Pluto 12:08 A.M. 9:41 A.M.

Sunday's Meteor Shower
From Space.com: "Early Sunday (May 5), just before dawn, we'll have an opportunity to see some of the remnants of the most famous of comets briefly light up the early morning sky. The famed Halley's Comet made its last pass through the inner solar system in 1986 and is not due back until the summer of 2061. But each time Halley sweeps around the sun, it leaves behind a dusty trail — call it "cosmic litter" — that is responsible for two meteor showers on Earth each year. The first of those "shooting stars" displays, the Eta Aquarid meteor shower, will peak on Sunday."

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., May 4:

12:05 a.m. – 1 a.m.: "Radio Stew: Can't Be Played On The Radio"
Songs that cannot be played on the radio are featured, including Monty Python's "I Bet They Won't Play This on the Radio," Eric Idle's "FCC Song," They Might Be Giants' "Hey Mr. DJ, I Thought We Had a Deal," Stiff Little Fingers' "You Can't Say Crap on the Radio," The ex-Cat Heads' "Anti-Song," Frank Zappa's "The Radio is Broken," Guided By Voices' "No Transmission," and others.

1 a.m. – 5 a.m.: "Transmission Songs"
Songs about cell phones, televisions, disc jockeys, shortwave, CB, walkie-talkies, and more.

5 a.m. – 7 a.m.: "Shortwave Hours: North Korea DXpedition?"
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: "Ham radio author Don Keith/N4KC talks about his new book 'Riding the Shortwaves, Exploring the Magic of Amateur Radio.'"
5:30 a.m., "The Shortwave Report" with host Dan Roberts and international news via shortwave radio. This week's show features stories from Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, the Voice of Russia, and NHK World Radio Japan.
6 a.m.: "Glenn Hauser's World of Radio"
6:30 a.m.: "Amateur Radio Newsline" This week: "Region One of the International Amateur Radio Union meets in Vienna; a coalition of groups announces its attempting to arrange a DXpedition to North Korea; the exemption for ham radio remains as part of Hawaii's new distracted driving law; lots more news on the upcoming Dayton Hamvention and NASA to launch mission to study Equatorial electric storm propagation."

7 a.m. – 8 a.m.: "Saturday Morning Serial: Border Blasters"
Before the 1970s, a few radio stations on the Mexican side of the U.S. border blasted 250,000 watts, five times more powerful then the most-heard stations in the U.S. They played early country-and-western, R'n'B, and rock 'n' roll, and featured personalities such as Wolfman Jack. This show features air clips of a few border blasters, and songs by The Blasters ("Border Radio"), Wall of Voodoo ("Mexican Radio"), The Doors ("The Wasp [Texas Radio and the Big Beat]"), ZZ Top ("Heard it on the X"), The Guess Who ("Clap for the Wolfman"), Ray Stevens ("The Moonlight Special"), and others.

8 a.m. – 10 a.m.: "Open Air: Pancake Preview"
"Please Assist Us With Transmission." A week before the "WGXC Open Air Pancake Breakfast" host Matt Bua previews the elongated broadcast Anyone can contribute to the show in many ways on "Open Air." Matt Bua hosts live transmission art show about local transmissions from the Catskill Community Center. 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 518-291-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. – 10:30 a.m.: "Radia: Lisa Aalders"
Show 422: "for Stanley favoured by dust," by Lisa Aalders via CFRC in Kingston, Canada. On this edition of Radia, CFRC proudly presents: Kingston (Ontario, Canada) based artist / radio enthusiast Lisa Aalders and her experiments in guitar playing Inspired by youthful angst, dead pets and long fingernails Forgotten guitars of adolescence and a dusty kalimba are her tools Recorded in her old bedroom (listen for those background sounds of domesticity) The approach is intimate. The sound is coaxed out, squeezed out Ripped out It is ultimately the (clumsy) process of finding these sounds that is revealed to the listener.

10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.: "Radio Wonderland: 20130504"
Live remixing of NYC radio on Hudson Valley radio via free103point9 Online Radio. Tune in to Joshua Fried's remix.

11 a.m. – noon: "Framework: Eran Sachs"
This edition of framework: ephemera features guest-selector Eran Sachs, who we met and spoke with in Jaffa, Israel. Eran has selected works for us by Alvin Curran, Trevor Wishart, Luc Ferrari, Eric La Casa with Seijiro Murayama, Chris Delaurenti, Mazen Kerbaj, and The Shadow Ring.

12:05 p.m. – 2 p.m.: "Other Music: Two Copies of the Same Record"
DJs $mall ¢hange, Donna Summer, klevervice, and others play the same song, with two-to-four vinyl copies of the record. From 2003 show at OfficeOps in Brooklyn.

2 p.m. – 3 p.m.: "Cinema Terrorisme: May 2013"
Sleep Ye Reviled Parasites Beneath the Menstrual Moon Waxing Paraffin Fallacies Amidst Plastic Fetus Plantlife.

3 p.m. – 4 p.m.: "Human Machine: 20130504"
Curated by Jeremy Kelly. Laurie Spiegel - East River Dawn; Rune Lindblad - Till Zakynthos (Op. 205); Nurse With Wound - Beware The African Mosquito; Coil - Red Birds Will Fly Out at Night and Destroy Paris in a Night.

4 p.m. – 6 p.m.: "Saturday Afternoon Show: Working Wage Update"
Laura Hadden and Tennessee Watson are at Wave Farm this spring as the 2013 season’s first Artists-in-Residence. Hadden and Watson’s project Wage/Working addresses the issues of income inequality and the concept of wage through a time-based transmission installation and a radio broadcast series on free103point9’s WGXC 90.7-FM. During their time in Greene County, these two accomplished radio producers and artists will be collecting stories and interviews with workers in Greene and Columbia counties regarding their jobs and their relationship to their work. That's all at 5 p.m. Before then, radio news, radio art, and new sound art, with host Tom Roe, live from Wave Farm.

6 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.: "CounterSpin: Mark Hertsgaard, Jamilah King"
"PiratesWeek" is off this week. After the Weekly Presidential Radio Address and Republican Response, "CounterSpin," from Fairness And Accuracy in Reporting. This week: Mark Hertsgaard on BP Cover Up, Jamilah King on Obama Phones.

7 p.m. – 8 p.m.: "What's the Frequency, Kenneth?: Up In The Air"
Mash-up of the news with Paul Fischer. This week: ""Flight" is a common theme in recent major news events...from fixing the air traffic controllers sequester...to Rand Paul's latest comments on drones...to a bunch of political "trial balloons" being floated.....all told through narration, music and soundbites."
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
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Wave Farm / WGXC Acra Studio: 5662 Route 23 Acra, NY 12405
WGXC Hudson Studio: 369 Warren St. Hudson, NY 12534