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Saturday, April 13, 2013 local almanac

Apr 13, 2013 2:08 am
Saturday Audio
Saturday Radio Headlines with Tom Roe and Philip Grant
Headlines about Greene County's efforts to get Albany to kick back its share of 911 taxes, to pay for local emergency communications, and the Rip Van Winkle Amateur Radio Club's amateur radio class coming in June, and their regular meeting is this Monday, April 15 in Hudson.
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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: Isolated showers after 9 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 50. Saturday night there is a 40 percent chance of rain showers before 11 p.m., then a chance of rain and snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36.
Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 49, and a low around 29.
Monday: Partly sunny, with a high near 62, and a low around 44.
Tuesday A 30 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 67.
Sunrise today: 6:15 a.m.
Sunset today: 7:35 p.m.
Other celestial rises/sets
Moon 8:03 A.M. 11:01 P.M.
Mercury 5:36 A.M. 5:23 P.M.
Venus 6:33 A.M. 7:53 P.M.
Mars 6:23 A.M. 7:37 P.M.
Jupiter 8:48 A.M. 11:48 P.M.
Saturn 8:39 P.M. 7:17 A.M.
Uranus 5:49 A.M. 6:16 P.M.
Neptune 4:31 A.M. 3:18 P.M.
Pluto 1:31 A.M. 11:04 A.M.
Old Farmer's Almanac reports:
"The Moon meets Jupiter in the west on the 14th. This is the final month for easy viewing of the Giant Planet, which has now faded to magnitude -2.0 but is still the brightest "star" in the heavens. The Moon comes extremely close to the blue star Spica on the 24th and then passes to the lower right of Saturn on the 25th. Both rise at around nightfall. Saturn, with its rings now beautifully "open" (meaning not tilted edgewise to us), has its opposition of the past 6 years. Visible through any telescope, Saturn lights up the otherwise dim constellation of Libra."

Length of the day: 13 hrs., 20 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., April 13:

Midnight – 12:05 a.m.: "Radio News: Media Consolidation"
From Free Speech Radio News: "Former FCC Commissioner Michael Copps on media consolidation and threats to public airwaves."
12:05 a.m. - 1 a.m. "Radio Stew: Global Simulated Emergency Tests"
April 13 and April 20 the International Amateur Radio Union holds Global Simulated Emergency Tests.
1 a.m. - 2 a.m.: "Pirate Radio Takeover: North Korean Propaganda"
North Korea has, reportedly, been hacking South Korean websites, and they may now have the ability to take over Hudson Valley radio signals and broadcast their propaganda transmissions. Tokyo Rose is rolling in her grave.
2 a.m. – 3 a.m.: "Radio Minds"
Magz Hall's radio art hour prepared for Wave Farm broadcast Oct. 12, 2012.
3 a.m. – 4 a.m.: "Some Assembly Required: Girl Talk"
Episode 93 of mash-up show from Jon Nelson. Featuring work by Brain Science, DJ Design, Dsico, The Evolution Control Committee, DJ Frenchbloke, Girl Talk, The Jams, Tim Maloney, Negativland, John Oswald, Hal Willner, and Wobbly.
4 a.m. – 5 a.m.: "The Simpsons"
Interview with Sam Simon of "The Simpsons" on philanthropy, celebrity culture, changes in television, and more, from "Smells Like Human Spirit Podcast" via Pacifica Radio. Plus Sonic Youth's cover of "The Simpsons" theme song, "Simpsons" ham radio clips, and more.
5 a.m. – 7 a.m.: "Shortwave Hours: Ham Radio in Space"
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" "Blind broadcast consultant Dave Marthouse, N2AAM, talks about AM/FM radio, its past, present and future."
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, the Voice of Russia, Radio Havana Cuba, and Spanish National Radio.
6 a.m.: "Glenn Hauser's World of Radio"
6:30 a.m.: "Amateur Radio Newsline" This week: "Ham radio developed software is now a part of an ongoing NASA solar observation mission; hams in Hawaii appear safe from a new distracted driving law; Over the Horizon is back on the ham bands; the Dayton Hamvention withdraws its 2013 Radio Amateur of the Year award and a nice place for senior citizen hams to retire."
7 a.m. – 8 a.m.: "Saturday Morning Serial: Radio Utopias"
Futuristic, idealistic visions of what radio can be from Anna Friz, Max, Goldfarb, Brian Dewan, Seth Price, and others.
8 a.m. – 10 a.m.: "Open Air: 20130406"
"Please Assist Us With Transmission." 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 518-219-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. – 10:30 a.m.: "Radia: The Montréal Tape Run"
"Radia" is a group of international radio stations, including WGXC/free103point9, interested in new and forgotten ways of making radio. Each week, one station makes a show that the rest air. This week: The Montréal Tape Run was a project spearheaded by crustacés tapes in collaboration with Berlin’s Staaltape, whose Berlin Tape Run series inspired the Montréal version. A cassette tape circulated from hand to hand across the island of Montréal in September 2013. 10 individuals were involved. Each runner received the tape, recorded a few minutes of sound on it, and transferred it to the next runner.
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: Joseph Young"
This edition of framework:afield has been produced in the UK by Joseph Young. For more information see http://www.josephyoung.co.uk.
Noon – 12:15 p.m.: "Radio News: BBC Censors Second #1 Song"
First, the Sex Pistols' "God Save the Queen," topped, but was emitted from the British pop charts, and now, "Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead," from the 1939 film "The Wizard of Oz," is number one without any recognition by the BBC. Tune in both here.
12:15 p.m. – 2 p.m.: "Other Music: Tatsuya Nakatani"
Musician Tatsuya Nakatani's music is featured, plus a recent interview with Edward Wilkerson, Jr., discussing the film "Sanguivorous" they play along with, interviewed by Sara Kendall.
2 p.m. – 3 p.m.: "Issue Project Room Radio: Liturgy"
Hosted by Eve Essex, originally aired Jan. 14, 2013 on ARTonAIR.org. "Issue Project Room Radio" will air on free103point9 Online Radio and WGXC 90.7-FM at 2 p.m. the second Saturday of the month in 2013. On Saturday, April 14 2012, Hunter Hunt-Hendrix kicked off his Residency at Issue Project Room in a duo performance as Liturgy with Bernhard Gann, The set features eruptions of distorted guitar and what Hunt-Hendrix calls a “burst beat,” an industrial-like discharge of noise that accelerates, decelerates and explodes in and out of sync with the back beat. Hunt-Hendrix’s vocals alternate between incinerating yelps and minimalist Gregorian-like melodies, an effect that evokes something simultaneously apocalyptic and ethereal, something uncontainable yet grounded.
3 p.m. – 4 p.m.: "Human Machine: Systems and Paranoia"
This "Human Machine" episode presents 'Systems and Paranoia', featuring Francis E. Dec, Esquire and his expository 'Deadly Worldwide Gangster Computer God' Radio Monologue.
4 p.m. – 6 p.m.: "Saturday Afternoon Show: Susie Ibarra, Michael Century"
Legendary jazz drummer Susie Ibarra is live in the WGXC Wave Farm studio in Acra with Michael Century, Michael Century, pianist and composer, and Professor of New Media and Music in the Arts Department at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute ahead of "Susie Ibarra's Circadian Rhythms and WorldDrum Performance" at EMPAC and in Troy, NY the following weekend in celebration of Earth Day.
6 p.m. – 7 p.m.: "PiratesWeek: Left Lane Radio"
After the Weekly Presidential Radio Address, check out how many community radio channels on LPFM will be available. Take a look at the post on Sans Contemplation on my thoughts on the new NetSDR. No pirates in the news this week but we 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 I Made a quick Google Map of the FCC HF monitoring site locations. ‭Off Air Recordings include the stations of: Left Lane Radio, Red Mercury Labs, Wolverine Radio and Baltic Sea Radio from across the pond. And Allan Weiner talking about the Easter anniversary of the pirate beginnings of WBCQ, and offshore radio.
7 p.m. - 8 p.m.: "What's the Frequency, Kenneth?: Women in Politics"
Guns. Fourteen filibustering Senators. Stress cracks in GOP ranks. Budgets. North Korea... Hillary's speech on women's rights.... the death of Britain's first woman Prime Minister, and President Obama's choice for prettiest state attorney general....and next day apology.
8 p.m.: "Madonnas in a Field"
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. Madonnas in a Field are reminiscent of Gram Parsons, Jerry Garcia, Michael Hurley, and Jonathan Edwards.