WGXC-90.7 FM

WGXC Afternoon Show: Shaker Show, Left Bank Ciders

Jan 10, 2024: 4pm - 6pm
WGXC 90.7-FM: Radio for Open Ears

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Shaker group photo

Shaker group photo. Courtesy Shaker Museum. (Dec 24, 2023)

Shaker women and girls

Shaker women and girls. Courtesy Shaker Museum. (Dec 24, 2023)

Hosted by Kieran Riley (Monday); Randall Martin, Kim Singletary (1st, 3rd Tuesday); Randall Martin (2nd, 4th Tuesday); a rotating collection of hosts (Wednesday); Tom DePietro, Selha Graham (Thursday); Tom Roe (Friday, Saturday); Azouke Legba, Carline Murphy (Sunday).

Tune in during the 4 p.m. hour for the debut of the new recurring segment "Shaker Show" with Sarah Van Buren, Dana Rasso, and Jerry Grant of Shaker Museum, interviewed by Tom Roe live from the WGXC Hudson studio. The inaugural "Shaker Show" will guide listeners through the history of The Shakers: who they are, where they come from, and where they are now. This hour will cover how they are connected with the legacy of agrarian and communal living here in the Hudson Valley, and also how are they connected to larger social movements of the last two centuries. Shakers were early advocates of gender and racial equality, living in closed, co-ed, monastic communities. They were radically inclusive in these communities, called Families, where every person had a role to play and a niche to fill. Listen in as "Shaker Show" explores this and more!

And today we revisit the premiere of The Ag Report, where WGXC programmer Brendan Donegan talks with Tim Graham and Anna Rosencranz of Left Bank Ciders in Catskill, NY. Left Bank Ciders starts up their Community Soup Night again this Thursday Jan. 11 from 5-7 p.m., with a live WGXC broadcast of the "WGXC Afternoon Show" and a performance by DJ Yeshi. Turn out or tune in!

Sarah Van Buren, Audience Engagement Manager, Shaker Museum
Dana Rasso, Communications Manager, Shaker Museum
Jerry Grant, Director of Library and Collections, Shaker Museum

The "WGXC Afternoon Show" features local news, interviews with community leaders and personalities, a rundown of local and regional events, weather updates, and more about and for the community. The show is a place for a community conversation about issues, with music, and more. Saturday the emphasis is more on radio art, and art on the radio. Unlike shows by individual programmers on the station, the "WGXC Afternoon Show" is considered partially station-run. The Sunday version calls itself "Li Le, Le Tan." Tune in for local news, interviews with community leaders and personalities, reports on cultural issues, a rundown of public meetings and local and regional events, with weather updates, and more about and for the community, made mostly through volunteers in the community through WGXC. The Catskill Makers Syndicate produce the "Better Weather" for the show. Gloria and Arielle host the "Las Brujas Bilingues" segment every Wednesday afternoon. Philip Grant and Tom Roe bring you the weekly WGXC Congressional Report, with reports about the representatives and candidates of New York's 18th, 19th, 20th, and 21st Congressional Districts. Interview segments from Justin Maiman from his "Ginger Radio Hour" are often heard on this show, as are movie updates from Jenny Ghetti and Amanda Lees and their "Dim The Lights" program. Tune in for the "Food Segment" from Tepper B.T. on the second Monday of the month. "Nature Calls: Conversations from the Hudson ValleyThe Ag Report is produced by Brendan Donegan and covers local farmers. The Month Ahead at Cornell Cooperative Extension with Deven Connolly" previews agriculture-related events. There is also The Month Ahead with Chosen Family Zine" from Mike Amari; an event organizer for Opus 40, Basilica, and others; and Liam Singer; the owner of The Avalon Lounge in Catskill, NY and a member of Wave Farm's Board of Directors. Interviews by hosts of the "WGXC Morning Show" also get played back here occasionally. Some reports come from our partner station, WOOC-LP in Troy, out of The Sanctuary for Independent Media. Tom Roe also cuts up local and national news with songs and sounds for the show. The show begins each day with local headlines, weather, and previews of community events. Also tune in for national headlines from the Public News Service on WGXC. Sometimes national, state, or local press conferences, meetings, or events are also broadcast live here. WGXC is always looking for contributors who have an interesting idea for a recurring segment on either the "WGXC Morning Show" or the "WGXC Afternoon Show." Email your idea to info@wgxc.org.