WGXC-90.7 FM

WGXC Morning Show: Roger Hannigan Gilson, Allie Wist

Aug 24, 2023: 9am - 10am
WGXC 90.7-FM: Radio for Open Ears

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Hosted by Tom Roe in Acra, with contributions from many WGXC programmers.

Times Union reporter Roger Hannigan Gilson makes his first appearance on WGXC. Gilson, who covers the Hudson Valley for the Times Union, is making regular Thursday morning appearances on WGXC to update listeners on the stories he is covering. This week he is discussing federal help for local farmers, and the sale of a local media outlet. Also, the word asphalt (asphaltos, ἄσφαλτος) comes from the greek sphállō— “to fall, cast down." Allie Wist installed “Metabolizing Time” at EMPAC which acted as an open-ended communal feast, where guests are invited to consume edible clay and geologically-inspired foods. WOOC's Sina Basila Hickey spoke with Allie Wist about creating this, her first large-scale exhibition, and the themes within it.

The "WGXC Morning Show" is a radio magazine show featuring 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. Rob Gelles produces the Columbia County history segment "Rob Around The County" and "This Month in History" for the show. Interview segments from Justin Maiman are often heard on this show, as our movie updates from Jenny Ghetti and Amanda Lees. Interviews by hosts of the "WGXC Afternoon Show" also get played back here occasionally. And Jack Sencabaugh contributes the "Backtracks in Time" segment about local history. 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. Saturdays the show features weekly episodes of the "I Have Seen Niagara" serial.