Saturday Morning Serial: WGXC Goes On the Air

Feb 22, 2014: 7am- 8am
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WGXC 90.7-FM: Radio for Open Ears

90.7-FM in NY's Upper Hudson Valley and everywhere

Highlights from WGXC's first moments on the air, and other transmissions from three years on the air, hosted by Tom Roe from Wave Farm. Includes performances from Brian Dewan, Dharma Dailey, and others from first WGXC broadcast Feb. 26, 2011. Also includes the "WGXC Youth Song" recorded by Theo Hammond (gtr), Marie Leshaj (vox, writing), Olivia Williams (vox, writing), Mounanou Badila (rap, writing), Gideon Crevoshay (vox), Jeremy Thal (facilitator), and Henry Hirsch (Riverfront Studios recording studio engineer). The show also includes two songs about WGXC by Tom Skarimbas, and background about 87X in Tampa, Florida in 1994-1997, and free103point9 in Brooklyn from 1997-2004. Plus an NPR story about community radio, inlcuding an interview with Bill Lawrence and Galen Joseph-Hunter of WGXC, and a Columbia News Report by Greg Clarke about microradio in New York City that included Tom Roe and free103point9. Other songs and sounds of WGXC getting on the air are included. Plus the first song ever aired on WGXC (spoiler alert), "Radio, Radio, Radio, Radio" by Transmaniacon MC.