Wave Farm Newsroom

The Wave Farm Newsroom includes news about all sorts of radio waves from around the world. The page also archives Wave Farm's organizational monthly email announcements. The WGXC Newsroom features extensive daily community news specific to New York's Upper Hudson Valley region.

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Thursday

Jun

23

11:33 pm

Radio News: NAB and NPR team up against ZoneCasting

Jun 23, 2022 11:33 pm • Tom Roe

Randy J. Stine reports for Radio World that the National Association of Broadcasters and National Public Radio are among the group's opposed to the Federal Communications Commission allowing ZoneCasti...

Wednesday

Jun

22

11:33 pm

Radio News: Florida legislation controls volume knob on car radios

Jun 22, 2022 11:33 pm • Tom Roe

Inside Radio reports that the latest wacky legislation from Florida goes into effect July 1. Drivers must lower the volume of any car device so that it is not heard at a distance beyond 25 feet. Flori...

Tuesday

Jun

21

11:33 pm

Radio News: FAA retreats in 5G battle with FCC

Jun 21, 2022 11:33 pm • Tom Roe

For years corporate radio officials have claimed the airplanes will fall from the sky because of the scourge of pirate radio. But no plane crashes have been attributed to an illegal broadcast. So when...

Monday

Jun

20

11:33 pm

Radio News: Russia taking over Ukraine's internet access

Jun 20, 2022 11:33 pm • Tom Roe

Matt Burgess reports for Wired that for an hour on May 30, there was no internet service in the city of Kherson in south Ukraine. There was not a bombing of a cell tower, or a warehouse of servers tha...

Sunday

Jun

19

11:33 pm

Radio News: Cannabis ads may or may not be coming to the public's airwaves

Jun 19, 2022 11:33 pm • Tom Roe

The Supreme Court struck down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act on May 14, 2018, allowing states to legalize gambling on sporting events. That led to radio and television stations bei...

Thursday

Jun

16

11:33 pm

Radio News: FCC attempting to make disaster communication more reliable

Jun 16, 2022 11:33 pm • Tom Roe

Paul McLane reports for Radio World that climate change is now affecting radio policy. Federal Communications Commission Chair Jessica Rosenworcel released a statement June 16 saying the bureau will w...

Wednesday

Jun

15

11:33 pm

Radio News: New York passes likely unconstitutional law regulating website conduct

Jun 15, 2022 11:33 pm • Tom Roe

Mike Masnick at Techdirt reports about the likely unconstitutional law that New York passed in the wake of the Buffalo mass shooting. The law requires websites to have a “hateful conduct policy.” Of c...

Tuesday

Jun

14

11:33 pm

Radio News: FCC meeting in person without Biden's nominee

Jun 14, 2022 11:33 pm • Tom Roe

The Broadcast Law Blog reports that the Federal Communications Commission is back with its monthly public meeting in July in person. The FCC closed its old office building to outside visitors on March...

Monday

Jun

13

11:33 pm

Radio News: Legendary pirate radio operator, Carlos Camacho, dies

Jun 13, 2022 11:33 pm • Tom Roe

A legendary figure in pirate radio history, Carlos Juan Camacho Jr., died June 8 in Tampa. Camacho operated La Primerisima 89.3 FM from his home in Ybor City in Tampa, Florida, playing salsa and meren...

Sunday

Jun

12

11:33 pm

Radio News: Donald Trump's social media cancel culture

Jun 12, 2022 11:33 pm • Tom Roe

Former President Donald Trump's social media service "Truth," which he started after he was kicked off Twitter for lies and misinformation, is not a place one can be banned for their beliefs, right? “...

Thursday

Jun

09

11:33 pm

Radio News: With less competition, telecom services raise rates

Jun 09, 2022 11:33 pm • Tom Roe

Karl Bode reports in Techdirt that antitrust and telecom experts warned that a Sprint and T-Mobile merger would result in layoffs and higher prices. Now that the merger is approved and the number of...

Wednesday

Jun

08

11:33 pm

Radio News: Second persistently active fast radio burst discovered

Jun 08, 2022 11:33 pm • Tom Roe

Andrew Jones reports for Space.com that astronomers have discovered a second persistently active fast radio burst. There have been about 500 fast radio bursts -- intense, brief flashes of radio-freque...

Tuesday

Jun

07

11:33 pm

Radio News: FCC renews WGXC license

Jun 07, 2022 11:33 pm • Tom Roe

The Federal Communications Commission approved the renewal of the WGXC FM license to Wave Farm on May 25. The message from the FCC read, "This is to notify you that your Application for Renewal of Lic...

Monday

Jun

06

11:33 pm

Radio News: FCC raises fees on for-profit broadcasters

Jun 06, 2022 11:33 pm • Tom Roe

Paul McLane reports for Radio World that broadcasters who use public airwaves to make their own money face 13 percent increases in fees in fiscal 2022 from the Federal Communications Commission. For-p...

Sunday

Jun

05

11:33 pm

Radio News: New York legislature passes right-to-repair law

Jun 05, 2022 11:33 pm • Tom Roe

Scharon Harding reports for Ars Technica that New York's state legislature on June 3 passed the Digital Fair Repair Act, a bill requiring digital electronics manufacturers, such as laptop and smartpho...

Thursday

Jun

02

11:33 pm

Radio News: Get ready for 6G technology

Jun 02, 2022 11:33 pm • Tom Roe

Karl Bode reports in Techdirt that 5G streaming technology has barely been installed in the United States and the hype for 6G technology has already begun. First, the story reports that the rollout of...

Wednesday

Jun

01

11:33 pm

Radio News: This year's song of the summer might be old

Jun 01, 2022 11:33 pm • Tom Roe

Inside Radio guesses at what will become this year's song of the summer, the song endlessly heard on radios at street parties, around pools, and on vacations. Currently, Harry Styles' “As It Was” and...

Wednesday

Jun

01

8:45 am

Wave Farm Email Announcement June 2022

Jun 01, 2022 8:45 am • Staff

Yvette Janine Jackson's "Underground (Codes)," Meet our June Residents, Radio Art Fellowship A...

Tuesday

May

31

11:33 pm

Radio News: Supreme Court lets social media sites regulate themselves

May 31, 2022 11:33 pm • Tom Roe

Jon Brodkin reports at Ars Technica that on May 31 the U.S. Supreme Court over ruled a Texas law banning “censorship” on social media on a 5-4 vote. Amy Coney Barrett, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor,...

Monday

May

30

11:33 pm

Radio News: Turning the dial in Ukraine gives two different stories

May 30, 2022 11:33 pm • Tom Roe

France 24 reports about civilians hiding in basement bomb shelters in besieged Ukrainian cities such as Lysychansk, where they rarely see the sun and mostly rely on the radio for information. And just...