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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Wednesday

May

18

11:33 pm

Radio News: The time of day is still available on telephone, shortwave

May 18, 2022 11:33 pm • Staff

Anyone who needs to know what time it is, and does not have a clock, or a watch, or any sort of computer, can still find out. The U.S. Naval Observatory still maintains a phone number, 202-762-1401, w...

Tuesday

May

17

11:33 pm

Radio News: FCC to allow easier antenna design

May 17, 2022 11:33 pm • Tom Roe

Radio World reports that at its May 19 meeting the Federal Communications Commission is set to allow FM broadcasters to use computer modeling software for their directional antennas. Currently, FM rad...

Monday

May

16

11:33 pm

Radio News: Pandemic lessens radio listening

May 16, 2022 11:33 pm • Tom Roe

Randy J. Stine at Radio World breaks down the results from the TechSurvey from Jacobs Media showing the COVID-19 pandemic lowering the amount of radio listening. The 12 percent drop in radio listening...

Sunday

May

15

11:33 pm

Radio News: Swiss voters approve taxing streamers to help local TV, film industry

May 15, 2022 11:33 pm • Staff

On May 15, Swiss voters approved a four percent tax levy on international streaming services there, to be invested in local film production, with 58.42 percent of voters favoring the measure. Switzerl...

Wednesday

May

11

11:33 pm

Radio News: Biden praises his tech enemies and slow walks his own nominee

May 11, 2022 11:33 pm • Tom Roe

Ars Technica reports that President Joe Biden heaped praise this week on the opponents of his nominee for the Federal Communications Commission, Gigi Sohn. Technology policy, though, is not Biden's pr...

Tuesday

May

10

11:33 pm

Radio News: FCC threatening $2 million fines to real estate owners for pirate transmissions

May 10, 2022 11:33 pm • Tom Roe

Radio Insight reports that since President Donald Trump signed the 2020 PIRATE Act, the Federal Communications Commission's Enforcement Bureau has begun to send warning letters not just to folks they...

Monday

May

09

11:33 pm

Radio News: Resonance FM celebrates 20 years

May 09, 2022 11:33 pm • Tom Roe

Radio Today reports that London's Resonance FM celebrates 20 years of broadcasting this month as one of the world's most creative radio stations. Around the world Resonance FM is known for its radio a...

Sunday

May

08

11:33 pm

Radio News: Democrats seem to be abandoning their FCC nominee

May 08, 2022 11:33 pm • Tom Roe

Progressive activists and proponents of net neutrality are now openly questioning why the Joe Biden administration is doing so little to support its nominee to the Federal Communcations Commission, Gi...

Thursday

May

05

11:33 pm

Radio News: Hindenburg disaster May 6, 1937 lives in radio history

May 05, 2022 11:33 pm • Tom Roe

On May 6, 1937 one of radio's most famous broadcasts was recorded. The hydrogen in the German passenger airship LZ 129 Hindenburg burst into flames as the new airship attempted to land in Manchest...

Thursday

May

05

7:30 am

Wave Farm News May 2022

May 05, 2022 7:30 am •

Three Radio Art Fellowship Opportunities! New on WGXC 90.7-FM. Paid Wave Farm Summer Internship Opportunity,...

Wednesday

May

04

11:33 pm

Radio News: Industry attempts to retain car listeners

May 04, 2022 11:33 pm • Tom Roe

Motorola’s $130 car radio in 1930 for a Model A Deluxe coupe cost $540 and was the first commercially successful car radio, according to Car and Driver magazine. Inside Radio reports that many radio b...

Tuesday

May

03

11:34 pm

Radio News: BBC World Service celebrates 90 years

May 03, 2022 11:34 pm • Staff

James Careless reports for Radio World that the British Broadcasting Corporation's World Service has turned 90 years old. It began as the “BBC Empire Service” in 1932, sending shortwave signals around...

Monday

May

02

11:34 pm

Radio News: Wireless transmitting charger not quite ready yet

May 02, 2022 11:34 pm • Tom Roe

In popular culture, the wireless, untethered charger for a phone is like a hovercraft, something long promised, but never delivered. Last week, though, Wi-Charge founder and chief business officer Ori...

Sunday

May

01

11:33 pm

Radio News: Who is to blame for all the robocalls?

May 01, 2022 11:33 pm • Tom Roe

Aaron Mak reports for Slate about spam robocalls. Do you remember the National Do Not Call Registry beginning in 2003? Do you remember the last time you received an automated phone message? Do you rem...

Thursday

Apr

28

11:33 pm

Radio News: LPFM station numbers shrinking now, but may grow soon

Apr 28, 2022 11:33 pm • Tom Roe

Susan Ashworth from Radio World talks with Jim George, the nation's number one expert on low-power FM stations around the country. Until 2001, the Federal Communications Commission did not license FM...

Wednesday

Apr

27

11:33 pm

Radio News: Report outlines Russia's hack attacks against Ukraine

Apr 27, 2022 11:33 pm • Staff

Dan Goddin reports for Ars Technica about a report published April 27 by Microsoft that says Russian hackers in six groups have launched no fewer than 237 operations in concert with the country's phys...

Tuesday

Apr

26

11:33 pm

Radio News: Listening to radio via webstreams grow

Apr 26, 2022 11:33 pm • Staff

Susan Ashworth reports for Radio World that a new study by Nielsen shows many people listening to AM or FM stations in the United States are tuning in webstreams, rather than terrestrial signals. Stre...

Monday

Apr

25

11:33 pm

Radio News: FCC considering receiver regulation

Apr 25, 2022 11:33 pm • Tom Roe

Do you remember a few months ago, the airline industry was up in arms about 5G cell service? The Brookings Institution had a headline in November saying, "Will 5G mean airplanes falling from the sky?"...

Sunday

Apr

24

11:33 pm

Radio News: Broadband industry so far failing to overturn California's net neutrality

Apr 24, 2022 11:33 pm • Staff

Jon Brodkin reports for Ars Technica that so far, net neutrality has been a policy that depends on which way the political winds are blowing. Net neutrality is the principle that an internet service p...

Thursday

Apr

21

11:33 pm

Radio News: FCC votes for fine for phone company owned by Russians

Apr 21, 2022 11:33 pm • Staff

David Shepardson reports for Yahoo Finance that the Federal Communications Commission voted April 21 4-0 to fine London-based Truphone Ltd, the owner of Montana-based iSmart Mobile phone company, $660...