Wave Farm Email Announcement February 2021

Feb 02, 2021 9:30 am
Wave Farm's WGXC-FM Turns 10! Save the Date(S)! Plus so many new shows hitting the airwaves and our February Pledge Drive is coming.

WGXC's 10th Anniversary Year is here!!!

In 2021 Wave Farm's WGXC 90.7-FM celebrates 10 years of creative, adventurous, experimental, community radio for open ears on the Upper Hudson Valley's FM dial. Join us for a series of celebratory events on-air and in-person throughout the year:

February 26, 2021, 7 - 9:00 p.m.: Anniversary Broadcast
WGXC 90.7-FM, wavefarm.org/listen
Ten years ago, at 2 p.m. on February 26, 2011, with mere minutes to spare, WGXC powered on, transmitting 3,300 watts out to the Upper Hudson Valley on 90.7-FM. A large boisterous group assembled at the Catskill Community Center to celebrate. There, WGXC's first programmers took to the mic to introduce their shows and perform live on-air as part of the first ever WGXC broadcast. Join us ten years later for a very special ceremonious broadcast in honor of this official 10th Anniversary day.

April 2021: Wave Farm Incident Report Dispatch 001
Incident Report, 348 Warren Street Hudson, NY 12534
F.T. Marinetti & Pino Masnata's La radia Futurist Manifesto of October, 1933 (Published in "Gazzetta del Popolo,") is on view along with a 10th Anniversary print designed by Mayuko Fujino.

May 26, 2021, 7:30 - 11:00 p.m.: See you at the Drive-in!

Greenville Drive-In 10700 New York Highway 32, Greenville, NY 12083.
Let's celebrate WGXC's 10th Anniversary together at the Greenville Drive-in! We're planning this event to scale as needed in terms of where we are with physical gathering. Either way, we think it will be an epic exploration of the number 10! Wear your most festive attire and bring your favorite radio for the LoveShack photo and recording booth. Most importantly come ready to celebrate. Artists confirmed so far include Stephin Merritt (of the Magnetic Fields), Anna Friz, Brian Dewan, Jen Kutler, and Jess Speer.

August 7, 2021, Time tba: Audio Buffet 2021 and Programmer Picnic
WGXC 90.7-FM, wavefarm.org/listen

October 2021: John Cage’s Rozart Mix, realized by artist Aaron Dilloway 
The John Cage Trust 1309 Annandale Road Red Hook, NY 12571
A durational installation at and broadcast from the John Cage Trust at Bard College. Details to be announced. Stay tuned!

And more to be announced, and a big thank you to our 10th Anniversary Underwriters confirmed so far!

Oh so many New Radio Shows!

Your Voice Touches My String

Music performed solo with one string instrument and/or voice.

Hosted by Mayuko Fujino. (Ulster County)
1st and 3rd Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 11:59 a.m..
Premiering February 3, 2021!

Your Voice Touches My String explores the beauty of solitude and strength that comes from quietly sitting down with oneself. The show focuses on music performed by one person playing one string instrument and/or voice: from traditional music such as Joik in Scandinavia, Sasandu in Indonesia, and Tsugaru Shamisen in Japan, to contemporary experimental voice performances. I want personal, individual, quiet voices to be heard on this show rather than collective and loud ones. In the darkest nights of life in which you stand all on your own are times to exercise introspection, which would help you flourish when the morning comes. I hope to deliver music that would be there for people in such times. https://yvtms.tumblr.com/

Vinyl Freedom

Rock, funk, punk, old school reggae, soundtracks, and more.

Hosted by DJ Paddy Boom. (Greene County)
1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month from 12:00 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Premiering February 2, 2021!

After the local news, DJ Paddy Boom spins a live show pulling from his 40+ years of collecting vinyl for a genre-shake-down of choice cuts of rock, funk, punk, junk, reggae, rare groove, soundtracks and oddities. Paddy was the original drummer in Grammy-nominated Scissor Sisters. Death By Comfort is his most current work as a drummer/songwriter/producer. Photo: Alice Teeple.

The Course Catalog

Hosted by Zack Wilks. (Columbia County)
2nd Wednesday of the month from 10 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.
Premiering February 10, 2021!

The Course Catalog is a monthly music program. Inspired by DJ Lynnée Denise, broadcasts will take shape as musical essays that are each organized around a specific theme, phenomenon, idea, or approach to sound-making. The Course Catalog is not devoted to any particular genre, decade, or tradition. Rather, broadcasts will traverse constellations of styles and experiments and mistakes in sound and music. There will be some speaking as well, occasionally with invited guests. And although the show’s intended to be pedagogical in a notional manner, it won’t be pedantic — more like a seminar with an instructor who brings wine, or a late Wednesday night (from 10 p.m. to midnight, in fact) in the living room of that one friend who has a decent hi-fi system.

Wave Farmacy
Talk show for musical engineers.

Hosted by Jen Kutler (Green County) and Tim Light. (Ulster County)
4th Tuesday of the month from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Premiering February 23, 2021

Wave Farmacy is a talk show where callers bring emotional/relationship/life problems to be discussed from an engineering perspective by engineers. "Wave Farmacy" features guest engineers from different fields and is hosted by Jen Kutler and Tim Light.

Champ Sound 

Hosted by Guy Weltchek. (Columbia County)
First and third Fridays 10 p.m. - midnight
Premiering February 5, 2021!

An open-format mix show focusing on the Jersey club, techno, house, and experimental genres. Original long-form DJ mixes from the host, as well as regular guest segments from contemporary dance producers and DJs. Committed to freeform style, the occasional jazz, reggae or punk record will be thrown into the mix for good measure.

Ear Candy 

Hosted by Brad Monkell. (Greene County)
2nd and 4th Thursdays from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Premiering February 11, 2021!

A mix of jazz, funk, and soul with some sparse commentary.

All Things Cage

Hosted by Laura Kuhn, Executive Director of the John Cage Trust. (Dutchess County)
Saturdays from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Mondays from 4 a.m. to 5 a.m.
Premiered January 2, 2021

All Things Cage is a weekly program featuring conversations between Laura Kuhn, Director of the John Cage Trust, and Cage experts and enthusiasts from around the world. If you’d like to propose a guest or a topic for a future program, write directly to Laura at lkuhn@johncage.org. She’d love to hear from you.

The late Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Kenneth Silverman once described his Begin Again: A Biography of John Cage (Knopf, 2012) as the hardest book he’d ever written. This was because, as he put it, pick up any rock and there’s John Cage! Indeed, Cage was not only a world-renowned composer, numbering among his compositions the still notoriously tacet 4’33”, but a ground-breaking poet, a philosopher, a chess master who studied with Marcel Duchamp, a macrobiotic chef, a devotee of Zen Buddhism, a prolific visual artist, and an avid and pioneering mycologist. He was also life partner to the celebrated American choreographer, Merce Cunningham, for nearly half a century, and thus well known in the world of modern dance.

No wonder, then, that nearly everyone who encounters the man or his life’s work has something interesting to say about John Cage!

The Radio Art Hour

Produced by Wave Farm Radio Artist Fellows and Artistic Director Tom Roe. (Greene County)
Saturdays from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.; 2nd Monday of the month from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.; 5th Monday of the month from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.; 2nd Friday of the month from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Premiered January 23, 2021

Welcome to The Radio Art Hour, a show where art is not just on the radio, but is the radio. The Radio Art Hour draws from the Wave Farm Broadcast Radio Art Archive, an online resource that aims to identify, coalesce, and celebrate historical and contemporary international radio artworks made by artists around the world, created specifically for terrestrial AM/FM broadcast, whether it be via commercial, public, community, or independent transmission. Come on a journey with us as radio artists explore broadcast radio space through poetic resuscitations and playful celebrations/subversions of the complex relationship between senders and receivers in this hour of radio about radio as an art form. "The Radio Art Hour" features introductions from Philip Grant and Tom Roe, and from Wave Farm Radio Art Fellows Karen Werner and Jess Speer. The Conet Project's recordings of numbers radio stations serve as interstitial sounds. Go to wavefarm.org for more information about The Radio Art Hour and Wave Farm's Radio Art Archive. Photo: Bryan Zimmerman.

Turn On The News
A fictional newscast from an imaginary network.

Produced by Tom Roe. (Greene County)
Thursdays from 3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.; Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.; Sundays from 3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Premiered January 28, 2021

Turn On The News is the weekly newscast from the fictional Radio Network, with parody radio coverage of the radio and its headlines. Now with computerized news readers, and fewer meddling reporters, plus aggregated reporting, and automated music. Tune in Turn On The News each week for the latest news, radio art, and more from our robot reporters, making sure you hear both sides -- good and evil -- every time you "Turn On The News."

Race Talks
Discussions of race and ethnicity in the Hudson Valley.

Hosted by Kimberly Erwin. (Columbia County)
3rd Tuesday of the month from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Premiered January 19, 2021

"Race Talks," hosted by intercultural communicator and author Kimberly Y. Erwin, provides expertise on the topic of race and ethnicity. With the national conversation over racial inequity in the media, ignorance or indifference is not a comfortable retreat. Listeners may converse with the host, other expert guest educators, activists, organizers, and thoughtful community members as they disseminate their knowledge (ie. varying terminologies, historical realities, and current opportunities for engagement) for a better informed, appreciative, and active local citizenry.

Explore the Entire WGXC Program Schedule

WGXC 90.7-FM Winter 2021
10th Anniversary Pledge Drive

Feb 15, 2021 - Feb 28, 2021

WGXC's 10th Anniversary Pledge Drive, will run from Feb. 15 through Feb. 28, 2021. Help us kick off a year-long celebration, on-air and off, of creative community radio, as we continue to build a base of monthly sustaining donors. Growing a community of sustaining supporters is vital to the station’s longevity. Please join us as we celebrate a decade of broadcasts, with new shows, and the independent voices that continue to make WGXC-FM a groundbreaking and celebrated venue for radio as an artistic medium.

To make a recurring donation, or to make a one-time gift, visit: wgxc.org/donate or call 518-697-7400 and pledge your support of Creative Community Radio for Open Ears.

or, if you prefer

Wave Farm remains tirelessly committed to making the airwaves a participatory medium. A pioneer of the Transmission Arts genre, Wave Farm programs provide access to transmission technologies and support artists and organizations that engage with media as an art form.

These activities are made possible, in part, from state and federal art grants, foundation support, earned income derived from studio rentals and special curatorial/consulting engagements, and from private, tax-deductible, support from individuals like you.

Listeners, attendees, and collaborators support provides a critical piece to keeping Wave Farm programs afloat, and we are grateful to the many individuals who have shown their generosity past, present, and future.


Your charitable contributions make a world of difference, now more than ever!

If you value WGXC, and want to keep it a part of your daily life, we ask that you make a tax-deductible contribution to keep local and adventurous content freely available on the Upper Hudson Valley radio dial. Thank you so much for keeping independent voices and sounds on your radio dial.

Recent Feedback. Send us yours!

Write to feedback@wgxc.org. Call (518) 291-WGXC (9492)


I just moved to Acra from NYC and really like what you are doing. I would love to help out or get involved in some way. - Erik, Acra, NY 

Cracking up out loud over here... Loving the stellar funkiness!!! "Once you get used to it, insanity is the most natural thing in the world!" -- or was it "insanity is the most normal thing in the world?" And the story about the woman picking up the radio with her lead teeth during World War II was incredible! As always, Totally yours, WGXC... ❤ - Phoenix, Chatham, NY 

Amazing black Nationalist content on my local community radio station @WGXC right now! I love community radio! Become a sustaining supporter! - Judd, Hillsdale, NY

I love WGXC! I moved to Catskill during the pandemic, and I listen every day. - Stephanie, Catskill, NY. 

Hey! Its my pleasure- literally WGXC is on almost every day in my house. Love everyone. - Arabella, Hudson, NY. 

Keep up the good work. I love the experiments, art and interesting work. I love that I don’t know what is coming next. - James 

THANKS FOR Donald Drumpf Theatre!!! Wish I'd stumbled upon it sooner. Love it. It's aired on my local Athens, GA radio. - Lillie 

I love your station – because it is always different and not boring. My wife, she is not as much a fan – because it is always different! Go figure. - Matt, Ashland, NY 

We moved to the area four years ago and WGXC has been another member in our family ever since. Thanks for all the work you guys do -- especially now when community connection is so vital. - Lauren, Philmont, NY.

Happy to be a supporter (again, this time as a sustaining member)! It's about time I guess, as I listen to Wave Farm every day. Among other shows, having Weather Warlock on is both calming and focusing. Loved the story on how COVID is affecting college radio (my other listening addiction). - Bob, Rhinecliff, NY

WGXC has been an indispensable resource during this time and I want to applaud your devotion to the community. - Justin, Freehold, NY.

Today's Joy Channel was one of my favorite radio listening experiences ever." and then "Driving around empty streets alone in the rain in the middle of our current apocalypse. Half sci-fi half survivalist -- just really great." - Thatcher, Columbia County. 

I'm listening to WGXC now and then here in my online radio and feel the strength you send out with your programme, connecting and organizing solidarity in your region in this difficult times. - Helen, Halle, Germany 

Thanks for the note, and happy to support! Hope to be able to support more in the future. My wife and I just moved to the area and I love the diversity of your station. - Chris, Germantown, NY


Wave Farm programs are made possible, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; the National Endowment for the Arts; the Greene County Legislature through the County Initiative Program, administered in Greene County by CREATE; the Alexander and Marjorie Hover Foundation; the T. Backer Fund; the Joseph Family Charitable Trust; and hundreds of other generous individual donors, including WGXC Sustaining Supporters, who provide critical monthly support to Wave Farm's radio station WGXC 90.7-FM.


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