Satellite operator Eutelsat said today it was investigating the source of a mystery signal which temporarily jammed broadcasts by several television channels and AFP’s news services. Eutelsat, one of the world’s three main operators, would not say whether it believed the “unidentified interference” was deliberate or accidental. “We have noticed interference” to the signal since Tuesday afternoon, said a spokesman for the Paris-based company. Eutelsat said that the difficulties were not caused by the company, nor by Globecast, which provides the bandwidth signal. Globecast, a subsidiary of France Telecom, also refused to comment on the origin of the disturbance. Agence France-Presse and several European, Middle East and northeast African radio and television stations had their services blocked by the interference. All transferred their satellite transmissions to another frequency to resume operations. AFP said its operations were virtually back to normal late Wednesday. (Source: AFP)
On February 26, Wave Farm's terrestrial radio station, WGXC 90.7-FM turns 13. It’s a powerful thing to reflect on the last thirteen years of this project. So many people have contributed their voices, their time, their talent, and their dollars to keep this outrageous and unconventional station churning and transmitting, and we are grateful.
In this moment, we find ourselves poised for exciting growth, thanks to a recently expanded staff and Board, new energy, a terrific foundation of stalwart volunteer programmers complemented by rapidly joining new radiomakers. With your help, we can embrace the future with strength and enthusiasm.
We continue to work towards generating enough monthly supporters to secure a reliable base of support to meet the station’s basic operation expenses. Once our goal of $5,000 in monthly support is met, we’ll be able to end traditional pledge drives, and focus on making WGXC even more exceptional.