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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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...

Sunday

May

29

11:33 pm

Radio News: Social media, not guns, gets blamed for shootings

May 29, 2022 11:33 pm • Tom Roe

Mike Masnick writes in TechDirt about how politicians are blaming words sent by radio waves for the multiple murders at schools, grocery stores, houses of worship and other so-called "soft" targets ar...

Thursday

May

26

11:33 pm

Radio News: Battle between 5G providers and airline industry heats up again

May 26, 2022 11:33 pm • Tom Roe

ProPublica takes a deep dive into the rollout of 5G wireless technology and how that affected airplanes. The Federal Aviation Administration objected to the Federal Communications Commission’s authori...

Wednesday

May

25

11:33 pm

Radio News: NPR's Terry Gross wins Peabody Institutional Award

May 25, 2022 11:33 pm • Tom Roe

Inside Radio reports that National Public Radio host Terry Gross won this year's Peabody Institutional Award. Gross started in radio in 1973 at public radio station WBFO in Buffalo. In 1975 she mo...

Tuesday

May

24

11:33 pm

Radio News: The last of the New York City phone booths

May 24, 2022 11:33 pm • Tom Roe

Jo Constantz claims at Bloomberg that New York City removed its last freestanding public pay phone from city sidewalks on May 23, moving it into the Museum of the City of New York exhibit, “Analog Cit...

Monday

May

23

11:33 pm

Radio News: The farthest radio signals man has ever sent may not go much farther

May 23, 2022 11:33 pm • Tom Roe

Matthew Rozsa reports at Salon that the radio signals that humans have sent the farthest distance may be having problems getting any further. On Sept. 5, 1977, NASA launched the Voyager 1 space probe,...

Sunday

May

22

11:33 pm

Radio News: FCC looking at 'Franken-FMs'

May 22, 2022 11:33 pm • Tom Roe

In the analog era of broadcasting, television stations transmitting on Channel 6 could also be heard on 87.7-FM. WRGB-TV in Albany, for instance, used to be heard on both Channel 6 television, and 87....

Thursday

May

19

11:33 pm

Radio News: South Dakota Public Broadcasting fires new trans hire

May 19, 2022 11:33 pm • Staff

Current reports that in October last year South Dakota Public Broadcasting hired Stel Kline, who is transgender and uses they/them pronouns. They lasted at the radio network through April this year. “...

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...