Wave Farm Newsroom

The Wave Farm Newsroom archives our organizational monthly email announcements. The WGXC Newsroom features extensive daily community news specific to New York's Upper Hudson Valley region.

Monday

Jul

09

10:50 pm

Radio News: Faso, Tonko, and Maloney all co-sponsor bill with very stringent pirate radio penalties

Jul 09, 2018 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

Hudson Valley representatives in Congress, Democrats and a Republican, representing the 18th, 19th, and 20th Congressional Districts, have all signed up to prosecute pirate radio broadcasters with pen...

Sunday

Jul

08

10:50 pm

Radio News: FCC cuts off Lifeline for Native Americans

Jul 08, 2018 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

Ars Technica reports that on July 5 the Federal Communications Commission announced it denied a petition to reverse a decision taking away a broadband subsidy from many Native Americans. The FCC voted...

Thursday

Jun

07

10:50 pm

Radio News: Drone transmitter maker gets $2.8 million FCC fine

Jun 07, 2018 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

Radio World reports that the Federal Communications Commission is proposing a $2.8 million fine against HobbyKing for creating 65 radio transmission systems for aerial drones that use unauthorized rad...

Wednesday

Jun

06

10:50 pm

Radio News: Diplomats 'attacked' by sound in China

Jun 06, 2018 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

The New York Times reports that sound may be a cause of a mysterious ailment infecting American diplomats and their families in China recently. This report comes after the 2016 case of American Embass...

Tuesday

Jun

05

10:50 pm

Radio News: Trump nominates Democrat Starks to replace Clyburn on FCC

Jun 05, 2018 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

Ars Technica reports that President Donald Trump did follow normal tradition and nominated FCC Assistant Enforcement Bureau Chief Geoffrey Starks to fill the open seat on the Federal Communications Co...

Tuesday

Jun

05

2:00 pm

Wave Farm Email Announcement June 2018

Jun 05, 2018 2:00 pm • Wave Farm Staff

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Monday

Jun

04

10:50 pm

Radio News: Google dropping military contract

Jun 04, 2018 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

Gizmodo reports that Google is not renewing its contract with the U.S. Department of Defense providing artificial intelligence to analyze drone footage. Google Cloud CEO Diane Greene announced the dec...

Thursday

May

24

10:50 pm

Radio News: Are you really commenting on a proposed government law?

May 24, 2018 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

TechDirt reports that the Federal Communications Commission repealed net neutrality with a December 2017 vote after millions of fake comments were made to the FCC's website in support of the repeal. T...

Wednesday

May

23

10:50 pm

Radio News: Judge rules President's Twitter feed can't block

May 23, 2018 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

The Hill reports that U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald ruled that President Donald Trump’s Twitter account is a public forum, and he can't block any...

Tuesday

May

22

10:50 pm

Radio News: Presidential cellphones may not be secure

May 22, 2018 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

Politico reports that two anonymous senior administration officials say a cellphone that President Donald Trump uses isn’t equipped with sophisticated security features designed to prevent hacking or...

Monday

May

21

10:50 pm

Radio News: Amateur Radio Parity Act language added into defense bill amendment

May 21, 2018 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

The National Association of Amateur Radio reports that text from the proposed Amateur Radio Parity Act (HR 555) has been used for the Courtney-Hartzler-Rogers Amendment to the FY 2019 National Defense...

Sunday

May

20

10:50 pm

Radio News: Groups contend FCC treats translators better than LPFMs

May 20, 2018 10:50 pm • Staff

Radio World reports that the Center for International Media Action, Common Frequency, and the Prometheus Radio Project have filed objections to FM translators applications from 998 full-power stations...

Thursday

May

17

10:50 pm

Radio News: FCC officials to receive ethics training after investigation

May 17, 2018 10:50 pm • Staff

The Hill reports that the Office of Special Counsel ruled May 16 that Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai did not violate the Hatch Act in a panel discussion at the Conservative Politi...

Wednesday

May

16

10:50 pm

Radio News: Senate votes to disapprove FCC net neutrality repeal

May 16, 2018 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

The Atlantic reports that the U.S. Senate voted to disapprove of the rollback of network neutrality 52-47 on May 16. Three Republicans voted with 49 Democrats to overturn last December's Federal Commu...

Tuesday

May

15

10:50 pm

Radio News: False EAS tsunami warning in Alaska

May 15, 2018 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

Radio World reports that another misfire of the Emergency Alert System led to another "War of the Worlds"-like listener scenario last week in Alaska. Travis Neff was driving to work, listening to a st...

Monday

May

14

10:50 pm

Radio News: President tweets to save Chinese jobs U.S. penalties took away

May 14, 2018 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

Ars Technica reports that the president who campaigned on protectionism and making America great again is now tweeting about saving Chinese jobs. "President Xi of China, and I, are working together to...

Sunday

May

13

10:50 pm

Radio News: Company uses cell phone data to tell your location

May 13, 2018 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

Jennifer Valentino-DeVries in The New York Times reports that a company called Securus Technologies monitors calls to inmates but can also track people’s cellphones. In at least one case, Cory Hutches...

Thursday

May

10

10:50 pm

Radio News: Net neutrality goes down June 11

May 10, 2018 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

Ars Technica reports that June 11 will mark the end of net neutrality in the United States, with the repeal six months after the Federal Communication Commission's 3-2 vote on party lines. The day aft...

Wednesday

May

09

10:50 pm

Radio News: AT&T tried to curry favor with $200,000 to Trump lawyer Cohen

May 09, 2018 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

TechDirt reports that corporations don't usually like to be involved in proceedings that end up in court. Like, say, the investigation into whether the campaign of Donald Trump worked with the Russian...

Tuesday

May

08

10:50 pm

Radio News: FCC is now a puffer fish to pirate radio

May 08, 2018 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

John Anderson at DIYMedia.net upgrades the Federal Communications Commission from Paper Tiger to Puffer Fish when it comes to pirate radio. Anderson breaks down FCC Chairman Ajit Pai's bragging at the...