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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.

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...

Monday

May

07

10:50 pm

Radio News: FCC deciding on what to do with 3.7-4.2 GHz signals

May 07, 2018 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

Mitchell Lazarus reports for the Communications Law Blog that the Federal Communications Commission is constantly changing allocations to different parts of the radio spectrum to find more space for b...

Sunday

May

06

10:50 pm

Radio News: Russia, Iran block Telegram

May 06, 2018 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

TechDirt reports that Russia and Iran have both used terrorism as a cover reason for silencing the Telegram app, when anonymous political dissent is what the countries are really trying to shut down....

Thursday

May

03

10:50 pm

Radio News: The magnetic field is not about to flip

May 03, 2018 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

Ars Technica reports that, don't worry, the earth's magnetic fields are not about to flip. There is a weak spot in one place called the South Atlantic Anomaly. It has been over 800,000 since the earth...

Wednesday

May

02

10:50 pm

Radio News: California, New York looking at net neutrality bills

May 02, 2018 10:50 pm • Staff

Ars Technica reports that lawmakers in New York are now mirroring efforts in California, to pass their own net neutrality bills that may be tougher than the ones stripped away by a 3-2 federal vote in...

Tuesday

May

01

10:50 pm

Radio News: FCC commissioner O'Rielly violated the Hatch Act

May 01, 2018 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

The U.S. Office of Special Counsel ruled May 1 that Federal Communications Commission Commissioner Michael O’Rielly violated the Hatch Act during an appearance at the Conservative Political Action Con...

Tuesday

May

01

1:00 pm

Wave Farm Email Announcement May 2018

May 01, 2018 1:00 pm • Wave Farm Staff

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Monday

Apr

30

10:50 pm

Radio News: Net neutrality effort in Congress starts next week

Apr 30, 2018 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

Free Press reports that on May 9 activists will start a serious, if unlikely attempt to restore net neutrality by forcing the Congressional Review Act resolution to a vote. Democrats claim that all 49...

Sunday

Apr

29

10:50 pm

Radio News: Sprint and T-Mobile propose merger to compete with AT&T, Verizon

Apr 29, 2018 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

USA Today reported that T-Mobile and Sprint announced a merger April 29 that would make the combined company the third-largest cellular carrier in the U.S. The new company, which would be called T-Mob...

Thursday

Apr

26

10:50 pm

Radio News: Is Trump's cell phone safe?

Apr 26, 2018 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

Ars Technica reports that after recent media reports of "increased use" by the President of his unsecured cell phone, Rep. Ted Lieu (D-California) and Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Arizona) sent a letter to t...

Wednesday

Apr

25

10:50 pm

Radio News: FCC to vote to do away with posting station licenses

Apr 25, 2018 10:50 pm • Staff

The Broadcast Law Blog reports that, a few months after doing away with the Main Studio Rule, the Federal Communications Commission will vote May 10 to eliminate the rule requiring radio stations to p...

Tuesday

Apr

24

10:50 pm

Radio News: FCC proposes new rules for small satellites

Apr 24, 2018 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

The Communications Law Blog reports that the Federal Communications Commission wants to make the process of launching smaller satellites into orbit easier. Instead of the long forms of bureaucratic pa...

Monday

Apr

23

10:50 pm

Radio News: Net neutrality rules, waiting for bureaucracy, begin to end

Apr 23, 2018 10:50 pm • Staff

Amid a number of media reports April 23 that the Federal Communications Commission finally, officially ended net neutrality, the Electronic Frontier Foundation pointed out that, actually most of the o...