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.

Thursday

Apr

05

10:50 pm

Radio News: Pacifica, WBAI get settlement

Apr 05, 2018 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

All Access reports that the Pacifica Foundation and WBAI have settled with their landlord Empire State Realty Trust, releasing the radio organization’s New York radio station from a court judgment and...

Wednesday

Apr

04

10:50 pm

Radio News: Another round of pirate radio raids from the FCC

Apr 04, 2018 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

While legislators are pushing a new law with much steeper fines against pirate radio operators through Congress, the Federal Communications Commission is cracking down with a new round of raids on sco...

Tuesday

Apr

03

10:50 pm

Radio News: Law enforcement aren't the only ones using Stingrays anymore

Apr 03, 2018 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

Ars Technica reports that in a March 26 letter to Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden, the Department of Homeland Security acknowledged for the first time ever that the use of unauthorized cell-site simulators in W...

Monday

Apr

02

10:50 pm

Radio News: Listening to the same Sinclair Broadcast Group script

Apr 02, 2018 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

Deadspin, the sports website, was the first media outlet to collect recordings of many local Sinclair Broadcast Group stations with their anchors reading the exact same script, and put them together....

Sunday

Apr

01

10:50 pm

Radio News: FCC's approves application for satellite broadband

Apr 01, 2018 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

CNBC reports that the Federal Communications Commission approved the first application to provide broadband service through satellites on March 29. Elon Musk's SpaceX applied to provide broadband serv...

Saturday

Mar

31

12:00 am

2018 MAAF Individual Artist Grantees Announced

Mar 31, 2018 12:00 am • Galen Joseph-Hunter

Acra, NY—Wave Farm announced today ten recipients of the 2018 New York State Council on the Arts in Partnership with Wave Farm: Media Arts Assistance Fund (MAAF) for Artists: Claudia Hart, Ekene Ijeom...

Saturday

Mar

31

12:00 am

2018 Wave Farm Artists-in-residence Announced

Mar 31, 2018 12:00 am • Staff

Acra, NY— Wave Farm announced today the ten artists and projects selected for the 2018 Wave Farm Residency Program. Each artist will live and work on-site at the Wave Farm Study Center for ten days du...

Thursday

Mar

29

10:50 pm

Radio News: There are ways to use Facebook without Facebook using you

Mar 29, 2018 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

Popular Mechanics reports that those who worry about their privacy on Facebook, but still need to use the social media site for whatever reason, do have options. Mozilla just released a Facebook Conta...

Wednesday

Mar

28

10:50 pm

Radio News: FCC trying to keep Chinese cell phones from American shores

Mar 28, 2018 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

Ars Technica reports that Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai wants to stop U.S. companies and organizations that receive broadband funding from the FCC from buying from Chinese techno...

Tuesday

Mar

27

10:50 pm

Radio News: Internet companies plan lawsuits against states' net neutrality

Mar 27, 2018 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

Ars Technica reports that lawyers for AT&T, Verizon, and other internet providers plan to sue states that create their own net neutrality rules. "Broadband providers have worked hard over the past 20...

Monday

Mar

26

10:50 pm

Radio News: Top two radio owners in U.S. will sell off hundreds of stations

Mar 26, 2018 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

Forbes reports that now that iHeartMedia and Cumulus have declared bankruptcy, expect a sell-off of commercial radio stations around the country. In the past five months the two largest radio conglome...

Sunday

Mar

25

10:50 pm

Radio News: Ars Technica debunks cell phone cancer study

Mar 25, 2018 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

John Timmer at Ars Technica explains what his website does when faced with yet another so-called scientific study that claims to prove a link between cell phones and cancer. This study involves the Th...

Thursday

Mar

22

10:50 pm

Radio News: FCC votes to bypass environmental, historic reviews for 5G

Mar 22, 2018 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

Kelcee Griffis at Law360.com reports that many environmental and historic reviews won't be needed to approve the many cell phone antennae that must be hung to create the nation's 5G cell network, afte...

Wednesday

Mar

21

10:50 pm

Radio News: Million dollar pirate radio fines proposed

Mar 21, 2018 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

Radio World reports that some in Congress are writing up a bill with more harsh penalties for pirate radio operators. Leonard Lance, a Republican from New Jersey, and Paul Tonko, a Democrat from New Y...

Tuesday

Mar

20

10:50 pm

Radio News: British put brakes on digital radio switch

Mar 20, 2018 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

Gizmodo reports that while the British switched their television signals from analog to digital in 2012, the BBC is keeping analog FM Radio around "for the foreseeable future." Previously, the governm...

Monday

Mar

19

10:50 pm

Radio News: Court ruling allows some cell phone robocalls

Mar 19, 2018 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

Jon Brodkin reports for Ars Technica that a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit struck down part of an anti-robocall rule March 16. The judges ruled tha...

Sunday

Mar

18

10:50 pm

Radio News: Conservative company harvested Facebook data

Mar 18, 2018 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

Anyone who has been following the Cambridge Analytica story this week might want to consider their use of Facebook, specifically using apps that let users login through their Facebook accounts. Over 5...

Thursday

Mar

15

10:50 pm

Radio News: Despite FCC, states may be able to pass own net neutrality rules

Mar 15, 2018 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

TechDirt reports that when the Federal Communications Commission voted in December to rollback the net neutrality rules, and allow fast and slow lanes on the Internet, they specifically barred individ...

Wednesday

Mar

14

10:50 pm

Radio News: Raspberry Pi updated with latest model

Mar 14, 2018 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

Ars Technica reports that the Raspberry Pi Foundation has a new version of its modular computer platform with a lot of new features and the same low $35 price. The Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ will be even...

Tuesday

Mar

13

10:50 pm

Radio News: Company launches pirate satellites

Mar 13, 2018 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

IEEE Spectrum reports that on Jan. 12 the Indian space agency ISRO launched four “two-way satellite communications and data relay” devices from a Silicon Valley startup called Swarm Technologies, whic...