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.

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...

Monday

Mar

12

10:50 pm

Radio News: Lawsuits against FCC net neutrality repeal condensed into one

Mar 12, 2018 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

Ars Technica reports that the 12 lawsuits -- 33 if you count each state individually -- filed against the Federal Communications Commission's rollback of net neutrality have been combined into one on...

Sunday

Mar

11

10:50 pm

Radio News: North Korean defector says airwaves provide most outside news there

Mar 11, 2018 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

Asian Correspondent.com interviews Kim Hyeong Soo, who defected from North Korea in 2009. He explained that radio was virtually the only way he and others in North Korea knew anything about the outsid...

Thursday

Mar

08

10:50 pm

Radio News: Sinclair forces local stations to air political promotional ad

Mar 08, 2018 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

Brian Stelter reports for CNN that Sinclair Broadcasting continues to infect the local news programs of its stations with its conservative bent. Sinclair already owns the most local stations around th...

Wednesday

Mar

07

10:50 pm

Radio News: Republicans introduce net neutrality without the neutrality

Mar 07, 2018 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

Ars Technica reports Republicans in both houses of Congress have now introduced their fix for the Federal Communications Commission's rollback of net neutrality, the Open Internet Preservation Act. Bu...

Tuesday

Mar

06

10:50 pm

Radio News: Voting machines with remote-access software?

Mar 06, 2018 10:50 pm • Staff

Ars Technica reports that on March 6, U.S. Senator Ron Wyden, a Democrat from Oregon, sent a letter to one of the country's largest voting machine manufacturers, Election Systems & Software, asking ho...

Monday

Mar

05

10:50 pm

Radio News: FCC Chairman wants to change Internet subsidy for poor

Mar 05, 2018 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

Ars Technica reports Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai now has a policy proposal that both conservatives and liberals don't like, one that corporations and activists are against. In...

Sunday

Mar

04

10:50 pm

Radio News: Resolution in Congress would bring back net neutrality

Mar 04, 2018 10:50 pm • Staff

There is now a resolution of disapproval introduced in both houses of Congress, which would rollback the rollback of the Federal Communications Commission’s net neutrality rules. The Congressional Rev...

Thursday

Mar

01

10:50 pm

Radio News: Pai turns down award and gun from conservative group

Mar 01, 2018 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

Politico reports that on March 1 Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai turned down a National Rifle Association gun award he received at the Conservative Political Action Conference the...