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

Feb

28

10:50 pm

Radio News: Washington state passes its own net neutrality law

Feb 28, 2018 10:50 pm • Staff

Ars Technica reports that the Washington state legislature voted for a net neutrality law that the governor will sign, in defiance of the Federal Communications Commission. The new law applies to all...

Tuesday

Feb

27

10:50 pm

Radio News: FCC says town in Colorado is a pirate

Feb 27, 2018 10:50 pm • Staff

John Anderson reports at DIYMedia.net that the Federal Communications Commission has taken 23 enforcement actions against pirate radio stations so far in 2018, compared to 20 2017, and 27 in 2016. Str...

Monday

Feb

26

10:50 pm

Radio News: FCC to open up top of the band above 95 GHz

Feb 26, 2018 10:50 pm • Staff

The Communications Law blog reports that the Federal Communications Commission issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Order to issue licenses for frequencies above 95 GHz. Not megahertz, like the...

Sunday

Feb

25

10:50 pm

Radio News: Public radio stations to reopen Gothamist websites

Feb 25, 2018 10:50 pm • Staff

Last year the websites Gothamist, LAist, and DCist unionized, and, almost immediately, their owner Joe Ricketts decided to shut them down. Now the news websites are getting a second life, as the publi...

Thursday

Feb

22

9:37 pm

Radio News: AM and FM still lead media consumption per Nielsen

Feb 22, 2018 9:37 pm • Staff

Radio Magazine reports that Nielsen Media Research released its statistics for the second quarter of 2017 this week, and more Americans still tune in to AM or FM radio stations than any other form of...

Wednesday

Feb

21

10:50 pm

Radio News: FCC's net neutrality repeal starts in April

Feb 21, 2018 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

April Glaser reports at Slate that the Federal Communications Commission published its repeal of net neutrality rules Feb. 22, after voting to remove the internet protections Dec. 14. That means they...

Tuesday

Feb

20

10:50 pm

Radio News: West Virginia broadband chairman dismisses FCC report

Feb 20, 2018 10:50 pm • Staff

TechDirt reports that residents of West Virginia have complained for years about the lack of broadband access there. But the Federal Communications Commission's recent broadband availability report sa...

Monday

Feb

19

10:50 pm

Radio News: AT&T challenges Trump over Time Warner merger

Feb 19, 2018 10:50 pm • Staff

The Washington Post reports that AT&T argued in court last week that President Donald Trump's hatred of CNN had him use the Justice Department to block their acquisition of Time Warner. AT&T lawyers d...

Sunday

Feb

18

10:50 pm

Radio News: FCC extends comment period on TV ownership deregulation

Feb 18, 2018 10:50 pm • Staff

The Communications Law blog reports that the Federal Communications Comission is extending the public comment period for a rule that would change the national television ownership cap. Current FCC rul...

Thursday

Feb

15

10:50 pm

Radio News: FCC Inspector General investigating Chairman Ajit Pai

Feb 15, 2018 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

The New York Times reports that the office of Federal Communications Commission's inspector general is now investigating FCC Chairman Ajit Pai's handling of deregulation over the past year that seems...

Wednesday

Feb

14

10:50 pm

Radio News: U.S. full-power stations face March 1 deadline to share info online

Feb 14, 2018 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

David Oxenford at the Broadcast Law blog reports that as of March 1, all full-power commercial and non-commercial radio stations will have to post online their public files. This means the public will...

Tuesday

Feb

13

10:50 pm

Radio News: No broadband spending in Trump infrastructure plan

Feb 13, 2018 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

Jon Brodkin reports at Ars Technica that the infrastructure plan the Trump administration unveiled Feb. 12 does not include any money specifically for broadband internet. The 10-year plan for "rebuild...

Monday

Feb

12

10:50 pm

Radio News: Class A, low-power FM stations could get a boost

Feb 12, 2018 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

Ernesto Aguilar, the membership program director of the National Federation of Community Broadcasters, writes in Radio World about how the Federal Communications Commission is considering increasing t...

Sunday

Feb

11

10:50 pm

Radio News: FCC commissioners decry states stealing 911 funds

Feb 11, 2018 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

Jon Brodkin in Ars Technica reports that FCC Commissioners Michael O'Rielly and Jessica Rosenworcel rarely agree on anything. The Republican and Democrat on the commission are about as far apart on mo...

Saturday

Feb

10

12:30 am

Wave Farm Radio releases new app

Feb 10, 2018 12:30 am • Staff

Wave Farm Radio is a new, free app, which allows users to listen to live audio from any of the Wave Farm webstreams including WGXC 90.7-FM, Standing Wave Radio (formerly known as Wave Farm Radio), Qui...

Thursday

Feb

08

10:50 pm

Radio News: No one is listening to HD

Feb 08, 2018 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

John Anderson reports for DIYMedia.net only about 15 percent of radio stations have gone HD, and many of them switched to HD, and then abandoned the format. Less than half of all new cars in America c...

Wednesday

Feb

07

10:50 pm

Radio News: John Perry Barlow dies

Feb 07, 2018 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

Ars Technica reports that John Perry Barlow, who co-founded the Electronic Frontier Foundation, died Jan. 7 at age 70. Barlow was also a rancher, and wrote some lyrics for the Grateful Dead, but is be...

Tuesday

Feb

06

10:50 pm

Radio News: FCC refuses FOIA request for embarrassing reasons

Feb 06, 2018 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

Gizmodo reports that the Federal Communications Commission is refusing to release records related to a video produced last year with FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and a Verizon executive joking about installi...

Monday

Feb

05

10:50 pm

Radio News: Pai says broadband in 2016 was more widespread because of net neutrality repeal last month

Feb 05, 2018 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

Ars Technica reports about Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai crowing about how successful stopping net neutrality has been. Citing the new Broadband Deployment Report, the FCC chairm...

Sunday

Feb

04

10:50 pm

Radio News: Record underwriting fine from the FCC

Feb 04, 2018 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

The Los Angeles Times reports the Federal Communications issued a record fine last week to a non-profit broadcaster for violating underwriting rules. The Cesar Chavez Foundation, an affiliate of the U...