Wave Farm Newsroom

The Wave Farm Newsroom includes news about all sorts of radio waves from around the world. The page also archives Wave Farm's organizational monthly email announcements. The WGXC Newsroom features extensive daily community news specific to New York's Upper Hudson Valley region.

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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...

Sunday

Apr

22

10:50 pm

Radio News: Judges question if Sinclair-Tribune merger is allowed

Apr 22, 2018 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

Variety reports that on April 20 in Washington D.C., it was not looking good for the Sinclair Broadcast Group, in their efforts to merge with Tribune Media. There, a three-judge panel on the DC Circui...

Thursday

Apr

19

10:50 pm

Radio News: Space agencies transitioning from radio waves to laser communication

Apr 19, 2018 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

The FiveThirtyEight.com website reports about space transmission, and the dwindling bandspace for radio waves and a pending switch to laser communications. The current speeds of space communication ca...

Wednesday

Apr

18

10:50 pm

Radio News: Do not call the FCC, or the Senate, about robocalls

Apr 18, 2018 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

The Hill reports that 15 Democratic senators including New York's Kirsten Gillibrand and Elizabeth Warren from Massachusetts, sent a very strongly worded letter to the Federal Communications Commissio...

Tuesday

Apr

17

10:50 pm

Radio News: Clyburn announces retirement from FCC

Apr 17, 2018 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

Ars Technica reports that, after nine years, Democrat Mignon Clyburn is leaving the Federal Communications Commission. Clyburn was known for her votes for consumer-protection regulations over the obje...