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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Monday

Apr

16

10:50 pm

Radio News: Hacking infrastructure systems seems to get easier

Apr 16, 2018 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

In the past year, human error caused a nuclear war alert in Hawaii, and human hackers got 156 Dallas warning sirens blaring. In the latter attack, the 90 seconds of siren wailing caused by unknown hac...

Sunday

Apr

15

10:50 pm

Radio News: Art Bell dies

Apr 15, 2018 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

Deadline reported that on Friday the thirteenth in April 2018, paranormal radio legend Art Bell died at his Nevada home. Bell started KNYE 95.1 FM in Nevada and, at his peak, he discussed paranormal a...

Thursday

Apr

12

10:50 pm

Radio News: Another resignation from FCC broadband council

Apr 12, 2018 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

TechDirt reports that the Federal Communiications Commission's Broadband Deployment Advisory Council keeps losing members, with those resigning say the council is only meant to parrot industry views....

Wednesday

Apr

11

10:50 pm

Radio News: 5G tests get good results

Apr 11, 2018 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

Ars Technica reports that lightning-quick 5G cell service will launch later this year, with the first 5G devices available in 2019. AT&T has been testing the new service, with better-than-expected res...

Tuesday

Apr

10

10:50 pm

Radio News: Russians jamming U.S. military radio-controlled drones

Apr 10, 2018 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

NBC News reports that four U.S. government sources tell them that Russians are jamming American radio-controlled military drones in Syria. "GPS receivers in most drones can be fairly easily jammed," s...

Monday

Apr

09

10:50 pm

Radio News: DHS, some Congressional reps looking for lists of media influences

Apr 09, 2018 10:50 pm • Staff

Bloomberg reports about a plan at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to monitor news sources and compile a database of journalists, editors, foreign correspondents, and bloggers in an effort to...

Sunday

Apr

08

10:50 pm

Radio News: Sinclair employees react to hullabaloo over 'fake news' script

Apr 08, 2018 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

In response to the Sinclair message aired: "WMSN/FOX47 Madison did not air the Sinclair promotional announcement during our 9pm news this weekend. Rather, we stayed true to our commitment to prov...

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...

Thursday

Mar

29

12:00 pm

Wave Farm Email Announcement March 2018

Mar 29, 2018 12:00 pm • Wave Farm Staff

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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...