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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

Feb

01

10:50 pm

Radio News: States try to bring net neutrality back

Feb 01, 2018 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

Karl Bode reports at TechDirt that several states are considering legislation to keep net neutrlity in their borders, even though the FCC's order rolling back those rules prohibited states from exactl...

Tuesday

Jan

30

10:50 pm

Radio News: False Hawaiian missile warning explained in FCC report

Jan 30, 2018 10:50 pm • Staff

Ars Technica reports that the Federal Communications Commission issued a preliminary report Jan. 30 about the false missile alert sent to mobile phones and television and radio broadcast stations in H...

Monday

Jan

29

10:50 pm

Radio News: For a moment, Trump administration looked ahead on wireless

Jan 29, 2018 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

For a few hours last weekend, the administration of Donald Trump was touted not for efforts to "Make America Great Again," but for an idea to bring America into the future. Axios reported that the Tru...

Monday

Jan

29

2:00 pm

Wave Farm Email Announcement February 2018

Jan 29, 2018 2:00 pm • Wave Farm Staff

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Sunday

Jan

28

10:50 pm

Radio News: FCC Chairman Ajit Pai seems to favor corporations

Jan 28, 2018 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

Ars Technica reports that the mayor of San Jose, California quit the Federal Communications Commission's Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee Jan. 25 because the recommendations of the comittee fav...

Saturday

Jan

27

12:05 am

New York accepting radio-controlled films for festival at state fair

Jan 27, 2018 12:05 am • Staff

Rick Karlin reports in Capitol Confidential that Gov. Andrew Cuomo is keeping up his efforts to promote New York as a radio-controlled drone state with the second annual film competition for the unman...

Thursday

Jan

25

10:50 pm

Radio News: Burger King trolls the FCC

Jan 25, 2018 10:50 pm • Staff

Recode reports that Burger King released an pro-net neutrality, pro-Burger King ad this week. In the video, customers in a Burger King restaurant are told they'll get their food quicker if they pay m...

Wednesday

Jan

24

10:50 pm

Radio News: Threats against CNN

Jan 24, 2018 10:50 pm • Staff

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that a 19-year-old Michigan man, Brandon Griesemer, made 22 calls to CNN threatening to go to Atlanta headquarters and kill employees. The FBI arrested him las...

Tuesday

Jan

23

10:50 pm

Radio News: More details emerge about Garrison Keillor firing

Jan 23, 2018 10:50 pm • Staff

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports that two months after cutting ties with radio host Garrison Keillor, Minnesota Public Radio revealed some details about why Jan. 23. MPR said the host of “A Prairi...

Monday

Jan

22

10:50 pm

Radio News: FCC backs off lowering broadband standards

Jan 22, 2018 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

Techcrunch reports that the Federal Communications Commission has backed off from lowering what constitues a broadband signal. Currently, the FCC considers a fixed signal with speeds of 25 megabits do...

Sunday

Jan

21

10:50 pm

Radio News: Pakistan shuts down U.S.-funded Radio Mashaal

Jan 21, 2018 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

Shashank Bengali and Aoun Sahi report in the Los Angeles Times that on Jan. 19 Pakistan closed Radio Mashaal, a U.S. government-funded radio station. Pakistani authorities said Radio Mashaal broadcast...

Saturday

Jan

20

12:30 am

Radio News: FCC to stay open a week during government shutdown

Jan 20, 2018 12:30 am • Staff

The Hill reports that the Federal Communications Commission says it will stay open for a week after the government shut down at midnight Jan. 19. “In the event of a partial government shutdown, becaus...

Thursday

Jan

18

10:50 pm

Radio News: New radio art residency

Jan 18, 2018 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

Radio Corax in Halle, Germany and the Goethe-Institut launched a new international fellowship program for radio art this year. The Radio Art Residency is the first fellowship program of its kind throu...

Wednesday

Jan

17

10:50 pm

Radio News: FCC fines Sinclair

Jan 17, 2018 10:50 pm • Staff

The Communications Law blog reports that the Federal Communications Commission issued a record $13.4 million fine to Sinclair Broadcasting for not adequately disclosing sponsored content in its progra...

Tuesday

Jan

16

10:50 pm

Radio News: Joe Frank dies

Jan 16, 2018 10:50 pm • Staff

Radio artist Joe Frank died Jan. 15, 2018, after a lifetime of surreal and influential radio works. While most Americans are probably not familiar with his work, many have heard his voice or his echo....

Monday

Jan

15

10:50 pm

Radio News: No fines expected for reporting presidential bad language

Jan 15, 2018 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

Variety reports that the Federal Communications Commission has received at least "a handful" of complaints about bad language on network newscasts. CNN and NBC anchors were quoting the president of th...

Sunday

Jan

14

10:50 pm

Radio News: Harvard study reports municipal broadband is cheaper than commercial ISPs

Jan 14, 2018 10:50 pm • Staff

A new study from the Berkman Klein Center at Harvard finds that when municipalities in the United States build their own broadband networks, they are significantly cheaper for consumers then the servi...

Friday

Jan

12

10:50 pm

Radio News: FCC commissioner badgers journalists to stop pirate radio

Jan 12, 2018 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

Matt Sebastian reports in Boulder's Daily Camera that the Colorado city is a hotbed of pirate radio, with at least five stations in the area broadcasting recently. Four of them are working together as...

Thursday

Jan

11

10:59 pm

Radio News: Samsung turning on FM

Jan 11, 2018 10:59 pm • Tom Roe

Thuy Ong reports in The Verge that Samsung will unlock the FM radio chips in their cell phones. Most cell phones have FM radio chips, and most are locked, blocking use. Now Samsung phones will play th...

Wednesday

Jan

10

10:50 pm

Radio News: Mobile Only Challenge protests new broadband standards

Jan 10, 2018 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

Jon Brodkin at Ars Technica reports that the Federal Communications Commission is about to lower the standard of what it considers a "broadband" internet signal. Current FCC policy says that everyone...