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.

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...

Saturday

Jan

06

12:00 am

Wave Farm Email Announcement January 2018

Jan 06, 2018 12:00 am • Staff

Deadlines are rapidly approaching for the Media Arts Assistance Fund for Artists (Jan. 15 application deadline for newly completed media artworks by New York State Artists) and the 2018 Wave Farm Resi...

Thursday

Jan

04

10:50 pm

Radio News: Democrats may bring net neutrality to a vote

Jan 04, 2018 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

Karl Bode at TechDirt reports that there will certainly be legal challenges once the Republicans at the Federal Communications Commission publish their order rolling back net neutrality. But Democrats...

Wednesday

Jan

03

10:50 pm

Radio News: Facebook busy scrubbing views governments don't want to see

Jan 03, 2018 10:50 pm • Staff

Glyn Moody at TechDirt reports that Vietnam has an internet army of 10,000. The country has an internet monitoring unit called "Force 47" looking over posts for anti-government views. Bloomberg report...

Tuesday

Jan

02

10:50 pm

Radio News: FCC's net neutrality repeal is still a secret

Jan 02, 2018 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

Jon Brodkin at Ars Technica reports that while the Federal Communications Commission rolled back net neutrality rules Dec. 14, the FCC has not yet released the repeal order. Apparently, though the vot...

Monday

Jan

01

10:50 pm

Radio News: Largest possible fine for Miami pirate

Jan 01, 2018 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

Nate Anderson at Ars Technica reports that a Haitian pirate radio station near Miami, Radio Touche Douce (90.1-FM), has received the largest possible fine from the Federal Communications Commission, $...

Thursday

Dec

28

10:50 pm

Radio News: New search engine Audioburst works for sound

Dec 28, 2017 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

Radio World reports that there is a new search engine designed for audio, called Audioburst. “Our system’s core technology listens in real-time to online sources of audio content, and processes it on...

Wednesday

Dec

27

10:50 pm

Radio News: Alerts coming for law enforcement issues

Dec 27, 2017 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

When the Federal Communications Commission rolled back net neutrality rules Dec. 14, they also added a "Blue Alert." While Amber Alert's detail missing children, Blue Alert's relay "information relate...

Tuesday

Dec

26

10:50 pm

Radio News: Dick Orkin, voice behind 'Chickenman,' dies

Dec 26, 2017 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

The Chicago Sun-Times reports that Dick Orkin, the man behind the "Chickenman" radio serial and other shows, died Dec. 24 in California. “He had been struggling with health issues for a while and late...

Thursday

Dec

21

10:50 pm

Radio News: Norway turns off state radio and pirates emerge

Dec 21, 2017 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

Paul Riismandel at Radio Survivor reports that while social media feeds that many people saw recently suggest Norway is shutting down its FM radio band, that is decidedly not the case. The government...

Wednesday

Dec

20

10:50 pm

Radio News: Defying most scientists, California warns about phone radiation

Dec 20, 2017 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

Gabriel Bell at Slate rounds up scientific opinion on the dangers of radio frequency radiation. The Federal Drug Administration, the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control, the May...

Tuesday

Dec

19

10:50 pm

Radio News: Republicans have a new version of net neutrality

Dec 19, 2017 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

Ars Technica reports that now that the Federal Communications Commission has killed off net neutrality, Republicans in Congress are readying a replacement. And while the "Open Internet Preservation Ac...