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Amateur Radio Newsline: Malaysia

2014-11-22 6:00am – 6:30am

Malaysia shows its support of ham radio emergency communications; an unidentified German ham takes on Russian military communications; Japan announces a deep space satellite mission; some new DMR experiments take place down-under and some space junk turns out to be a new Russian satellite.

Bill Cosby Special

2014-11-22 7:00am – 8:00am

Tune in for rape accusations against Bill Cosby, and the discussion around the media coverage, and lack therof, of the years-old charges. The show will tune in comedian Hannibal Buress, and his August set about Cosby that went viral and started this latest discussion. Then Cosby refuses to answer an Associated Press reporter in November, and then tries to get his non-answer removed from the record. And then he does not answer NPR's Scott Simon last weekend. We'll also tune in "Spanish Fly" from Cosby's 1969 record "It's True, It's True." The show will also tune in other discussion of the situation that aired this week on WGXC. Cosby is scheduled to perform April 24, 2015 at the Palace Theatre in Albany.

What's the Frequency, Kenneth?: Turn of Phrase

2014-11-22 8:00am – 9:00am

Some political cliches need to be retired...and replaced with new ones. Cases in point. A "newsical" told through narration, music and soundbites, from Paul Fischer, from Pacifica Radio.

Other Music: Jane Carver and the Alan Lomax Archive

2014-11-22 12:05pm – 2:00pm

Artist Jane Carver presents songs from The Alan Lomax Archive, featuring a sonic spectrum from around the world: ballads, blues, work songs and lullabies. For more information, link to culturalequity.org for free access to thousands of songs and interviews, as well as photographs and writings, and to learn about how The Association for Cultural Equity, which Lomax founded in 1983, continues his legacy.

Jane Carver is the artist-in-residence at The Alan Lomax Archive and co-founder of the performance series Low Stakes at Hunter College. She sings with the Bulgarian Women's Choir, Yasna Voices. She has performed at Groundswell, The Queens Museum, The American Folk Art Museum, and St. Mark's Poetry Project, and is part of a collaborative exhibit at Transformer Gallery in Washington, D.C. in 2015.

Radia: Tableau Sonore

2014-11-22 3:00pm – 3:30pm

Radia Show 503: BXL Tableau Sonore. From XL Air (Brussels, BE). "Radia" is an international group of stations, including Wave Farm and WGXC, interested in new and forgotten ways of making radio. Each week, one station makes a show for the rest. This week: "Three master students of RITS radio department (Lucas Derycke Cara Cobaert & Maarten Coosemans) capture a space in the city through audio recordings. Afterwards they edit these field recordings (without artificial effects) in order to try and grasp the specific sonosphere of that location. The students were assisted by Guy de Bièvre (http://www.guydebievre.org/)"

Live Dancing Archive (The House Is Open)

2014-11-22 3:30pm – 4:35pm

Wave Farm's WGXC is pleased to present a special live radio broadcast of Live Dancing Archive on Saturday November 22, 2014 from the Fisher Center at Bard College. Radio listeners will experience the sound composition by artist Jeff Kolar. In-person audiences will experience Jennifer Monson/iLAND's visceral exploration of the dancing body as a physical archive of experience and place. Compiled from more than a decade of dance-based environmental research, Live Dancing Archive draws from video documentation of Monson’s past performances in addition to improvised scores, and features performances from Jennifer Monson, Niall Jones, and Tatyana Tenenbaum; lighting and stage design Joe Levasseur, by Valerie Oliveiro; costume design by Susan Becker; video installation by Robin Vachal, digital archive by YoungJae Josephine Bae and production manager Davison Scandrett.

Live Dancing Archive is part of The House Is Open is an inquisitive and playful pop-up exhibition that invites you to experience the Fisher Center in an entirely new way. For four extraordinary days, the Fisher Center will be transformed into a temporary museum, hosting the work of major artists who are working at the fast-changing intersection of the performing and visual arts.

Framework: Nick Hamilton

2014-11-22 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Show about field recordings, found sounds, and acoustic ecology. This is the first of two editions produced in London, UK by Nick Hamilton and featuring Graham Lambkin and his Kye Records label. For more information see http://www.vittelli.com.

Radia: Tableau Sonore

2014-11-23 5:00am – 5:30am

Radia Show 503: BXL Tableau Sonore. From XL Air (Brussels, BE). "Radia" is an international group of stations, including Wave Farm and WGXC, interested in new and forgotten ways of making radio. Each week, one station makes a show for the rest. This week: "Three master students of RITS radio department (Lucas Derycke Cara Cobaert & Maarten Coosemans) capture a space in the city through audio recordings. Afterwards they edit these field recordings (without artificial effects) in order to try and grasp the specific sonosphere of that location. The students were assisted by Guy de Bièvre (http://www.guydebievre.org/)"

Vital Weekly: Gintas K

2014-11-26 1:00am – 2:00am

Episode 957 of weekly experimental new music show, by folks formerly behind Staalplaat. Click on title for playlist 957.

Saturday Afternoon Show: Low Power to the People

2014-11-29 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Tune in to hear Saturday Afternoon Show host Tom Roe in conversation with Christina Dunbar-Hester, author of "Low Power to the People: Pirates, Protest, and Politics in FM Radio Activism" (MIT Press: November 2014.) From http://mitpress.mit.edu: "The United States ushered in a new era of small-scale broadcasting in 2000 when it began issuing low-power FM (LPFM) licenses for noncommercial radio stations around the country. Over the next decade, several hundred of these newly created low-wattage stations took to the airwaves. In Low Power to the People, Christina Dunbar-Hester describes the practices of an activist organization focused on LPFM during this era. Despite its origins as a pirate broadcasting collective, the group eventually shifted toward building and expanding regulatory access to new, licensed stations. These radio activists consciously cast radio as an alternative to digital utopianism, promoting an understanding of electronic media that emphasizes the local community rather than a global audience of Internet users.

Dunbar-Hester focuses on how these radio activists impute emancipatory politics to the “old” medium of radio technology by promoting the idea that “microradio” broadcasting holds the potential to empower ordinary people at the local community level. The group’s methods combine political advocacy with a rare commitment to hands-on technical work with radio hardware, although the activists’ hands-on, inclusive ethos was hampered by persistent issues of race, class, and gender.

Dunbar-Hester’s study of activism around an “old” medium offers broader lessons about how political beliefs are expressed through engagement with specific technologies. It also offers insight into contemporary issues in media policy that is particularly timely as the FCC issues a new round of LPFM licenses.

Christina Dunbar-Hester teaches in Journalism and Media Studies in the School of Communication and Information at Rutgers University, where she is also affiliated faculty in Women’s and Gender Studies.

Saturday Afternoon Show: Nicolas Collins

2014-12-06 4:00pm – 4:00pm

The "Saturday Afternoon Show" welcomes Nicolas Collins, celebrated artist and Professor, Department of Sound at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, who will speak with host Tom Roe about his newly released "Pea Soup To Go," an open access version of Collin's venerable feedback composition, "Pea Soup." "Pea Soup To Go" is a free streaming audio web application that generates an ever-changing domestic sound art installation on any computer.

Premiered in 1974, "Pea Soup" creates a self-stabilizing feedback network of microphones and speakers that tunes itself to the architectural acoustics of the space and responds to events—instrumental performances, ambient sounds, human movement, even air currents—with swooping flights of sound. "Pea Soup To Go" mines decades of performances, including contributions by numerous guest musicians, from around the globe to produce a similarly dreamy soundscape that slowly shifts from key to key as the app shuffles and cross-fades from one recorded space to another.

Saturday Night Seance: In Memory of Johnny B. Goode

2014-12-06 10:00pm – 11:00pm

Wave Farm's WGXC 90.7-FM is pleased to present a special broadcast of In Memory of Johnny B. Goode: A Radio Play by The Ghosts of Nothing. The work consists of 13 brief installments, aired together here (52:00) as a Saturday Night Seance program. In Memory of Johnny B. Goode: A Radio Play is a bizarre and allegorical repurposing of Johnny B. Goode anachronistically re-cast as Pierrot as an alter-ego of an archetypically alienated drug-debauched artist. Across the 13 episodes, listeners follow Johnny/Pierrot into the darkest corners of excess, addiction and, eventually, suicide. This is a lost, mashed-up world of rock music, art and poetry, with swirls of psychedelic sonic atmosphere, interwoven with fragments of loosely connected narrative. The central connecting thread consists of radical English adaptations of thirteen rondels thirteen rondels in French from Pierrot Lunaire by Albert Giraud (and freely altered translations by Ilmar Taimre). incorporates

Saturday Morning Serial: Peter Brauch

2014-12-13 9:00am – 12:00pm

Tom Skarimbas and Tom Roe talk local radio live from Wave Farm. Multi-locational radio show about local radio. Interrupted at 10:30 a.m. for "Radio Wonderland." "Saturday Morning Serial" is a live transmission art show with a cast of many regular characters, and regular radio segments, based out of Wave Farm. Local frequencies, signals, transmissions, and walk-in on-air guests are all mixed in. Skype in at WaveFarm. Check in on CB radio, weather radio, shortwave, scanners, cell phones, strings-and-cups, or whatever else we can tune in. The show opens with "Radio Rewind," the past week in local radio. The show usually includes the Weekly Presidential Radio Address and Republican Response. Hear the best radio segments of the past week, and WGXC Program Director Katy Donnelly previews the coming week on the air. Call in and be on the air at 518-622-2598. Twitter song requests and links to audio to play @free103point9 and @wgxc. Plus, radio theatre, cartoon music, stories, sound effects, songs, and more. "Radio Wonderland" from Joshua Fried, comes at at 10:30 a.m. until 11 a.m., as Fried remixes New York City morning radio on Hudson Valley frequencies. This week Saturday Morning Serial welcomes special guest Peter Brauch (Host of Untitled, 2nd Tuesday of the month from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on WGXC 90.7-FM) visits in the 11 a.m. hour.

Saturday Afternoon Show: Zach Layton

2014-12-13 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Saturday Afternoon Show special guest Zach Layton is a guitarist, composer, curator, teacher and visual artist based in Brooklyn and Troy, NY. His work explores emergent visual and auditory phenomena occurring in space, time, sound and light. He has composed orchestral music for the Cleveland Chamber Symphony and the String Orchestra of Brooklyn and has performed and exhibited at the Kitchen, ISSUE Project Room, Roulette, Eyebeam, MoMa/PS1, International Computer Music Festival, Experimental Intermedia, Performa, Exit Art, Sculpture Center, Transmediale Berlin, SCOPE Art Foundation, Audio Art Festival Krakow and many other venues in New York and worldwide. Zach is also founder of the experimental music series, "Darmstadt: Classics of the Avant Garde" (co-curated with Nick Hallett), former co-curator of the PS1/MoMa WarmUp music series and former curator of Issue Project Room. Zach has received grants from the Netherlands America Foundation, Turbulence.org, NYFA, Experimental Television Center, Danish Council for Visual Arts, Jerome Foundation and Wave Farm. Layton is currently completing an MFA at Bard College and a PhD at Rensselear Polytechnic Institute.

Saturday Afternoon Show: Oral History and Radio

2015-01-17 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Michael Garofalo (Senior Producer at StoryCorps) returns to the Oral History Summer School to lead a special winter workshop on Oral History & Radio. The five-day intensive workshop covers the fundamentals of radio storytelling. Students will learn how to conceptualize and develop a story for radio, as well as how to edit and assemble interview tape and incorporate additional sound, such as music, to really make a story sing. The workshop culminates with a visit to Wave Farm, and a broadcast of their works-in-progress on WGXC 90.7-FM.

Saturday Afternoon Show: Videofreex

2015-01-31 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Host Tom Roe is joined by Curator Andrew Ingall to preview the exhibition "Videofreex: The Art of Guerrilla Television," which will be on view at the Dorsky Museum of Arts at SUNY New Paltz February 7 - July 12, 2015. The exhibition surveys the history and mythology of the Videofreex, a collective of artists, storytellers, and activists who produced and disseminated alternative media across New York and other U.S. communities during the 1970s. They lived in Greene County in the early 1970s and produced Lanesville TV, perhaps the first pirate television station in the United States. The Videofreex exploited the new technology of portable video as an emerging medium for creative expression and as a democratic tool for disseminating independent points of view in a pre-digital age. By establishing the first pirate television station in the United States, the Videofreex created a base for media education and training, and an informal media art center hosting local and international visitors.

Saturday Afternoon Show: Jan Williams, Garry Kvistad

2015-03-07 4:00pm – 6:00pm

The Saturday Afternoon Show welcomes Jan Williams and Garry Kvistad live in WGXC's Acra Studio at the Wave Farm Study Center. More information will be available soon.

Saturday Afternoon Show: Laura Kuhn

2015-04-25 4:00pm – 6:00pm

The Saturday Afternoon Show welcomes Laura Kuhn of the John Cage Trust, for a special program on John Cage and Percussion. Kuhn also serves on Wave Farm's Board of Directors. More information will be available soon.

Reveil 2015

2015-05-02 – 2015-05-03

Stay tuned for details about soundCamp's new iteration of Reveil in 2015. Hosted once again by Wave Farm Radio and Wave Farm's WGXC 90.7-FM, Reveil is a live 24-hour broadcast of the sounds of daybreak, relayed by audio streamers around the world.