We're just weeks away from the great unveiling of our new program schedule. Incoming programmers are busily learning the tricks of the trade, and will soon be filling the airwaves with renewed enthusiasm and new views of our little corner of the earth. A reminder that we'll be celebrating the launch of this schedule on February 24th at the Hudson Studio, from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. Programmers, friends, family, WGXC members, and whoever else are all encouraged to turn out for this free, family-friendly event.
And now, a note from Program Director Shannekia McIntosh. "Hello WGXC Listeners, I'm excited to begin to roll out the new changes to the Program Schedule. In the coming weeks you will begin to hear from our new programmers and experience their new shows. Our mission here is to have the airwaves of WGXC reflect the diverse community voices of the area. As the process for the schedule change has developed it's become increasingly clear what we are missing. We are asking for people interested in Agricultural, Educational and Talk programming to submit an application to firstname.lastname@example.org. No experience with radio necessary, now is the time to let your voice be heard! We look forward to hearing from you!"
Once more: applications for talk radio are still being accepted, along with those who would like to be trained to occasionally operate the board during afternoon shows, and guest DJ slots. Visit wgxc.org/application, or come pick up a printed application at the Hudson Studio. These applications are being considered for the 2013-2014 program schedule.
A reminder to everyone that for two more Mondays, Swallow Coffee will continue to offer the opportunity to support WGXC 90.7-FM and be rewarded with coffee. Contribute $3 or more to WGXC 90.7-FM and be rewarded with a macchiato. Swallow is located at 433 Warren Street, in Hudson. Thanks to all who have already participated in this fundraiser!
And finally, thanks to everyone who came out for Tuesday night's potluck and screening of Disappearing Voices. And a special thanks to TSL for sharing their space, and we look forward to future collaborations.
Some Recent Highlights from the Archives
This week a number of WGXC Programmers celebrated the idea of Love in the spirit of Valentine's Day. LowTide's Liv Carrow brought us some of the best of country/folk and contemporary love songs.
The Schoemer Show hosted local musician/artist and sometimes co-host of WGXC's Tuesday Afternoon Show Brian Dewan, who sang love songs.
The Relationship Show Show with Hallie Goodman and Mark Lacoy talked to singles on being alone on the big V-Day.
Stay up to date with the education news making the headlines local/national with Lynn Sloneker.
AND FROM THE WGXC NEWSROOM BLOG…
You can read these stories and more on WGXC's Newsroom blog, with breaking news, features, local audio, video, analysis, music, links to events in Greene and Columbia counties, and more.
This Week's Programming Highlights
Hands-on Radio Community programs
(Sunday – Friday: 6 a.m. – midnight)
Sunday School Dropouts
Feb. 17, 2013: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Welcome to a brand new, open, guest DJ spot on Sunday mornings. We invite anyone to interpret the idea of being a Sunday School Dropout, or to simply play their own selection of music apropos to Sunday morning. All denominations or non-denominations welcome, and all sounds from the entire universe welcome. Once the new programming schedule is in place, as of late Feb, this will be a 9am – 11am slot, open to everyone.
Transmission Arts / Experimental Sounds programs
(Saturdays and late nights, midnight – 6 a.m.)
Radio Stew: February 2013 New Music
Feb. 16, 2013: 12:02 a.m. – 4 a.m.
New music from Matmos, Yo La Tengo, !!!, Black Pus, Diamond Terrifier, Dan Friel (of Parts and Labor), Devendra Banhart, The Knife, Buke and Gase, Distant Correspondent, Eric Carbonara, and others. Plus a tribute to Donald Byrd, who died Feb. 4.
Radia: Béatrice André
Feb. 16, 2013: 10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
On the path of a word "Promaja," the draft, is not a draft in the Balkans. Collective and multi-language, a sound experiment by Béatrice André. André made Radia episode 411 for Kanal 103 (Skopje, MK). www.leapromaja.net
Making a Record (Diamond, Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald)
Feb. 16, 2013: noon – 1 p.m.
Tune into to a special FM broadcast featuring the sound elements from Melissa Dubbin and Aaron S. Davidson's Making a Record (Diamond, Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald) in conjunction the conclusion of their exhibition at Audio Visual Arts (AVA) in New York.
Saturday Afternoon Show: Distant Correspondent
Feb. 16, 2013: 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Interview with members of new band Distant Correspondent. Other radio news and features, live from Wave Farm in Acra with host Tom Roe.
SUN. FEB. 24 2-5p.m.: WGXC 2nd Anniversary Party / Schedule Launch / Open House!
MARCH 10-20th: WGXC Spring Pledge Drive
MARCH 16th: Tommy Sharp & Friends WGXC 90.7-FM Fundraiser at Hangrr 18 in Hudson
MARCH 20th: Crossroads Open Mic