WGXC New Year’s Masquerade Ball schedule

(subject to slight change)

6:00 – 8:00 – DJ Jim McCabe/Trixie Bingo in dining room table.
8:00 – 8:45 – Lady Moon
8:45 – 9:00 – Children’s confetti drop/Ryder aerial dance
9:00 – 10:00 – Young Paris/Saber Coup
10:00 – 10:30 Ryder aerial dance then The Bleeding Hearts belly dancers
10:25 – 10:55 – Hudson City Ramblers
10:55 – MC announcements
11:00 – 11:45 – Mother Fletcher
11:45-12:15 – champagne, Diata Diata drumming with Ryder aerial dance and The Bleeding Hearts belly dancing
12:15-1:00 Bella’s Bartok
1- The Bleeding Hearts belly dancers/Ryder aerial dance
1:30 – DJ Jackie Thomas

8:05 Abby Lappin
8:45 – Norman Douglas radio play
9:35 – 10:05 Rob Hervey
10:10 – Liv Carrow, Alan Coone, & Jake Plourde
11 – Evan Randall
11:45 – 12:15 – Sounds of Main Stage
12:15 – 1:00 – The Magic Stranger
1-1:30 – Hi-NRG from Giorgio
1:30 – The Sisters Three
2:15 – Rye’n Clover & astickandastone
3:00- M.A.S.S.

Chatham Brewing to provide drinks for WGXC New Year’s Masquerade Ball

Chatham Brewing will be providing the beer for the WGXC New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball at Basilica Industria in Hudson. As a community radio station, WGXC wants to work with as many local businesses as possible, so support them and their all-natural beers! Servers from Jason’s Upstairs Bar in Hudson will help get you those tasty beers on New Year’s Eve. You can buy tickets for the event at Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren St. in Hudson. Lady Moon, M.A.S.S., Saber Coup, Bella’s Bartok, DJ Jackie Thomas, Mother Fletcher, Young Paris, Trixie (MC), Diata Diata, Hudson City Ramblers, Evan Randall,The Magic Stranger, Rob Hervey, DJ Jim McCabe, Ryan Clover & astickandastone, The Bleeding Hearts, Liv Carrow, an aerial performance from Ryder Cooley, and a Norman Douglas radio play are some of the confirmed performers/performances. Click here for full information about the event:

WGXC New Year’s Masquerade Ball

The Incident Report window at 348 Warren St. in Hudson is now devoted to WGXC and our New Year’s Masquerade Ball fundraiser. The display will stay up through New Year’s. Photo by Max Goldfarb.

Murphy votes for Local Community Radio Act

Yesterday the U.S House of Representatives passed on a voice vote, HR 1147, the Local Community Radio Act of 2009. This bill will expand the low-power FM program, and allow communities throughout the country to have access to their own airwaves via their own community radio stations. A spokesman for Rep. Scott Murphy (D-NY20), who represents Greene and Columbia counties, says the congressman supported the measure. Now Senate bill 592 must pass that half of Congress before the bill goes to President Obama for a signature or veto.

WGXC New Year’s Masquerade Ball

This flyer by Alan Coon (Spotty Dog Books & Ale) will be in the Incident Report window on Warren Street in Hudson through New Year’s.

Stimulus spending in Greene and Columbia

ProPublica reports $4,891,384 in stimulus spending in Greene County and $5,301,605 in Columbia County. That’s $100 per capita in Greene and $86 per capita in Columbia, well below the $616 per county average in New York State (which is skewed because of New York City). Hudson Opera House, Columbia-Greene Community College, Columbia Opportunities, and Kenneth W. Boynton are among the recipients in Columbia, while Columbia Greene Beauty School, Mountainview Housing, Dockside Grill, and Sophia’s Pizza were among the loans and grants in Greene County. Click on the links for a full list.

Town of Durham board meeting

Click here to listen to an mp3 sound recording of tonight’s Town of Durham board meeting. Plays in Quicktime Player. Will not play in Internet Explorer. You need Quicktime Player Pro to download the file.

At tonight’s Town of Durham meeting, the board voted 5-0 to impose a six month moratorium on any site plan approvals involving resorts. “Our goal is to take a look at the site plan law and rework it and make sure we aren’t losing any valuable resources,” said Durham town lawyer Tal Rappleyea. He said several resorts in town were being turned into single- or two-family homes or agriculture uses, and a member of the audience remarked, “we keep losing rooms.” So the town board will rework the site plan law before June 15 to help the local tourist industry. The town board also made a, “motion that Tal submits further motions.” This, apparently, lets Rappleyea appeal a recent judge’s ruling in the town’s attempt to dismiss a lawsuit from Weldon House, which wants to put a motocross track in Durham. The town will now again attempt to dismiss the lawsuit.