Festival Fever: LODGE: A Weekend Retreat of Music & Art, 10/17&18/14

October 17th, 2014, 12:00 pm by Greg

Today & Saturday (October 17 & 18), WGXC 90.7-FM presents LODGE, a fundraiser weekend of music and art at Riedlbauer’s Resort in Round Top. Local musicians, artists and WGXC DJs gather in the Catskills to offer a unique weekend retreat at Nussy’s Biergarten, an outdoor pavilion situated on the tranquil grounds of Riedlbauer’s Resort.

It all kicks off at 7pm tonight (Friday, October 17) WGXC DJs Tim Livingston (frontman The Last Conspirators and host of WGXC’s “Radio Warfare”) and Spike Priggen (host of WGXC’s “Bedazzled Radio Hour”) spinning vinyl punk, power-pop and garage-rock. Then from 10pm-12midnight, DJ Effie (of In the Cut) takes over the turntables to fuel a big dance party. Friday admission is free.

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ATTENTION: Music Collectors…

October 10th, 2014, 12:00 pm by Greg
And they work as coasters, too.

And they work as coasters, too.

Does your home suffer from sagging shelves? Vinyl albums, CDs, DVDs spilling out onto the floor, scattered hither and yon across your humble abode?

Don’t trust the cloud? Do you need to actually hold the album cover in your hand while you listen to the Japanese pressing of the Morells’ classic Shake & Push?

Well, bunky, we know just what you need to feed your habit – more cool stuff.

And what’s more, if you’re still looking for the Peter Criss action figure, the laser disc of Francis Ford Coppola’s “Rumblefish” or that rare live Jackie Leven album, well, we know where to look…

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Tim Livingston Hosts “Radio Warfare” on WGXC-FM

February 25th, 2013, 10:00 am by Greg

Tim Livingston Hosts "Radio Warfare" on WGXC-FM

Just last month, we told you that Tim Livingston – frontman for the Last Conspirators, general manager at Sundazed Music and regular Nippertown contributor – was dropping by Hudson community radio station WGXC-FM to do a guest DJ spot.

“Well, I guess they liked what I did,” Livingston explains. “Or at least I didn’t break anything because I now have a regular monthly radio program on on WGXC. First show on Tuesday night (February 26).”

“Radio Warfare” is the name of Livingston’s new, two-and-a-half-hour radio show, which will be broadcast monthly at 7pm on the fourth Tuesday of each month.

So tune in or stream “Radio Warfare” on WGXC 90.7FM if you’re itchin’ for some garage rock, punk, shakin’ rock & roll and crunchy guitar instros. Livingston will also spotlight Local 518 artists and regional music from the past and present.

Tim Livingston Spins on WGXC-FM

January 24th, 2013, 2:00 pm by Greg

Tim Livingston

Tim Livingston

He’s a project manager for Sundazed Music in Coxsackie.

He’s the frontman and bandleader for the Last Conspirators.

And he’s a regular Nippertown contributor.

Obviously, Tim Livingston knows his music. And he’ll be spinning some of his fave tunes when he takes over the WGXC-FM airwaves from 7-9:30pm on Friday night (January 25). The Hudson-based community radio station can be heard at 90.7 FM, as well as streaming live online.

So what will we be hearing on his playlist when he takes over as guest deejay?

“I have packed up a couple of 45 record cases, along with a few LPs and plan on spinning all vinyl,” says Livingston. “Keeping it loose, but expect a lot of garage rock, punk, shakin’ rock & roll and crunchy guitar instros.

“I also plan on doing a local music history segment, featuring regional music from the past, this time out focusing on some of the early ’80s punk rock/new wave explosion of the Capital Region. Whatever happens, I’m gonna keep it upbeat. After all, it’s Friday night.”

UPDATE, 1/31/13: Go here to hear a recording of the show in the WGXC archives…

Tommy Stinson’s GNR Bass Benefit

September 24th, 2012, 11:00 am by Greg

Tommy Stinson's bassTommy Stinson – founding member of the seminal Replacements and current bassist for Guns N’ Roses and Soul Asylum – has donated a bass for online auction at eBay, with proceeds going to benefit the Hudson Valley community radio station WGXC 90.7-FM.

His autographed mid-’90s Fender Precision bass with EMG pickups is the bass that Stinson used during the past seven years while on tour with Guns N’ Roses. It was also used for all recordings on the 2008 Guns N’ Roses album, Chinese Democracy.

The bass is valued at $1,500. Bidding starts at $2,000, and the auction will end on Wednesday (September 26).

Call for Entries: Cage Match

February 17th, 2012, 11:00 am by Greg
John Cage

John Cage

Free103point9 and the John Cage Trust have opened a call for broadcast submissions looking at John Cage’s compositions for radio. Selected proposals will be broadcast on Free103point9’s radio station WGXC 90.7FM in Hudson throughout September.

Proposals can be focused on existing recordings of a specific piece, a live performance of a radio composition, or works in homage to Cage’s radio work.

Deadline for submissions is Thursday, March 1, and submissions must include a description of work or a link to a sample of audio work. More info and a submission form can be found here.

PS: Congrats go out to community radio station WGXC 90.7FM, who will be celebrating their first anniversary on the air with a big birthday party at the Catskill Community Center from 2-6pm on Sunday, February 26. Keep on rockin’ the airwaves…

WGXC Hits the Airwaves

February 25th, 2011, 10:00 am by Greg

WGXC LogoTurn On. Tune In. Don’t drop out.

After four long years of hard work, the new community radio station WGXC begins broadcasting on 90.7 FM on Saturday. It all kicks off at 2pm with “Turn Your Radio On,” a free, family-friendly event at the Catskill Community Center in Catskill. The four-hour event will feature local musicians, speakers and radio program hosts all celebrating the official launch of WGXC on the airwaves.

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Support Community Radio (And Maybe Win A Guitar!)

January 14th, 2010, 9:54 am by Sara

Gibson Les Paul Guitar

This baby could be yours.

You could win this Gibson Les Paul guitar and help bring community radio to Greene and Columbia counties by buying a $5 raffle ticket (5 for $20) available for purchase at Musica in Hudson or online. Sponsored by WGXC 90.7-FM Community Radio, the drawing will be held on March 17, 2010. Good luck!

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