Thursday, 16 September 2010

[creative-radio] WGXC/Prometheus Radio Project Station Barnraising


((((( WGXC/Prometheus Radio Project Station Barnraising )))))

This September, Prometheus Radio Project and WGXC will hold Prometheus's 12th community radio barnraising. Radio barnraisings are weekend-long radio and movement-building events. Individuals from the local community, participatory media advocates, and artists from around the country will converge in Hudson, NY to share ideas, experiences, skills and build infrastructure to get WGXC's full-power community radio station on the air later this fall. The Prometheus Radio Project has helped many groups, including farmworker unions, civil rights groups, and rural arts organizations build their stations while training a new generation of radio organizers across the country. The collaboration with WGXC will be Prometheus's first full-power barnraising. This new 3,300-watt station, decentralized with studios in Cairo, Catskill, and Hudson, will be much more than just a radio station, with regular exhibitions and events, ongoing media trainings, a news blog, and archived community meetings. WGXC will reveal its initial broadcast schedule Sunday, Sept. 26 at a Barnraising event.

Friday, September 24
11-12:45 Workshops
1-2 Lunch
2-5:45 Workshops
6-7 Welcoming Plenary/Dinner
7:30 WGXC/WORD with local spoken word artists, rappers, poets etc. at Cannonball Factory.

Saturday, September 25
8:30-9:15 Breakfast
9:15-1 Workshops
1-2 Lunch
2-5:45 Workshops
6-7:30 Dinner Plenary
8 Meshell N'degeocello WGXC benefit at Club Helsinki
8 Independent Films

Sunday, September 26
8:30-9:15 Breakfast
9:15-1 Workshops
1-2 Lunch
2-3:45 Workshops
4-7 Station Launch Celebratory Event at Cannonball Factory

Station Governance & Development
Fundraising- Fun-drives, Underwriting, and Creative Grassroots Funding Strategies
Rural Media: Challenges, Opportunities, Strategies
Community Outreach: The Nuts and Bolts of Building Your Audience
Diverse Stations that Work
Developing Programmers

Station Governance
Conflict Resolution
Community Media Collaborations: Beyond Radio
Radio Production & Programming
Oral Histories
Interviewing Skills
Writing for Radio
Digital Editing
Making Good Radio

Transmitter-building Part I: Intro to Electronics
Transmitter-building Part II: Hands-On Soldering & Tuning
Antenna Masts, Towers & Poles
Studio Transmitter Links
Streaming and Podcasting
Building your station's web presence
Community Building
Supporting Prisoners & their families with media

Radio as an Organizing Tool Media Justice
Low Power Radio at the Tipping Point
Progressive Media in Conservative Places

WGXC Programmer Training
Meeting Facilitation

Youth Radio
Found Sound Nation
Youth Radio

Transmission Arts
Radio Theater Workshop
iTrip Hack
Brainwave Music
Build your own amplifier / listening to EMR

Kids Workshops: Electronic Walking Insects, Making Musical Instruments, Can and string telephones
Asuntos Comunitarios, Spanish language

* Access to all workshops
* All meals
* Housing (either indoor crash-space, camping, or a home stay)
* Childcare. We love kids - they are free! (NY certified childcare and children/parent workshops)

FACEBOOK Event page.
REGISTRATION Mandatory for Barnraising.
INCIDENT REPORT Ongoing art installation by Max Goldfarb and Matt Bua at 348 Warren St.
WGXC/WORD WGXC fundraiser with poets, spoken word artists, rappers, and others Sept. 24 at Cannonball Factory. (free admission)
WGXC/PROMETHEUS CELEBRATION WGXC/Prometheus Radio Project Station Barnraising Celebration Sept. 26 at Cannonball Factory. WGXC will reveal initial program schedule at this event.
WGXC BROCHURE PDF designed by Nick Singer.
POSTCARD WGXC/Prometheus Radio Project Station Barnraising postcard PDF.
BARNRAISING POSTER Designed by Robert Mechling.
WEBSITE BARNRAISING LOGO Smaller size jpg for posting on websites.
PRESS RELEASE PDF for WGXC/Prometheus Radio Project Station Barnraising.
RIDESHARE WGXC GoLoco Rideshare Group.
WEBSITE Prometheus Radio Project.

((((( WGXC/WORD )))))

Sept. 24, 2010
Cannonball Factory, 359 Columbia St., Hudson, NY 12534

WGXC and Prometheus Radio Project present
WORD! A free kick-off event for the WGXC/Prometheus Barnraising!

Celebrating text+sound and word+music. Curated by Lee Bradshaw, Jeffrey Lependorf, Sam Truitt, and Chad Weckler. Doors open 7:30 p.m. Performances begin promptly at 8 p.m. With Robert Caldwell, Cooga, Anneice Cousin, Sean Delaney, Denero Man, DW Gibson, Catharina Gripenberg, Dave King, Paul LaFarge, Jeffrey Lependorf, Rachel Levitsky, Gemma Gorga Lopez, Lady Moon, Phil "The Guitar Man," Nelly Reifler, Julian Seidenberg, TIMOtion, Sam Truitt, Van Diesel, Rebecca Wolfe, plus The Love Artist "Unbound." More information: 518-291-WGXC


Meshell Ndegeocello and Friends

Sept. 25, 2010: 8 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Club Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia St., Hudson, NY 12534, 518-828-4800

"Live Night Radio": A Night of Music curated by Meshell Ndegeocello to Support WGXC.

The Wreck of the Steamboat Swallow
Holden Caulfield: Chris Neumann and Meshell
Ignore Me Please: a soundscape dance band with Antony Katz and Meshell
Elana Belle Carol and The Checker Chance
Jake Plourde
Jeremy Yoakam and Eric Elterman
Meshell Ndegeocello featuring Otto Hauser, Jeremy Thal, and Gideon Crevoshay
A DJ and more to be confirmed.

In the midst of WGXC's "Radio Barnraising," a community media extravaganza involving three days of workshops, station building and performances, Meshell Ndegeocello will curate an evening of music at Club Helsinki as a benefit concert for Columbia and Greene counties' very own brand new community radio station. The evening will be a one-time collaboration of an incredible collection of musicians and Meshell to play in celebration of the live launch of WGXC: Hands-on Radio.

Tickets are $18 in advance until 9 a.m. Sept. 25 (below, through Brown Paper Tickets), and $25 that night at the Club Helsinki door.

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