HANDS-ON RADIO is the new community radio station for Greene and Columbia counties, NY. WGXC transmits 3,300 watts at 78,000 potential listeners in the two counties, and southern Albany County, on 90.7-FM. WGXC is a community-run media project, re-envisioning radio as an innovative platform for local participation with special exhibitions and events, media training for our community's youth and adults, a news blog, and a local calendar of events. Tune in or turn out with WGXC.
Founded in 1997 as an artists' collective creating works for radio transmission, in 2002, free103point9 became a nonprofit arts organization focused on cultivating the genre Transmission Arts. Work in this genre is informed by an intentional use of space—often the airwaves. Transmission Art manifests in participatory live art or time-based art including radio, video, light, installation, and performance. Based in upstate New York, free103point9’s major programs include the in-progress Transmission Art Archive, a definitive resource featuring artists, works, and exhibitions and events that define the genre and place it in a historical context; WGXC: Hands-on Radio, a creative community FM radio station serving Greene and Columbia counties; and the facilitation of a NYSCA Distribution Regrant for individual artists.