If you’re seeking a broad range of musical experiences, and are excited about discovering new artists and new music – then WUMB is just for you! We provide unparalleled access to great music and the stories behind it. Every day at WUMB, you’ll find lots of live music and artist interviews.
You can get a WUMB New-Listener Pack. Just complete this brief survey. This Welcome Pack will include a copy of our most recent program guide, a bumper sticker, and a WUMB key chain. You’ll also be entered to win monthly giveaways for up to three months after completing the survey, for gifts to include CDs, books, an iPod or an Amazon Kindle.
What’s WUMB all about?
WUMB is a non-commercial, member-supported radio station for everyone who loves original music and the stories behind it.
Does WUMB broadcast every day?
We’re on the air 24 hours/day, 7 days/week
Does WUMB play the same type of music all the time?
We’re a roots-based station dedicated to helping audiences enjoy and appreciate music. Our roots connect us to various genres of music from A Cappella to Zydeco and everything in between. Check out our program schedule here.
Which are the specific programs during which live music and interviews can be heard?
There are many. A small sampling includes:
Where can I hear WUMB?
Depending on where you live, work or drive in Massachusetts you can hear WUMB at different locations on the radio dial. More info here about our various radio signals and signal reception issues.
Can I listen to WUMB on my computer, iPhone, Blackberry or other smart phone?
Does WUMB broadcast anything other than music?
WUMB is not just a music boom box. Our announcers have a wealth of information about the music we play and are more like curators who provide a cultural and knowledgeable approach to everything they play and present. However, we do also produce our own weekly talk program on Sunday evening, Commonwealth Journal. The program strives for intelligent, engaging and enlightening conversations with guests ranging from Governor Deval Patrick and former Governor Mitt Romney to a sixteen year-old autistic Jazz prodigy. The show includes topics about how to find mental health care for your children to how the recession is impacting our lives, and the impact of gambling addiction in the Asian American community to alien abductions. More info about Commonwealth Journal here.
How is WUMB affiliated with NPR - National Public Radio?
WUMB is Boston’s NPR Music Station, and carries some of their signature music programs such as World Cafe and Mountain Stage.
How is WUMB affiliated with UMass Boston and who funds the station?
WUMB is owned by the University of Massachusetts, and is operated by the UMass Boston Campus. However, the majority of funding to operate WUMB comes from its members and business supporters, and through federal, state and foundation grants.
Who are WUMB’s Members?
Listeners who recognize the need to financially support a radio station they respect and rely upon for original programming not available elsewhere. Their support allows us to introduce new music and artists to listeners, and to produce entertaining and exciting events. Annual membership starts at just $50. Get more info about making a donation here.
How can I get other questions answered?
Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, or during business hours call 617-287-6900.
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