WUMB April Program Guide

In the News

The Miracle of Fundraising

Every call we get and every pledge form we receive on line is a small miracle.  It means that another WUMB listener is joining the public radio partnership and supporting something they enjoy and depend on.

This public radio partnership, as it developed in this country, is unique worldwide. It is a true social compact of the best sort. Government combining with educational institutions, non-profit organizations, business and individuals to provide a commercial free, and there for free from commercial influence, broadcast system. There is nothing like it, and it all works because listeners like you support it.

We do not take this for granted. With every song we share, every interview we conduct and every special program we present, we know that we can only do this because of you. For that we are eternally grateful. You have put your trust in us, and we do our best to live up to your expectations. Read More…

From the Studio

On the Town with Perry Persoff

This past month I was fortunate enough to enjoy a lot of live music.  Joan Osborne, the Boston Mardi Gras, our March WUMB member concert with Sarah Blacker–nice to see she made herself some new fans.  And that was just one weekend.  Treating yourself to a mid-week jam by local pickers at your nearby social establishment can buoy your spirits.  (Yes, even if that means being up a little late on a school night once in a while [guilty…]).  And when that in-person music hits you boy does it feel OK, thank you Bob Marley [see “Trenchtown Rock”].  Read More…

Celebrating Richard Thompson

Fairport Convention was first band signed to management and a record deal on the strength of Richard Thompson’s guitar playing. When the band turned to Electric Folk/Rock it was his guitar that drove the bus. Increasingly interested in songwriting, Richard left Fairport for a solo career and spent several years recording and touring with then wife Linda. As the marriage dissolved Richard again struck out on his own. Early band tours included musician from Fairport and backing vocals from people like Christine Collister and Shawn Colvin. Some tours were electric, some acoustic. Some were with a band and some were without where he demonstrated his developing style on the acoustic guitar, which was just as masterful and powerful as his electric playing. An equally masterful songwriter, his songs like “1952 Vincent Black Lighting” and “Beeswing” are practically ­­­­­­­­­ubiquitous. They have had hundreds of recordings and are performed by thousands more.

On April 3, we’ll celebrate his 65th birthday the best way we know how. By sharing his music with you, all day, on WUMB

New and Upcoming Releases

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Programming Highlights

April Programming Highlights

American Routes

4/5 – Lovers, Brothers and Others: Making Sweet Music Together

4/12 – Festival Time in Lafayette, LA

4/19 – Guitar Heroes: Pat Martino & Ben Hall

Mountain Stage

4/4 – Ray Wylie Hubbard, Dale Watson, the Mastersons, Larkin Poe, and Malcolm Holcombe

4/11 – John Pizzarelli, Allen Toussaint, and Caroline Rose

4/18 – Randy Newman, Richard Thompson, Matapat; Reader / Gregson / Hewerdine

4/25 – Jose Gonzales, 17 Hippies, Mia Doi Todd, The Everybodyfields, Julia Douglas Read More…

Members Corner

April Member Benefits

Matching Gifts

Thank you to everyone who contributed to our Spring Member Drive! It was a great success!

I would like to remind all of our Members that you can increase the value of your gift via Matching Funds. It’s a very easy process. Simply ask your personnel department if they have a Matching Gift Program. If so, ask for a form, fill it out, and send it to us. It’s a very easy way that may double the value of your gift!​

If you have any questions about Matching Gifts, feel free to contact the Membership Office at wumb.membership@umb.edu or by phone at 617-287-6902. Read More…

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