WUMB October Program Guide

In the News

WUMB at The Burren

The kickoff to our “Third Thursday” series at The Burren in Somerville was an exciting night! Christian McNeill & friends played a killer set on the back room stage and we carried the show live on our airwaves. There’s always a neat atmosphere during a live radio broadcast. I noticed folks glancing over to realize that I was up to something, with my mic and headphones in the corner of the room…later, the audience was hushed as the musicians took their positions, and I was ready to do an intro, but we had about a minute before our last song played on WUMB. I stood grinning on the side of the stage, in the somewhat awkward silence, waiting to be cued by Patrick Coman, who was on the phone with the folks back at the station. It only added to that element of excitement…I could tell the audience really felt like a part of LIVE RADIO, which is a rare and special thing these days.

Big thanks to Tom Bianchi, who works tirelessly at the Burren and elsewhere in the Boston music scene, and thanks to Christian for being our guinea pig. We’ve got more live broadcasts to come, thanks to Patrick, who has booked some exciting acts (see below). More thank yous go out to our engineer, Grady Moates, who set up all the tech, and to our Program Director Jay Moberg, who came up with this great idea! We say it a lot, but it can’t be said enough – without listener support, we wouldn’t be able to do these kinds of things, so a big THANK YOU to our listeners and supporters.

Upcoming Thursdays LIVE at the Burren:

10/27 – Samantha Farrell


11/17 – Ian Fitzgerald


12/15 – Miss Tess & The Talkbacks


1/19 – Damn Tall Buildings



Jess Phaneuf
Assistant Music Director | Evening Show Host
WUMB Boston 91.9FM // www.wumb.org
(617) 287 6913

From the Studio

Folk Tales with Scott Alarik

Folk Tales with Scott Alarik

Wherever you are as you’re reading this…I hope you’re doing well and enjoying Autumn officially!  The Summer has been so busy around WUMB for many reasons, and one of them is finally coming to fruition this Saturday!  Folk Tales with Scott Alarik premieres on September 24th at 7am.

WUMB has and will always be focused on sharing our love of all things Folk/Roots and this show will focus on those connections.  “Why is Pete Seeger still important?”, “Who was Bessie Smith?”, and “Was Robert Johnson really that influential?”.  These types of questions and of course many, many more will be answered during this show.  Read More…

Joan Baez

We’ve all had a long standing love affair with Joan Baez, haven’t we. For some of us it has been going on for 50 years or more. She is the young woman, standing barefoot on the stage of Club 47 (back when it was at 47 Mt. Auburn St.) in that iconic image that so represents the early days of the folk revival in Cambridge. We admired her stand against the Viet Nam War, and her fearless support of draft resistors. We appreciated the fact that, over the years, she’s introduced us to so many great songwriters. People like Dar Williams and Richard Shindell, who she took on tour with her in addition to recording their songs. Read More…

New and Upcoming Releases

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Programming Highlights

October Programming Highlights

Guest Mix

10/8 – Darrell Scott

10/15 – Lori McKenna

10/22 – Dietrich Strause

American Routes

10/9 – How Blue Can You Get?: Howard Tate and Lyle Lovett

10/16 – Home Grown Soul: Booker T. Jones & Jimmy Hughes

10/23 – From Backroads to Backatown: Drive-By Truckers and Trombone Shorty

10/30 – Halloween Special Read More…

Members Corner

WUMB Thanks the Fall Fundraiser Sponsors!

We at WUMB Radio would like to take the time to thank the following companies who generously donated food to our Fall Fundraiser!  We have so many volunteers that take time from their busy schedule to assist us during our Fundraisers and it’s important that we have snacks to keep their energy up as they answer those pledge calls!   Read More…

October Member Benefits

Sustaining Membership at WUMB

Hi there!

I would like to take this opportunity to highlight a feature of Membership that you must hear about all the time: Sustaining Membership.
A Sustaining Membership is simply one that automatically renews. An ongoing monthly gift is a great way to express your enthusiasm for everything that WUMB does. Our Sustainers provide an ongoing base of support to allow us to continue bringing quality programming back to you, our community.


Benefits of Sustaining Membership:

  • Your Membership is ongoing and renews automatically every year.
  • You can cancel or change your donations at any time by contacting the Membership Office at 617-287-6902 or wumb.membership@umb.edu.
  • You can request a Thank You Gift each year.
  • More of your gift goes towards music programming, because sustaining Memberships eliminate the costs of renewal notices.

So how do you join?

Contact the Membership Office at 617-287-6902 or wumb.membership@umb.edu. Or just check off the “Make me a Sustaining Member” box when you donate online at http://wumb.org.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions!

Thank you for your support!

Anita Lee
wumb.membership@umb.edu Read More…



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