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October 2013 Archives

Local Folk with Patrick Coman

It’s been an exciting first month for me at WUMB, curating and hosting Local Folk on Saturdays from 12-2pm. I was fortunate enough to be involved in the New England Americana Festival as a performer, organizer, and running sound and MCing at the WUMB stage on Winthrop Park. Events like this where 65+ folk, roots, blues, and Americana bands were seen all throughout Harvard Square, remind me of the incredible range of musical talent that our city and our region has to offer. It also reminds me of why programs like Local Folk are important in helping to spotlight just some of these amazing artists, because if there’s one thing I took from this festival is that there is a hunger for locally produced music. To be able to help deliver that to listeners who I know will love these artists as much as I do is incredibly meaningful.

-Patrick Coman

October Programming Highlights

Live @ WUMB

10/2  Meg Hutchinson   2pm

10/3  David Bromberg   2pm

10/5  Mark Kilianski  1pm  (Local Folk)

10/9  Deb Holland  2pm

10/10   Catie Curtis  2pm

10/12  Danielle Miraglia  (Local Folk)

10/21  Mandolin Orange  4p

Celtic Twilight

10/5   Child Ballads

10/12  Sea songs, shanties and pirate ballads

10/19  Irish harpist Derek bell

10/26  Songs of the supernatural, superstition and witchcraft Read More…

On the Road

“What is that feeling when you’re driving away from people and they recede on the plain until you see their specks dispersing?  It’s the too huge world vaulting us, and it’s goodbye.  But we lean forward to the next crazy venture beneath the skies.”

–Jack Kerouac, On The Road. Read More…

Inside Llewyn Davis

What’s your take on the Coen Brothers?  I can’t say that I’m their number one fan…there’s certainly a bunch of movies they’ve done that I completely admire like Raising Arizona and Fargo.  With that being said I’m not the kind of super fan where any film they do a “must see”.  With that being stated, I’m pretty much salivating over their next film scheduled for an early December release called Inside Llewyn DavisRead More…

Publicize YOUR company & help WUMB at the same time!

I’m sure you’ve heard this before:


I’d like to talk to you if you own a business. I have an idea that would be a big win/win for everyone.


Now here’s the part you haven’t heard:


As usual the WUMB Fall Member Drive takes place this month. It is, as always, a critical one for the station, and we have to reach our fund raising goal to be able to continue to offer the programing that you have come to count on. Over the years we’ve found that the most successful way to inspire people to donate is challenges. That’s when a company, organization or even an individual offers to match part, or all, of listener donations for a period of time or up to a predetermined amount. Read More…

October Member News

WUMB Fall Member Drive

This year, our Fall Fundraiser will take place on October 18-28.  As always we’re in need of volunteers to help with phones, mailings and other duties during this busy time. If you’d like to volunteer, email wumb@umb.edu.

Help WUMB by spreading the word. Invite a friend to become a new Member during our Drive! We look forward to your continued support of WUMB!


For more information on the fundraiser or on volunteering, please visit our website at wumb.org and click on the “Community” button. Read More…