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November 2013 Archives

Winter Acoustic Music Weekend (WAMW) Registration is OPEN!!

WUMB – Second Annual Winter Acoustic Music Weekeend registration has begun! Read More…

November Programming

Live @ WUMB

11/1 Greg Brown 2pm

11/1 Hurray for the Riff Raff 4pm

11/6 The Grahams 1pm tape 4pm air

11/14 Houndmouth 4pm

11/19 The White Buffalo 4pm

11/22 Stray Birds 2pm

Celtic Twilight

11/2/13    Remembering Tommy Makem and songs of heroes

11/9/13    Irish accordion player Sharon Shannon and Scottish ballads

11/16/13   Irish folklorist and musician Mick Moloney and songs of adventure

11/23/13   singer Cathie Ryan and Celtic love songs

11/30/13   British folk singer Kate Rusby and humorous songs Read More…

In-Studio Surprises–How’d They Come Up With That?

Late September and mid-to-late October met in a convergence of long pursued goals for me.  I moved to an area I’d coveted for years.  Then the Red Sox made it to and through the post-season.

During this process, I cracked open a box marked “books” and was greeted with W.P. Kinsella’s The Thrill of the Grass.  This is a collection of short stories set in professional Baseball, some in the Major Leagues and many in the Minor Leagues.  Some of the stories even center around Baseball.  But mostly, the characters bounce off the subject like a ground ball on a pock-marked infield before rolling into another area of life.

Thinking about this led to one more confluence of excitement: the Red Sox’ world series run to re-discovering The Thrill of the Grass to what was then the upcoming visit of Greg Brown to WUMB (Friday November 1st).  Greg’s song Laughing River would have fit right in with The Thrill of the Grass.  Getting to play Major League Baseball is such a classic dream.  Like with all dreams, the work it takes to get there can run up against the ultimate question, “is it worth it?”  As in the character of Laughing River who, after 20 years in the Minor Leagues and never making it to “The Show” (a nickname for the Major Leagues) decides he’s better off trading in his old bat for a fishing pole.  Goodbye to paying dues, it’s time to enjoy doing nothing…just fishing, gardening, visiting friends, playing with the kids.  Oh, if only we could reap a decent salary doing that, eh?   Read More…

A Time for Thanks

November is that month that, at least here in the US, we give thanks, so this month I want to say thank you. Thank you for listening and thank you for donating. As I’ve said many times, we can’t do it  without you, and it would be really silly to try.

I also want to thank all the musicians who make the music we share with you on WUMB. It’s not easy making a living it this part of the music business and most of these folks make great sacrifices to share their songs with us. Think what it’s like to drive 400 miles (each way) to a gig that pays just enough to cover the gas, where, if you sell enough CD you’ll be able to go home with some cash in your pocket. Their passion is inspiring.

I want to thank all of the people who run the venues where we go to see the performers heard on WUMB. I especially want to single out the member organizations of the Boston Area Coffeehouse Association. I personally want to thank all of the volunteers that make the BACHA venues go. They work hard to bring the music into our communities.

Speaking of volunteers, I want to thank all of the folks who answer phones during our member drives. Not only are they doing something valuable for the station, but it’s nice for us on the staff to get a chance to see, and chat, with them.

As usual, during our recent member drive, our work study students were the backbone of the effort and I want to publically thank Esteban, Annie, Kayla, and Mercedes.

Thanks again, for being a part of the WUMB family. I hope whatever holiday, or holidays, you celebrate this winter are all that you want them to be.


Dave Palmater
WUMB Weekday Announcer/Acoustic Sunrise

November Member News

Matching Gifts

Thank you to everyone who contributed to our successful Fall Member Drive! We greatly appreciate all your support!


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 at work 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! We receive thousands of dollars through Matching Gift Funds every year.

Thank you for so much for the extra effort!


Member Benefits

Take advantage of these WUMB membership discounts below, or visit our Discounts page at wumb.org/members/discounts.php to see a complete list of providers. Some of our benefits include:


Brookline Booksmith
279 Harvard St
Brookline, MA 02446
8% discount on new books.


Cape Cod Museum of Natural History
869 Main St
Brewster, MA 02631-1056
$1 off admission for WUMB Members.


Essex River Cruises and Charters
35 Dodge St
Essex, MA 01929
$1 off admission.


Lavender Flowers and Gifts
137 Main St
Groton, MA 01450
10% discount on plants, flowers, gifts for on-site purchases, local deliveries. 5% discount on nationwide deliveries.



Anita Lee


Membership Director
WUMB – 91.9 FM
Phone: 617-287-6902
Fax: 617-287-6916

Web: wumb.org

Gearing Up for the Holidays…

Usually the end of the year is a slower time for new releases where the labels and artists start to gear up for the New Year, but we are so fortunate to be inundated with tons of great music.  Here’s some new stuff that might peak your interest or at the very least give you some ideas for that ever difficult holiday gift! Read More…