WUMB December Program Guide

2013 Archives

July Highlights

Live in Studio

7/2  Slaid Cleaves   Noon

7/17  The Dwells

7/19 Gregory Alan Isakov

 

Celtic Twilight

7/6  Cathie Ryan from Cherish the Ladies

7/13 Cheiftain member Sean Keane’s birthday

7/20  Northern Ireland singer Cara Dillon’s Birthday

7/27  Altain, the great Donegal band’s leader Mairead ni Mhaonaigh celebrates her birthday

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Did You Know…..with Brendan Hogan

Did you know that Bobby Bland – one of the great Memphis soul/blues singers of B.B. King’s generation who passed away at the end of June at the age of 83 – recently discovered that fellow Memphis bluesman James Cotton is his half brother? Cotton is still making great music with the release of his new record “Cotton Mouth Man”, which you can hear throughout the week on WUMB.

June Member News

 

Matching Gifts

Thank you to all our Members for donating to WUMB! I would like to remind everyone that you can easily increase the value of your gift via Matching Funds. 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 so much for the extra effort! Read More…

Summer has arrived!

Summer makes you feel life’s possibilities:  Places to go, events to experience, outdoor activities to participate in.  Even just taking a leisurely walk in the early evening is kind of exhilarating.  It’s light until the 8 o’clock hour—how great is that?!?

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Dave’s Festival Insider

The arrival of June, increasing heat, and commencement here at UMass Boston all add up to one thing for me: It’s the start of the festival season! Read More…

Jay Moberg’s June Pick

It seems like every year or so we get wind of a young singer-songwriter receiving a lot of attention, sometimes worthy, other times it just might be the novelty of it all.  Sometimes these artists “pan out”, and go on to establish a certain amount of longevity while other times they go as quickly as they arrived. Read More…

Member News

WUMB BBQ

Enjoy food, fun, sun, and music at the WUMB-B-Q! We’re bringing the BBQ back on Sunday, June 30, from 1 PM to 4 PM at the UMass Boston campus. We’ll have food provided by Blue Ribbon Barbecue, live music by Annie Raines & Paul Rishell, and (if you reserve early) a Boston Harbor Cruise!

Tickets will be offered during a special on-air fundraiser June 6-10.

For more information call 617-287-6900 or visit http://www.wumb.org/bbq/ Read More…

Traditional Folk with John Gersh

Trad Folk once again blurs the lines between vintage blues, bluegrass, old-time country, country and western, western swing, honky-tonk, hillbilly, rockabilly, truck driving songs and more!  Read More…

WUMB Happenings

-The June fundraiser is upon us!  If you haven’t volunteered, it isn’t too late to join us!   If not, be sure to tune in for an advance opportunity to purchase tickets and sign up for the limited space Boat Ride!

-We are looking for volunteers to help out at the New Bedford Summerfest, and the Lowell Summer Music Series.  If you are interested, call 617-287-6900 or email wumb@umb.edu

-For you SAMW’rs , Week 1 has sold out!   It’s not too late to register for Week 2, and spaces are filling fast!  To register give us a call at 617-287-6900 or visit http://wumb.org/samw

 

Dark Was the Night

Tune in Saturday, June 10th!  I will be celebrating my 10th year in radio. During the 10pm hour I will play and talk about songs that got me interested in blues, roots and songwriter, inspiring me into my career.

See you there!
-Brendan Hogan
Dark Was the Night
Saturday 8p-Midnight

 

Did you know:
Memphis blues guitarist Pat Hare – who had one of the first distorted electric guitar sounds on record – recorded a song in 1954 at Sun Studio called “I’m Gonna Murder My Baby”, and in 1963 he did just that. Hare shot dead his girlfriend and a responding Chicago police officer and spent the rest of his life in prison