WUMB June Program Guide

2014 Archives

Tune in to win concert tickets!

All this week, August 4th-8th, between 6am and 10am,  we will be giving away tickets to see Marcia Ball at the Lowell Summer Music Series on Friday August 8th!   Tune in all summer long for chances to win tickets to other music events as well!

Congratulations to Patty Domeniconi!

Dear WUMB Members,


I’m writing to introduce myself to you.  My name is Ed Lambert and I am the Vice Chancellor for Government Relations and Public Affairs at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.  The Division I oversee has responsibility, among other things, for communications and all external affairs.

Over the past few years, the station has been part of our Division of Enrollment Management, under the direction of Kathy Teehan, a longtime supporter of  WUMB.  With Ms. Teehan’s retirement imminent, discussions were in the works about moving WUMB to another department that would be a more logical placement administratively, ensuring continued growth and creating new synergy.

As such, the station has now officially been transferred to the Division of Government Relations and Public Affairs.  This transfer will not necessitate any change to the broadcast service you’ve enjoyed for over three decades.  We wanted you to know that the University has been active in ensuring its continuing excellence and will continue to advance and evolve the missions of a public station by serving the community and region.

Concurrent with this administrative change, I am please to let you know that Patty Domeniconi has been named General Manager of the station.  She has been acting as an interim in this position since the retirement of station founder Pat Monteith over two years ago.  We feel that her continuing leadership will ensure that you will continue to enjoy the quality entertainment and information programming that has been a hallmark of WUMB.

Thank you once again for joining UMass Boston in supporting WUMB and helping to maintain this quality broadcast service, not only for our communities here in Eastern New England, but for listeners all around the world on WUMB.org.


Ed Lambert
Vice Chancellor
Government Relations and Public Affairs
UMass Boston

WUMB Summer Concert Series 2014

Join WUMB and Berklee College of Music Saturdays in August, at Carson Beach in South Boston  for live music and fun in the sun!  ( https://goo.gl/maps/zYaih)

Grey Season    Saturday, August 9, 2014

Grey Season electrifies living room music, fixing harmonies atop folk-influenced rock ‘n’ roll. The variety show that is a Grey Season performance may include the occasional five-part harmony, blues rooted guitar solos and lyricism, and memorable melodies driven by the nostalgic plucking of bouzoukis and banjos. Grey Season is a band that calls upon a collective musical memory while pushing forward with the power of song and the hearts of a growing audience. Grey Season’s “songs on life, love, heartache, and hope are so wonderfully constructed they could leave an impression on even the coldest of souls,” wrote the online magazine Under the Gun Review. Read More…

August Member Information

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!


Questions? Feel free to ask: 617-287-6902 or wumb.membership@umb.edu.


 Audio Archives

Did you know that our Audio Archives has been revamped? Take a look! http://wumb.org/audio_archives/

Listen to our great collection of  in-studio performances and interviews at WUMB with performers such as Mary Gauthier,  Arc Iris, The Head and the Heart, and more!

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August Programming Highlights

Live @ WUMB

-8/7   Lera Lynn   4pm


American Routes

-8/3 – Music and Memories Along the Mississippi: the Lewis Family Museum, Haney’s Big House & New Orleans Jazz Funeral
-8/10 – Mr. Soul: A Tribute to Sam Cooke
-8/17 – Singing of Deltas and Bayous: Iris DeMent and Lost Bayou Ramblers


Mountain Stage

-8/2 – Ani DiFranco, Dawes & Dave Mason
-8/9 – Ashley Monroe, Jesse Winchester & Scott Miller w/ Rayna Gellert
-8/16 – Brett Dennen, Joy Kills Sorrow & The James Hunter Six
-8/23 – Tim O’Brien & Darrell Scott, Sarah Jarosz, Old Man Luedecke & The Deadly Gentlemen
-8/30 – Steep Canyon Ranger’s, Robbie Fulks, Mason Jennings & The Greencards

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SAMW 2014 Registration NOW OPEN!!!!

The SAMW Experience

Now in its 19th year, the Summer Acoustic Music Week (SAMW) offers participants the chance to work with some of the best folk and acoustic musicians and teachers in the country.  SAMW is sponsored by WUMB Radio, Boston, and each exuberant week is filled with intensive instruction, jamming , workshops, concerts, open mikes, dancing, and musical collaboration with instructors attuned to the needs of each student.

No matter what your musical skill or experience, you can enjoy your time at SAMW.  Class levels range from elementary to advanced, although not every class is offered at every level.

For more information, visit  http://wumb.org/samw/home/ , or call 617-287-6900.

See you there!!

January Program Highlights

-Celtic Twilight
-Jan 4     remembering Sandy Denny on her birthday

-Jan 12   Mick Moloney, robbie O’Connell and The Green Fields of America band

-Jan 19   Canadian band The Ouside Track

-Jan 26   singer flautist Nuala Kennedy Read More…

Perry’s Top Song and Album Picks of 2013

Perry’s WUMB BEST SONGS of/for 2013–in no particular order

In the past two years, my “Top 10” songs of the year grew to 38 and last year 40 songs.  Maybe I’ve gotten more disciplined for this last year…only 35 songs and 30 artists.  So we’ll call it my Top 35.  Without stressing about setting them in order, here they are.  Enjoy.  And thanks for listening.  Feel free to spread the word about WUMB.   Happy New Year…

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Virtual Concerts

As I write this, I have a miserable cold. You know the one. You’ve probably have it, had it or will have it shortly. And to make matters worse, one of my old friends is playing a show at Club Passim tomorrow night, and I really don’t want to spread my germs around, so I’m going to stay home. But am I going to miss the show? Of course not. I’m going to attend virtually.

Many of the shows from Club Passim, and many other venues are being streamed live as they happen, and, for a modest “ticket price,” you can enjoy the event from the comfort of your own computer. In addition to Passim, clubs across the country, from Caffe Lena in Upstate New York to Freight & Salvage in California are offering shows as well. Is it as good as being there? Of course not, but it is cheaper than a flight from Boston to Berkley. Read More…

WUMB Welcomes A Train with Lisa Garvey


A Train with Lisa Garvey


Welcome to 2014…I hope it’s treating you kindly so far!  We’ve got a new show that premiered recently on Sunday morning at 8am called A Train and is hosted by Lisa Garvey.  Give it a listen!  Lisa’s family comes from a Jazz background so she has a lot of knowledge to share when it comes some of those players and songs. Read More…