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September 2015 Archives

September Program Highlights

-American Routes


-9/6 – Labor Day with the Ponderosa Stomp

-9/13 – Black Keys and Soul Rebels

-9/20 – John Sebastian and Bonsoir Catin

-9/27 – Chuck Leavell & Jon Cleary Read More…

September Membership Benefits

Weekly Online Giveaways
One of the great benefits of being a Member of WUMB is the chance to enter our Weekly Online Giveaways. Every week, we offer our Members a chance to win CDs, tickets, and other great prizes online.
Here are some of the items we have given away over the past few months:
– CD “What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World” by The Decemberists
– DVD “For the Love of the Music: the Club 47 Folk Revival”
– CD “The Firewatcher’s Daughter” by Brandi Carlile
– CD “The Blue Room” by Madeleine Peyroux AND a WUMB Signature Mug
To see what we’re offering this week, visit our Giveaway page: http://wumb.org/members/weeklygiveaway.php Read More…

Local Coffeehouses

As school starts and the weather, hopefully, cools, it is an opportune time to remind you what a great entertainment value your local coffeehouse is.
For little more than the price of a movie ticket you get a full concert and you’re seldom more than six or eight rows from the stage. It’s an up close and personal experience with a world class artist and at intermission you can, for a couple dollars more enjoy coffee or tea and home baked treats. After the show you can take advantage of the opportunity to chat with the artist, and may be even buy a CD as a memento of the evening. What other genera of music offers that kind of access to the performer.

No matter where you live in Eastern New England there’s a coffeehouse near you. They are usually held in a church hall or basement and they are all volunteer run. This is what keeps the ticket prices so low. Most of the region’s coffeehouses belong to the Boston Area Coffeehouse Association and you can find not only where your local coffeehouse is but get listing for venues all over the region by visiting http://www.bostoncoffeehouses.org/. For more concert and club listings visit http://wumb.org/calendar/musiccalendar.php.


Have a great fall and I’ll see you at the coffeehouse!

-Dave Palmater

Exciting New Fall Features

I’m writing this to you as we’re about to close down the month of August and look forward to the Fall.  It’s been an incredibly busy Summer and I’d like to share some very positive changes going on around here!


To start, on September 15th both Brendan Hogan and Dave Palmater will add a new daily rotating feature.  Brendan will do his in the 9am hour and Dave’s will be a lunch time feature at 12pm.  I won’t break down the features just yet (still working some kinks out) but they will be terrific I promise you.  These are the kinds of features that take a lot of research and time and we wouldn’t be able to do them without your help.  During the Fundraisers you’ll hear us say that “your money goes towards Programming”.  This is what we’re talking about…we’re investing right back into the station to make it better!


Also I have some big news…we’re bringing back a very popular show called Guest Mix.  It’s going to be hosted by Dave Palmater and will feature specials guests and musicians playing “Guest DJ”.  They’ll pick an hour worth of music and will include influences, songs and artists they admire and more.  It’s great to be able to pick the brain of a musician and find out what makes them tick!  You can hear Guest Mix starting Saturday September 12th at 7pm. Read More…