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October 2015 Archives

Changes in the Air(waves) at WUMB!

WUMB 91.9 FM, UMass Boston’s full-format folk, roots and world music radio station, is very pleased to announce some changes in its Fall programming line-up.   There will be a new voice on air, and a familiar voice at a new time. Read More…

October Programming Highlights

-American Routes

10/04 – Singing of the Deltas and Bayous: Iris DeMent and the Lost Bayou Ramblers

10/11 – Riding the Rivers and Rails: Justin Townes Earle and Captain Doc Hawley

10/18 – Sonic Travelers: Jerry Douglas and Guitar Shorty Read More…

Summer Acoustic Music Week 20th Anniversary Gala

The Summer Acoustic Music Week 20th Anniversary Gala was a resounding success and a beautiful celebration of the music and camaraderie SAMW has cultivated over the years.   Read More…

WUMB Fall Fundraiser

Fall has arrived and it is time for our annual Fall Fundraiser.   This is a great time to support your favorite station as you begin to settle in for cozy days and nights with WUMB playing in the background.  If you renew or become a member before October 16th, you will receive an extra gift of a WUMB stylus/pen.

Give us a call at 617-287-6915 to join or renew, or visit our secure Donation page .

Every little bit counts, so even if you can’t become a member this time around, any and all donations are always greatly appreciated!

Return of the Night Owl

Thank you, Willie Nelson, writer of “The Night Life.”

Summer ended for me with a sudden return to “The Night Life”.  With wacky work schedules over the years, I have not had a night life in recent memory.  Buoyed by the pleasant warmth of late summer nights, this was like a burst of ice cream after a period of austere dieting.

More specifically, it was a return to the (Night) Club Life.  This started with one night that began at a paid show at Johnny D’s in Somerville; from there I walked to a cover-free Toad in neighboring Cambridge, then stopped in at The Burren pub in Somerville while walking back to where I’d started.  The spirited live music kept my own spirits elevated.  And who knows, maybe that “benefits of light exercise” thing was also at work, thanks to these three venues being within a 20 minute walk.  The next day my quad’s were complaining–what, do I have to stretch before taking a walk?  But the rest of me wanted more live music.  So I went out another couple of nights that week.  Thankfully, there are music clubs open past Midnight and bands doing later sets.  This is important when you work until 10 or 11pm!    Read More…

The WUMB Music Meeting

There’s not a week that goes by that I don’t get numerous questions from WUMB Members sent my way.  It usually ends up being the proverbial Whitman’s Sampler of questions like “What year did that song come out?”, “who was the singer in the background?”, or “I’ve never heard that song…where do I find it?”  All of course are excellent questions and I never mind answering them…but one of the most popular questions I get is “How do you select your music?”.  So with that, I figured maybe pulling back the curtain and explaining how we select our music might be an interesting topic. Read More…

October Member News and Benefits

WUMB Fall Member Drive

This year, our Fall Fundraiser will take place on October 16-26.  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, please 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! Read More…