WUMB April Program Guide

The Music You’re Looking for Is Playing Here On WUMB!!

Have you taken a close look at WUMB’s program schedule lately?  We are serving up the same 24/7 slate of folk, blues, roots, Americana and world music you’ve come to expect, but there have also been some exciting additions and changes.

Monday – Friday, Brendan Hogan is now the host of The Morning Show, filling the hours from 6-10 AM with a great mix of music, commentary and a variety of special features. Dave Palmater takes over at 10 and keeps the music flowing until 3 PM with a different special feature every weekday at noon. From 3 PM to 7 PM Albert O. takes us through the afternoon rush, and Jess Phaneuf provides the soundtrack to your evening from 7-10 PM. The nationally syndicated World Café follows from 10 PM to midnight, and the WUMB Music Mix takes us through the night from midnight until 6 AM.

Saturday on WUMB kicks off in style with Albert O’s Highway 61 Revisited, a look back at classic ‘60s and ‘70s folk and folk-rock from 8 AM to noon. From noon to 2 PM Patrick Coman brings you the best of the regional New England music scene on Local Folk.  At 2 PM Mountain Stage presents two hours of Americana music performed live on stage from Charleston, West Virginia, and at 4 PM Music City Roots takes over with the best of what’s happening in Nashville today.  From 6-7 PM Etown entertains and illuminates with its blend of music and enlightened social consciousness, followed by an hour of WUMB’s Music Mix.  Then at 8 PM, Holly Harris is Spinning the Blues until midnight, from the Mississippi Delta to New Orleans, Chicago, Texas, Boston and all around the world. Memphis music on the Beale Street Caravan from midnight to 1 AM and the WUMB Music Mix from 1-8 AM round out our Saturday programming.

Sunday begins with jazz – on The A Train with Jackie Brush. She plays all the jazz, cool to hot, classic to contemporary, from 8 AM to noon. Then, American Routes presents a broad range of Americana musical styles from blues to r&b and beyond,  noon to 2 PM.  From 2-4 PM Dana Westover takes you on his Odyssey through the musical cultures of the world, which lands in Ireland and the British Isles at 4 PM for Celtic Twilight with Gail Gilmore. From 7-8 PM Commonwealth Journal and Human Kind focus in on current events and issues, and then it’s a short trip up the coast for Downeast Ceilidh with Marcia Palmater, featuring the music of the Canadian Atlantic provinces from 8-9 PM. Jon Gersh takes over the airwaves with Traditional Folk from 9 PM until midnight, as he “blurs the lines” between all manner of country, old-time, honky-tonk, and other assorted countrified musical styles. And finally, rebroadcasts of Mountain Stage and American Routes followed by the WUMB Music Mix round out the night between midnight and 6 AM.

Get more information about all of the shows, the announcers and the full programming schedule at wumb.org. And you can see that it’s really true – whatever kind of folk, roots, blues, jazz, country and/or world music you’re looking for, you can find it right here on WUMB!

2 responses to “The Music You’re Looking for Is Playing Here On WUMB!!”

  1. Nancy says:

    Hi there!
    I was listening to you yesterday, 3/24/16, around 3:55pm until 430pm during my afternoon commute to pick up little ones at school, daycare etc. and there was an interview going on, interspersed with songs from a great sounding folksy band. I never heard their name due to jumping in and out of the car… They sang one song called “Good for You”. I can’t find who they were on your playlist from yesterday…. could you help me identify them? I really enjoyed their music!


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