WUMB January Program Guide

Programming Changes

As we’re finally getting into May it’s finally starting to feel like Spring around here!  With the change of seasons come some changes in our Programming Department here at WUMB.  These changes will take place on May 1st and beyond.  Here’s an overview of the new additions:

Acoustic Sunrise

We’re bringing back Acoustic Sunrise by popular demand.  Our new host is Buffie Groves and each Sunday she’ll be bringing you four hours of acoustic music from all genres.  You can tune in each Sunday Morning from 8am-12pm.  The debut episode is Sunday

Guest Mix

Guest Mix is FINALLY ready!  Starting May 7th host Dave Palmater will sit down and discuss influences and more with local and national musicians and industry folk.  Basically musicians get to play Guest DJ.  They’ll select songs that have inspired them, songs they wish they had written and much more.  Featured guests include Tom Russell, Mark Erelli, Matt Smith of Club Passim and many more!

Folk Tales

I’m very happy to announce that author/musician Scott Alarik has joined the WUMB Programming Department.  Very shortly we’ll be launching a short series called Folk Tales.  These 2-4 minutes features will spotlight the reach of Folk Music.  Why was Pete Seeger important?  Why is he still important today?  How has Lead Belly influenced the music of Jack White?  What’s the true story behind the legend of Robert Johnson?  Scott will answer these and much more.

Highway 61 Revisited

We have received MANY emails asking for more Highway 61 Revisited.  Many of you have asked us to turn it into a podcast.  While that’s a great idea, right now (for several reasons) it’s just not possible.  We’re now offering up Sunday nights for a second airing of Highway 61 Revisited.  So…if you miss it Saturday Mornings from 8am-12pm you can catch it Sunday evening from 8pm-12am. 

And here are some shows that are on the move:

Traditional Folk with Jon Gersh

The show will now be known as The Dixie Bee Line and it’s moving to Saturday night at 10pm.  Jon will continue to bring his unique blend of country, honky tonk, western swing and much more to Saturday evenings from 10pm-12am.

Commonwealth Journal

Our flagship Public Affairs show with new host Anna Fisher-Pinkert will now air at 7:30am every Sunday morning.  It’s preceded by Human Kind which will now air at 7am.

Downeast Ceilidh

Downeast Ceilidh will move from 8pm Sunday night to 7pm Sunday evening now following Celtic Twilight with Gail Gilmore.


It’s your generous donations that have allowed us to increase our Local Programming.  We also feel that while WUMB will always look to the future, we’re not afraid to acknowledge the past.  With these changes we want to make it clear that we’re committed to keeping the spirit of Folk alive.


Thanks as always for listening and supporting WUMB!


All the best,


Jay Moberg

3 responses to “Programming Changes”

  1. Marjorie Hilton says:

    I am very excited to hear about Scott Alarik doing folk tales.
    How will we know when these are going to run?

  2. Bill Kerr says:

    The Acoustic Sunrise program is fabulous. It contained lots of music and artists which I was introduced to on WUMB over the past 20+ years. I can’t remember the last time I heard Bil Staines on WUMB and he used to be played frequently.

    Please consider integrating some of these selections into the WUMB Music Mix. Us old-time members would really enjoy it.

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