WUMB January Program Guide

Notes from the Program Director

Hello and I hope you’re doing well as we finally head back into warmer climates!  Here are some notes from programming here at WUMB….

I really hope you enjoyed our Day of Dylan this past Tuesday, May 24th.  We put together an entire day of programming to pay tribute to the one and only Bob Dylan.  We got to play an amazing array of covers and originals throughout the day to present a really unique birthday celebration.  It’s support from listeners just like you that allows us to take chances and do something a little outside the box.  So…thank you!

Have you been tuning into our new shows?  I’ve been getting some great feedback on Guest Mix which airs every Saturday night at 7pm.  If you haven’t heard it yet, I urge you to do so.  Host Dave Palmater sits down and interviews local and national musicians and industry folk alike to get their take on what excites them.  So far we’ve heard episodes featuring Tom Russell, Matt Smith from Club Passim, Paul Rishell and Annie Raines and more.  More brand new episodes are already lined up for summer!

I’d also like to remind you to check out Acoustic Sunrise if you haven’t yet.  Buffie Groves is our host and she features all kinds of wonderful acoustic music every Sunday morning from 8am-Noon.  So far we’ve heard special tributes to songs written for Memorial Day, specials on Mississippi John Hurt and Catie Curtis and much more.  I hope you can find some time to check out this great show!  We plan on keeping fresh and new episodes going all summer long!

I’d also like to point you in the direction of Scott Alarik who is now part of the WUMB team!  Scott’s curating a daily programming series called Folk Tales.  By design these segments will showcase why artists like Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger and Bessie Smith are still vital and relevant.  You’ll hear these features from time to time on WUMB.

Our Album of the Month returns in June with the featured album Paging Mr. Proust by The Jayhawks.  Listen throughout the month for a chance to win a copy of the album!

Stay tuned as we have some very big news to be announced regarding live music.  That’s all I can say for now.

Enjoy the warm days and thank you once again for listening and supporting WUMB!

Best,

Jay Moberg

One response to “Notes from the Program Director”

  1. Eugene Benson says:

    I enjoyed Day of Dylan — as much of it as I could fit in before and after work. Thanks.

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