WUMB May Program Guide

Two Big Changes

First off, I’d like to take an opportunity to thank everyone who attending our recent Mavis Staples concert here at UMass Boston. We spent a great deal of time putting that together and it was amazing to have the night unfold the way it did. I thought Mavis was just incredible. I hope you feel the same!

Now, onto two big changes we have coming up in Programming:

Once again, you have spoken and we have listened…our new show Folk Tales with Scott Alarik has been receiving tremendous feedback and we’re happy to announce a new time change. Starting Saturday, January 7th you can hear Folk Tales immediately following Highway 61 Revisited with Albert O at 12pm. With that, we’re also moving Guest Mix, another locally produced show down to the 1pm hour (instead of 7pm).

If you haven’t heard either show yet please give them a listen! I’m very proud of Folk Tales because it’s always been our mission to try and show the importance of Folk music not only in our history, but why it’s still important today. That’s what Folk Tales is all about….letting you know why Woody Guthrie, Bessie Smith, The Clancy Brothers etc. are all just as important today as they were years ago.

Guest Mix is also very exciting to have back in the mix at WUMB. This show is designed to sort of creep inside the heads of songwriters, performers and industry folk. You might hear about the musical influences of Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, what makes someone like Matt Smith from Club Passim so passionate about music, or perhaps what an artist like Tom Russell is listening to these days.

Local Folk which originally aired at 12pm on Saturdays is moving to 6pm. Once again these changes all take effect starting Saturday, January 7th.

Thank you as always for listening and supporting WUMB!

Jay Moberg

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