WUMB September Program Guide

January 2017 Archives

Top 10 of 2016-The Announcer’s Picks

Our Announcer’s top 10 album picks for 2016…. Read More…

January Programming Highlights

Dixie Bee Line
1/7 Deep catalogue Hillbilly from Merle Haggard, Loretta Lynn, Ray Price, and many more.
1/14 Blurring the lines between Blues and Country: A.P. Carter, Doc & Merle Watson, and more
1/21
1/28

Odyssey

1/8 A visit to Brazil, with some classics as well as new artists from Rio and Sao Paulo
1/15 Argentina w/ music from the new Tango scene, along with Astor Piazzolla
1/22 Music from Uruguay, Bolivia and Chile with a special visit to the folk traditions of the Andes
1/29 We travel up the west coast of South America to Peru and Ecuador
Local Folk
1/7 New music from Ali McGuirk, Chuck McDermott, and more
1/14 Dennis Brennan joins us live in studio
1/21 Favorite songs of 2016, as picked by local musicians
1/28 An exploration of the South Shore music scene, plus more Local Folk favorites
Highway 61
1/7 Albert will say Happy Birthday to Joan Baez, Sandy Denny and David Bowie
1/14 Birthday nods to the legendary Allen Toussaint and Mick Taylor
1/21 Albert will celebrate the birthday anniversary of Richie Havens and Janis Joplin
1/28 The much requested “Long Songs, Part 2”. Nothing but long songs throughout the show!

Live at WUMB
1/11 Girls, Guns & Glory 2:30pm
1/12 Catie Curtis 11am
1/18 Liv Taylor 1pm
1/20 Lisa Bastoni
1/24 Joan Shelley
1/26 The Devil Makes Three 4pm
1/27 The Band of Heathens 4pm Read More…

January Member Benefits

Tax Season…

Your gift may be tax-deductible!

In preparing your 2016 taxes, please note that your financial contribution to WUMB Radio may be tax deductible, minus the fair market value of any gift you received. The following is the Fair Market Value of thank-you gifts from 2016. Gifts not listed fall below the value required to be reported for tax purposes.

Tax letters are sent by the end of January every year. If you do not receive one, or if you have any questions about your tax letter, please contact the Membership office at wumb.membership@umb.edu or call 617-287-6902.

Fair Market Value:
• CD: every month, $100
• CD: Bonnie Raitt “Dig in Deep”, $11.99
• CD: “The Winding Stream”, $13.59
• CD Set: Joan Baez “75th Birthday Celebration”, $19.49
• Backpack, $13.29
• Book: “The Winding Stream”, $14.26
• Jacket: Maroon Windbreaker, $48.60
• Jacket: Dark Grey Jacket, $30
• Sweatshirt: Ivory Full Zip Hoodie, $29.99 Read More…

‘Tis/’Twas the Season

In his “Mid Winter Folktale,” Scott Alarik brought us back to the ancient roots of many Winter holidays, their songs and customs – and how they still have a hold on us today.

[Funny how many holidays’ roots have to do with either food and survival (harvest) or surviving a military action]

Modern technology has rendered receiving a letter an ”ancient” form of communication. But during holiday time, that mode returns. Writing and receiving letters is still barely alive in the form of…cards. Isn’t it nice to get something in the mail that is not a bill or well-intended junk? These days, you generally don’t get much more than that in your mailbox, right? But to get a card in the mail from a friend or former associate – with something written that shows they thought about their relationship with you in particular — it’s like sipping a hot drink on a frosty day. “We think of you often.” “Barley the dog misses you.” Whatever it may be.

Like the roots of holiday songs and customs, it fills you with warmth and makes you feel closer together. Read More…

Miss Tess Live At the Burren

Our most recent Third Thursday at the Burren was a homecoming show for Miss Tess, who spent many years based in the Boston area. She recently relocated to Nashville, where she and her band recorded a good portion of their latest album, Baby We All Know.

It was another exciting night of live radio, and we had the biggest turnout yet with a sold out back room. Tommy McCarthy, owner of the Burren, was in the house too, and he was happy to see the success of our collaboration!

Damn Tall Buildings play our next Third Thursday, on January 19th! Live broadcast begins at 6pm, show starts at 7:30pm.

-Jess Phaneuf

New Year and New Times!

I think it’s safe to say (for many reasons) that most of us are looking forward to starting a new year! So with that I’d like to remind everyone of a few changes that we have coming up in Programming.

Folk Tales with Scott Alarik has been deemed a huge success here. If you haven’t heard it yet, Scott does an amazing job of bringing music and artists from the past and explains why they’re still relevant today. I’ve heard from many of you asking if we could put this show in a better time slot and I’m happy to report that starting THIS SATURDAY at 12pm you can hear Folk Tales immediately after Highway 61 Revisited. Read More…

New Years Resolution

OK, let’s admit it. This is the time of the year when we break all of those New Year’s resolutions. For example, as I write this, it’s already 3 in the afternoon and it’s not looking good for me walking 10 miles today or, to be honest even 5…. Heck I’ll be lucky to walk to the parking lot to get my car. Oh well, maybe tomorrow, or next year….

Here’s on resolution that you can ensure you’ll keep all year: supporting public radio. Let’s be honest, while we can’t predict what’s going to happen this year, if history is any guide,  public radio is going to need your support more than ever.

Here’s how you can help. While you’re here just click THIS. Select a monthly amount that’s comfortable for you, fill in the blanks, and there you are.  Not only are you keeping your New Year’s resolution this monthbut you can be content in knowing that you’ll be acting on your resolution every month of the new year without needing to do anything else.

See, that’s a lot easier than walking ten miles a day….. hmmm…. I wonder if I can get somebody to drive me to my car……

Happy New Year!
Dave Palmater