WUMB October Program Guide

October 2017 Archives

New Three-Hour Dixie Bee Line!

Thanks to all my listeners for your great support!   The station heard you, and has extended the Dixie Bee Line to three hours, from 9pm to midnite on Saturdays. Between that and Holly’s Spinning the Blues from 6 o’clock until 9 o’clock, radio is good again on Saturday nights!!    Read More…

New Music for a New Season

As summer ends and fall begins, I’m one of the few people I know who has a difficult time adjusting. Most of my friends rejoice that sweater weather has arrived. They embrace warm drinks and football season. Me, I’m a summer girl, so this time of year is a tough transition. Read More…

Music and Memories

A lot of the formative moments I have with music occur with headphones on. There’s something to be said about getting lost in a song or an album; alone and cocooned away from the world.  You can really get to know something one-on-one that way. Nothing to get in between, no distractions. As a teen, many of these headphone moments occurred for me at this time of year: Fall; the start of a new school year. New anxieties, new ways to get lost. Back then I was always looking for a way to escape. Music gave me that. Read More…

A Couple of Albums on the Perry Radar

The other day, it just hit me. No wavering. No maybe this, maybe that. Certainly no six-of-one-half-dozen-of-the-other. I had to face the fact.

I just like this guy’s music. Read More…

Folk Tales: Now We Are Two

Folk Tales toddles into its second year October 7, visiting the Charles River Valley Boys, who proved that Yankees can play bluegrass, and that you can even pick’n’grin to the Beatles––starting a revolution in the old mountain music. Read More…

Child Ballads on Celtic Twilight

During October on Celtic Twilight, we’ll feature the Child ballads. Francis James Child was a Harvard professor who researched and compiled the most comprehensive anthology of English and Scottish ballads. Read More…

Get Ready for the 2018 Winter Weekend!

SAMW’s sixth annual Winter Acoustic Music Weekend will take place at the Grotonwood Camp and Conference Center in Groton, MA, February 23-15, 2018. This year we have another fantastic lineup of instructors: Bob Halperin, Trina Hamlin and Stuart Kenney will join familiar faces Kate Campbell and Sloan Wainwright, along with perennial mainstays John Doerschuk and Lorraine and Bennett Hammond. Read More…

Don’t Forget — the SAMW Reunion is Set for January 7, 2018!

This is a reminder to mark your calendar for our annual mid-winter SAMW Reunion, Meetup and Jam, which will take place on Sunday, January 7, 2018 from 1:00 – 5:00pm at the Grotonwood Camp and Conference Center in Groton, MA. Read More…

From the Desk of the Programming Director

October!!  Here we are already in October!  I hope as I’m writing this you’re doing well in a world that is often times a bit more difficult to navigate than what we’d like.  To me, it all circles back to the music.  I want to take a moment to thank you for your continued support of WUMB, and I just wanted to take this minute to point out some events that are taking place. Read More…

It’s Time for Our Fall Fundraiser!

The days are getting shorter, the nights are getting cooler. October’s here, and bringing with it this year’s Fall Fundraiser! Between Friday, October 13 and Monday, October 23 we will be live in the studio every day asking for your help in supporting WUMB and the programming you rely on throughout the year. Listener contributions make up more than half of our operating budget, and so your participation in our fundraisers is critical. Read More…