WUMB October Program Guide

2017 Archives

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…

October Member Benefits

The Members Corner

Third Thursdays at the Burren

Remember that WUMB Members can get discounted tickets by entering a coupon code on the Burren ticket page. The coupon code is sent to each Member at the time of their donation. However, if you need the code again, please feel free to contact the Membership Office at wumb.membership@umb.edu or 617-287-6902. Read More…

October Programming Highlights

Acoustic Sunrise
10/1 – Happy Birthday to Gillian Welch and Keb Mo. Also new music from Stephen Stills & Judy Collins
10/8 – A special for John Prine’s Birthday (10/10)
10/15 – Paul Simon’s birthday is 10/13, and we’ll feature his music throughout the decades
10/22 – We’ll celebrate Josh Ritter’s birthday, as well as a tribute to the late Michael Troy
10/29 – Happy Birthday to Kate Campbell and Tom Paxton, as well as some spooky acoustic songs! Read More…

September Member Benefits

The Members Corner

Weekly Online Giveaways

One of the great benefits of being a Member of WUMB is the chance to enter our Weekly Online Giveaways. Every week, we offer our Members a chance to win CDs, tickets, and other great prizes online.
Here are some of the items we have given away over the past few months:
–          CD “Day Breaks” by Norah Jones
–          CD “Live from the Fox Oakland” by Tedeschi Trucks Band
–          CD “Windy City” by Alison Krauss
–          CD “Magic Fire” by The Stray Birds

Entering is easy. Just fill out the online form on our Giveaway page. Winners will be contacted directly by email.

To see what we’re offering this week, visit our Giveaway page: http://wumb.org/members/weeklygiveaway.php Read More…

September Programming Highights

Acoustic Sunrise
9/3 – Birthday tributes for Buddy Miller, Peter Mulvey and Loudon Wainwright III
9/10 – We celebrate the birthday of Leo Kottke
9/17 – A birthday celebration for Maura O’Connell and more
9/24 – Birthday nods to Ani DiFranco and Bruce Springsteen Read More…

Save the Date! SAMW Reunion set for January 7, 2018

Mark your calendar!  Our annual mid-winter SAMW Reunion, Meetup and Jam 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…

Another Great SAMW Summer!

Our Summer Acoustic Music Weeks in July and August were both full, and fantastic!  Camp Director Patty Domeniconi, Music Director Lorraine Hammond and our extraordinary line-up of instructors delivered two great weeks of music, friendship and fun at the beautiful Geneva Point Conference Center on Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire.  Read More…

From the Desk of the Programming Director

Welcome Back!

I’d like to take a second to welcome everybody back to “reality” now that Summer is gone for all intents and purposes.  It was a very busy Summer for us at WUMB for lots of reasons, but the one thing I can assure you is that we have some exciting Events and Programming to share with you. Read More…

Music, Gifts, and Remembrance

My wife’s mother passed away late in the month of August. It wasn’t a surprise; she battled cancer for 10 years, but when are you ready for a thing like death?

Mary Ann Coppola was a remarkable person. A wife, mother, an auto harp player(!), folk music fan, a public school teacher, a fisherwoman. She and her husband Joe adopted three children and loved animals. Mary Ann was a VW camper van enthusiast, and a moose photographer. She raised a helluva daughter who I love deeply. That barely scratches the surface. Read More…

What’s On My Mind: Tom Rush, Guy Clark, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Lyle Lovett, Janis Joplin (Port Arthur), etc…

Thanks to Internet streaming, we do have WUMB listeners extending far beyond our broadcast coverage map. The same goes for WUMB members. Every fundraiser, we get pleasantly surprised by contributions from far and away: Nashville, Tennessee. Placer County, California. Saskatchewan, Canada. SCOTLAND. But these days I think about a place I learned we have at least one member from because of the telephone. Read More…