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February 2018 Archives

Introducing Cha-Chi’s Breakfast With The Beatles!

This month Breakfast With The Beatles will revisit the very first time The Beatles performed on The Ed Sullivan Show over 50 years ago on February 9th 1964. On February 10th we’ll hear the 5 songs The Beatles performed live to a TV audience of 73 million people. We’ll also listen to news clips and actualities surrounding the first time The Beatles arrived in New York City including excerpts from The Beatles very first U.S. press conference. Read More…

Well, There Goes January….

Can you feel those New Year’s resolutions slipping away?  I thought of that the other day while I walked to the subway, the hamstring muscles in my legs feeling morning soreness – as if to remind me that this is the year I will use the winter time to get into better shape for spring and summer.  Right!  Right??  Sigh.  There’s still time… Read More…

Spinning Out the Winter on H61….

-hello again, hard to believe we’re already in February of 2018, so six, yes, six more weeks of winter. The first weekend of February on H61 we’ll be acknowledging the birthday of one of my favorites, Al Kooper. Dylan, Blues Project, BS&T, Super Session: what a resume!! Graham Nash as well: the Hollies, CSN(Y), solo work, and LP’s released with David Crosby during so-called ‘down time’. Read More…

Live Guests? That’s Different!

Greetings, all! As we careen into February I’ve been busy curating some pretty interesting shows. Digging deep into the archives of vintage hillbilly music from the dawn of recorded music in the 1920’s all the way to today… but mostly dead artists from before 1970, as always. With one very glaring exception… I’m bringing in some live guests on Feb 24th, Ben Wetherbee and Ruth Rappaport, a mother/son old-timey duet that is kicking some serious butt. Read More…

Goodness Gracious, Otis Blackwell!

February is Black History month in the US, and while every month is Black History month in my book, we on the Morning Show will pay particular attention to several artists and their significant  contributions to American (and global) culture throughout the month. Read More…

Another Great Month of Music on Celtic Twilight

On February 4 we honor Susan McKeown, Dublin-born singer/songwriter who celebrates a birthday this week. She initially studied opera before turning to folk and world music. Always unique, she has recorded an album of Yiddish and Irish folk songs with the Klezmatics as well as an original album exploring madness and mental illness.  Read More…

Tales That Need Telling

Folk Tales marks Black History Month with a couple of too-seldom-told tales. February 10, it’s the Civil Rights Movement’s front-line group, the Freedom Singers. February 17, the remarkable story of how one of the most important songs in American musical history became a ‘60s cliche, “Michael, Row the Boat Ashore.” What we don’t know about that song matters so much more than what we think we know. Read More…

Come Out and Play (and Sing) With Us This Summer!

Registration is open for WUMB’s Summer Acoustic Music Weeks, July 8-14 and August 19-25, and they are filling up fast!   Read More…

From the Desk of the Programming Director

New Additions to Programming

I hope this message finds you well as we’re already into February.  I wouldn’t say the Winter is “flying by” but the days are getting longer and sooner than later we’ll be into Spring.  Usually Spring ushers in significant change but WUMB has experienced that very same change over the last couple of months.  I’m sure you’ve heard about our new additions but if you haven’t I’ll give a brief overview: Read More…

February Member Benefits

The Members Corner

Automatic Bill Pay through your bank

Did you know that you can donate by setting up automatic payments directly through your own bank? Most banks now have an Automatic Bill Pay option where you simply schedule payments designating WUMB Radio as a recipient, and your bank will send the payments automatically. Read More…