WUMB May Program Guide

December Programming Highlights

Artist of the Week (played in the 3pm hour Monday-Friday)
Week of 12/2 Chris Hillman
Week of 12/9 Beth Orton
Week of 12/16 Paul Butterfield
Week of 12/23 Jay Farrar
Week of 12/30 Stephen Stills

Breakfast With the Beatles
12/1 A look at the groundbreaking 1965 album Rubber Soul
12/8 A remembrance of John Lennon on the anniversary of his tragic death in 1980
12/15 Recorded Christmas messages from the Beatles, with Christmas songs from their solo careers
12/22 Ringo’s Christmas album featured along with more Christmas messages
12/29 We revisit the Magical Mystery Tour television special on BBC

Celtic Twilight
12/2 We showcase UK artist Kate Rusby who has released 3 Christmas albums within the last 10 years
12/9 We explore Songs of the Sea and of Sailors, as we are a few days past Pearl Harbor Day
12/16 As the Winter Solstice nears, we will start exploring Celtic Christmas music
12/23 We celebrate a Celtic Christmas of traditional carols and favorite holiday songs
12/30 In honor of New Years Eve, we will explore the impact of Robert Burns’s “Auld Lang Syne”

Daily Dylan
Week of 12/2 selections from Real Live which was released this week in 1984
Week of 12/9 Producer John Hammond was born this week in 1910. We’ll feature tracks he produced
Week of 12/16 Dylan celebrates Christmas!
Week of 12/23 John Wesley Harding was released this week in 1967
Week of 12/30 Jeff Lynne celebrates a Birthday. We’ll hear Dylan’s time in The Traveling Wilburys.

Dixie Bee Line
12/1 Western Swing from Bob Wills to the Hot Club of Cowtown
12/8 Straight-ahead “girl” rockabilly mixed in with Kitty Wells and Nanci Griffith
12/15 TBA
12/22 Hillbilly Christmas Extravaganza!
12/29 TBA

Folk Tales
12/1 The Birth of “Blowin’ In the Wind”
12/8 Blind Willie Johnson
12/15 Simon & Garfunkel
12/22 Midwinter Folk Tale
12/29 Barbara Dane

Guest Mix
12/1 Alonzo Pennington
12/8 Malcolm Holcombe
12/15 Birds of Chicago
12/22 Ryan Fitzsimmons
12/29 TBA

Highway 61 Revisited
12/1 Albert celebrates John Mayall and Chris Hillman’s birthdays this week
12/8 Tom Waits and Dan Hicks are featured
12/15 Albert remembers Paul Butterfield, born 76 years ago this week
12/22 Albert’s annual all-Christmas broadcast
12/29 Rick Danko tribute and Mike Nesmith celebrates a birthday

12/2 We continue to bask in the delight that is African music, and launch into South Africa today
12/9 Heading up the east coast, we’ll stop in Tanzania and Kenya on our way to Somalia and Ethiopia
12/16 Egypt and Sudan today as we stay warm near the equator
12/23 Holiday music from all over just to cheer us all up as winter sets in…
12/30 More celebrations from just about everywhere today – Happy New Year!

Producer Spotlight at 11am
Week of 12/2 David Briggs
Week of 12/9 Bob Dylan
Week of 12/16 Jacquire King
Week of 12/23 Gurf Morlix
Week of 12/30 Mark Howard

Spinning The Blues
12/1 Holly wishes Sonny Boy Williamson a happy birthday and more
12/8 New music from Popa Chubby and a birthday celebration for Big Mama Thornton and more
12/15 Holly remembers Paul Butterfield and James Booker and features new Christmas Blues
12/22 A very special all-Christmas Blues show
12/29 Holly remembers the best of 2018 and celebrates Odetta and Bo Diddley’s birthdays

WUMB Radio Specials:
12/12 at 8pm Richard Thompson live in Boston recorded at The Paradise
12/15 One Year at a Time 1973 with host Tai Irwin

WUMB Sunday Morning
12/2 Tribute to Chris Hillman and much more!
12/9 Birthday tribute to Tom Waits, Dan Hicks, Joan Armatrading and Jakob Dylan
12/16 Happy Birthday to Billy Bragg
12/23 Xmas special
12/30 Birthday tributes to Pops Staples, Rick Danko, Patti Smith, Jeff Lynne and more

American Routes
12/2 Music of Healing & Elixirs: Little Freddie King, Anders Osborne, Dr. Michael White
12/9 Sonic Travelers: Jerry Douglas and Guitar Shorty
12/16 Dreamers Then & Now: Eric Andersen & Samantha Fish
12/23 TBA
12/30 TBA

Commonwealth Journal
12/2 Stormy Weather Ahead
12/9 Are We Teaching Science Wrong?
12/16 When I’m 67
12/23 Digging Into Boston’s Past
12/30 Life After Prison in Beyond the Wall

12/2 Live music from Aoife O’Donovan, Martin O’Reilly, and Cheryl Boerger
12/9 Live music from Lake Street Dive and Josh Ritter
12/16 Live music from The War & Treaty and more
12/23 eTown’s Holiday Special
12/30 Live music from Loudon Wainwright III, Heather Maloney and more

Mountain Stage
12/1 Live music from River Whyless, Martha Scanlan, and more
12/8 Live music from Martin Sexton Trio, Dan Wilson, Son Little, and more
12/15 Live music from Drive-By Truckers, Paul Kelly, and more
12/22 Live music from Emily Saliers, Overcoats, Anders Parker, and more
12/29 Live music from North Mississippi Allstars and many more

Right Mind Media Podcast
12/2 “Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic”
12/9 “Containing Addiction”
12/16 “Families and Addiction”
12/23 Holiday Special
12/30 “Hey, Kiddo: How I Lost My Mother, Found My Father, and Dealt with Family Addiction”

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