WUMB August Program Guide

2018 Archives

April Member Benefits

The Members Corner

Matching Gifts
Thank you to everyone who contributed to our Spring Member Drive!
I would like to remind all of our Members that you can increase the value of your gift via Matching Funds. It’s a very easy process. Simply ask your personnel department if they have a Matching Gift Program. If so, ask for a form, fill it out, and send it to us. It’s a very easy way that may double the value of your gift! Read More…

April Programming Highlights

Acoustic Sunrise
4/1 – Huge Birthday celebrations for Emmylou Harris and Richard Thompson
4/8 – A focus on new and upcoming music with new releases from Joan Baez, Decemberists and more
4/15 – Happy Birthday to a music legend: Bessie Smith
4/22 – Songs for Earth Day and more
4/29 – Happy Birthday to Willie Nelson! Read More…

From the Desk of the Programming Director

It’s Finally Spring!!

The running theme throughout our most recent Spring Fundraiser (both on and off the air) was that we should call it the “March Fundraiser” because of course there was simply nothing “Spring” about it!  Here we are, though!  We have finally made it to April and while I’m writing this with massive snow piles still sitting in front of my house…they are getting smaller!  Spring is indeed here, the Red Sox are back and all will be right with New England sooner than later. Read More…

One Year At A Time Debuts in March on WUMB

For my first decade in Boston radio I was known as “Morning Guy Tai,” a name that stuck with me even after I left WFNX in 1997.  Since then I was a talk host on WRKO and WTKK, and presented music on WZLX and WROR.  In the ensuing years I turned my attention to voiceovers, and I am a regular contributor to narrations, commercials on TV and radio, and industrial work as well. Read More…

Breakfast With The Beatles March Is On!

Thanks to everyone who sent along well wishes to us since the debut of Breakfast With The Beatles on February 10th on WUMB. The response has been fantastic, especially on the show’s Twitter and Facebook pages. Read More…

Thank You, WAMW! – From Brendan Hogan

I had the opportunity with my wife to attend a WUMB music camp for the first time at the end of February. What a blast WAMW was! It was eye-opening to witness and be a small part of such a close-knit group of supportive and passionate campers and instructors. The spirit of music-making and learning is alive and well at WUMB music camps, and I encourage anyone curious to check them out. From beginners to advanced players, all are welcome. The food is good too! Read More…

Of Holidays and Music Fandom…

Having just gotten past Valentine’s Day, it’s very easy to be cynical about holidays…especially the ones that are not necessary all that “holy.” One can imagine a panel of town officials and merchandisers gathering in conference to say, “we need to make an excuse for people to spend money on non-essentials, an excuse that they themselves will enforce annually by social custom.” Read More…

Pick Up Your Spirits with Folk Tales

To beat the March ho-hums, on the 3rd, we’ll pick’n’grin with old-time legend Mike Seeger, high-hop to the good-time music of the Jug Bands, and feel the spirit with Peter, Paul & Mary. Then two special live shows for our March fundraiser, a March 10 look at how Elektra Records kick-started the indie revolution and the glory days of Irish Music in Boston; and a March 17 Listeners Favorites show. Read More…

Hillbilly Fever on the Dixie Bee Line

Hillbilly Fever is the name of a song covered by everyone in the 50’s, and even the 60’s… from Stingbean (of Hee Haw fame) to the Little Jimmie Dickens (who had a decent hit with it), and various and sundry hillbilly and rockabilly groups. Well, it IS a feeling! And I try to capture some of that for you each and every Saturday night on the Dixie Bee Line. Read More…

This Month on Celtic Twilight

On March 4 we honor the birthday this week of British singer/songwriter Steve Tilston, known for his solo albums and his work with Maggie Boyle. For decades Steve has been in the forefront of the London folk scene. Read More…