WUMB October Program Guide

2018 Archives

Ode to Cotton Eyed Joe

Friends, I’ve been doing hillbilly on the radio for many years. Sometimes you just wonder if anyone’s listening! I know, you guys turn out at fund-raising time, and I love you for it, believe me. But once in a great while I get a letter like this, and it really makes my day. Read More…

Must Be the Season of the Witch

For as much as I love summer, I will tip my hat to October. It’s cool enough to get cozy but not so cold that you need to think too much about what you’re wearing before you leave the house. Read More…

All About October on H61

-hard to believe it’s October ALREADY, soon the leaves will have to be raked, the heat will be an issue, and those Saturday mornings will not be quite as nice as they have been, but…H61 soldiers on, finishing September strong with our back-to-back covers feature…our second! and looks to be more… Read More…

WUMB Blues Music Camp Re-Cap

Wow, thank you for a great weekend at our first WUMB Blues Music Camp! It was so cool to see all of the work that went into putting it together come alive. I had a feeling that once everybody started making music together and learning that it would all be worthwhile. You made it so! Read More…

October Programming Highlights

Artist of the Week (played in the 3pm hour Monday-Friday)
week of 10/1 – Linda Rondstadt
week of 10/8 – John Prine
week of 10/15 – Bob Weir
week of 10/22 – Natalie Merchant
week of 10/29 – Halloween Songs Read More…

From the Desk of the Programming Director

Programming Update

Well here we are…already in October with changing leaves and pumpkin-flavored everything available just about everywhere! Here are some updates that are taking place in Programming:

This has been a lot of work over the last few months but we have finally been able to give Folk Tales with Scott Alarik a second airing on the weekends! I’ve taken many a phone call/email from you over the last couple of years asking for an additional time slot to hear Folk Tales. We’re happy to announce that starting on October 21st you’ll be able to hear Folk Tales on Sunday evening at 7pm as well as the original airing on Saturdays at Noon. We’re excited by this second airing and we hope you are as well. Read More…

October Member Benefits

The Members Corner

Third Thursdays at the Burren
Every month, WUMB hosts a concert at the Burren in Somerville, MA.

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…

Blues Camp Who’s Who, Part Two

I’m looking forward to spending time with you at our WUMB Blues Music Camp in September! As Music Director for the camp I thought you might be interested in learning a little about each instructor, and why I think they’ll be great teachers. Read More…

Le Bon Temps Rouler, Le Bon Temp Hootenanny, Texas Troubadours & the Birth Of the Blues

Folk Tales begins a busy September on the 1st with Nanci Griffith, the Texas songwriter who helped reinvent the folk career after the ‘60s revival. September 8, we two-step next door to Cajun country, and how their rollicking good-time music became the blood-brother of the blues. Read More…

Golden Brown Texture Like Sun

Summer’s winding down. Even if I wasn’t looking at a calendar, I can just feel it – the slight drop in temperature in the morning, the dip in humidity at night. For some people, the seasonal transition signals back to school or back to a regular work routine. For me, it indicates I need to get serious about plotting my annual escape to a snow-free place in January or February, preferably one with coastal sage or Manuka trees. Regardless of the subtle temperature shifts, it’s still technically summer until September 21. I’ll just keep wearing my sandals and enjoying all the summer music until further notice. Read More…