WUMB March Program Guide

2019 Archives

Mac Wiseman Month

Well, it had to happen sooner or later.  And thankfully, it was later.  Mac Wiseman, the voice with the heart passed away this February down in Tennessee at 93.  Anyone who has ever heard the Dixie Bee Line knows what a huge fan I am of Mac Wiseman, and I will really miss him.  Read More…

The Local Music Corner

Lots going on in Boston area/New England music. Let’s take a spin…. Read More…

What Is “The SAMW Experience?”

You may have seen or heard the phrase, “the SAMW experience,” and wondered exactly what it means. Well, the simplest, most literal meaning is, a week spent in a beautiful, wooded setting on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee, learning and making music with old friends, new friends, and world-class professional musicians. Read More…

From the Desk of the Programming Director

March!

First off I just want to thank you as always for listening and supporting WUMB. We’ve had a very busy February which will lead into an even busier March, so I wanted to send you some notes regarding Programming. Read More…

March Member Benefits

The Members Corner

Donate to our Spring Member Drive!
Help WUMB by spreading the word. Invite a friend to become a new Member during our Drive this month!

We can’t emphasize enough how we depend on our listeners (that’s you!) to donate your support. Take the opportunity this month to give a little additional gift, renew your Membership, or invite a friend to support our station. We would greatly appreciate it! Read More…

March Programming Highlights

Artist of the Week (9am, 12pm, 3pm, 7pm)
Week of 3/3 Townes Van Zandt (born 3/7/44)
Week of 3/10 James Taylor (born 3/12/48)
Week of 3/17 Brandi Carlile
Week of 3/24 Tracy Chapman Read More…

WUMB’s Annual International Women’s Day Celebration

Some of my favorite artists and musicians happen to be women. Mary Gauthier, Lucinda Williams, Ani DiFranco, Brandi Carlile, Emmylou Harris…. The list of women making insightful, deep music today and for years could go on and on. Then there’s Odetta, Joan Baez, Sandy Denny, Joni Mitchell, Linda Ronstadt, Carole King, etc. who helped shape 20th century — and now 21st century — culture. And I’m a sucker for the blues so I can’t leave out Bessie Smith, Victoria Spivey, Memphis Minnie, Koko Taylor and others who challenged the boys’ club machismo prevalent in the genre, and influenced all who followed. As far as classic country goes, there’s no one better than Maybelle Carter, Dolly Parton, Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn and Wanda Jackson in my book. Read More…

Reggie Harris returns to SAMW!

There are a few spaces left for the 2019 Summer Acoustic Music Week 1, which will be held from July 14-20 at the Geneva Point Camp and Conference Center on Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire.  This summer we are delighted to welcome back to the SAMW faculty the wonderful singer & songwriter, innovative guitarist and master storyteller, Reggie Harris!  Reggie has been a fixture of the international folk and acoustic music community for over 40 years, performing and teaching at countless venues, camps and other gatherings around the United States and the wider world. Read More…

Mid-Winter Doldrums?  No Way!

Friends, I have so much good music to share it’s coming out of my ears (pun intended.)  This month will really show it all… from the entire breadth of the 20th Century… I mean, DeFord Bailey (the first African American on the Grand Ol’ Opry), Uncle Dave Macon, Charlie Poole, the original Carter Family, Jimmie Rodgers, just to name a few representing the 1920’s.  Remember, commercial radio and recordings didn’t even START till the 20’s… LESS than 100 years ago.  Weird, right?  Now you can download anything from the internet just about… but who’s going to curate it all into a fun and interesting format each week??  Me!  Read More…

Worth Their Musical Weight and Then Some…

Perhaps my two biggest passions are music and baseball. Both have at times been shown to be mini-microcosms of society. For example, with race relations. Jackie Robinson and the integration of Major League Baseball pre-dated the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s by nearly 20 years. And in music, from the ‘20s on up…from early jazz to R&B, to folk to “race records” and rock & roll to Rap…the kids of all colors integrated the dance floors and clubs. Read More…