WUMB April Program Guide

2019 Archives


As hard as it is to believe it’s here again, the Hillbilly Christmas Extravaganza is back the Saturday before Christmas, 12/21 at 9PM Eastern.  For the first few years of this idiosyncratic undertaking, we couldn’t fill three hours with Christmas songs!   We would fill in with the occasional “stretches,” such as fiddle tunes named “Breaking Up Christmas” or “Frosty Morn.”  Oh, we might still do a few like that…since the fiddle is still king on the Dixie Bee LineRead More…

Looking Back…and Ahead

2019 was a very good year for WUMB. Thanks to you, we have gone from success to success, even setting a couple of records along the way! And we have great things in store for you in 2020.

Our Fall Fundraiser was the highlight of the year.  We had set our most ambitious fundraising goal ever, and thanks to your generous contributions we not only met and surpassed that goal but we did it in record time — ending the fundraiser earlier than ever before!  Due to recent changes at UMass Boston we must now raise our entire operating budget, and 80% of that comes from listener support.  All of us at WUMB are humbled and grateful for this demonstration that you share our commitment to this kind of music, as well as our mission of supporting local artists and venues. Read More…

A Night With Touches of Kismet and…The Local Music Corner

Before I get properly into our local music scene’s happenings, is not the radio station in your ears a local outpost at the time you are listening? I do hope you caught The Small Glories’ in-studio performance at WUMB early in November. The Small Glories are Canadians Cara Luft (one of the original founders of the Wailin’ Jennys) and JD Edwards. They’ve been recording together since 2015. Their new album, The Assiniboine & The Red, is their second full-length record. Once we got them comfortably into the studio they regaled us with three songs full of passion, harmonies, and humorous conversation between the songs. It was interesting to watch Cara sing on her tip-toes to push out the emotion on the first song. Read More…

Come to the Reunion…Even If You’ve Never Been To Camp!

Why would you want to go to a “reunion” for something you’ve never done? Well, even if you’ve never been to a WUMB Acoustic Music Camp the Reunion is the perfect way to learn what it’s all about, as well as meet lots of fellow folk music enthusiasts who will love to welcome you into our SAMW community. Read More…

It’s SAMW’s 25th Birthday!

2020 marks the 25th year for our annual Summer Acoustic Music Week, and we’re celebrating!  We’ve brought together two great weeks’ worth of instructors and classes, reflecting the full span of the SAMW program. Read More…

December Member Benefits

The Members Corner

The Gift of Membership
Thank you to everyone for supporting us this past year! We are all very grateful for your generous contributions, and we look forward to serving you next year.

Still looking for a gift this Holiday Season?
Why not give a year’s Membership to WUMB as a gift to someone you love? Go to http://wumb.org and click on the “donate now” button. Or call our Membership Office at 617-287-6902. We greatly appreciate your support! Read More…

December Programming Highlights

Artist of the Week – (9am, 12pm, 3pm, 7pm)
Week of 12/1 Tom Waits
Week of 12/8 Buddy Miller
Week of 12/15 Billy Bragg
Week of 12/22 Emmylou Harris
Week of 12/29 Suzanne Vega Read More…


Wow, what a Fall Fundraiser! Thank you so much to all of our new and renewing members, sustaining members, those who made additional donations to WUMB, and those contributed to the pre-drive. As a staff, we’ve been a part of a lot of fundraisers here at WUMB, but nothing quite like what you did this October. It was incredible! Read More…

Thank You!!

Thank you for the virtual hug, WUMB members and supporters! Your generosity never ceases to amaze me. You are truly the heart and soul of this radio station. Read More…

November Programming Highlights

Artist of the Week (9am, 12pm, 3pm, 7pm)
Week of 10/27 Susan Tedeschi
Week of 11/3 Joni Mitchell
Week of 11/10 Neil Young
Week of 11/17 Dr. John
Week of 11/24 Amy Helm Read More…