WUMB April Program Guide

From the Desk of the Programming Director

February is Black History Month

Hello once again, and I hope you’re staying warm during these difficult days in the heart of a New England (or wherever you are) Winter. As always we have lots to promote and discuss at the station, but I wanted to take a moment to talk about a month-long feature we’ll be doing throughout February.

As I’m sure you know February is Black History Month, which is important in so many areas of general conversation and history. I remember reading a quote once from T-Bone Burnett regarding music and America and how he essentially equated France’s love of wine and food to our country’s love of music. I truly do believe that a huge portion of American History is just that….our music. African Americans represent such an integral part of that history for both the obvious negatives and positives. One has to wonder: without the contributions of African Americans, where would music be today?

Throughout February we hope to explore that very topic. Every single day Monday through Friday from 6am-10pm we’ll dedicate every single hour to featuring an artist who has made significant contributions to music. I really hope this provides an opportunity to everyone listening to not only hear the familiar, but also the unknown. As always, we will do our very best to not only entertain you with some incredible music spanning decades and genres, but to also provide an opportunity to learn.

Finally, please be on the lookout for multiple Member Events being announced this month!

Thank you once again for your continued support!

~ Jay Moberg
WUMB Music & Programing Director

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