WUMB January Program Guide

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

Breakfast With the Beatles – Saturday at 6am
12/7 a John Lennon tribute featuring an interview with Dave Sholin who interviewed Lennon
12/14 Cha-Chi will be live in studio playing Beatles music for our End of Calendar Year Fundraiser
12/21 The Beatles holiday season continues with lots of Beatles and solo Christmas songs and messages
12/28 We’ll hear the final Christmas Message by The Beatles recorded in 1969 plus more

Celtic Twilight – Sunday at 4pm
12/1 We celebrate the birthday of Brooklyn born Billy McComiskey, one of the finest box players
12/8 We honor piper Willie Clancy of County Clare. He recorded very influential 78 RPMs in the 1950s.
12/15 We celebrate the birthday this week of Québécois fiddler, Andre Brunet
12/22 We celebrate a Celtic Xmas and celebrate the birthday of Irish singer, Maggie Boyle
12/29 New Year’s Eve is Tuesday, and we’ll honor Robert Burns’ most beloved song, “Auld Lang Syne.”

Daily Dylan – Monday-Friday at 5:30pm
Week of 12/1 Various live performances from Dylan throughout the years
Week of 12/8 a week of Dylan covers
Week of 12/15 Dylan celebrates Christmas!
Week of 12/22 selections from John Wesley Harding which was released this week in 1967
Week of 12/29 Dylan & The Band in honor Rick Danko’s Birthday

Dixie Bee Line – Saturday at 9pm
12/7 Bob Wills, Porter Wagoner, Uncle Dave Macon, Buck Owens, Hank Snow
12/14 Jon’s hillbilly favorites, 1925-2019
12/21 Hillbilly Christmas Extravaganza! Now with even more corny oddballs!
12/28 New Year’s hit parade countdown… from the widest possible variety of years!

Folk Tales – Saturday at Noon
12/7 Part One of A Folk Tales Songwriter Hootenanny, with Mark Erelli, Catie Curtis, and Emerald Rae
12/14 Part Two of A Folk Tales Songwriter Hootenanny, with Mark Erelli, Catie Curtis, and Emerald Rae
12/21 A Midwinter Folk Tale
12/28 Greenwich Village

Guest Mix – Saturday at 1pm
12/7 Chuck McDermott
12/14 Bob Halloran of WCVB TV
11/21 TBA
11/28 TBA

Highway 61 Revisited – Saturday at 8am
12/7 Tom Waits/Gregg Allman
12/14 Paul Butterfield/Jorma Kaukonen
12/21 Annual all-Christmas show!
12/28 Rick Danko/Michael Nesmith

Odyssey – Sunday at 2pm
12/1 More from East Africa, with music from Uganda, Kenya and then heading south to Zimbabwe.
12/8 South Africa will be the focus this week, with new music from Johannesburg and Namibia
12/15 We will stay warm in tropical Africa this week, moving up the east coast to Tanzania and beyond.
12/22 Holiday music from all over the world celebrating the winter solstice with styles from everywhere
12/29 The New Year beckons, and we wish everyone a hopeful start on the next phase of the journey

Producer Spotlight – Monday-Friday in the 11am hour
Week of 12/1 self-produced albums from artists like Lucinda Williams, Dylan and more
Week of 12/8 M. Ward
Week of 12/15 John Hammond
Week of 12/22 Jeff Tweedy
Week of 12/29 Jacquire King

Spinning The Blues – Saturday at 6pm
12/7 Celebrating Big Mama Thornton plus new Blues from Johnny Rawls
12/14 Birthday tributes to James Booker, Tampa Red and more
12/21 A tribute to Professor Longhair, and also new Blues from Mike Zito
12/28 Huge Birthdays to celebrate for Odetta, Bo Didley and Tracy Nelson

WUMB Sunday Morning Brew – Sunday at 8am
12/1 Birthdays: Chris Hillman, Randy Newman, Brownie McGhee. Hometown Heroes: Nebraska
12/8 Birthdays: Tom Waits, Gregg Allman. Hometown Heroes: Ontario
12/15 Birthdays: John Leventhal, Art Neville, Keith Richards. Hometown Heroes: California
12/22 Birthdays: Jorma Kaukonen, Professor Longhair. Hometown Heroes: New Jersey
12/29 Birthdays: Odetta, John Denver, George Porter Jr. Hometown Heroes: Western Mass.

American Routes – Sunday at Noon
12/1 National Heritage Fellows Concert 2019
12/8 Breaking Out: British Blues to New Orleans Bounce
12/15 Creoles and Cowgirls: Charlie Gabriel & The Quebe Sisters
12/22 Winterlude: Solstice, Xmas, Hanukkah & Kwanzaa
12/29 TBA

Commonwealth Journal – Sunday at 7:30am
12/1 The State of Transgender Rights in Massachusetts
12/8 Is Boston A Resilient City?
12/15 Addiction, Recovery and The Opiod Crisis
12/22 Immigration and the Bay State
12/29 The Marble Collection

E-Town – Saturday at 4pm
12/7 Live music from Patty Griffin and John Smith
12/14 Live music from Ron Pope and Pieta Brown
12/21 eTown’s Holiday Special
12/28 Live music from Christone “Kingfish” Ingram and more

Mountain Stage – Saturday at 2pm
12/7 Live music from Chely Wright, Andrew Combs, Michaela Anne and more
12/14 Live music from San Fermin, Birds of Chicago, Fruit Bats
12/21 Live music from River Whyless, Martha Scanlan and more
12/28 Live music from Amy Ray, Crash Test Dummies, Anais Mitchell and more

Right Mind Media Podcast – Sunday at 7am
12/1 The Art and Science of Meditation
12/8 Personal Recovery Story #8
12/15 Staying Sober for the Holidays
12/22 “Guts”
12/29 TBD

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