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November Member Benefits

The Members Corner

Matching Gifts
Thank you to everyone who contributed to our recent Member Drive!

I would like to remind all of our Members that you can increase the value of your gift via Matching Funds. It’s a very easy process. Simply ask your personnel department if they have a Matching Gift Program. If so, ask for a form, fill it out, and send it to us. It’s a very easy way that may double the value of your gift! Read More…


It seems like “Thank you” is the general statement for our November Program Guide. All of us at WUMB are just humbled and thrilled over the success of our Fall Member Drive. We repeatedly mentioned on air that it was our “biggest goal ever” and you came through. Like always, we promise to do our best for you over the course of this year. There’s so much great music out there and we’ll continue to find the best from the past and present to play for you each day. Read More…

Come To the Winter Weekend!

Recharge from the holidays and beat the mid-winter blahs with a weekend of music, friends, food and fun at WUMB’s Winter Acoustic Music Weekend, February 28-March 1, 2020 in Groton, MA!

Registration is now open for this immersive folk music weekend at the Grotonwood Camp and Conference Center, about 40 minutes northwest of Boston. Our lineup of instructors this year includes John Doerschuk, 
Lorraine Hammond
, Bennett Hammond, John Kirk, Trish Miller, Alastair Moock, 
Ben Pearce and Sally Rogers, teaching classes in singing, songwriting, performance, mandolin, fiddle, dulcimer, banjo, guitar and much more! All this plus jams, student and instructor performances, great food, and the camaraderie that comes from sharing the music you love with old and new friends. Read More…

The Local Music Corner – Goodbyes (for now), Hello Again, and Where We’ve Been

I have to begin by looking back…before we look forward to something in Spring.

October 13th saw a pretty tremendous send-off to Christian McNeill, who is planning on moving back to his native Ireland. It wasn’t simply one of his last shows in the area. It was a gathering of so many of the musicians he’s played and recorded with over the years. It was a gathering of some of the first people he’d met and worked with after he arrived in Boston over 20 years ago. So what was billed as “The Long Goodbye” (the show at The Burren in Somerville) was at times an emotional affair for the players as well as the fans. Read More…

LOCAL BLUES for October

New England has a plethora of great music and musicians. These past couple of months some really fine new cds have come across my spinner and I’d love to share a few with you. I’ll be spotlighting several of them this month as well as a continuing to play a couple from last month that deserve mention. Read More…

It’s a Thousand Pages, Give or Take a Few

I mean, it’s not…not right/write now.

What to write what to write what to write…

I seem to be suffering from a bit of writer’s block. Unfortunately, I don’t have a liquor cabinet handy to open up for inspiration like Celia Woodsmith and her “Bourbon Hound” song. Given the giant pile of books I just returned to the library & all the music in my phone “history,” perhaps I am in more of a content consumption mode than a content creation mode? Read More…


A fond farewell, two fun annual local music festivals, and some notable concerts by area artists. October is shaping up to be pretty packed for Local Music. Let’s dive into it.

I was going to save this item as a “last but not nearly least” entry. But I’ve got to lead with it… Read More…

October Programming Highlights

Artist of the Week – (9am, 12pm, 3pm, 7pm)
Week of 9/29 Joe Henry
Week of 10/6 John Prine
Week of 10/13 Paul Simon
Week of 10/20 Shelby Lynne
Week of 10/27 Susan Tedeschi Read More…

October Member Benefits

The Members Corner

Donate to our Fall 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 more, renew your Membership, or invite a friend to support our station. We would greatly appreciate it! Read More…


I hope your fall is off to a good start. I’m looking forward to the second WUMB Blues Music Camp, which is coming up around the corner over the weekend of November 8-10 at Grotonwood Camp and Conference Center in Groton, MA. We’re about 40 minutes west of Boston this year because, well, Lake Winnipesaukee is far away and NH is cold! Read More…