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January 2020 Archives

Dolly Parton in the Podsphere

I was excited when I realized that Dolly Parton’s 74th birthday would arrive on January 19, 2020, giving me a perfect opportunity to explore her music during a Sunday Morning Brew show falling on the same day. Like many others, I suspect, her “Jolene” was a critical gateway to a then-unfamiliar portion of the country music spectrum—a fusion of Appalachia, pop, traditional country, and bluegrass. Read More…

Musical Ramblings Looking Back…Then Forwards Into The New Year/Decade

A happy line in the Cosmic Sand to you! Amidst resolving to stop leaving my cell phone on the car seat to fall undetected on the pavement after I open the door (and if I’m lucky, find it after panicking enough to lose weight via stress), I discovered how nice it would be if certain of my neighbors would pick up after their dogs. “Boot clean up on Aisle 2!” They should get together with the neighbors who regularly park in the middle of the curb in front of the house – where otherwise, two cars can comfortably fit.

And a ranting New Year to you as well! Join in…let’s get the rants out of our systems together. Read More…

Rock ’n’ Roll TV’s Greatest Moment!

Another year has ended as well as, in this case, a decade and 56 years later we still celebrate the day The Beatles arrived in America in February, 1964.

But the hysteria began to really seep into the heads of the youth of America, myself included, in January, 1964! Read More…

Evolution of Western Swing from Jazz: The Tenor Banjo

The Dixie Bee Line Visits the Birth of Western Swing!

In the earlier days of jazz right into the 1930’s, there were no amplifier, no microphones. We take all this for granted today, but back in those days if you wanted to be heard over a raucous band and dance hall, you had to be LOUD! The singers of those days tended to be able to bellow, a far different sound from the “crooners” of later years thus enabled by electrification. The vaudeville sound, if you will. Read More…

As Time Passes, So Quickly

Until Albert said something to me over the air, I didn’t even connect the dots that the new year meant a new decade this time around. My head is spinning just a bit because 1997 doesn’t really seem that long ago.

Anyway…

New year, new decade, lots to look forward to. Before I jump feet first into 2020, I wanted to take stock of just how amazing things were in 2019 from a musical perspective. Read More…

Brendan’s Top 10 Albums of 2019

Happy New Year! It was another great year of music, and as usual we as a staff at WUMB have been reflecting back on our top albums of the year. Each Saturday at 1 PM in the month of January, WUMB weekday on-air hosts will be playing our favorite music releases of 2019 as we take turns hosting episodes of Guest Mix. I was up first, and these are my picks: Read More…

Folk Tales Celebrates Pete Seeger

Folk Tales bookends January with Pete Seeger tributes, honoring the legendary folksinger’s 101st birthday, January 27. On the 4th, a Pete Seeger Birthday Special, including a revealing look at how he got the whole world singing along. Read More…

January 2020

Here we are in 2020…it already seems like it’s going to be a pretty strange year, so I wanted to give you some information involving Programming at WUMB to take your mind off things. Read More…

January Member Benefits

The Members Corner

Tax Season…

Your donation may be tax-deductible!

In preparing your 2019 taxes, please note that your financial contribution to WUMB Radio may be tax-deductible, minus the fair market value of any gift you received. The following is the Fair Market Value of thank-you gifts from 2019. Gifts not listed may fall below the value required to be reported for tax purposes. Read More…

January Programming Highlights

Artist of the Week is now Artist of the Day. Check our Website for updates!

Breakfast With the Beatles – Saturday at 6am
1/4 We’ll listen to the 1st time The Beatles were named on American television on the Jack Parr Show
1/11 The new Beatles Singles Collection Box Set featuring 23 different Beatles vinyl 45’s!
1/18 It was this week in 1964 that “I Want To Hold Your Hand” went to #1 in America!
1/25 In 1964, 33 different Beatles records were released in America! We’ll listen to many of those! Read More…