WUMB April Program Guide

From the Studio

New Season, New Guest Mixes!

As we head into April, we’re looking forward to bringing you new episodes of Guest Mix on WUMB! First up will be Brooks Williams on Saturday, April 7th at 1 PM. Brooks is a stellar blues and roots guitar player and songwriter originally from Statesboro, GA. He spent years in the New England music scene and has been living in the UK for the past decade or so. Brooks will pick the songs and play DJ for the hour, and I would expect a lot of deep R&B, roots and blues picks. Read More…

Breakfast With The Beatles in April

Thanks to everyone who made a donation to WUMB on behalf of our Breakfast With The Beatles show. This was the very first time we participated in the WUMB’s Spring Fundraiser and we are grateful for such a huge response from you! We thank you! Read More…

Heather Maloney Opens Up a Big Ol’ Can of John Hiatt On Us

Last month in these electronic pages, I wrote about how Holidays are like a cultural rationale for us to reconnect with our families.  A new song from Heather Maloney called “Let Me Stay” sounds to me like much of the adult holiday experience.  Listening to it the other day, it felt like Heather opened up a big ol’ can of…John Hiatt on me. Read More…

Deep Catalog Hillbilly

Greetings!!  There will be some good times on Saturday nights throughout April, to be sure.  Some obscure old (and some new) hillbilly and honky tonk and western swing, bluegrass, old-timey, etc., music.  Read More…

Feuds & Folk-Rock, Minnesota Blues & Mellow-Yellow Ballads

April 7, Folk Tales tackles the great family feud of folkdom, the traditionalists versus the songwriters: how it started — and what it was really about. The 14th, three of blues’ most iconic – and iconoclastic – stars: Minnesota’s Koerner, Ray & Glover. Read More…

One Year At A Time Debuts in March on WUMB

For my first decade in Boston radio I was known as “Morning Guy Tai,” a name that stuck with me even after I left WFNX in 1997.  Since then I was a talk host on WRKO and WTKK, and presented music on WZLX and WROR.  In the ensuing years I turned my attention to voiceovers, and I am a regular contributor to narrations, commercials on TV and radio, and industrial work as well. Read More…

Breakfast With The Beatles March Is On!

Thanks to everyone who sent along well wishes to us since the debut of Breakfast With The Beatles on February 10th on WUMB. The response has been fantastic, especially on the show’s Twitter and Facebook pages. Read More…

Of Holidays and Music Fandom…

Having just gotten past Valentine’s Day, it’s very easy to be cynical about holidays…especially the ones that are not necessary all that “holy.” One can imagine a panel of town officials and merchandisers gathering in conference to say, “we need to make an excuse for people to spend money on non-essentials, an excuse that they themselves will enforce annually by social custom.” Read More…

Pick Up Your Spirits with Folk Tales

To beat the March ho-hums, on the 3rd, we’ll pick’n’grin with old-time legend Mike Seeger, high-hop to the good-time music of the Jug Bands, and feel the spirit with Peter, Paul & Mary. Then two special live shows for our March fundraiser, a March 10 look at how Elektra Records kick-started the indie revolution and the glory days of Irish Music in Boston; and a March 17 Listeners Favorites show. Read More…

Hillbilly Fever on the Dixie Bee Line

Hillbilly Fever is the name of a song covered by everyone in the 50’s, and even the 60’s… from Stingbean (of Hee Haw fame) to the Little Jimmie Dickens (who had a decent hit with it), and various and sundry hillbilly and rockabilly groups. Well, it IS a feeling! And I try to capture some of that for you each and every Saturday night on the Dixie Bee Line. Read More…