WUMB January Program Guide

From the Studio

Traditons…Traditions

‘Tis the season for them. As you ponder going for a cream cheese muffin to read this by, the most traditional Tradition at this time would be the New Year’s Resolution. Which reminds me, I think I am on track to start gradually weaning myself away from bread, and integrating more fruits & vegetables into my diet by next week. There is always hope. Read More…

When the Bells All Ring and the Horns All Blow

Time can be a weird concept. In December, when I was talking about all the new music coming out in early 2019, it seemed like 2019 was another galaxy far, far away. Now that it’s officially 2019 and I’m thinking about all the concerts I’m hoping to attend this summer…it just seems like I’ll be sitting in the stands in a sundress, clutching a new concert t-shirt in no time at all. Read More…

Happy New Year from the Morning Show!

2018 was a whirlwind of a year on WUMB, from dozens of live performances in our studios, to live concert broadcasts with Rodney Crowell, Richard Thompson, and a year’s worth of Third Thursday shows each month. 2018 also saw the successful launch of WUMB’s first Blues Music Camp among the family of great WUMB Acoustic Music Camps that have been running for over 20 years. And let’s not forget the on-air programs that included the International Women’s Day, “Day of Dylan”, and Folk Tales marathons… all produced in-house! WUMB couldn’t do it without your support as Members, so thank you very much. Read More…

Moving into 2019 on H61

-Hello again and Happy New Year!! Seems strange to being THIS close to 2020 already…I have vivid memories of thinking the year 2001 (as in Space Odyssey) was far far away… Read More…

Deep Catalog Hillbilly

The winter doldrums are upon us!  I will use that as an excuse to go spelunking in the deep section of my hillbilly collection and bring you some really cool stuff that simply hasn’t been heard on the radio lately, if ever.  Hopefully some of you had a chance to catch the “Hillbilly Christmas” show last month, that was especially fun.  And all of you who joined WUMB or renewed your membership, THANK YOU!  It really means a lot to me to know there’s people out there who appreciate quirky 20th-century hillbilly music. Read More…

Ring In the New Year With New Local Music

Lately, I’m finding myself pressing repeat on Rachel Sumner’s new solo EP, Anything Worth Doing. It clocks in at just under 20 minutes but it takes the listener on a much longer journey. Read More…

Thanksgiving Leftovers…

Well now…this is awkward.

When last we met, I was getting ready to leave after seven years at WUMB and 21 years in Boston. There were good reasons for it. Senses of both obligation and genuinely missing things were part of it. Along the way, a funny thing happened. OK, maybe a few “funny” things. And then I decided to stay for now, after all. Read More…

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Yeah, I like Christmas and holiday music. I’m a sucker for the stuff. Even though the real world seldom, if ever, lives up to the messages of peace and harmony delivered in the classics by Irving Berlin, Mel Tormé and Gene Autry, it’s nice to aspire to. They make me happy. Plus, holiday songs can be downright weird and creative. And practically every artist on WUMB’s regular playlists has at least one! Read More…

Happy Holidays from the Dixie Bee Line

I’m writing this around Thanksgiving, and let me tell you, the speed at which this year has passed has really got me a little freaked!  But yet here we are.  One thing is consistent, I obsess about vintage hillbilly music… and I am thrilled to be able to share my collection with you.   Now comes Christmas, and it can get a little crazy… musically, that is!  Read More…

IT WAS FIFTY YEARS AGO…


…November 25th,1968 when The Beatles’ self-titled album otherwise known as The White Album was released in the United States of America!

In honor of this momentous occasion and as a thank-you to all who pledged a commitment during our WUMB Fall Fundraiser, you are invited to our White Album Anniversary Party at The Hard Rock Café in Boston on the very day that The White Album was released back in 1968! Read More…