WUMB July Program Guide

From the Studio

H61 in June

June has brought with it some warm (ish) weather which, to be honest makes it all a touch harder to spend 4+ hours in the basement on Saturday mornings but…your input and e-mails and phone calls of encouragement make it all worth while, thanks… Read More…

Summertime Is Comin’, and the Folk Tales Are A-Bloomin’

Folk Tales welcomes summer with a couple of freeze-frames on the legendary Newport Folk Festival, including an insider’s look at what really happened when Dylan went electric in 1965 on June 16; the folkiest of the folk-rockers, Steeley Span, June 9–and the curious contradiction in their biggest hit. Read More…

Mixing It Up

To me, editions of Guest Mix – where a musician comes in studio at WUMB and chooses the songs for an hour – are great when that guest DJ gets personal. As a host or listener I want to hear about why, when, and how a person has connected with a song that matters to them. Sharing that personal connection with music with others is how the love of songs is spread. As music fans we all can resonate with the magic of being moved by music.  Read More…

TOYS, TOYS, TOYS, We Love Our Toys…We Need Our Toys!

We grow out of many things on the way from childhood to being adults. But not the desire for toys. Sure, our toys change as we get older. But they are in many ways essentially toys for “big kids.” Can you say “50-inch curved flat screen 4K UHDTV (that’s Ultra High Definition Television to you and me) with built-in streaming capability?” Or “Smart phone with all the games and web surfing capability that’s also a powerful mini-computer in the palm of your hand?” I knew you could (apologies to Mr. Rogers…). Read More…

IT’S A BEATLE BIRTHDAY MONTH!

June is always a very special, fun month on Breakfast With The BeatlesPaul McCartney’s birthday is a great reason to dedicate an entire show to Paul’s contribution to The Beatles and of course his celebrated solo career. Read More…

Summer Festival Season in Full Swing!

Made a “Bee Line” down to North Carolina for the Mount Airy Fiddler’s convention this past month, what a nice festival!  But it was wet, let me tell you something.  Turns out that Western NC has been getting pelted with rain for weeks and weeks, and the festival was not spared entirely.  I mean, tents were floating around.  But somehow that didn’t stop us all from jamming in the fields, but finding a place to put your cases down was a bit of a challenge.  Read More…

One Year At A Time – Is A Time Capsule

Putting together this monthly program is a joy for me, and I hope the audience comes along for the ride.  I’ve always been fascinated by all music, but popular music in particular offers up so many questions.  Read More…

Signs of Life Returning…

…and less fear of the heating bill!

Is it starting to happen? I think it’s starting to happen. Nearly each day of the last week or two, the human species (at least the human species as we know it in New England) is showing signs like an opening flower bulb: sailboats are appearing on the Charles River; little kids playing baseball have sprouted up on ballfields; buzzing human activity around live musicians and ice cream has returned to town squares during the day and the evening. And I myself…have taken the brazen step of removing my snow shovel and snow broom from the back seat of my car. Read More…

Dylan Devotee

It’s probably no secret to those who know me and/or listen to the Morning Show that I am a big fan of Bob Dylan’s music. The sound, the poetry, the attitude and mystery are foundational stuff for me. By that I mean, as far as I’m concerned, all roads run to and from Bob Dylan. His music serves as the hub to the spokes and wheel that is the whole of American music. So every May, around his birthday, I get excited to help plan special programming related to his music and legacy.  Read More…

April Pangs Are Over… Welcome May On Breakfast With The Beatles

Thanks to everyone who came to our “Give Peace A Dance” Party on Saturday night, April 28th in Norwood. We had a fantastic turnout of Beatles fans. Thanks to our two bands, The Oh Nos!!! and Walrus Gumboot! Two lucky people went home with a pair of tickets each to see Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band on Sept 17 at the Boch Wang Theater and many others walked away with original Beatles vinyl albums and CD’s. Read More…