WUMB January Program Guide

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2020 WUMB Top 20 Albums!!

We asked, and you voted — here are the Top 20 Albums of 2020 on WUMB!!

#20: The Avett BrothersThe Third Gleam
#19: Steve EarleGhosts of West Virginia
#18: Tre BurtCaught It From the Rye
#17: WaxahatcheeSaint Cloud
#16: Katie PruittExpectations
#15: Logan LedgerLogan Ledger
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Happy New Year!

Happy 2021 and thank you for your continued support of WUMB! I hope you enjoyed your Holiday season as best as possible given the strange circumstances in the world.

Here are some notes for January from Programming:

I’d like to start off talking about the past a bit as WUMB has just started The Top 20 albums of 2020. It was a strange year but the music as always was amazing. Over the last few weeks Members have been voting and letting us know what their favorites have been. We’ll play WUMB’s Top 20 of 2020 all this week and ending on Friday evening with big of reveal of #1. It’s a tremendous list and a good reminder that while the year was strange the music was as good as ever. Read More…


Often times as years come to a close there’s a sense of bittersweet as we reflect on the past year and look ahead to a new one. I don’t think there’s been a time where I’ve seen more people eager to turn that final calendar page and to start a new year. Hopefully 2021 will be better for us all!

Here’s an update from Programming:
We’re going to be counting down the Top 20 Albums of 2020 later this month. We often receive a number of emails from Members asking if they can vote. We’ll be sending info to you shortly. Read More…

End of Year Giving

Our End of Year Fundraiser will run from December 10 – 14, and is the perfect opportunity to include WUMB in your end of year giving! All of the great music you hear every day is possible only because of listener support. Give a tax-deductible gift during the Fundraiser to support the music and programming you love.

To make a donation, go to our website at http://wumb.org and click on the donate now button.

Thank you for your support of WUMB!

A Huge Thank You

I really want to take a moment to thank the extraordinary Members and Supporters of WUMB during our Fall Fundraiser.

All I can say is that we are extremely humbled by your generosity. Because of your support we were able to reach our goal and I couldn’t be more grateful in this month of Thanksgiving. Read More…

October Programming Update

Welcome to October, and we’re pleased to share a number of things going on in the world of Programming at WUMB.

Please tune in on Sunday October 4th from 8am-Noon for the debut of The SAMW Café with Host Perry Persoff. Perry will feature a heavy dose of music connected to our WUMB Music Camps including The Summer Acoustic Music Week, our Blues Music Camp and more. He’ll also feature some great Sunday Morning music to get you ready for American Routes at Noon. Read More…

September Programming Update 

I hope everyone has had a fun and relaxing (as much as we can these days) Summer. We’ve certainly had a unique few months and I hope the music and programming you’ve been hearing on WUMB has provided you a little escape.

We’ve been busy in the world of Programming so I’d like to provide a little update:

New music continues to come in. Even though artists may not have live performances at the moment they are still releasing terrific new albums. Be on the listen for more! Read More…


Hard to believe that we’re here in August as the Summer has both simultaneously flown and crawled by. It certainly has been interesting! With that, I hope you and your family are doing well and staying healthy! Here’s a quick update on some Programming topics for August.

Starting Friday, August 7th and going through Sunday, August 16th WUMB will be Fundraising. We always need your support, but you certainly don’t need me to tell you that these are interesting times for sure. Listener support has always been critical to WUMB but never more than right now. Because of Covid we’ve had to cancel our Music Camps for the time being, underwriters to WUMB have fewer advertising dollars, and UMass Boston as a whole needs to support the students on campus. All of those factors truly mean your pledge is more important than ever. If you could make a contribution we’d really appreciate it. You can make one anytime at wumb.org, and thank you! Read More…


I hope you’re doing your best to enjoy Summer through these very strange and somewhat challenging times. Here’s a rundown of what is going on in the world of Programming at WUMB! Read More…

June Update:

Hi everyone!

First and foremost before I begin I just want to take a moment to express how thankful we all are at WUMB for your support! We asked and you answered our call…all I can say is thank you for your support and we wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for you!

I also wanted to say thank you to everyone who has been sending us really nice comments through email and social media. Since life has changed for many of us I find myself appreciating the things that are constant and that I find value in. I think that’s the reason we’re getting such nice feedback. Again, all I can say is thank you and we’ll continue do our best for you! Read More…