WUMB May Program Guide

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Programming Notes for May

I’m thinking one of these days the sun will indeed come out and Springlike temperatures may arrive. Or not. It is New England after all! Here are some notes from Programming for May:

On Friday, May 3rd we’ll be celebrating the legacy of Pete Seeger who was born 5/3/19, which would indeed be the 100th Birthday. We’ll feature many of Pete’s musical connections in the Morning Show. In the 1pm hour Alastair Moock will drop by to perform in our studios. Alastair has certainly incorporated Pete’s influence into his own music. So he’ll play live, share some stories and more starting at 1pm. Then later at 6pm we’ll be re-broadcasting our 2 Hour Pete Seeger Hootenanny Member Event with host Scott Alarik. I hope you can join us at some or all points of the day! Read More…

From the Desk of the Programming Director

Changes in April

Hi and thanks for listening and supporting WUMB! I wanted to take a moment post-Spring Fundraiser to express my sincere thanks for supporting WUMB. Each Fundraiser we go into brings a bit of doubt and speculation about our listeners. We’re over 60% Listener Supported. Will they respond? Will they donate? The answer was of course, “YES”. Because of your support we reached our goal and WUMB remains strong as we continue in FY19. Now onto more exciting things in the world of Programming! Read More…

From the Desk of the Programming Director

March!

First off I just want to thank you as always for listening and supporting WUMB. We’ve had a very busy February which will lead into an even busier March, so I wanted to send you some notes regarding Programming. Read More…

WUMB’s Annual International Women’s Day Celebration

Some of my favorite artists and musicians happen to be women. Mary Gauthier, Lucinda Williams, Ani DiFranco, Brandi Carlile, Emmylou Harris…. The list of women making insightful, deep music today and for years could go on and on. Then there’s Odetta, Joan Baez, Sandy Denny, Joni Mitchell, Linda Ronstadt, Carole King, etc. who helped shape 20th century — and now 21st century — culture. And I’m a sucker for the blues so I can’t leave out Bessie Smith, Victoria Spivey, Memphis Minnie, Koko Taylor and others who challenged the boys’ club machismo prevalent in the genre, and influenced all who followed. As far as classic country goes, there’s no one better than Maybelle Carter, Dolly Parton, Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn and Wanda Jackson in my book. Read More…

From the Desk of the Programming Director

February is Black History Month

Hello once again, and I hope you’re staying warm during these difficult days in the heart of a New England (or wherever you are) Winter. As always we have lots to promote and discuss at the station, but I wanted to take a moment to talk about a month-long feature we’ll be doing throughout February. Read More…

From the Desk of the Programming Director

January Update:

Happy New Year!

2019 is here and we are extremely excited at WUMB! New Music has already started arriving and we’re looking forward to another great year of Programming. Here are some notes from the Programming Department here at WUMB. Read More…

From the Desk of the Programming Director

Programming Update

With December here and the New Year just around the corner, I wanted to go over some odds and ends in the world of Programming to discuss.

We said “goodbye” and now we say “hello” once again to old friend Perry Persoff who is back with WUMB. Perry decided that the West Coast can wait and that Boston will be his home for the immediate future. As typical with Perry…you’ll hear his voice all over the place shortly (if not already). Read More…

From the Desk of the Programming Director

Thank you!

I wanted to take a quick moment and truly thank each of you who took the time to donate during our recent Fall Member Drive. I’m continuously amazed at the number of listeners who in turn support the station. You hear lots of other Public Radio stations talk about Listener Support and how crucial it is…but I assure you it’s the most important thing at WUMB. All we can say is that we’re humbled, and thank you once again! Read More…

Greg Klyma 3rd Thursday!

Join us for WUMB’s next 3rd Thursday Concert at the Burren in Davis Square, Somerville on 11/15! The guest artist this month is Buffalo, NY native Greg Klyma. Greg has called Somerville home for over a decade, but has logged enough miles on the road as a touring musician to have traveled to the moon and back. All of that touring has allowed Greg to build up on of the deepest songbooks of any working musician I can think of, both his own songs and covers. I estimate he knows north of 1,000 songs by heart on guitar, piano, mandolin and harmonica. Read More…

From the Desk of the Programming Director

Programming Update

Well here we are…already in October with changing leaves and pumpkin-flavored everything available just about everywhere! Here are some updates that are taking place in Programming:

This has been a lot of work over the last few months but we have finally been able to give Folk Tales with Scott Alarik a second airing on the weekends! I’ve taken many a phone call/email from you over the last couple of years asking for an additional time slot to hear Folk Tales. We’re happy to announce that starting on October 21st you’ll be able to hear Folk Tales on Sunday evening at 7pm as well as the original airing on Saturdays at Noon. We’re excited by this second airing and we hope you are as well. Read More…