WUMB April Program Guide

In the News


I just wanted to take a moment to thank you once again for your amazing support of WUMB during our Spring Fundraiser. It’s clearly been a “different” year to say the least for many of us, which makes your overwhelming support all the more extraordinary. Because of your support we reached our goal…and 2-½ days early! Read More…

WUMB Special Presentation featuring Brendan Hogan, 4/21

From W.C. Handy to Bessie Smith, Robert Johnson to Muddy Waters, and Buddy Guy to Bonnie Raitt, join WUMB host Brendan Hogan on Wednesday, April 21 at 8pm for a journey through recorded blues music history. Read More…

Peter Parcek Added to Blues Music Camp Lineup!

Hi everyone:
I’m happy to announce that we’ve added Boston Blues guitar great, Peter Parcek, to the roster of instructors who will teach at the Virtual WUMB Blues Music Camp later this month. Registration is now open!

Peter will be teaching classes detailing some of the guitar styles of Slim Harpo, Jimmy Reed, T-Bone Walker and B.B. King.  For more information about these classes along with the full lineup of instructors and classes, the class schedule, and to register online, visit the SAMW Website. Read More…

March Update

And with that, we’re ¼ of the way through 2021 already. I hope as we begin March that you and your families are in good health. With news about venues opening up we’re certainly hopeful that the things we cherish as music fans will once again return.

I’d like to take just a moment, as we’re a few weeks out from our Spring Fundraiser, to ask you for your support of WUMB. As a non-profit we’re always Fundraising, but this is a “big” one for us. Even though we have other Fundraisers that take place, the Fall and Spring are the most imperative. If you’d really like to help the station out you can pledge early, as that helps us out tremendously. Our Fundraiser begins on Friday, March 19th. Read More…

February Programming Update

There’s nothing quite like the dead of Winter in New England so I hope this message finds you safe, warm and relatively sane with all that’s going on in the world!

Even though the temps are getting low and an expected Nor’easter is on its way as I write this, Programming in WUMB remains as busy as ever.

Be on the lookout for New Music. We believe in not just throwing “everything” new at you, but instead in going through new releases and plucking the best of the best for you to hear. So with that here’s what we’re currently loving: Read More…

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…