As we’re finally getting into May it’s finally starting to feel like Spring around here! With the change of seasons come some changes in our Programming Department here at WUMB. These changes will take place on May 1st and beyond. Here’s an overview of the new additions:
We’re bringing back Acoustic Sunrise by popular demand. Our new host is Buffie Groves and each Sunday she’ll be bringing you four hours of acoustic music from all genres. You can tune in each Sunday Morning from 8am-12pm. The debut episode is Sunday
Guest Mix is FINALLY ready! Starting May 7th host Dave Palmater will sit down and discuss influences and more with local and national musicians and industry folk. Basically musicians get to play Guest DJ. They’ll select songs that have inspired them, songs they wish they had written and much more. Featured guests include Tom Russell, Mark Erelli, Matt Smith of Club Passim and many more!
I’m very happy to announce that author/musician Scott Alarik has joined the WUMB Programming Department. Very shortly we’ll be launching a short series called Folk Tales. These 2-4 minutes features will spotlight the reach of Folk Music. Why was Pete Seeger important? Why is he still important today? How has Lead Belly influenced the music of Jack White? What’s the true story behind the legend of Robert Johnson? Scott will answer these and much more.
Highway 61 Revisited
We have received MANY emails asking for more Highway 61 Revisited. Many of you have asked us to turn it into a podcast. While that’s a great idea, right now (for several reasons) it’s just not possible. We’re now offering up Sunday nights for a second airing of Highway 61 Revisited. So…if you miss it Saturday Mornings from 8am-12pm you can catch it Sunday evening from 8pm-12am. Read More…