WUMB August Program Guide

In the News

August

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…

July

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…

Making Up for Lost Time…

First and most important, I hope that you are safe and doing well.

I also hope that you are enjoying listening to WUMB, as we continue to bring you live programming each and every day. You often hear us say that WUMB is “listener-supported public radio,” and listener support is more important to us now than ever before.

When we decided to end our March Fundraiser 5 days early due the coronavirus outbreak we knew that we would not meet our Spring target, and in fact we fell short $55,000 from our goal. To try to make up that shortfall we are holding a brief Fundraiser from Thursday May 14th to Monday May 18th. If you’ve thought of WUMB and its music as a lifeline recently, please consider making a pledge of support during this Fundraiser. Read More…

May

Well, usually around this time we’d be discussing the birth of Spring, getting outside and perhaps even a little Spring Training. Obviously things are different in May of 2020, but I hope this message is finding you healthy and happy.

We do have a ton of great Programming happening in May, including Birthday celebrations for icons like Robert Johnson, Bob Dylan and more. We’ll have new episodes of most of your favorite Programs as well.

Right now, we have some important news to get to…. Read More…

Now, More than Ever…Thank You!

“For the times, they are a-changin’.”

And we are changing with the times. The Coronavirus pandemic has necessitated many changes in our operations at WUMB but one thing has not changed — our commitment to bringing you the music you love, 24-7, to help all of us make it through these difficult days, together. Read More…

April

Well it’s certainly a unique time out there….I hope you’re safe and healthy these days. It has most certainly been a unique few weeks. I’ll try and catch you up as quick as I can…. Read More…

Welcome to March

As our Spring Fundraiser is approaching, I’d like to take a moment and thank you for all of your love shown to WUMB whether it’s through a pledge, a phone call, email or just the fact that you’ve listened. We really do appreciate it, and simply can’t do this kind of radio without your generous support. Our Spring Fundraiser starts next week and I’d like to urge you to consider renewing your Membership, making an additional gift or perhaps becoming a Member for the first time yourself. Read More…

February

January seemed to stretch on forever and here we are finally in February! We’ve got a ton of great programming percolating here at WUMB. Here’s what’s cooking:

New Music – we’ve already added dozens and dozens of albums in the new year. We’ve heard from established artists like Norah Jones, The Wood Brothers and Robert Cray while also introducing you to brand new artists like William Prince, Tre Burt, Bonny Light Horseman and more. Expect more of this throughout 2020. We’re trying to add more new music this year than ever before! Read More…

Seeking Volunteers for On-Air Fund Drives

Would you like to become a WUMB Pledge Room Volunteer?

As a listener-sponsored radio station, WUMB currently runs four (4) On-Air Fund Drives in March, June, October and December each year, and volunteers provide much-needed support! During each Fund Drive volunteers answer phones in the Pledge Room located on the UMass Boston Campus in the Healey Library. Read More…