WUMB June Program Guide

News

Notes from the Program Director

Hello and I hope you’re doing well as we finally head back into warmer climates!  Here are some notes from programming here at WUMB….

I really hope you enjoyed our Day of Dylan this past Tuesday, May 24th.  We put together an entire day of programming to pay tribute to the one and only Bob Dylan.  We got to play an amazing array of covers and originals throughout the day to present a really unique birthday celebration.  It’s support from listeners just like you that allows us to take chances and do something a little outside the box.  So…thank you! Read More…

SAMW is Right Around the Corner

Summer Acoustic Music Week is back and better than ever! In a little over a month, SAMW will be kicking off its 21st year along the beautiful shores of Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire. Week 1 will go from July 10-16 and week 2 will be August 14-20. Students will be joined by our 14 fabulous teachers as they jam, workshop, collaborate and learn together. This year we also welcome the incredible Hubby Jenkins to the SAMW family. Jenkins will be teaching African American Music, Stories, History and Music of Joe and Odell Thompson on Banjo during week two. No matter your skill or experience, you are guaranteed to have a blast at SAMW and make summer musical memories that will last a lifetime.

Be sure to check out our website, wumb.org/samw/home/ for more information on classes and instructors.

This year’s SAMW has sold out in record time and we couldn’t be happier! Both weeks are now full, but if you missed out on signing up and would like to be placed on the waiting list, call 617-287-6915. Waiting list spots are first come first served basis on availability, and being on the waiting list does not guarantee you a spot at SAMW 2016. But remember, there’s always next year!

General Station Information

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The Return of Acoustic Sunrise

Beginning May 1, the much-loved program “Acoustic Sunrise” returns to the airwaves on WUMB, Sunday mornings from 8 AM – noon.  Hosted by local folk musician Buffie Groves, this show will feature a wide range of performers and musical styles, from heritage artists like Robert Johnson and Big Mama Thornton up through the singer-songwriters of the Boomer generation, and all the way to contemporary folk and acoustic musicians who are carrying on these traditions for a modern audience.

Both solo and as the “not David Fishken” half of the duo “Fishken & Groves,” over the past 20 years Buffie has performed, run open mikes, helped run concert series and much more throughout New England.  She is “both humbled and beyond excited to be taking the helm of ‘Acoustic Sunrise’ for WUMB.”  Buffie says, “This is the music that I love, and love to share.  I hope that by putting it together thoughtfully I can give listeners both an enjoyable Sunday morning experience of hearing old favorites along with the opportunity to discover new music and artists to add to their own ‘favorites’ list!”

So tune in for Acoustic Sunrise, Sunday mornings at 8 AM, or listen online at wumb.org!

 

 

Programming Changes

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:

Acoustic Sunrise

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

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!

Folk Tales

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…

Spring Fundraiser Re-Cap

Wow, another Spring has begun here in Boston and because of your support we made it through another Spring Fundraiser.  We ended up coming up a little short at the end of the Fundraiser but over the last week contributions have continued to come in.  The good news is that we’re almost at our goal…only off by about 2,000.00 at this point.  So, if you’ve already taken the time to support WUMB, THANK YOU!  If you haven’t just yet, you can still make a donation at wumb.org to ensure you’ll continue to hear the kind of music and programming you enjoy.

I bring up the Fundraiser to not only say thank you, but to also discuss some Programming additions in the not so distant future.  Because your support has been so generous over the last year, we’ve been able to raise enough money to increase our Programming budget.  What this will mean quite simply is more of everything!  We’ll have more content on social media but also on the airwaves!  We’ve got some new Programming launching very soon and I invite you to listen to the Morning Show on Friday, April 15th at 9am.  I’ll be sitting in with Brendan Hogan to discuss what new programming you can hear and when!

Thank you once again for your continued support of WUMB.  At the end of every Fundraiser we are reminded of just how generous and amazing our listeners really are.

UMass Boston Campus Concerts hosted by WUMB Radio

This spring marks the return of the WUMB UMass Boston Campus concerts, kicking off with Danielle Miraglia on 2/11 from noon to 1pm.   This semester we are inviting the students of UMass Boston to perform, and we are anticipating some really great new music!

As always, these concerts are free to the public and will be held in the Campus Center Cafe  on the UMass Boston Campus!  These concerts are not only open to UMass, but to the public as well.  Bring a lunch and join us the second Thursday of every month!

For more information, please call 617-287-6900 or email WUMB@umb.edu

In Memory of Michael Troy

michael troy“We lost one of the good ones last Sunday. Michael Troy lost his long, courageous battle against cancer. He was a brilliant songwriter, a kind and gentle man, and I am proud to have called him friend for some three decades. He was a true working class folksinger. More Guthrie than Dylan. He worked hard all his life. He had been a commercial fisherman and a mill hand…..”   read more at the WUMB Blog

Summer Acoustic Music Week Reunion

Have you heard about the WUMB’s Summer Acoustic Music Week, and wondered what everyone is talking about?  Have you come as a camper, and wished that you could see some of your SAMW friends again without waiting a whole year?  Have you come as a camper, and wished there were a way to give your not-yet-camper friends a taste of the wonderful musical and social experience that keeps you coming back year after year? Read More…

End of Year Charitable Contribution

donateIt’s that giving time of year again. Salvation Army bell ringers are on every corner and Toys for Tots are piling up at police and fire stations. For many of us it is the time of year that we sit down with check book and calculator to make our annual charitable donations. As you make decisions about where your contributions are going to go, I hope you’ll include WUMB in your thinking. Read More…