The Summer Acoustic Music Week 20th Anniversary Gala was a resounding success and a beautiful celebration of the music and camaraderie SAMW has cultivated over the years. Read More…
Fall has arrived and it is time for our annual Fall Fundraiser. This is a great time to support your favorite station as you begin to settle in for cozy days and nights with WUMB playing in the background. If you renew or become a member before October 16th, you will receive an extra gift of a WUMB stylus/pen.
Give us a call at 617-287-6915 to join or renew, or visit our secure Donation page .
Every little bit counts, so even if you can’t become a member this time around, any and all donations are always greatly appreciated!
I’m writing this to you as we’re about to close down the month of August and look forward to the Fall. It’s been an incredibly busy Summer and I’d like to share some very positive changes going on around here!
To start, on September 15th both Brendan Hogan and Dave Palmater will add a new daily rotating feature. Brendan will do his in the 9am hour and Dave’s will be a lunch time feature at 12pm. I won’t break down the features just yet (still working some kinks out) but they will be terrific I promise you. These are the kinds of features that take a lot of research and time and we wouldn’t be able to do them without your help. During the Fundraisers you’ll hear us say that “your money goes towards Programming”. This is what we’re talking about…we’re investing right back into the station to make it better!
Also I have some big news…we’re bringing back a very popular show called Guest Mix. It’s going to be hosted by Dave Palmater and will feature specials guests and musicians playing “Guest DJ”. They’ll pick an hour worth of music and will include influences, songs and artists they admire and more. It’s great to be able to pick the brain of a musician and find out what makes them tick! You can hear Guest Mix starting Saturday September 12th at 7pm. Read More…
We’ve had to keep it under wraps until today, but I am very pleased to announce that the SAMW 20th Anniversary Gala special musical guest will be…The David Bromberg Quintet, which includes our very own Mark Cosgrove!!!
The Gala is being planned to honor the founders of Summer Acoustic Music Week, (SAMW), – Dick Pleasants, Lorraine Hammond and Bob Franke. The event will take place at the Marriott Hotel in Quincy, MA on September 26th and will feature cocktails, dinner, a silent auction and concert. All proceeds will go to benefit SAMW and WUMB.
Tickets are on sale, and will be available to past SAMW attendees and current WUMB Members for the first 48hours at a discounted rate. On July 3rd, ticket prices will increase.
There are only 300 tickets available, and we anticipate they will go fast, so don’t wait!
You may purchase tickets here or for more information you may also call 617-287-6915.
I look forward to seeing you at the Gala!
Camp Director, SAMW
General Manager, WUMB
During the Summer we like to get out into the sunshine and support local festivals in Massachusetts as well as hold our own free concert series on Carson Beach. Be sure to swing by and say hi if you’re in the neighborhood!
July 4th Weekend: New Bedford Folk Festival
July 9th: Lowell Summer Series – Wood Brothers
August 1st: WUMB/Berklee Summer Series – Selina Elsie, 2pm
Lowell Summer Series – Gordon Lightfoot
August 8th: WUMB/Berklee Summer Series – Covey, 2pm
August 15th: WUMB/Berklee Summer Series – Tash, 2pm
August 22nd: WUMB/Berklee Summer Series – Evelyn Horan, 2pm
August 27th: Lowell Summer Series – Taj Mahal/John Hiatt
We did it!!
We raised $53,937 from 521 donors!
This is the ninth consecutive membership drive that we have surpassed our goal! Thank you to everyone who donated and volunteered to take pledge calls. We couldn’t have done it without you!
YOU DID IT!!!
We met our $12,500 challenge!!
We are grateful to each of you for your contribution to the WUMB/SAMW Gala Fund, and delighted that those dollars will be doubled. Thank you for your generosity, and for your commitment to both the radio station and the Summer Acoustic Music Week programs.
Every call we get and every pledge form we receive on line is a small miracle. It means that another WUMB listener is joining the public radio partnership and supporting something they enjoy and depend on.
This public radio partnership, as it developed in this country, is unique worldwide. It is a true social compact of the best sort. Government combining with educational institutions, non-profit organizations, business and individuals to provide a commercial free, and there for free from commercial influence, broadcast system. There is nothing like it, and it all works because listeners like you support it.
We do not take this for granted. With every song we share, every interview we conduct and every special program we present, we know that we can only do this because of you. For that we are eternally grateful. You have put your trust in us, and we do our best to live up to your expectations. Read More…
So here we are in March with just a few more weeks of Winter. I hope this finds you well and I hope you’ve endured this terrible Winter as best as humanly possible!
Now that we’re officially into the month of March, I wanted to give you an update regarding a very special tribute that we’ll be doing. International Women’s Day is officially Sunday, March 8th, but we decided to make this a month long feature honoring the countless musical contributions that Women have made through the years. Every Monday through Friday during March we’re going to be spotlighting some of these amazing artists. We’ve been working very diligently in our Production Studio over the last few months getting these segments ready and it’s been a lot of fun! Read More…