WUMB November Program Guide

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November

It seems like “Thank you” is the general statement for our November Program Guide. All of us at WUMB are just humbled and thrilled over the success of our Fall Member Drive. We repeatedly mentioned on air that it was our “biggest goal ever” and you came through. Like always, we promise to do our best for you over the course of this year. There’s so much great music out there and we’ll continue to find the best from the past and present to play for you each day. Read More…

Happy October!

Here are some news/notes from the world of Programming!

First off I’d like to thank you for your continued support of WUMB. As I’m sure you know our Fall Fundraiser is coming up quickly and our sights are set on the largest goal we’ve ever had at WUMB of $205,000. Over 80% of everything that it takes to keep WUMB on the air comes from individual contributions, not large ones from Corporate Underwriting. With that, I’m asking you directly to get your pledge in early if possible! We’ve got a pretty cool WUMB 2020 Calendar as a special thank you gift if you can contribute before October 18th. Thank you…we really do appreciate all of your support! Read More…

September!

I hope you had a great Summer and a successful re-entry to work, school and whatever else is part of your weekly routine. We’ve had a busy Summer gearing up for an even bigger Fall. Here are some notes from Programming! Read More…

August

I hope you’re having a great Summer as we’re already into August. It seems like the days just continue to fly by so I hope you’ve had a chance to take some time and actually enjoy life! Read More…

July!

A quick note of thanks to everyone who donated during our End of the Fiscal Year Fundraiser. We exceeded our goal quicker than we ever have before and we also heard from over 100 brand new Members. We are all extremely humbled by the level of support WUMB has received over the years and we continue to express that none of this would be possible without the contributions from our extremely generous audience. Read More…

Here’s June!

Hello, and I hope this finds you well as it’s finally starting to feel like Spring in Boston. Here are some quick Programming notes from WUMB….

Our next 3rd Thursday Concert is happening June 20th with special guests Billy Wylder. As always, tickets are at a 50% discount if you’re a WUMB Member. Also, this will be our last 3rd Thursday as we take a little break until September when we return. Read More…

Programming Notes for May

I’m thinking one of these days the sun will indeed come out and Springlike temperatures may arrive. Or not. It is New England after all! Here are some notes from Programming for May:

On Friday, May 3rd we’ll be celebrating the legacy of Pete Seeger who was born 5/3/19, which would indeed be the 100th Birthday. We’ll feature many of Pete’s musical connections in the Morning Show. In the 1pm hour Alastair Moock will drop by to perform in our studios. Alastair has certainly incorporated Pete’s influence into his own music. So he’ll play live, share some stories and more starting at 1pm. Then later at 6pm we’ll be re-broadcasting our 2 Hour Pete Seeger Hootenanny Member Event with host Scott Alarik. I hope you can join us at some or all points of the day! Read More…

From the Desk of the Programming Director

Changes in April

Hi and thanks for listening and supporting WUMB! I wanted to take a moment post-Spring Fundraiser to express my sincere thanks for supporting WUMB. Each Fundraiser we go into brings a bit of doubt and speculation about our listeners. We’re over 60% Listener Supported. Will they respond? Will they donate? The answer was of course, “YES”. Because of your support we reached our goal and WUMB remains strong as we continue in FY19. Now onto more exciting things in the world of Programming! Read More…

From the Desk of the Programming Director

March!

First off I just want to thank you as always for listening and supporting WUMB. We’ve had a very busy February which will lead into an even busier March, so I wanted to send you some notes regarding Programming. Read More…

WUMB’s Annual International Women’s Day Celebration

Some of my favorite artists and musicians happen to be women. Mary Gauthier, Lucinda Williams, Ani DiFranco, Brandi Carlile, Emmylou Harris…. The list of women making insightful, deep music today and for years could go on and on. Then there’s Odetta, Joan Baez, Sandy Denny, Joni Mitchell, Linda Ronstadt, Carole King, etc. who helped shape 20th century — and now 21st century — culture. And I’m a sucker for the blues so I can’t leave out Bessie Smith, Victoria Spivey, Memphis Minnie, Koko Taylor and others who challenged the boys’ club machismo prevalent in the genre, and influenced all who followed. As far as classic country goes, there’s no one better than Maybelle Carter, Dolly Parton, Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn and Wanda Jackson in my book. Read More…