WUMB February Program Guide


Save the Date for a new Music Weekend This Fall!

You may have missed the exciting news that was announced at the 2016 SAMW Reunion in January….. Read More…

SAMW 2016 Reunion Recap

samw reunionOn January 10 over 100 folk music enthusiasts gathered in the Ryan lounge on the UMass Boston campus to re-connect, make music, and learn about what’s coming up for WUMB’s Summer Acoustic Music Week program in 2016. From noon to 5:00 PM campers and their guests socialized and enjoyed refreshments, jamming and sharing songs throughout the afternoon.

The SAMW Reunion & Jam is an annual get-together that underscores and reinforces the deep sense of community that has grown up among the ever-growing SAMW membership.  Back at the beginning of SAMW’s tenure people didn’t want to have to wait a whole year to meet up again, so the January Reunion was created both to provide that opportunity and to officially announce the following summer’s slate of instructors and classes.

Now entering its 21st year, The SAMW program offers much more than just a summer program.  This year WUMB General Manager Patty Domeniconi and SAMW Music Director Lorraine Hammond presented the slate of 2016 instructors and courses, and officially opened registration for both weeks.  The sold-out fourth annual Winter Weekend will be held February 26-28.  And most exciting for campers, a brand new Fall Weekend was announced for 2016!

WUMB’s SAMW program offers campers the opportunity to make music and make friends in beautiful surroundings, learning from some of the finest professional folk musicians around. For more information and to register (don’t wait – both summer weeks are almost sold out!) you can visit the SAMW website or call the station at 617-287-6915.

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…

Guy Davis Live!

GuyDavisThe Summer Acoustic Music Week Reunion is right around the corner, and this year American Blues Ambassador and SAMW favorite son Guy Davis is coming to town!  SAMW campers and WUMB members can see him live in concert on Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 7:30 pm in the Lipke Auditorium on the UMass Boston campus.

If you’ve never seen Guy perform live, you need to.  If you’ve seen him before, you’ll want to see him again!  Seats for this concert will go fast, so RSVP by sending an email to samw@umb.edu or by calling WUMB at 617-287-6900 to reserve your spot.

Let WUMB and Guy Davis kick off your New Year in style!

Give the Gift of Music!

logoThis year why not give a unique gift, one they will remember all year long?  Send your loved one to the Winter Acoustic Music Weekend, February 26-28, 2016 at Grotonwood Conference Center in Groton, MA.  The folk music fan on your list will enjoy a full schedule of workshops, instructor and student concerts, guided and informal jams, all in a beautiful setting nestled in the woods just an hour northwest of Boston.  Lodgings are warm and comfortable, and the food is excellent – with legendary desserts! Read More…

Winter Acoustic Music Weekend 2016 Registration is Now OPEN!

Registration for the 2016 Winter Acoustic Music Weekend Is Now Open! Read More…

News from the Program Director

Hi everyone!  I just wanted to give a HUGE “thank you” to everyone who listened, volunteered, and donated during our Fall Member Drive.  It’s truly humbling to see the amount of support this radio station gets from our amazing listeners.  I honestly can’t say it any other way…so thank you, thank you, thank you!

Here are some notes to keep you up to speed with what’s happening in Programming! Read More…