WUMB May Program Guide

In the News

Publicize YOUR company & help WUMB at the same time!

I’m sure you’ve heard this before:


I’d like to talk to you if you own a business. I have an idea that would be a big win/win for everyone.


Now here’s the part you haven’t heard:


As usual the WUMB Fall Member Drive takes place this month. It is, as always, a critical one for the station, and we have to reach our fund raising goal to be able to continue to offer the programing that you have come to count on. Over the years we’ve found that the most successful way to inspire people to donate is challenges. That’s when a company, organization or even an individual offers to match part, or all, of listener donations for a period of time or up to a predetermined amount. Read More…

SAMW 2013 a rousing success!

This years SAMW was amazing!  Thank you to all of our instructors, staff and participants who made it an unforgettable 2 weeks.   We are already gearing up for our WAMW (Winter Acoustic Music Weekend),  February 28-March 2, 2014.   Keep an eye on the SAMW site for more announcements to come!



WUMB & Berklee Summer Series

This summer WUMB has once again teamed up with Berklee to bring you four Saturday’s of amazing new music!   This year the concerts will be held at Carson Beach, 165 William J. Day Blvd, South Boston, from 2p – 4p.

Concert Line-Up

8/3  Joe’s Truck Stop

8/10    Bronwyn Keith-Hynes



8/17  We Avalanche


Vist WUMB.org for more details!!

Dave’s Festival Insider

The arrival of June, increasing heat, and commencement here at UMass Boston all add up to one thing for me: It’s the start of the festival season! Read More…

WUMB Happenings

-The June fundraiser is upon us!  If you haven’t volunteered, it isn’t too late to join us!   If not, be sure to tune in for an advance opportunity to purchase tickets and sign up for the limited space Boat Ride!

-We are looking for volunteers to help out at the New Bedford Summerfest, and the Lowell Summer Music Series.  If you are interested, call 617-287-6900 or email wumb@umb.edu

-For you SAMW’rs , Week 1 has sold out!   It’s not too late to register for Week 2, and spaces are filling fast!  To register give us a call at 617-287-6900 or visit http://wumb.org/samw


In the News

–WUMB is looking for volunteers for our June Fundraiser, as well as various summer events we are going to be attending!  If you are interested and are available for the following dates, give us a call at 617-287-6900 or email wumb@umb.org!

June 6-10 &  the 28th,     July 5 & 7 & 18,      August 3, 10, 17 , 24, 23, 30 Read More…

SAMW 2013 Registration is NOW OPEN


Now in it’s 18th year, the Summer Acoustic Music Week (SAMW) offers participants the chance to work with some of the best folk and acoustic musicians  and teachers in the country. Read More…

Spring Fundraiser Volunteers Needed!

The response this year for volunteers has been fantastic! Thank you to everyone who has responded so far, but , we still need to fill some areas in the schedule.  Read More…

What the heck is a Dobro?!


George Knight here.  I host the late night show on WUMB, and you can join me Monday through Thursday, 10pm-Midnight.  I’ve been really digging deep into the new Jerry Douglas album Traveler, which I’ve been enjoying because it happents to have great songs on it & an eclectic cast of guest artists ranging from Paul Simon and Eric Clapton, to Keb Mo and Mumford & Sons.  It really has some lovely vocal work on it, along with wonderful Dobro guitar playing- Read More…