WUMB November Program Guide


The Miracle of Fundraising

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…

International Women’s Day

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…

Whispering Pines: The Northern Roots of American Music

With my interest in all things Canadian I don’t know how I missed this one, but I did. Published in 2009, Whispering Pines: The Northern Roots of American Music . . . from Hank Snow to The Band purports to be “the first comprehensive history of Canada’s immense songwriting legacy, from Gordon Lightfoot to Joni Mitchell.” That imposing title could well be translated as the Canadian influence on popular music in the United States. Read More…

First Night Re-cap with WUMB

I would have been interested in going to this show anyway:  Dom Flemons opening for Patty Larkin.  Getting to put on the Top Hat and MC for the 4th annual WUMB New Year’s Eve live concert broadcast was tasty gravy.  If you were in the crowd at the Berklee Performance Center, thanks for such great energy.  Without it, a radio broadcast just isn’t the same, right?

Thanks to First Night Boston and Berklee College of Music for doing this with us again.  Thanks to the Highland Street Foundation for joining in with First Night.  Thank you, Matt for helming the broadcast from the station that night.  And a tremendous thanks to Dom Flemons and Patty Larkin for putting on terrific shows.  It was a great night.  Now let’s all have a great year!


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-Perry Persoff

SAMW 20th Anniversary Reunion

This year is Summer Acoustic Music Week’s 20th Anniversary so our Reunion is going to be even more spectacular than usual!  If you are attending please email samw@umb.edu or call 617-287-6915.  Make sure to let us know if you will be bringing a guest, and their name!

When:  January 11th, 2015

Where: UMass Boston Campus

What time: 1pm-5pm


See you there!

Winter Acoustic Music Weekend 2015 Registration is Now OPEN!

Winter Acoustic Music Weekend 2015 is almost here!

WUMB will host the third annual WUMB Winter Acoustic Music Weekend (WAMW) on February 27-March 1, 2015, in Groton Massachusetts.  This will be a ‘hands-on New England acoustic music retreat.  Come for camaraderie and classes, concerts and great guided jams and freestyle jams with first class players and teachers… Registration is now open!!

For more information please visit www.wumb.org/samw, or call 617-287-6900.   You may also email us at samw@umb.edu.

Hope to see you there!

New Music on The Morning Show

One aspect I love about WUMB and The Morning Show, is the great new music we have.  There is so much that is constantly being released and we love to bring it to you. Every Tuesday morning Jay Moberg (WUMB program director & music director) and I sit down and we choose two new releases and highlight them on the show.  For example, Lucinda Williams’s new album, “Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone” originally had 30 songs on it.  Read More…

Don’t forget, there are couple of ways to support WUMB!

The holiday season is coming up fast with Halloween right around the corner.  Some of you may be gearing up to start your online shopping early, or going all out for the kids trick r’ treating this year.  If this sounds like you, please consider using the Amazon.com link on our website.  A portion of every purchase you make, goes to support WUMB Radio!  No codes, no confusion. Just click on the Amazon box and you’re there!

Another way to support the station is to donate your car through our CARS program.  The proceeds from the auction of your car will be donated directly to WUMB, and also make you a member of the station! It’s incredibly simple.  All you have to do is either fill out the donation form on this page:  http://www.wumb.org/cars/ or call  1-800-WUMB-CAR (1-800-986-2227) and a CARS representative will be on hand to answer any questions.

Any donation great or small goes a long way!

Welcome our new morning host!

Let me say hello and introduce myself.  I’m Dominick.  I’m very lucky to call myself the new morning show guy at WUMB.  I’ve been doing the mornings here for a few months now and not only do I love what I do but I’m very lucky that you allow me into your house, car or computer every morning! I thank you for that! Read More…

Congratulations to Patty Domeniconi!

Dear WUMB Members,


I’m writing to introduce myself to you.  My name is Ed Lambert and I am the Vice Chancellor for Government Relations and Public Affairs at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.  The Division I oversee has responsibility, among other things, for communications and all external affairs.

Over the past few years, the station has been part of our Division of Enrollment Management, under the direction of Kathy Teehan, a longtime supporter of  WUMB.  With Ms. Teehan’s retirement imminent, discussions were in the works about moving WUMB to another department that would be a more logical placement administratively, ensuring continued growth and creating new synergy.

As such, the station has now officially been transferred to the Division of Government Relations and Public Affairs.  This transfer will not necessitate any change to the broadcast service you’ve enjoyed for over three decades.  We wanted you to know that the University has been active in ensuring its continuing excellence and will continue to advance and evolve the missions of a public station by serving the community and region.

Concurrent with this administrative change, I am please to let you know that Patty Domeniconi has been named General Manager of the station.  She has been acting as an interim in this position since the retirement of station founder Pat Monteith over two years ago.  We feel that her continuing leadership will ensure that you will continue to enjoy the quality entertainment and information programming that has been a hallmark of WUMB.

Thank you once again for joining UMass Boston in supporting WUMB and helping to maintain this quality broadcast service, not only for our communities here in Eastern New England, but for listeners all around the world on WUMB.org.


Ed Lambert
Vice Chancellor
Government Relations and Public Affairs
UMass Boston