WUMB June Program Guide


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…

Summer Acoustic Music Week 20th Anniversary Gala

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…

WUMB Fall Fundraiser

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!

Exciting New Fall Features

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…

SAMW 20th Anniversary Gala- The Secret Is Out!

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!

Patty Domeniconi
Camp Director, SAMW
General Manager, WUMB

WUMB Summer Events

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