WUMB September Program Guide

In the News

“The Family Business,” This Month on The Morning Show!

One of the obligations of family can be carrying on the family business when the patriarch or matriarch is unable to continue the work they built their life around. Read More…

Find “the Roots of Roots Music” on Folk Tales!

Scott Alarik continues to bring you the stories behind the music on Folk Tales.  This month you’ll learn about The Newport Folk Festival and its glories, myths, and controversies. Scott will also feature Utah Phillips, the songwriter-raconteur who helped rebuild folk music.  He’ll take you into the life and career of Judy Collins, the ’60s star who expanded the frontiers of folk and pop.  And he’ll end the month with Folkways Records, the stubborn little label that ignited the revival––and the indie music industry.

So don’t miss Folk Tales, Saturdays at noon and rebroadcast on Fridays at 5:00am!

NEW – Lunchtime Requests on WUMB!

With Jess Phaneuf moving to the mid-day shift, she’ll continue with the 10 o’clock Coffee Break, sharing something different, mostly new music, each morning. She’ll also bring her Producer Spotlight feature to the 11 o’clock hour. And this month she’ll debut a brand new feature for mid-days – Lunchtime Requests during the 12 o’clock hour… feel free to email, call (800-573-2100), Facebook or tweet (@WUMBradio) the songs you’d like to hear and Jess could play them mid-day on WUMB!

News for February coming soon!

Check back for February news and information!

Miss Tess Live At the Burren

Our most recent Third Thursday at the Burren was a homecoming show for Miss Tess, who spent many years based in the Boston area. She recently relocated to Nashville, where she and her band recorded a good portion of their latest album, Baby We All Know.

It was another exciting night of live radio, and we had the biggest turnout yet with a sold out back room. Tommy McCarthy, owner of the Burren, was in the house too, and he was happy to see the success of our collaboration!

Damn Tall Buildings play our next Third Thursday, on January 19th! Live broadcast begins at 6pm, show starts at 7:30pm.

-Jess Phaneuf

Ian Fitzgerald – Live at The Burren recap

Our November Third Thursday at The Burren was our first with just a voice and guitar on stage…and the result was pretty magical. Ian Fitzgerald is soft-spoken but extremely funny, with a hairstyle that makes you wonder if he stuck his finger in an electric socket! I don’t feel too bad describing him this way, since he poked fun at his appearance from the stage, informing radio listeners that he looks “ridiculous”.  His witty on stage banter was perfectly balanced with his gorgeous, heavily felt lyrics.

Ian’s sound is perfectly quiet and thoughtful, and his delivery is effortless. He treated us to a mix of old and new songs, and before his set, I got a chance to ask him about the recording process for his new record. For the first time, he experienced a true collaborative effort in the making of the album “You Won’t Even Know I’m Gone”, with nearly a dozen musicians adding their talents to the mix, like Smith & Weeden, and MorganEve Swain (of Brown Bird), among others. Unlike his previous release, which was recorded in less than a week, this new album took over a year to finish… but it was well worth the wait.

Our Third Thursday series LIVE at the Burren continues with Miss Tess and the Talkbacks on 12/15 and Damn Tall Buildings 1/16.   Visit WUMB.ORG for info on how you can get tickets!  WUMB Members receive a special discount.

From the Desk of the Program Director

Before I begin, let me take a very brief moment to thank you!  I’d like to personally thank you if you donated/listened/cheered us on etc during our Fall Fundraiser.  We had one of the best Fundraisers we’ve ever had in the history of the station and that shows me that you’re enjoying what you’re hearing.  Now that you’ve done your part, it’s our turn.  We’ll make sure we use this money wisely and to continue to create new programming and new events for our Members.

Now…onto business!

We’ve got a very exciting November coming up and I’d like to share a few of the many events and programs that are happening.

New episodes of Folk Tales and Guest Mix are on the way.  We heard you loud and clear during our Fundraiser that you love these shows and want to hear more of them!  We’re working on it!  Currently Folk Tales is on at 7am on Saturdays and Guest Mix is on at 7pm.  We’re currently working on getting both of those programs more desirable time slots. Read More…