I sure wish WUMB had a blog where the public could post comments, as tonight I heard news from an impeccable source that an action has been taken that may affect some or all live weekend hosted music programming (I'm not sure how the change will affect Commonwealth Journal, or Dick, who is salaried from his weekday gig, or why Joan is listed, as she left the station a couple years ago). Since public-funded stations serve the community, it follows they should provide a forum where the official news release can be posted and public opinion recorded.
So why WUMB has taken this action is beyond me, I'm waiting to hear management's explaination. I am not going to publish any details of what I believe to be in motion here, yet. Let's give WUMB management a day or so to break the news themselves on their home page or in their "Folk Ripples" newsletter, or by email to members, or leak it, as they did the demise of the Boston Folk Festival, through a Globe gossip column.
Weekend shows that may be affected.
Program details - source
|Acoustic Images Specials|
Joan creates emotional landscapes with her particular blend of music and lyrical commentary. Her Acoustic Images Specials will air at days & times to be announced a month in advance.
Hosted by Joan Orr
|Acoustic Sunrise With Bob Cannon|
Sunday 8:00 am
Acoustic Sunrise is just the kind of program to wake up to on a Sunday morning-and then keep listening! Acoustic Sunrise is a unique blend of solo singer-songwriters with a touch of acoustic instrumentals.
Hosted by Bob Cannon
Ceili is a Celtic dance set featuring jigs and reels from Ireland and the British Isles, Saturdays at 6:30pm (part of Celtic Twilight.).
Hosted by Gail Gilmore
|Celtic Twilight With Gail Gilmore|
Saturday 4:00 pm
Hosted by Gail Gilmore
|Commonwealth Journal With Host Janis Pryor|
Sunday 7:00 pm
Commonwealth Journal is an award-winning program featuring interviews with scholars, writers, public officials and others, examining the current issues important to the people of Massachusetts.
Hosted by Janis Pryor
|Downeast Ceilidh With Marcia Young Palmater|
Saturday 8:00 pm
For over 30 years, Marcia Young Palmater has been the host of Downeast Ceilidh, a popular program of traditional and contemporary music from Canada's Atlantic provinces. You'll enjoy lots of fiddle music, especially from Cape Breton, plus songs in Scottish Gaelic, Acadian French, and English!
Hosted by Marcia Young Palmater
|Folk Odyssey With Dana Westover|
Sunday 2:00 pm
WUMB's Folk Odyssey features music from just about everywhere, from Albania to Zimbabwe!
Hosted by Dana Westover
|Highway 61 Revisited Wtih Barnes Newberry|
Saturday 8:00 am
Highway 61 Revisited is a fond look back at the classic folk and folk rock of the 60's and 70's that defined a generation, with contemporary artists contributing to the spirit of that era.
Hosted by Barnes Newberry
|Traditional Folk With Sandy Sheehan|
Saturday 9:00 pm
Every week, the deeply knowledgeable Sandy Sheehan explores the roots of American and Celtic folk music...blues, bluegrass, old time, jigs and reels, and cajun music abound!
Hosted by Sandy Sheehan
Sunday 12:00 am
Blues from the library of WUMB.
Hosted by Brian Quinn
|WUMB Music Mix - Saturdays With Dick Pleasants|
Saturday 12:00 pm
Dick adds a unique twist to the usual weekday mix of contemporary and traditional Folk, Roots, Acoustic, and Americana music for a special Saturday afternoon show.
Hosted by Dick Pleasants