Given the rigid management style at WUMB we in the Boston folk and blues community hope Brendan will be given as much artistic freedom as he had at WGBH. Before being terminated, that is.
"Blues on WGBH" and its sister program "Folk on WGBH" were terminated in December, 2009, when WGBH-fm went "single format." For that story, read
published here November 9, 2009. "Folk on WGBH" was co-hosted by Brad Paul and Naomi Arenberg.
In case the long-running "Downeast Ceilidh" ("On October 12, 2002, the show and Marcia opened for business here at WUMB") and "Traditional Folk" ("Sandy Sheehan started doing the Traditional Folk show in the fall of 1986.") are eventually dumped and their web pages sent town the memory hole, as WUMB is wont to do (Barnes Newbury's "Hightway 61 Revisited" disappeared one sad Saturday morning when then music director John Laurenti was substituted by station management), they are displayed below.
Sandy Sheehan's "Traditional Folk"
Excerpt: "I'll be programming and hosting a new radio show on WUMB, 91.9 FM (and streaming online at http://wumb.org) beginning October 1. It will be called "Dark Was the Night" (after the Blind Willie Johnson recording), and will feature blues, roots, and songwriters from Lightning Hopkins to Steve Earle, Bob Dylan to Bessie Smith. Guest performances and discussions, and music from yours truly, too. The show will air on Saturday nights from 8 PM to 12 AM. Also, the show will be pre-recorded, leaving me open for gigs/tours..."