Boston-based WUMB 91.9 FM, one of the foremost folk and roots radio stations in the country, aired both hours of Still Singing the Blues last Sunday evening, Feb. 20. This is great visibility for Louisiana blues artists. WUMB, which is based at the University of Massachusetts at Boston, reaches 275 cities and towns in eastern and central Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New Hampshire. Besides the Boston flagship, it broadcasts from stations in Falmouth, Newburyport, Worcester, and Orleans.
This is a station that takes music seriously. It sponsors the WUMB Boston Music Festival, two music camps each summer, and guitar clinics through the year. And it features, in live on-air performances, 250 musicians a year.