About WUMD

WUMD is a non-commercial campus and community radio station emanating from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. We broadcast 365 days per year on 89.3 FM and online.

WUMD began as WUSM. It first broadcast from a basement closet in the residents’ cafeteria as a 10 watt station. The board of trustees of SMU recognized and approved the organization on Jan 13, 1972. In the fall of 1974, WUSM upgraded its power and moved to its current location in the campus center. WUSM changed its call letters to WSMU January 15th, 1989. On June 10, 2006 WSMU moved from 91.1 FM to 89.3 FM and changed its call letters to WUMD. The new station/frequency operates at a licensed power of 9600 watts and broadcasts with state of the art HD technology. WUMD delivers CD-quality sound and provides the listener with the artist and song title on the display of their HD radios.

WUMD, a non-profit educational radio station, acts as an outlet for ideas and forms of artistic expression which are not widely available in the WUMD broadcast area. In performing this function, the station provides exposure to musical genres and/or artists which are underrepresented by commercial media, with an emphasis on new music. WUMD also focuses on local music, featuring local bands/artist and local concert information. Information programming on WUMD addresses current issues relevant to the University and surrounding communities, with an emphasis on voices and viewpoints which are underrepresented in mainstream or commercial media coverage. WUMD produces a public affairs show, airing weekly, and the station also airs several independently produced programs. Like most radio stations on the non-commercial end of the dial, WUMD serves up a daring departure from the mainstream.

WUMD provides a publicly accessible learning environment in which students and community residents can participate in order to gain knowledge and experience in various aspects of radio broadcasting. Individuals interested in volunteering at WUMD are invited to join our training classes, offered several times per year. Work study positions are also available.

CMJ New World Adds & Charting for Nov 1, 2016

CMJ New World Adds:

1          NU HAVEN KAPELYE    What’s Nu

2          MARCEL KHALIFE        Andalusia Of Love       Nagam

3          AMIRA MEDUNJANIN Damar World Village

4          MEEK MEN      Dumdedum     Dumdedum

5          TRIO BEAU SOIR         Robert Shumann: Kinderszenen And Dichterliebe     Robert  Shumann: Kinderszenen & Dichterliebe


CMJ New World:

1          BREATH           Carry Your Kin Real World

2          NORDIC FIDDLERS BLOC        Deliverance

3          ZOMBA PRISON PROJECT       I Will Not Stop Singing            Six Degrees

4          VERONIQUE VINCENT AND AKSAK MABOUL 16 Visions Of Ex-Futur            Crammed Discs

5          TRIO BEAU SOIR         Robert Shumann: Kinderszenen And Dichterliebe     Robert Shumann: Kinderszenen & Dichterliebe

6          PIERS FACCINI I Dreamed An Island   Six Degrees


8          BALKAN BEAT BOX      Shout It Out     Self-Released

CMJ Jazz Adds & Charting for Nov 1, 2016

CMJ Jazz Adds:

1          CORY WEEDS QUINTET          It’s Easy To Remember           Cellar Live

2          SWISS YOUTH JAZZ ORCHESTRA        Heaven Help Us All: Live At Jazzaar Festival 2016

3          JOSHUA BREAKSTONE            88

4          TAKUYA KURODA        Zigzagger        Concord

5          JEFF OSTER      Live!    Retso


CMJ Jazz:

1          ORRIN EVANS  Knowingishalfthebattle

2          CATHERINE RUSSELL   Harlem On My Mind  Jazz Village


4          CHARLIE HADEN         Liberation Music Orchestra

5          JEFF LIBMAN   Strange Beauty           Cellar Live

6          TOM HARRELL            Something Gold, Something Blue       High Note

7          GENE ESS         Absurdist Theater       SIMP

8          COOKERS        The Call Of The Wild And Peaceful Heart      Smoke Sessions

9          GEORGE BURTON       The Truth Of What I Am > The Narcissist

10        JERRY BERGONZI        Spotlight On Standards           Savant

CMJ/NACC Radio 200 Adds & Charting for Nov 1, 2016


 CMJ/NACC Radio 200 Adds:


1          KAISER CHIEFS Stay Together  Harvest

2          NXWORRIES    Yes Lawd!        Stones Throw

3          NOTWIST         Superheroes, Ghostvillains And Stuff  SUB POP

4          SHACKS            The Shacks [EP]           Big Crown

5          AGNES OBEL   Citizen Of Glass           Pias


CMJ/NACC Radio 200:

1          WYTCHES        All Your Happy Life     Heavenly-Pias

2          REGINA SPEKTOR        Remember Us To Life Sire-Warner Bros.

3          PACK A.D.        Positive Thinking         Cadence Music

4          BEACH SLANG A Loud Bash Of Teenage Feelings      Polyvinyl

5          TRENTEMOLLER         Fixion   HFN

6          GOAT   Requiem          SUB POP

7          PIXIES  Head Carrier   Pias

8          LVL UP Return To Love            SUB POP

9          BALKAN BEAT BOX      Shout It Out     Self-Released

10        LEMON TWIGS            Do Hollywood  4AD

11        SLOTHRUST     Everyone Else  Dangerbird

12        POOCHES        The Pooches    Lame-O

13        COSMONAUTS            A-Ok!   Burger

14        NOTS   Cosmetic         Goner

15        RADIOHEAD    A Moon Shaped Pool   XL

16        ANGEL OLSEN MY WOMAN   Jagjaguwar

17        TEENAGE FANCLUB     Here    Merge

18        CONOR OBERST          Ruminations    Nonesuch

19        EX-CULT          Negative Growth         In The Red

20        MNDSGN         Body Wash      Stones Throw

21        WILCO Schmilco          Anti

22        JOAN AS POLICE WOMAN      Let It Be You    Reveal

23        RICKY EAT ACID          Talk To You Soon         Terrible

24        CROCODILES   Dreamless       Zoo Music

25        BEATS ANTIQUE          Shadowbox      Beats Antique

26        HALEY BONAR Impossible Dream       Thirty Tigers-GNDWIRE

27        DELTA RIGGS   Active Galactic            Self-Released

28        NICK CAVE AND THE BAD SEEDS        Skeleton Tree  Kobalt

29        KISHI BASHI     Sonderlust       Joyful Noise

30        MOBY AND THE VOID PACIFIC CHOIR           These Systems Are Failing      Mute

Give and Groove

Like all non-commercial college/community radio stations, WUMD FM 89.3 relies on the generosity of listeners to pay the bills and stay on the air. September 30-October 2nd is our Annual “Give and Groove” fundraiser. We’ll be accepting online pledges all weekend long, and we’ve got lots of special on-air guests coming in. But NO NEED TO WAIT, you can start supporting WUMD right now! Text WUMD to 41444 & we’ll respond with a link to mobile cause where you can choose your donation amount. Please give early and often. WUMD is grateful for your support!