UMES 30 is a half-hour locally produced talk show covering a variety of topics featuring guests from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, the local community, and from around the country.

The Chesapeake Associated Press Broadcasters Association (CAPBA) has announced its list of contest finalists  for the 2019 calendar year.

WESM-FM has been chosen as a finalist in the Non-metro Outstanding Public Affairs category. 

The entry selected by CAPBA is an episode of WESM's locally produced program UMES 30 titled "The Pain of Living With Fibromyalgia".

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Science suggests that melting polar ice caps, rising sea levels, and the increasing frequency of severe storms are all a result of a rapidly changing global climate, posing a threat to life on Earth as we know it.

With all that's happening, some might wonder what we as individuals can do to help stem the tide of climate change.

On this edition of UMES 30, we speak with local illustrator/writer Dana Simson. 

On this edition of UMES 30, Brian Daniels (Afternoon Jazz) speaks with multi-reed instrumentalist Will Boyd about his new album Freedom, Soul, Jazz and how it ties into African American history--especially the civil rights movement in the United States. 


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Veterans Day is just around the corner and you’ve probably already seen commercial advertisements by local and national retailers hoping to cash in on the holiday.

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The University of Maryland Eastern Shore recently celebrated the 30th anniversary of its Aviation Science Program and the contributions of the man who got it off the ground---the late Abe Spinak.

Mr. Spinak was a World War II army veteran, earning two Purple Hearts after being wounded in action in Italy.

After the war, he attended Clarkson University and graduated in 1948 with a degree in mechanical engineering.

Spinak then worked for NASA for the next 33 years.