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.

In December of 2019, Maryland's Lower Eastern Shore community was stunned to learn of the sudden passing of Dr. Ignatius DiNardo at the age of 62.

Affectionately known as "Iggy", Dr. DiNardo was one of Salisbury's most beloved physicians practicing internal medicine.

He has been described as a compassionate healer who devoted his life to helping others through his kindness and his willingness to listen to his patients.


There have been quite a few debates over policing and police reform.

UMES 30 host Dr. Joshua K. Wright and his guests tackle issues of community policing, racial bias, gun control, and more.

The show's guests are Dr. Lorenzo Boyd and officer Lydia Polk.

Dr. Boyd is the former chair of the Criminal Justice and Social Science Department at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Dr. Boyd is currently an associate professor at Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences in New Haven, Conn.

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.