WAMU 88.5 is licensed to American University, a non-profit corporation. The station functions as a department of American University, and its governing board is American University's Board of Trustees.
The WAMU Community Council is WAMU 88.5's community advisory board, as defined by the Public Broadcasting amendments of 1981. The purpose of the Community Council is to represent the interests of the listening public in regular meetings with the staff and management of WAMU 88.5.
The Community Council consists of up to 21 individuals living
within the coverage area of WAMU 88.5 who are contributing members and
who wish to preserve, promote, and strengthen the public radio service
provided by WAMU 88.5.
WAMU 88.5 today announced the debut of The Big Fix, a program that allows citizens to propose innovative ideas to solve the nation’s biggest problems. Hosted by Al Lewis, The Big Fix will air in five pilot programs at 4 p.m., ET, on Saturdays, beginning Dec. 15.
WAMU’s Bluegrass Country presents BGC Live at Forty-Five, a bluegrass concert featuring The Del McCoury Band and The Gibson Brothers. The concert will take place at 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, at The George Washington Lisner Auditorium (730 21st St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20052). Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
When you give to WAMU, your tax-deductible membership gift helps make possible award-winning programs such as Morning Edition, All Things Considered, The Diane Rehm Show, The Kojo Nnamdi Show, and other favorites.