Station to provide listeners with NPR news, information and local content
"We know that many Washingtonians take advantage of the beautiful beaches and relaxing atmosphere of the Delmarva peninsula when the weather warms up," said WAMU 88.5 General Manager Caryn G. Mathes. "Our audience has long expressed a desire to 'take us across the bridge' with them, and 88.3 Ocean City allows them to do just that."
American University’s radio station since 1961, WAMU 88.5 is the leading public radio station for NPR news and information in the greater Washington, D.C., area. With more than 735,000 listeners in the Washington-Baltimore region, WAMU 88.5 is "your NPR news station in the nation’s capital." WAMU also broadcasts from 88.3 Ocean City on the Delmarva Peninsula and in Washington on three HD channels — the flagship frequency at 88.5–1; WAMU's Bluegrass Country, a bluegrass and Americana station, at 88.5–2; and WAMU–3, at 88.5–3, a news and information station broadcasting international coverage from the BBC and offering public radio programs unavailable elsewhere in the Washington area.
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