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HD Radio

WAMU 88.5 provides two additional digital (HD) channels as options for our listeners. Visit HD Radio FAQ.

 

WAMU's Bluegrass Country is on the air in HD at 88.5-HD2. You'll hear outstanding programs of bluegrass music maintaining the WAMU legacy of support for the greater DC bluegrass community. Live-hosted programs featuring Katy Daley, Ray Davis, Lee Michael Demsey, Gary Henderson and TomCat Reeder are featured along with a superb collection of bluegrass programs from around the world. This station is also heard online at BluegrassCountry.org, which has served full-time bluegrass listeners since 2001. WAMU's Bluegrass Country channel was one of the first in the nation to offer live programming exclusively for HD Radio.

Our third channel, Intersection, at 88.5-HD3, serves the dedicated public radio news listener with programming not available on the flagship channel. This includes extended BBC news coverage and NPR's Talk of the Nation. Overnight, Intersection offers Xponential Radio from station WXPN in Philadelphia featuring adult album alternative music. On weekends Intersection also features music programs of other popular genres.

Get an HD Radio to Hear WAMU's Bluegrass Country and Intersection HD Channels

WAMU 88.5 recommends you visit this link to Amazon.com to select an HD radio that meets your needs. Amazon has a wide variety of tabletop, portable, and after-market car radios available in many price ranges. Your purchase of an HD radio from Amazon.com also benefits WAMU. If you purchase the radio from Amazon.com using this link a portion of the sale is returned to the station. The price is the same using this link as if you logged on directly to the Amazon.com home page.

In the Washington, DC area some Best Buy stores offer a selection of HD radios including two personal portables, the Insignia HD radio portable player and the Zune HD 32GB MP3 portable player. Online vendors like Crutchfield also sell HD radios.

 

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