WAMU 88.5 provides two digital (HD) channels as an option for our listeners: our main channel at 88.5 HD-1 and Bluegrass Country at 88.5 HD-2. Visit HD Radio FAQ.
On WAMU's Bluegrass Country, 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, Lee Michael Demsey, and Gary Henderson
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 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.
Get an HD Radio to Hear WAMU's Bluegrass Country Channel
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 prices are the same using this link as if you logged on directly to the Amazon.com home
In the Washington, DC area some Best Buy stores
offer a selection of HD radios, including personal portables such as the
Insignia Portable HD Radio. Online vendors like Crutchfield also sell HD radios.
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