WAMU 88.5 : Community


WAMU 88.5 wants to be where you are, whenever you need news and information about the world and your community. We also want to provide space to talk about the day's events with other news junkies in the most news-saturated city in America. Join us and other public radio fans on-air, online, and on your mobile device.

Follow us on twitter


WAMU 88.5 is on Twitter! Stay up-to-the-minute by following the feeds for WAMU 88.5, The Diane Rehm Show, and The Kojo Nnamdi Show – and pose questions (of 140 characters or less, naturally) for both talk shows. You can also follow our newsroom and send news tips and story ideas to @wamu885news.

Find Us On Facebook


Find WAMU 88.5 on Facebook for program updates, podcasts, and a place to share what you think about the station and our shows. You can also find The Diane Rehm Show and The Kojo Nnamdi Show on Facebook, too.



Watch behind-the-scenes interviews with WAMU 88.5's on-air staff.

Community Minute

Learn more about organizations working to make a difference in our offline, bricks-and-mortar community.


Check in on WAMU 88.5-sponsored events and special programs we air.

Community Council

Learn more about our citizen advisory board and its activities.

Support WAMU 88.5

WAMU 88.5 is member-supported public radio. Find out more about supporting the shows that are important to you.


Become a volunteer and make a donation of your time!

Tour WAMU 88.5

The WAMU 88.5 tour provides visitors with a fun and educational behind-the-scenes look at how a public radio station operates. The tour will include a visit to the WAMU 88.5 and WAMU’s Bluegrass Country’s radio production studios, performance spaces, and work areas.

Board of Trustees Public Meeting

American University's Board of Trustees subcommittee on WAMU 88.5 will hold a meeting at 2 p.m., Friday, Sept. 27. the meeting will take place in the Abramson Family Recital Hall of at the Katzen Arts Center, located at 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, Northwest, Washington, D.C. This meeting of the subcommittee is open to the public. Questions can be directed to aubot@american.edu


Heroic Women In Strong Poses: Serena Williams, Amy Schumer In Pirelli Calendar

"Beautiful, gross, strong, thin, fat, pretty, ugly, sexy, disgusting, flawless, woman." — that's how comedian Amy Schumer sums up this year's Pirelli calendar.

High-Sodium Warnings Hit New York City Menus

The city is the first in the nation to require a sodium warning on menu items containing 2,300 milligrams of sodium or more. The rule applies to chain restaurants with 15 or more locations.

Congress Strikes Deal On 5-Year Transportation Bill

For the first time in a decade, congressional leaders have reached a bipartisan agreement on a long-term bill to fix, maintain and expand the nation's roads, bridges, rails and mass transit.
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Computer Guys And Gal

Another year is coming to a close and the Computer Guys And Gal are here to discuss this year's biggest technology news, including the growth of virtual reality and the "Internet of Things."