WAMU 88.5 : Community

About WAMU 88.5's Community Minute

WAMU 88.5's Community Minute is a community service designed to help the station better engage with our listeners and the local organizations that help improve the quality of their lives.

The daily broadcast provides information about community organizations working to improve lives in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. During each month, we will feature two organizations in the Washington area. Online, we'll give more information about the groups we mention on-air. Check back often to find out about the organizations working hard to help our community.

Support for the WAMU 88.5 Community Minute is provided by the Meyer Foundation.


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