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Station Schedules

As of February 14, 2015, WAMU 88.5 no longer offers Intersection HD-3, and 88.3 Ocean City broadcasts the same program schedule as 88.5.

May 23, 2015
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12:00 am

The Newsroom

The world’s Newsroom brings you global events as they happen.
12:30 am

In The Balance

Lesley Curwen and Justin Rowlatt get behind the headlines to find out what's really going on in this changing global economy.
1:00 am


Latest national and international news, with reports from BBC correspondents worldwide.
4:00 am


Outlook with host Matthew Bannister is a daily half-hour human-interest current affairs program about individuals and their extraordinary stories.
5:00 am

With Good Reason

With Good Reason features in-depth interviews with leading scholars from Virgina's public universities about topics from the expanding universe to winemaking, and everything else in between.
6:00 am

Latino USA

Host Maria Hinojosa presents NPR's "Latino USA," a weekly radio journal of news and culture from a Latino perspective.
7:00 am

Metro Connection

Each week, WAMU 88.5's Metro Connection reaches across D.C., Maryland and Virginia to gather the sounds and stories that capture the current events, culture and personalities driving the Washington region.
8:00 am

Weekend Edition Saturday

Scott Simon hosts NPR's weekend morning newsmagazine.
10:00 am

Best Of Car Talk

This irreverent talk show hosted by Tom & Ray Magliozzi is about much more than car maintenance.
11:00 am

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!

Peter Sagal hosts this weekly news quiz show. Each week you can test your knowledge against some of the best and brightest in the news and entertainment world while figuring out what's real news and what's made up.
12:00 pm

The Dinner Party Download

Welcome to The Dinner Party Download, a fast and funny hour of culture, food and conversation: “public radio’s arts & leisure section.” In every episode you’ll learn a joke … bone up on an odd bit of history and then wash it down with a themed cocktail recipe… meet artists of note (for...
1:00 pm

This American Life

Ira Glass hosts this show that features documentary-like stories about everyday life.
2:00 pm

Studio 360

Host Kurt Andersen takes a look at arts and culture.
3:00 pm

The Splendid Table

The Splendid Table is a culinary, culture, and lifestyle one-hour program that celebrates food and its ability to touch the lives and feed the souls of everyone.
4:00 pm

Day 6

A weekly news magazine offering a wrap up of the week's news, pop culture, and entertainment from different perspectives. 
5:00 pm

All Things Considered

For two hours every weekday, All Things Considered hosts Robert Siegel, Audie Cornish and Melissa Block present the program's trademark mix of news, interviews, commentaries, reviews and offbeat features.
6:00 pm

A Prairie Home Companion

The only live music and variety show aired nationwide today.
8:00 pm

Hot Jazz Saturday Night

From 8 until 11 p.m., the air is filled with vintage jazz, swing, and big band recordings as host Rob Bamberger spotlights music from the '20s, '30s, and '40s.
11:00 pm

Judy Carmichael's Jazz Inspired

What inspires the people who inspire you? How do creative people create? World-renowned jazz pianist Judy Carmichael explores these questions with her guests every week on her public radio show Judy Carmichael’s Jazz Inspired. Celebrated artists discuss their creative process and how their passion...
1:00 am

Music From Foggy Hollow

Every week Mike Kear broadcasts his show, Music From Foggy Hollow, on Sydney's Hawkesbury Radio and then packages it up and ships it to us.
4:00 am

American Routes

Produced in New Orleans, American Routes explores the shared stylistic and cultural threads of our nation's music and how they are distinguished, including blues and jazz, gospel and soul, old-time country and rockabilly, Cajun and zydeco, Tejano and Latin, roots rock and pop, avant-garde and classical.
6:00 am

Open Mic

This Bluegrass Country show features a rotating cast of hosts and themes.
8:00 am

The Gary Henderson Show

Gary Henderson, 1999 IBMA "Broadcast Personality of the Year" and co-founder of Bluegrass Unlimited magazine, has been involved in bluegrass programming at WAMU since 1967.
11:00 am

Stiles Of Bluegrass

Three hours of the best of the more traditional side of bluegrass music. Host Jessica Stiles will dig a little deeper into some of the albums topping the charts and throw a few old favorites into the mix.
2:00 pm

The Brad Kolodner Show

The Brad Kolodner Show features a mix of contemporary and progressive bluegrass with the occasional dose of old time and American roots music.
4:00 pm

The Trail Ride With Texas Fred Carter

Texas Fred the Zydeco Cowboy presents two live hours of Cajun and Zydeco music.
6:00 pm

The Thistle and Shamrock

Fiona Ritchie hosts this celtic music program.
7:00 pm

RootsWorld Radio

Hosted by Cliff Furnald, RootsWorld Radio takes you on a tour across borders and genres, introducing you to music from far flung places and sometimes from right in your own backyard, wherever you live. It might be jazz from Italy, folk music from Madagascar, Balkan music from Knoxville or a touch of the avant-garde from Toronto. Each week is a global tour, with no boundaries and no limits.
8:00 pm

Bluegrass Review

Hosted by Phil Nusbaum, the Bluegrass Review presents bluegrass in an engaging, entertaining and informative package.
9:00 pm

Editor's Picks

Each week, WAMU's Bluegrass Country brings you exciting and diverse programs that highlight a particular artist or aspect of bluegrass.