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Support WAMU 88.5

WAMU 88.5 brings you the news through trusted voices that connect you to your community and the world. It’s all made possible by the generous financial support from members.

When you give to WAMU, your tax-deductible membership gift helps make possible the award-winning programs upon which you've come to expect and rely, including Morning Edition, All Things Considered, The Diane Rehm Show, The Kojo Nnamdi Show, Car Talk, Hot Jazz Saturday Night, The Big Broadcast, and many more!

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New Thank You Gifts for Fall 2014


$60 ($5/month)
The Big Broadcast 50th Anniversary Reusable Recycled Shopping Tote

$84 ($7/month)
USB Charger 4-in-1 mobile charging adapter

$120 ($10/month)
NPR/WAMU Pint Glass

Automatic Membership Benefits

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$120 annually

Donate $120 and you qualify for the WAMU 88.5 MemberCard which gives you two entrees for the price of 1 at local area restaurants along with other local and national benefits.

Learn more about the WAMU 88.5 MemberCard.

$60/month+

$720 annually

Donate $720 or greater and let us thank you on air with a WAMU 88.5 Day Sponsorship. WAMU 88.5 Membercard included.

$100/month+

$1,200 annually

Donors of $1200 or greater become members of the Leadership Circle, receive one Day Sponsorship opportunity to be thanked on the air, as well as the WAMU 88.5 MemberCard and our unique WAMU 88.5 silver-plated, pewter microphone pin. Additionally, for your $1200 gift we would like to thank you in person at a special reception with Diane Rehm, Kojo Nnamdi and other WAMU hosts.

Questions about your membership? Contact member services at membership@wamu.org or 202-885-1252.
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