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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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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.

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Donate $360 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.

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

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Donors of $1200 or greater 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.

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