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An important note to our listeners!


Bluegrass Country staff and volunteers have been working hard to ensure that everyone has an opportunity to listen to Bluegrass Country without 105.5 FM.  We will start shipping HD radios next week.

Although it's short notice, all listeners are invited to meeting at our studio on Sunday June 25th at 3:00 PM. we will be:

  1. Discussing the status of our operations
  2. Demonstrating the use of HD radios for automobiles
  3. Helping folks configure their smartphones and other portable devices
  4. Answering general questions
  5. Discussing volunteer opportunities

Everyone is welcome.

If you have any questions send an email to support@BluegrassCountryFoundation.org


An important note to our listeners!

Starting June 21, 2017, Bluegrass Country will no longer broadcast over 105.5 FM. The station will continue to broadcast over 88.5 FM HD Channel 2, streaming at bluegrasscountry.org, Internet radios, and via our smart phone apps for iOS and Android devices.

The 105.5 FM signal is owned by a third party with whom were unable, despite our best efforts, to reach a contract agreement going forward. We apologize for the inconvenience to our listeners who currently hear us at 105.5 FM.

All is not lost!

The 88.5 FM HD Channel 2 signal delivers better sound quality with a much larger broadcast range. HD radios for home and car are reasonably priced and easy to install. (Many newer cars come with an HD radio as standard equipment and you might already have one.) You can find out more about how you can tune into Bluegrass Country using HD here (How to Listen). If you’re having trouble, call us at 202.491.3347 or send an E-mail to support@BluegrassCountryFoundation.org and we’ll help.

About two thirds of our listeners already hear our broadcast via HD and the Internet. While the loss of 105.5 FM is frustrating, we remain in business and are committed to bringing you the bluegrass and roots music you love to hear.

We thank you for your understanding and continued support.


Jeff Ludin

President, Bluegrass Country Foundation

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Bluegrass Country broadcasts 24 hours a day on 88.5 HD-2 in Washington D.C. and on the Internet at BluegrassCountry.org. The station is here to bring you the best in traditional and contemporary bluegrass, Americana and related roots music.

Our hosts are passionate about music. As musicians, ethnomusicologists, historians, producers and festival-goers, they bring depth of knowledge to their shows, helping people all over the world to discover that bluegrass is one of the most interesting, honest and heart-felt musical formats.

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