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About Us

Listener Supported Bluegrass Radio in the Nation's Capital and Around the World!

Bluegrass Country Radio is a station built by listeners for listeners. Started more than 50 years ago at WAMU 88.5 FM in Washington, DC, the station is now operated and funded by the nonprofit Bluegrass Country Foundation. From hosts to musicians to listeners, Bluegrass Country Radio continues to foster a community of bluegrass fans from far and wide.

The station can be heard 24/7 on HD radio at 88.5FM Channel 2 in the Washington area, streaming worldwide at BluegrassCountry.org and via a free smart phone app (Apple iOS and Android devices.)

We are proud to present a weekly program schedule filled with excellent shows. Many are familiar to prior listeners, others are new and still more shows are in the works. Check out the station’s program schedule at the Show Schedule tab. Click the show title to learn about our program hosts.  Then let us know what you enjoy most and what you think we can do better.

We value your feedback, we ask for your financial support, and we urge you to volunteer if you have an interest in helping the station. Check back often for updates on our membership options, designed to keep you in closer touch with the music and the musicians.

Thank you for listening and spread the word!

Support Bluegrass Country Radio

Bluegrass Country is transmitted over the airwaves by American University's WAMU station.  All content is produced by the Bluegrass Country Foundation, a 501(c)(3) federally exempt organization in the United States of America. When you support us with a donation you may deduct the amount of your contribution (U.S. only and subject to IRS regulations). It's your ongoing listener support that keeps the music on the air.