On Air

American Routes


Listen at home

On my computer or tablet

On our website, BluegrassCountry.org, you can listen by clicking the arrow at the right of the menu bar.  Press arrow to toggle the sound off and on, and slide the speaker icon right or left to adjust the volume.

We also have a high quality streaming Live Radio Player.   Go to the box on the right of the screen and access the live stream in one of two formats:  the “Advanced Audio Codec” or ACC or the familiar MP3.  Whichever you select, the live player offers some useful add-ons.  Click the icons at the top to visit our Facebook page, YouTube videos or Twitter feeds.  Click the menu icon at the bottom right for more options, including information on recently played songs, links to local traffic and weather, and a QR code you can scan to load the player to your mobile device.

Note that the Live Radio Player stays open until your close it, even after you close the website or your browser.

"Alexa, Play Bluegrass Country on TuneIn"

If you have an Amazon speaker, you can listen to Bluegrass Country by just saying the magic words:  "Alexa,  play Bluegrass Country on TuneIn."  You can also access the Live Player through the internet radio repeater at tunein.com.  (Bluegrass Country is currently unavailable on Google Home).

On an Internet radio

Many of our listeners enjoy listening to Bluegrass Country on their Internet radios.  We have heard from some listeners that they cannot find our station.  This is because the radio uses a database which has not been updated to include the current Bluegrass Country stream address.  If you can directly enter a stream address use http://ice24.securenetsystems.net/WAMU2.

If you are unable to enter a stream address, in some cases you can go to the website of the Internet radio manufacturer to request an update, but if all else fails drop an email to us at support@bluegrasscountryfoundation.org and we will do our best to help you.

On an HD radio

With an HD radio, listeners in the Washington, DC area will experience excellent reception and audio quality because of the HD technology and the signal’s power, which is the maximum permitted in the Washington area by the FCC.  The 88.5-HD2 signal is reliable out to a radius of about 30 miles from the transmitter located in Northwest DC.  If you do not yet have an HD-capable radio to hear 88.5-HD2, you can purchase one of a number of HD radios that meets your needs.  A list of the current home HD radios can be found at HDRadio.com.  You can even take Bluegrass Country with you on a walk or jog with a portable HD radio.  Just plug in your headphones and enjoy the music.

To obtain the best signal in your home, try locating the radio near a window and extending the antenna fully.  Moving the radio a small distance and reorienting the antenna will produce a reliable signal.   In some locations, you may want to use a roof mounted or amplifier for your antenna to improve the HD-2 signal.

Have a problem or a question on listening to Bluegrass Country? Contact us at support@bluegrasscountryfoundation.org or 202.491.3347