On Air




  • Bluegrass Signal

    Bluegrass Signal

    12:00 am 1:00 am
    Produced in the Bay Area of California, Peter Thompson brings you an hour-long themed show filled with classic as well as recent bluegrass releases, [...]
  • Overnight


    1:00 am 7:00 am
    Each weeknight we air encore presentations of some of your favorite live Bluegrass Country shows.
  • Chris Teskey Show

    Chris Teskey Show

    7:00 am 10:00 am
    Chris brings listeners three hours of a wide range of bluegrass from traditional to progressive to soothe frayed nerves for those caught in DC traffic.
  • Born in The Mountain

    Born in The Mountain

    10:00 am 12:00 pm
    Join Ivy Sheppard for  Born In The Mountain™ as she features obscure records and field recordings from the foothills of the Blueridge and beyond.
  • The Brad Kolodner Show

    The Brad Kolodner Show

    12:00 pm 3:00 pm
    The Brad Kolodner Show features a mix of contemporary and progressive bluegrass with the occasional dose of old time and American roots music.
  • Lee Michael Demsey Show

    Lee Michael Demsey Show

    3:00 pm 6:00 pm
    Lee has hosted bluegrass programs on WAMU 88.5’s airwaves for over 30 years. He continues his tradition of spinning contemporary bluegrass for you each afternoon during your drive home.
  • Bluegrass Breakdown

    Bluegrass Breakdown

    6:00 pm 7:00 pm
    Dave Higgs, host of Bluegrass Breakdown, brings listeners an emotionally-charged, heart-rending, paint-peeling, splinter-kicking one hour bluegrass show. Thematically, Bluegrass Breakdown is all over the bluegrassical map. Based in Nashville, TN, the show features scintillating conversation and live music with some of the best in bluegrass. The goal of the show is to edify, educate, and entertain — leaving no instrument unpicked, no song unsung, and no musician uninterviewed.
  • Stained Glass Bluegrass

    Stained Glass Bluegrass

    7:00 pm 10:00 pm
    Since 1974, listeners have been waking up on Sunday morning to gospel bluegrass on WAMU. We continue that tradition with four hours of the gospel favorites, old hymns, and spiritual bluegrass songs.  
  • Banks of the Ohio

    Banks of the Ohio

    10:00 pm 12:00 am
    Music historian Fred Bartenstein was part of the Bluegrass Country family from 2002-08 as host and producer of Banks of the Ohio: Music From the Homeplace of Bluegrass, which he produced on behalf of the International Bluegrass Music Museum.
    We’re proud to present rebroadcasts of Fred’s shows on Bluegrass Country.