On Air

American Routes



  • Banks of the Ohio

    Banks of the Ohio

    12:00 am 1:00 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.
  • 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.
  • Knee Deep in Bluegrass

    Knee Deep in Bluegrass

    10:00 am 12:00 pm
    Bluegrass Country is pleased to add Knee Deep Bluegrass to its weekly roster. A popular show hosted by Cindy Baucom.
  • Old Time Jam

    Old Time Jam

    12:00 pm 3:00 pm
    Brad Kolodner takes the reins for this popular show from former host Rosemarie Nielsen.  He continues this Friday afternoon tradition  playing the best in  old-time 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 Signal

    Bluegrass Signal

    6:00 pm 7:00 pm
    Produced in the Bay Area of California, Bluegrass Signal  is an hour-long themed show filled with classic as well as recent bluegrass releases, background information and lots of music from the “left coast.”
  • Open Mic

    Open Mic

    7:00 pm 9:00 pm
    Each week we "Open the Mic" for live concert audio. From soundboard recording and professionally produced shows, Open Mic looks beyond the recorded albums [...]
  • Editor’s Picks

    Editor's Picks

    9:00 pm 10:00 pm
    Each week we feature the best performances and interviews produced in the studios of WAMU’s Bluegrass Country.
  • Music from Foggy Hollow

    Music from Foggy Hollow

    10:00 pm 12:00 am
    Every week Mike Kear broadcasts his show, Music From Foggy Hollow on Sydney’s Hawkesbury Radio and then packages it up and ships it to us. And we’re glad he does because everyone loves the laughter, the jokes, the music news and, oh yes, the bluegrass from down under!