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The Dick Spottswood Show



  • The Al Steiner Show

    The Al Steiner Show

    12:00 am 1:00 am
    Al Steiner was a host of Bluegrass Overnight on WAMU from mid-1989 to mid-2001. He hosted various folk music programs on WXPN-FM, Philadelphia at the [...]
  • 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

    12:00 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.
  • Bluegrass & Beyond

    Bluegrass & Beyond

    10:00 am 12:00 pm
    Coming to you weekly from Dublin, Ireland, Ronnie Norton offers Bluegrass and American music with view towards it's Irish roots.
  • The Gary Henderson Show

    The Gary Henderson Show

    12:00 pm 3:00 pm
    In 1967 Gary Henderson helped to start the tradition of bluegrass on WAMU 88.5 as the producer of the show ‘Bluegrass Unlimited’. He’s still at it today, [...]
  • 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.
  • The Dick Spottswood Show

    The Dick Spottswood Show

    7:00 pm 9:00 pm
    Concentrating on music from the 1920s through 1950s, but reaching back to the 1890s and the beginnings of recorded sound, each of Dick’s programs brings listeners a surprising collection of recordings - from cylinders to 78’s and LP’s - highlighting the many facets of folk culture in the United States.
  • The Trail Ride

    The Trail Ride

    9:00 pm 11:00 pm
    Each Saturday Texas Fred the Zydeco Cowboy presents two live hours of Cajun and Zydeco music.
  • Bluegrass Signal

    Bluegrass Signal

    11:00 pm 12:00 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, [...]