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Sunday

  • Sunday

    Bluegrass Breakdown

    12:00 am 1:00 am
    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.
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  • Sunday

    Overnight

    1:00 am 6:00 am
    Each weeknight we air encore presentations of some of your favorite live Bluegrass Country shows.
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  • Sunday

    Stained Glass Bluegrass

    6:00 am 10:00 am
    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.  
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  • Sunday

    Music from Foggy Hollow

    10:00 am 1:00 pm
    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!
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  • Sunday

    A Prairie Home Companion

    1:00 pm 3:00 pm
    Chris Thile hosts A Prairie Home Companion. featuring incredible live performances from an array of special musical guests — some known by all, and some who soon will be — along with a bit of comedy and spoken word.
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  • Sunday

    The Dick Spottswood Show

    3:00 pm 5:00 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.
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  • Sunday

    Mountain Stage

    5:00 pm 7:00 pm
    For more than 30 years, Mountain Stage with Larry Groce has been the home of live music on public radio. Produced in West Virginia and recorded in front of a live audience, Mountain Stage features performances from seasoned legends and emerging stars in genres ranging from folk, blues, and country; to indie rock, synth pop, world music, alternative, and beyond.
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  • Sunday

    Hometown Special

    7:00 pm 9:00 pm
    Host Jay Bruder brings us music from the late 1940’s through to the early 1960s including everything from blues to bluegrass as well as R&B, vocal [...]
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  • Sunday

    American Routes

    9:00 pm 11:00 pm
    American Routes is a weekly two-hour public radio program produced in New Orleans, presenting a broad range of American music — blues and jazz, gospel and soul, old-time country and rockabilly, Cajun and zydeco, Tejano and Latin, roots rock and pop, avant-garde and classical.
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  • Sunday

    The Al Steiner Show

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

  • Monday

    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 [...]
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  • Monday

    Overnight

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

    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.
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  • Monday

    My Country with Ramona Martinez

    10:00 am 12:00 pm
    Join Ramona Martinez each Monday from 10 to noon for an eclectic mix of country music. From honky tonk shuffles to Appalachian fiddle tunes, Western swing to rockabilly, you’ll hear handpicked selections from out-of-print LPs to classic chart toppers.
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  • Monday

    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, [...]
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  • Monday

    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.
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  • Monday

    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.
    Read
  • Monday

    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 [...]
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  • Monday

    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.
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  • Monday

    Bluegrass Signal

    10:00 pm 11:00 pm
    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, [...]
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  • Monday

    The Trail Ride

    11:00 pm 12:00 am
    Each Saturday Texas Fred the Zydeco Cowboy presents two live hours of Cajun and Zydeco music.
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Tuesday

  • Tuesday

    The Trail Ride

    12:00 am 1:00 am
    Each Saturday Texas Fred the Zydeco Cowboy presents two live hours of Cajun and Zydeco music.
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  • Tuesday

    Overnight

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

    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.
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  • Tuesday

    Bluegrass on the Bay

    10:00 am 12:00 pm
    Join Jay Armsworthy each Tuesday morning for a program he calls Bluegrass by the Bay.
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  • Tuesday

    The Al Steiner Show

    12:00 pm 3:00 pm
    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 [...]
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  • Tuesday

    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.
    Read
  • Tuesday

    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.
    Read
  • Tuesday

    Music from Foggy Hollow

    7:00 pm 10:00 pm
    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!
    Read
  • Tuesday

    The Dick Spottswood Show

    10:00 pm 12:00 am
    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.
    Read

Wednesday

  • Wednesday

    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, [...]
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  • Wednesday

    Overnight

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

    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.
    Read
  • Wednesday

    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.
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  • Wednesday

    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.
    Read
  • Wednesday

    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.
    Read
  • Wednesday

    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.
    Read
  • Wednesday

    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.  
    Read
  • Wednesday

    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.
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Thursday

  • Thursday

    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.
    Read
  • Thursday

    Overnight

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

    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.
    Read
  • Thursday

    Bluegrass for Lunch

    10:00 am 12:00 pm
    Bob Webster returns to the DC Airwaves with the broadcast of his Bluegrass for Lunch show from North Carolina.
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  • Thursday

    Music from Foggy Hollow

    12:00 pm 3:00 pm
    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!
    Read
  • Thursday

    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.
    Read
  • Thursday

    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.
    Read
  • Thursday

    Al Steiner's Americana

    7:00 pm 10:00 pm
    Al Steiner showcases a lively blend of music from the across the American roots traditions, alongside tunes from the innovators who are building on those musical forms to create new sounds.
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  • Thursday

    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.
    Read

Friday

  • Friday

    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.
    Read
  • Friday

    Overnight

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

    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.
    Read
  • Friday

    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.
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  • Friday

    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.
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  • Friday

    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.
    Read
  • Friday

    Bluegrass Signal

    6:00 pm 7:00 pm
    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, [...]
    Read
  • Friday

    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 [...]
    Read
  • Friday

    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.
    Read
  • Friday

    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!
    Read

Saturday

  • Saturday

    Music from Foggy Hollow

    12:00 am 1:00 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!
    Read
  • Saturday

    Overnight

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

    Lee Michael Demsey Show

    7:00 am 10:00 am
    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.
    Read
  • Saturday

    The Brad Kolodner Show

    10:00 am 1:00 pm
    The Brad Kolodner Show features a mix of contemporary and progressive bluegrass with the occasional dose of old time and American roots music.
    Read
  • Saturday

    Chris Teskey Show

    1:00 pm 4:00 pm
    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.
    Read
  • Saturday

    The Trail Ride

    4:00 pm 6:00 pm
    Each Saturday Texas Fred the Zydeco Cowboy presents two live hours of Cajun and Zydeco music.
    Read
  • Saturday

    Thistle and Shamrock

    6:00 pm 7:00 pm
    Host Fiona Ritchie explores the evolving Celtic musical traditions of Europe and North America, from the ancient tradition of reels, jigs, and ballads to the pulse of new music: an exuberant blend of rhythms, voices and instruments.
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  • Saturday

    Country Classics with Joe Bussard

    7:00 pm 8:00 pm
    Join Joe Bussard as he plays rare classic country tunes from his extensive collection of over 15,000 records. You'll hear American folk, gospel and blues from the 1920s and 1930s. Along with these country gems, Joe shares his knowledgeable commentary on the history and origins of the genre and artists whose music he shares.
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  • Saturday

    My Country with Ramona Martinez

    8:00 pm 10:00 pm
    Join Ramona Martinez each Monday from 10 to noon for an eclectic mix of country music. From honky tonk shuffles to Appalachian fiddle tunes, Western swing to rockabilly, you’ll hear handpicked selections from out-of-print LPs to classic chart toppers.
    Read
  • Saturday

    eTown

    10:00 pm 11:00 pm
    eTown is a nonprofit, nationally syndicated radio broadcast, multimedia and events production company. Their mission is to educate, entertain and inspire [...]
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  • Saturday

    Grateful Dead Hour

    11:00 pm 12:00 am
    Every Saturday at 10 pm Bluegrass Country features during its roots programming block another show from the archives of the Grateful Dead Hour - "A weekly audio postcard from the wide musical world of the Grateful Dead."
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