The Gary Henderson Show

Monday 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

It’s “Mighty Mossy Monday” when Gary Henderson presents his special blend of bluegrass and classic country music, gleaned from a radio career that stretches back more than 55 years. In 1967, Gary helped to start the tradition of bluegrass on WAMU 88.5 as the producer of the show “Bluegrass Unlimited.” His Saturday morning show, which took to the air in 1973, introduced bluegrass to multitudes of new fans, and put WAMU on the map as the home of bluegrass on the radio.

Gary has received a number of awards in recognition of his contributions to bluegrass programming. In 1983, he was presented with the DJ of the Year award by the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America. In 1998, the International Bluegrass Music Association honored Gary with its Distinguished Achievement Award, followed the next year with the Award of IBMA Broadcast Personality of the Year. In 2006, Gary was a nominee to the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Hall of Fame.