Tag: WAMU’s Bluegrass Country

WAMU Bluegrass Country extends deadline

| December 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

WAMU’s Bluegrass Country, and the Bluegrass Country Foundation who plan to take over management of the station next year, have announced a five week extension in their December 31 deadline to transfer ownership. The Foundation was created for the express purpose of assuming the role WAMU has played […]


Bluegrass Country Foundation forms to save BluegrassCountry.org

| September 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

It looks like there is at least one group in the DC capitol area hard at work to save their beloved bluegrass radio in the district and outlying areas. The Bluegrass Country Foundation has been formed specifically to raise the necessary funds to continue the […]


Bluegrass Country seeks new owners

| July 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

WAMU, which has provided a home for bluegrass music in our nation’s capitol since July 1967, has made the decision to switch to an all news and information format starting January 1, 2017. As a result, their bluegrass streaming service, BluegrassCountry.org, and associated HD and […]


The Gibson Brothers Pick It True for WAMU

| August 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

How do you go to an event like that and not just want to give everything you own to WAMU Bluegrass Country? The Gibson Brothers played their hearts out a couple weeks back at the hip, new D.C. area venue, AMP, for a WAMU Bluegrass […]


Andy Ridenour says goodbye to Bluegrass Country

| August 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Andy Ridenour, who hosts a three-hour broadcast on Thursdays at WAMU’s Bluegrass Country, will be stepping away from the microphone after his stint this week on August 20. He is suffering from tinnitus, a most annoying condition where the brain perceives a sound, usually a buzzing or […]


On This Day #43 – Gary Henderson

| July 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

On the Day …. On July 17, 1944, bluegrass music DJ Gary Henderson was born in Silver Spring, Maryland. Henderson has been involved with radio all his working life. In fact Henderson decided at the age of 10 that getting into radio was his ambition. […]


April Verch Trio at WAMU

| June 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

When April Verch and her talented trio stopped in for a set on Lee Michael Demsey’s show at WAMU’s Bluegrass Country, Peter Swinburne and Aaron Levine captured this video of them performing the medley Midnight Wheeler from their current CD, The Newpart. They call it that as […]


40 years of Stained Glass Bluegrass 

| April 30, 2015 | 1 Comment

WAMU’s Bluegrass Country is celebrating 40 years of Stained Glass Bluegrass with a concert on Sunday, June 7, 2015, at the WAMU Media Center in north-west Washington, D.C.. WAMU 88.5 American University Radio has presented Stained Glass Bluegrass, their Sunday morning Gospel music show, for […]


Long Gone live video from The Gibsons

| April 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

WAMU’s Bluegrass Country has posted a live-in-the-studio video which they shot when The Gibson Brothers were visiting back in March. It finds the guys performing Lone Gone from their current Rounder project, Brotherhood. They were on during the Lee Michael Demsey show, with video captured […]


Jessica Stiles signs off from Bluegrass Country

| March 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

WAMU’s Bluegrass Country has been in the news quite a bit of late, with programming and personnel changes taking effect in recent weeks. Here’s one more change, unrelated to the large-scale ones announced in February. Jessica Stiles, whose Stiles of Bluegrass aired for three hours on […]