WAMU moves to Bethesda

| September 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

WAMU’s Bluegrass Country, perhaps the largest Internet broadcaster of bluegrass music, has moved the transmitter for their broadcast signal into Maryland, giving them a decidedly wider footprint in and around the Washington, DC market.

Their transmission antenna is now located in Bethesda, vastly increasing the reception area for their signal at 105.5 FM. Bluegrass Country General manager Caryn G. Mathes says that this new placement puts the antenna at a higher elevation, in a more centralized part of the DC radio market, bringing the 24/7 bluegrass broadcast within reach of more than two million potential listeners.

“This new development will allow Bluegrass Country to better serve our faithful, local listeners who already know and love this special American music, and to reach millions of others, perhaps for the very first time.”

This signal is also available on HD Radio at 88.5-2, and online for worldwide access at www.bluegrasscountry.org.

With IBMA’s World Of Bluegrass just a week away, it bears mentioning that the Bluegrass Country staff will once again be broadcasting live on site for several hours each day, Monday-Friday. More detailed schedule information will be available soon.

John Lawless

John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.

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