Bluegrass Unlimited’s Top 30 Countdown on WAMU

Lee Michael DemseyWAMU’s Bluegrass Country and Bluegrass Unlimited magazine have joined forces to bring a new monthly radio program to the air, starting this weekend.

Bluegrass Unlimited Top 30 Countdown will be broadcast on the last Saturday of each month from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (eastern), hosted by Lee Michael Demsey. The show will feature the top 30 songs as reported to Bluegrass Unlimited for the upcoming month, in the familiar countdown format. Demsey will also include brief comments from some of the artists and/or songwriters whose music is included.

BU has maintained their monthly chart, the National Bluegrass Survey, for the past 19 years. Since its inception, Demsey has compiled the list for the magazine from reporting radio stations and syndicators, so he would seem the obvious choice to host a radio countdown.

The debut show is this Saturday (4/25), during the first two hours of Demsey’s regular morning show on Bluegrass Country.

You can hear their 24/7  bluegrass music feed online at, or broadcast in the Washington, DC area on HD Radio WAMU 88-5 Channel 2 and 105.FIVE FM.

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