• Chris Tesky to Bluegrass Country

    WAMU's Bluegrass Country has a new head honcho. Chris Tesky has moved to DC from Connecticut to take the job as Senior Music Producer at the 24/7 bluegrass channel, broadcasting on HD Radio in the DC market, and via internet streaming

  • Les McIntyre passes

    We have learned of the recent death of another prominent bluegrass personality, Les McIntyre, who passed away on April 28 from a massive heart attack. He was 69 years old. Les was a fixture at WAMU in Washington, DC where he

  • Congratulations to Lee Michael Demsey

    Now here is a number that all our radio friends will appreciate... 1000. That is the number of shows that Lee Michael Demsey is celebrating today on WAMU's Bluegrass Country.  He has been with WAMU for nearly 30 years, spinning bluegrass

  • Ralph Stanley on WAMU

    Ralph Stanley will be a guest today (10/14) on the Diane Rehm Show, broadcast on WAMU 88.5 FM in the Washington, DC metro market. He will join her live in the studio to discuss his autobiography, Man of Constant Sorrow:

  • IBMA Red Carpet #1

    Here's the first of our Red Carpet videos from IBMA 2009. It's only the first of many to come over the next few days. This one features Katy Daley interviewing Rachel Renee Johnson of the Dixie Bee-liners. http://media.libsyn.com/media/thegrasscast/dixie_bee-liners.flv

  • Red Shipley remembered

    Thanks to Richard F. Thompson for putting together this lovely remembrance of Red Shipley. Robert Grant 'Red' Shipley: September 4, 1937 - October 6, 2007 Legendary radio personality Red Shipley passed away in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday, October 6, due to

  • Hello out there in cyber radio land…

    Good morning from Nashville. Brance and I just had a chance to be a part of radio history. Katy Daley, whose morning bluegrass show is broadcast each morning on both BluegrassCountry.org and WAMU HD-2, is here at IBMA doing the show

  • BluegrassCountry.org and WAMU HD link up

    Starting today, September 17, the folks at WAMU FM in Washington, DC will broadcast their 24/7 online bluegrass audio channel as an HD FM radio signal as well. DC area listeners with HD Radio receivers can find the new channel

  • Musician Tips from BluegrassCountry.org

    Our friends at BluegrassCountry.org have launched a new feature as part of their 40th Anniversary celebration of bluegrass programming on WAMU. It's called Musician Tips and will be a weekly audio segment with prominent bluegrass artists sharing advice on a

  • WAMU 40th aniversary celebration

    WAMU, and it's online sister station BluegrassCountry.org, are celebrating the summer of 2007 as their 40th year broadcasting bluegrass music. It was in 1967 that Dick Spottswood and Gary Henderson, who were among the founders of Bluegrass Unlimited magazine that