WAMU

WAMU (88.5 FM) is a public news/talk station that services the greater Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. It is owned by American University, and its studios are located near the campus in northwest Washington. WAMU has been the primary National Public Radio member station for Washington since 2007.

WAMU
CityWashington, D.C.
Broadcast areaWashington metropolitan area
Frequency88.5 MHz (HD Radio)
BrandingWAMU 88.5
Programming
FormatNews/Talk (Public)
SubchannelsHD2: Bluegrass Country (Bluegrass/Americana)
AffiliationsNational Public Radio
Ownership
OwnerAmerican University
(AU Board of Trustees)
History
FoundedJuly 28, 1951; 70 years ago (1951-07-28) (carrier current)
First air date
October 23, 1961; 59 years ago (1961-10-23) (FM)
Former call signs
WAMU-FM (1961–1981)[1]
Call sign meaning
AMerican University
Technical information
Licensing authority
FCC
Facility ID65399
ClassB
ERP50,000 watts
HAAT152 meters (499 ft)
Transmitter coordinates
38°56′10.2″N 77°5′33″W
Links
Public license information
Profile
LMS
WebcastListen live
Websitewww.wamu.org