WAMU-FM, WASHINGTON, DC Eastern Educational Radio Network

WAMU began as a carrier current American University student radio station on July 28, 1951. The signal didn't make it too far off the AU campus in NW Washington DC but it was heard on all AM radios including automobile radios on campus at 610kc. The station received a commercial FM license in late 1960, and made its first FM broadcast on October 23, 1961. The student radio station is now WVAU, an Internet-only station. For many years, WAMU was supported by a loyal base of bluegrass listeners. Each day, the station played the Lee Michael Demsey Show and the Ray Davis Show. Saturday afternoons had another Ray Davis Show as well as the Jerry Gray Show. Mountain Stage from West Virginia Public Radio played Sunday afternoons. Each spring, the station hosted a bluegrass concert at Fairfax High School. It featured performers such as Alison Krauss, Tony Rice, the Gibson Brothers, the Lewis Family, Hot Rize, and Red Knuckles and the Trailblazers. Pickin' in the Glen was another musical event hosted by WAMU. Currently, WAMU broadcasts NPR news and public affairs with bluegrass on its HD2 channel and on a dedicated Internet audio stream....more wikipedia | WAMU Website
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1963 Photos by RACampbell of a live summer Watergate barge Concert by USAF Band on WAMU-FM and the Eastern Educational radio network. (NPR was yet a few years in the future.) First Manager was George Geesey; Program Director was Nathan Arnold Shaw, and series producer; RACampbell, host-announcer; SSgt Harry Gleason, band announcer; Captain John Francis Yesulaitis, USAF Band conductor.
Listen to an excerpt from one of the first broadcasts by Public Radio Station WAMU-FM. A series of live broadcasts from the 'Watergate Concert Barge' at the Watergate Amphitheater on the Potomac River, Washington DC. A summer series on Friday evenings in 1962, produced by WAMU-FM in cooperation with the USAir Force. Series was heard on The ERN  radio station network.
Here are audio excerpts of a broadcast...















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