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WAMU / WYAU / WRAU - 88.5 / 89.5 / 88.3 FM

American University Radio

WAMU is a radio station owned and operated by The American University in Washington D.C. It is the oldest member of the NPR radio network and one of the most important as the producer of many popular talk shows syndicated by this media organization, such as 1A, The Big Broadcast or The Kojo Nnamdi Show. WAMU has a news/talk format offering several news reports throughout the day with the latest local, national and global developments as well as talk shows subject to a wide variety of topics that include culture and arts, lifestyle, and current affairs. Its program schedule also features music shows frequently and occasional giveaways. Listeners in the metropolitan area of DC can listen live to its broadcast on the frequency 88.5 FM. WAMU also provides an online live streaming service available worldwide. Popular shows Feakonomics Radio 1A The Kojo Nnamdi Show Fresh Air All Things Considered Radiolab This American Life Marketplace Morning Edition Main hosts and personalities Terry Gross Audie Cornish Mary Louise Kelly Ari Shapiro Robert Siegel Michel Martin Stephen Dubner Kai Ryssdal Rachel Martin Steve Inskeep David Greene

Programs and Announcers

All Things Considered, 1A, Fresh Air, The Kojo Nnamdi Show, BBC Newshour, Here & Now (3:30 pm - The Daily), As it Happens, Morning Edition, Marketplace, On Point, This American Life, Wait Wait…Don't Tell Me!, Reveal, Planet Money and How I Built This, It's Been a Minute, BBC World Service, Studio 360, The Big Broadcast, On The Media, Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me, Live From Here, With Good Reason, Ask Me Another, The Moth Radio Hour, The Pod Shop, Latino USA, Hidden Brain, New Yorker Radio Hour, Live Wire, On Being, Bullseye, Freakonomics Radio, Radiolab, TED Radio Hour, Weekend Edition Saturday, Weekend Edition Sunday, Snap Judgment

Frequencies FM

  • Washington D.C. : 88.5 FM
  • Ocean City : 88.3 FM
  • Fredericksburg : 89.5 FM



Address: 4401 Connecticut Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20008, USA

Telephone: (855) 885-8830 /202-885-1200