Requiem for a Radio Show

Next Sunday is the last Sunday I’ll ever get to wake up to Stained-glass Bluegrass on WAMU. It’s been my morning routine for at least a year, and my morning tradition for far longer than that (I eschewed an alarm clock on sunday for a while), but no more. WAMU is changing their lineup to take advantage of the HD subchannels available to them. 88.5-1 will now be much as it is, talk radio with local shows by Kojo Nnamdi and Diane Rehm, as well as PRI and NPR programming. 88.5-2 will now be all-bluegrass, all-the-time, and 88.5-3 will be a BBC-based news station.

So, for those of us who haven’t yet found the $250 for the HD Clock Radio, Stained-glass Bluegrass is unreachable except via Internet Radio.

I applaud WAMU for taking the initiative to go HD, but it’s frustrating to be unable to receive the full depth of the programming that we once could receive.

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