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.
This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs