WAMU buys two translators to stretch its bluegrass reach

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WAMU 88.5 in Washington, D.C., has purchased two FM translators to extend its bluegrass format, reports Inside Radio. The station is paying $100,000 to religious broadcaster Family Radio for W228AM, Frederick, Md. (93.5) and W228AB, Paramount, Md. (93.5), which will be the second and third translators for WAMU’s HD2 subchannel, also airing at 105.5 FM from a Bethesda, Md., translator. [Disclaimer: WAMU and Current are both affiliated with American University.]