WAMU-FM 88.5 DC announced the launch of WRAU 88.3 FM, “NPR news and information on the Delmarva Peninsula.” The station will be known on-air as “Eighty-eight three Ocean City,” and its program schedule will largely mirror the current WAMU 88.5 schedule. 88.3 Ocean City is also slated to include local content, including news, traffic, and weather. 88.3 Ocean City will expand the reach of the station’s signature brand of civil discussion of public affairs to a new audience on the peninsula, as well as serve existing Washington listeners who vacation or own homes there.
“We know that many Washingtonians take advantage of the beautiful beaches and relaxing atmosphere of the Delmarva peninsula when the weather warms up,” said WAMU 88.5 General Manager Caryn Mathes. “Our audience has long expressed a desire to ‘take us across the bridge’ with them, and 88.3 Ocean City allows them to do just that.”