Washington, DC-area radio listeners can take a classic American “road trip” this holiday weekend, even if they stay home. WAMU-FM will air a special broadcast of the American Routes “Kings of the Road” program from 2PM to 4PM on Monday, May 26th (Memorial Day) on the main frequency, 88.5 FM.
That means if you are on the road or vacationing within a 40 mile radius of the Nation’s Capital, you can hear this program of classic roots music and discussions of road chroniclers Ramblin’ Jack Elliot and Jack Kerouac.
There will be lots of road music, too.
American Routes, produced in New Orleans by former DC resident Nick Spitzer and distributed by American Public Media, is regularly heard In Washington on WAMU-HD2 Saturdays at 8 p.m. ET and also on XM Radio Channel 133. You can also listen online.
This Monday is an all-too-rare chance to hear the show over the entire area covered by the 50,000-watt FM station for free, without buying strange new equipment or other expense.
Drive Carefully. Listen carefully, too.
Top image by Mike Licht. Radio rotisserie by American Routes. Buick from Antique Cars. If you stick your elbow out the window when you drive, remember the sunblock.