Building on a 60-year record of service, WAMU 88.5 is the leading public radio station in the nation’s capital, serving over half a million listeners each week in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. Through the decades, WAMU has held fast to our mission to connect Washingtonians with each other and the world. Through acquisition of the digital news site DCist in 2018, WAMU is better positioned to provide coverage of local news and public affairs across multiple platforms and to different audiences. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the DCist team merged with WAMU's local newsroom to strengthen local coverage.