WPFW, an FM station at 89.3 MHz, is the Washington, DC station owned by the Pacifica Foundation. The station first went on the air in 1977[1]. Aside from syndicated Pacifica programs such as Democracy Now!, much of its programming is locally produced and dedicated to jazz, blues, classic soul music and international or world music.

CityWashington, D.C.
Broadcast areaWashington metropolitan area
SloganYour Station for Jazz & Justice
Frequency89.3 MHz
First air dateFebruary 28, 1977 (1977-02-28)
FormatJazz, public broadcasting
ERP50,000 watts
HAAT125 meters
Facility ID51255
Transmitter coordinates38°56′10″N 77°05′31″W / 38.936°N 77.092°W / 38.936; -77.092
Callsign meaningPacifica Foundation Washington
AffiliationsPacifica Radio
OwnerPacifica Foundation
WebcastListen Live

As a public station, WPFW is commercial-free and listener-sponsored.

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  1. ^ "Our History". wpfwfm.org. Retrieved 2019-08-27.