Diane Rehm is a native Washingtonian who began her radio career in 1973 as a volunteer at WAMU.
She became host and producer of two health-oriented programs, and in 1979 was selected to host WAMU's local morning talk show, Kaleidoscope (renamed The Diane Rehm Show in 1984).
For 25 years, Rehm has offered her listeners compelling conversations with the world's most interesting and important people.
Here's a comment from a new NPR FM Berlin member who enjoys Diane:
I returned to Berlin after studying in the US. One evening I got in a friend's car, and heard familiar voices coming from the radio. It took a minute to realize it was npr. The feeling was like finding an old friend in unfamiliar surroundings.
I hadn't realized that in my absence, npr had come to Berlin. Nor did I appreciate just how much I had missed it.
The next morning I jumped out of bed and went straight to the store to buy a radio. Breakfast that morning was so much more enjoyable. It's refreshing to hear more than just shouted headlines and sensationalism.
With npr I get the news as well as the background about the story and the people who made the news.
Whether it's the measured discussions on the Diane Rehm Show, or the quirky news on Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me, I get more information and entertainment throughout my day from npr than from any other source.
I'm so glad you're here.
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