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Welcome To
Jazz 98.5 FM, WSAX

The Official Website of Jazz 98.5 FM, WSAX
Ohio's Only 24 Hour Jazz Radio Station

Owned & Operated by Columbus Jazz Alliance,
a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization

Mask Up!

April is Jazz Appreciation Month

Please Sign Our Petition To Hold Jazz Concerts
In A Whitehall Public Park - Thank you

International Jazz Day Celebration is April 30th

Tune in on Friday, April 30th for a 24 Hour Jazz Broadcast Extravaganza to celebrate our 3rd Annual International Jazz Day Ohio tribute to the 10th Anniversary of International Jazz Day, celebrated Worldwide.  Columbus Jazz Alliance, Jazz Day Ohio and Jazz 98.5 FM, WSAX radio station, are an authorized United Nations, UNESCO, International Jazz Day Participant.

Visit our website for more details

April Is
Jazz Appreciation Month

Tune In All Day Each and Every Day During April to Discover Jazz In Its Many Forms, Then Tune In On Friday, April 30th For An All Day Jazz Extravaganza Broadcast To Celebrate International Jazz Day, Only Here On
Jazz 98.5 FM, WSAX


Time Broadcast Feature

12am -  1am Smooth Jazz
1am  -  2am Jazz Fusion
2am  -  3am Straight Ahead Jazz
3am  -  4am Big Band Jazz & Ladies of Jazz
4am  -  5am Jazz Funk & Soul Jazz
5am  -  6am Gospel Jazz
6am  -  7am Latin Jazz
7am  -  8am Piano & Organ Jazz
8am  -  9am Jazz Trumpet & Trombone
9am - 10am Jazz Violin & Cello
10am - 11amJazz Saxophone & Flute
11am - 12pm Jazz Guitar & Bass
12pm -  1pm Smooth Jazz
1pm  -  2pm Jazz Fusion
2pm  -  3pm Straight Ahead Jazz
3pm  -  4pm Big Band Jazz & Ladies of Jazz
4pm  -  5pm Jazz Funk & Soul Jazz
5pm  -  6pm Gospel Jazz
6pm  -  7pm Latin Jazz
7pm  -  8pm Piano & Organ Jazz
8pm  -  9pm Jazz Trumpet & Trombone
9pm - 10pm Jazz Violin & Cello
10pm - 11pm Jazz Saxophone & Flute
11pm - 12am Jazz Guitar & Bass

Notable Jazz Musician Birthdays

Happy Birthday

Other Jazz Musicians
born on April 22nd

Tommy Turrentine
Paul Chambers

Notable April
Jazz Musician Birthdays

Charles Mingus Jr. (April 22, 1922 – January 5, 1979) was an American jazz double bassist, pianist, composer and bandleader. A major proponent of collective improvisation, he is considered to be one of the greatest jazz musicians and composers in history, with a career spanning three decades and collaborations with other jazz legends such as Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Dannie Richmond, and Herbie Hancock.

Mingus's compositions continue to be played by contemporary musicians ranging from the repertory bands Mingus Big Band, Mingus Dynasty, and Mingus Orchestra, to the high school students who play the charts and compete in the Charles Mingus High School Competition. In 1993, the Library of Congress acquired Mingus's collected papers—including scores, sound recordings, correspondence and photos—in what they described as "the most important acquisition of a manuscript collection relating to jazz in the Library's history".

Source: Wikipedia

Special Homegrown All Day
24 Hour Music Broadcast
Thursday, May 20, 2021

Discover & Enjoy The Music Of The Professional Musicians That Call
Ohio Their Home


How Difficult Is It To Wear A Mask If There's A Chance It Might Save A Life?


Let's Work Together!

Wear A Mask ... The Life You Save Might Very Well Be Your Own ... And Your Mother's, Father's Sister's, Brother's, Children's And Grandparent's

Don't Let The
Art of Jazz
Become Extinct - Donate


Global Impact!
Jazz Is Loved & Appreciated The World Over

Our Jazz Programming Is Loved & Appreciated
The World Over

Jazz Is America's Musical Gift To The World

They Love Their Jazz Brewed
Just The Way We Brew It.

Central Ohio's Jazz 98.5 FM
Ohio's ONLY 24 Hour Jazz Station
 Diverse, Inclusive & Complete

We'd Rather Fight Than Switch!
Smooth, Straight Ahead and More!
Support Your Jazz Station, WSAX for
Jazz Brewed Just The Way You Like It.

WVKO Is No More!  After More Than 60 Years Representing Soul & Ethnic
Radio, The Soul & Voice Of The City Is Officially Gone!

Where Will Central Ohioans Get Their Classic R&B,
Soul & Gospel Music Now?


Jazz Radio In Northern Ohio Ends
Cleveland's Smooth Jazz Station
Changes Format To Mod AC

“We love smooth jazz, but unfortunately the music has become a Pandora/Spotify format,” Rubber City Radio owner Thom Mandel
said in a release. “We found that we were pushing a boulder uphill,
and serving fewer and fewer listeners. The station sounded fabulous, but without enough listeners, we could no longer support it.”

Practice Social Distancing!
(Saves On Deodorant)

Local Information Available At:

   A practical guide for
   infection prevention can be
   found HERE
  • THE SURVIVAL GUIDE for the Coronavirus pandemic

   A map of Coronavirus
   Global cases by country
   can be found HERE

  • Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases

   Coronavirus Scams
   described HERE

  • Recognizing and avoiding Coronavirus Scams

Jazz Happenings

Today's Jazz Life Moment
Live Jazz Happenings Around Town Today


The 411 On Live Jazz Entertainment

Have A Jazz Life Moment
Attend A Live Jazz Event

Due To The Corona Virus Crisis, Events Have Been Canceled Per Orders From The Local Health, State, & Federal Authorities
Press The Play Button To Hear

Daily JLM Messages have Temporarily Been Suspended. For Now, Ain't Nothin' Going On But The Rent!

Listen To Other Live Jazz Events Happening This Week


Listen Regularly 24 Hours Each Day
& Experience Jazz, After All ...

Jazz Is America's Musical Gift To The World

Listeners From Around The World

Columbus Jazz Alliance is our new name.  Nothing else has changed. The same great WSAX Team continues to operate the station. The name Columbus Jazz Alliance better reflects who we are and what we do. Thank you for your continued support & listenership.