Jazz 98.5 FM WSAX-LP
and Internet Digital Radio WSAX-DB
become Columbus' newest low-power FM (LPFM) community radio station licensed to
serve Columbus, Ohio. This website is the official website for Jazz 98.5 FM and
Internet Digital Radio WSAX-DB.
In November 2013, SEMM Foundation applied to the FCC for an LPFM license
SEMM Foundation was granted a Construction Permit to build the station on October 10, 2014. On, January 12, 2017, the FCC granted SEMM Foundation a license to broadcast as Jazz 98.5 FM, WSAX-LP. Jazz
98.5 FM, WSAX-LP, is a listener supported, non-commercial radio station, owned by SEMM Foundation, a non-profit
organization. We serve and support the educational and music needs of the Columbus area and communities in which
our signal is received. We rely on donations and underwriting announcements from our listeners and community to meet
our operational costs.
We offer a variety of great jazz music programming 24 hours each day, including the music of our own Homegrown local musicians that you will not find anywhere else with the same regularity. Our younger listeners have discovered that jazz music
is not just the music of their mothers, fathers and grandparents. We invite you to discover the music and discover the new Jazz 98.5 FM, WSAX-LP.
Our thanks to you for supporting us when we were providing our 12 hour broadcast services previously, as well as for
The mission of SEMM Foundation and Jazz 98.5 FM is to keep the art of jazz music alive through education, promotion and support of our students, community, musicians, venues, listeners and supporters.
More Jazz 98.5 FM Facts
is committed to supporting community
events, music education, musicians and the music that has been overlooked or under represented by other radio media. We rely on
the work of volunteers for our operations and administration.
Individuals interested in volunteering, please click here.
Financial donations and gifts of property or broadcast equipment are welcome. Underwriting opportunities are available to individuals, businesses and other organizations. For more information regarding donations and underwriting only, please contact us here
or click here.
If you want an event publicized on the radio, send your information by email to us here. You can also send your information to have posted
on our events page.
SEMM Foundation has received its authorization from the National Association of Digital Broadcasters to broadcast via the Internet as WSAX-DB..
The 2017 Jazz 98.5 FM Media Kit
Download a copy of our Station Brochure