A team comprises a group of people or other animals linked
in a common purpose.  Human teams are especially
appropriate for conducting tasks that are high in complexity
and have many interdependent sub-tasks.

A group does not necessarily constitute a team.  Teams
normally have members with complementary skills and
generate synergy through a coordinated effort which allows
each member to maximize their strengths and minimize
their weaknesses.  Naresh Jain (2009) claims:

Team members need to learn how to help one another, help
other team members realize their true potential, and create
an environment that allows everyone to go beyond his or her
limitations.  Teams can be broken down into from a huge team
or one big group of people, even if these smaller secondary
teams are temporary.

A team becomes more than just a collection of people when
a strong sense of mutual commitment creates synergy, thus
generating performance greater than the sum of the
performance of its individual members.


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.



verb \ig-ˈnȯr\

: to refuse to show that you hear or see (something or someone)

: to do nothing about or in response to (something or someone)


noun \ˈig-n(ə-)rən(t)s\

: a lack of knowledge, understanding, or education : the
state of being ignorant

: the state or fact of being ignorant : lack of knowledge, education, or awareness

We choose to do this because ...

At Jazz 98.5 FM, we understand and respect that people are
often more inclined to donate to causes such as helping to
cure diseases, famine or other maladies or calamities.

At Jazz 98.5 FM, we realize that we're not curing some life
threatening or debilitating disease but, we are helping to cure
a form of ignorance as it relates to the arts and specifically, the
art of jazz music.  We help introduce the music and provide
education and awareness to develop our student's musical
ability and appreciation.  We're doing our part in keeping the
pipeline full of future jazz musicians and above all, keeping
jazz alive and on the radio in Central Ohio.

Please give so we can continue to provide more music
education opportunities to children as well as help people to
discover and appreciate the art of America's contribution to
the arts, Jazz!

New Hosts ... New Brew

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Our 102.1 FM R&B
"Old School"

A superbly brewed blend of great Classic R&B
music that influenced the music industry and musicians from many other music genres, and
remains highly popular and sampled in
the music of today, from Aretha Franklin to
The Whispers, and everyone and everything in between.
For discriminating Old School R&B lovers, Classic R&B from the late 50's to the present.

If you press the Pop-Out Icon at the top right hand side of
the player, a separate window will open and the music will
continue to play as you visit other pages on our website.
Press Play To Start The Music
If you leave this page the music will stop.

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This is a copy of the Blues Alliance webpage as well as a copy of their listing of bands, musicians and venues.  372k v. 1 Jan 24, 2015, 8:50 AM SAX WSAX
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Listing of potential Gospel Jazz artists of which we can obtain music for addition to our library.  252k v. 1 Apr 12, 2015, 6:12 AM SAX WSAX
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Lists all the CDs currently in our music library from all the Homegrown musicians. Some musicians with individual mp3 songs may not be included in the listing, only those with complete albums.  203k v. 1 Jan 25, 2015, 5:45 AM SAX WSAX
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A Confidential list in Excel format of all the individual song titles from all CDs currently in our music library as of February 10, 2015  834k v. 1 Feb 10, 2015, 1:15 PM SAX WSAX
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Use this template to list and send your artist/songs for your playlists prepared for your shows during each month.  11k v. 1 Jan 25, 2015, 5:49 AM SAX WSAX
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Petition signatures with comments from supporters of the effort to keep jazz on the radio in Columbus.  634k v. 1 Feb 10, 2015, 9:59 AM SAX WSAX
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This template provides the approved standard show playlist format used by each Host in creating a show playlist.  221k v. 1 Jan 27, 2015, 7:41 PM SAX WSAX
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A handbook of answers to objections from prospective underwriters or sponsors used by Business Development (Sales) when attempting to sell underwriting (advertising). Also good reading for anyone that might mention us to someone they know and are confronted with an objection.   1558k v. 1 Jan 25, 2015, 2:40 PM SAX WSAX
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Various suggestions for fundraising. Some may eventually be developed and implemented.  672k v. 1 Jan 25, 2015, 6:07 AM SAX WSAX
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Key questions and answers to important facts about the organization and operations.  305k v. 1 Jan 25, 2015, 6:07 AM SAX WSAX
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Definition of TEAM and the attitude we choose to adopt.  143k v. 1 Jan 25, 2015, 6:12 AM SAX WSAX
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Facts you should know about underwriting and sponsorships. Equally, these same facts are things you can and cannot say on air or anywhere.  716k v. 1 Jan 25, 2015, 6:09 AM SAX WSAX
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Log used to schedule and/or insert promos, PSA's and/or underwriting messages.  236k v. 1 Jan 25, 2015, 2:38 PM SAX WSAX
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Brand phrases authorized for use. Pick and/or adopt a phrase you prefer. Don't make up your own.  825k v. 1 Jan 25, 2015, 6:10 AM SAX WSAX
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Refer to this template when creating your show playlists. The template provides a definition of the required elements and their order when creating a playlist.  298k v. 1 Jan 25, 2015, 7:45 PM SAX WSAX