Jazz 98.5  FM WSAX-LP

Help Keep Jazz Radio Programming ON THE AIR

Help Support Your Jazz Radio Station

Jazz 98.5 FM, WSAX-LP is a Non-Profit,
Community Radio Station

Another way to Support and Donate
to your Jazz Station, Jazz 98.5 FM, WSAX

A NEW way to Support and Donate to your Jazz Station, Jazz 98.5 FM, WSAX

Do you order and make online purchases from AMAZON? If so, by using AmazonSmile, AMAZON will make a contribution directly to our organization.

By using AmazonSmile, you can designate a favorite charity to receive a contribution.

Click on the picture to the right to visit the AmazonSmile website and sign up or use the following link:

Select Columbus Jazz Alliance as your charity.

We've changed our name from SEMM Foundation to Columbus Jazz Alliance to handle the daily operations of Jazz 98.5 FM, WSAX. 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.


We're Asking Each Of Our Listeners
To Consider Making A Donation

Help Keep Jazz Alive On The Radio

You can optionally send your donation in the form
of a Check or Money Order payable to:

Columbus Jazz Alliance
P.O. Box 13682
Columbus, Ohio 43213

Thank you for your generosity
and support

Why Donate?

Much of the Jazz 98.5 FM, WSAX-LP budget is raised directly from the generosity of donors like you.  We are a community radio station that has ushered in the mellow and original sounds of jazz music to the airwaves again in Central Ohio and we share a common bond with our listeners, we love jazz.

As a non-commercial radio station, one of the ways Jazz 98.5 FM funds its programming and general operations is through donations in support of the arts and underwriting support from individuals, local businesses, foundations and corporations.

Jazz and community related news, information and educational content are important to keeping the community vibrant, diversified and informed.  In the best of times and even in the worse, we reach out to individuals, corporations, foundations and others to ensure that we have an operating and support budget that will sustain our broadcast ability and enhance the lives of the citizens of our city.  Help us do so by underwriting, donating or making a contribution to our station.  Here is how you can help and be involved.

Individual and Optional Ways to Donate

Of course, you aren't bound by the suggested contribution levels listed below.  You're welcome to contribute any amount you're comfortable with.  We appreciate all donations, no matter what the amount.

Corporate Donations

For information on Corporate Levels of Giving and sponsorship packages please contact us Here.

By definition, program underwriting is a financial contribution made in support of specific programming. When providing on-air funding acknowledgments, FCC regulations require that stations like Jazz 98.5 FM limit such announcements to identification purposes only.  They cannot be “promotional,” but they're still very effective.

When treated as either a charitable contribution or as a business expense, underwriting is tax deductible, so you get more than a good feeling. You make the most cost-effective use of your discretionary advertising dollar.

How To Contribute

You can make a pledge to donate or contribute to the effort to bring Jazz back to Columbus by clicking your desired support level, completing the small form and instructions that follow and sending your support donation payable to:

Columbus Jazz Alliance
P.O. Box 13682
Columbus, OH 43213

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Thank you

Thank you for your consideration and support.

Central Ohio's best choice for news and information,
wrapped up and surrounded by the best jazz in town.

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Thank you

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 educate people about 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 discover and appreciate America's contribution to the arts, Jazz!

We rely on the support of the community and local businesses.  The gesture of your support is
reciprocal as we in turn, support and provide services to our community.  Please help us in our efforts
to encourage, feature and support the arts, the art of music, our student musicians, as well as present
homegrown talent to the Columbus & Central Ohio area and help promote other charitable causes
and organizations.

We offer various packages for sponsorship (underwriting) of Jazz 98.5 FM, WSAX-LP programming,
which may be tax deductible for your business.

Your individual donation may also be tax deductible and helps us cover some of
our expenses in Keeping Jazz Alive and on the radio.

Donate Now

Download a copy of our fundraising brochure

Thank you

Thanks for your support!