Help Keep Jazz Radio Programming ON THE AIR
SEMM Foundation Is Now The Columbus Jazz Alliance
Help Support Your Jazz Radio Station
Jazz 98.5 FM, WSAX-LP Is A Non-Profit 501(c3),
Community Radio Station
Here's Another Way To Support And Donate
To Your Jazz Station, Jazz 98.5 FM, WSAX
Select Columbus Jazz Alliance As Your Charity.
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.
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
Support Jazz 98.5 FM Now
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 consideration, generosity and support.
Central Ohio's best choice for news and information,
wrapped up and surrounded by the best jazz in town.
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.
Thanks for your support!