Jazz 98.5 FM, WSAX-LP Radio
2013, SEMM Foundation applied to the FCC for a broadcast license at
frequency 98.5 FM, to serve the Columbus and surrounding communities.
We were granted a
construction permit on October 10, 2014 by the FCC to build the station.
applying for a broadcast license, since June 2011 SEMM Foundation's founder and team of
volunteers were responsible for
providing operations and programming assistance, as well as for the
ful development and implementation of a pilot jazz radio format for a
local, but separately owned Columbus LPFM radio
Demographically speaking, the Columbus community wants
and can support a jazz radio station. Culturally speaking, having a
jazz station is an important contribution to keeping America's art form
alive and the diversity of music strong. Equally important is the
support it provides to our homegrown musicians and related
Upon receipt of a new broadcast license, SEMM
Foundation will broadcast as Jazz 98.5 FM, WSAX-LP, licensed to serve Columbus, Ohio, USA.
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 community, musicians, venues, listeners and supporters.
SEMM Foundation has received its license to digitally broadcast via the Internet as WSAX-DB.