Jazz 98.5 FM, WSAX-LP Radio

In November 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.

Prior to 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 success-
ful development and implementation of a pilot jazz radio format for a local, but separately owned Columbus LPFM radio station.

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 organizations.

Upon receipt of a new broadcast license, SEMM Foundation will broadcast as Jazz 98.5 FM, WSAX-LP, licensed to serve Columbus, Ohio, USA.

Our Mission

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.



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