Welcome To Columbus Jazz Alliance

The Official Corporate Website of Jazz 98.5 FM, WSAX Radio
Ohio's Only 24 Hour Jazz Radio Station

Now Owned & Operated by Columbus Jazz Alliance,
a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization



International Jazz Day Celebration is April 30th

Tune in on Friday, April 30th for a 24 Hour Jazz Broadcast Extravaganza to celebrate our 3rd Annual International Jazz Day Ohio tribute to the 10th Anniversary of International Jazz Day, celebrated Worldwide.  Columbus Jazz Alliance and Jazz 98.5 FM, WSAX radio station, is an authorized United Nations, UNESCO, International Jazz Day Participant.


Visit our www.jazzdayohio.com website for more details


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.  Thank you for your continued support & listenership.


Columbus Jazz Alliance now proudly handles the operations of Jazz 98.5 FM, WSAX.  The same great WSAX Team continues to operate the station. The name Columbus Jazz Alliance better reflects who we are and what we do. Thank you for your continued support & listenership. SEMM Foundation will continue providing our student and school related music support services






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to your Jazz Station, Jazz 98.5 FM, WSAX

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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 Columbus Jazz Alliance as your favorite charity to receive a contribution.

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


Select Columbus Jazz Alliance as your charity.





THANK YOU






Whitehall Ohio
Race  Population  Percentage 



White  8,759 46.41%
Black & Other 10,115 53.59%

The majority of Whitehall residents are made
up of Black or other ethnic groups, yet the
City of Whitehall Mayor and The Parks and Recreation Director will not allow programming and other events which reflect the culture of
these groups, including allowing SEMM Foundation and Jazz 98.5 radio to present live jazz concerts in City controlled public parks.


Allowing Jazz In The Park And
In The Whitehall Area Does This:


  • Creates more performance opportunities for musicians

  • Provides live jazz music entertainment, education and enjoyment

  • Helps the local economy & merchants

  • Provides family entertainment value

  • Promotes cultural diversity
  • Promotes a positive, inviting, progressive and welcoming perception of the Whitehall community and residents
  • Promotes a positive, inviting, progressive and welcoming perception of the Whitehall
  • community and residents
  • Keeps Jazz Alive


Opportunity is Not Here
You Can Help Change This Behavior

Listen To The Jazz 98.5 FM Broadcast
Each Day for More Details


   Please call the Whitehall Mayor at
   614-338-3106 and the Parks and
   Recreation Director at 614-863-0121
   to voice your support in allowing
   Jazz 98.5 FM the use of John Bishop
   Park in 2021 to present their Jazz
   At The Amp summer outdoor
   concerts. Call them both NOW!
   If no answer, leave a voicemail
   message.



Opportunity is Not Here
You Can Help Change This Behavior


Please Sign Our Petition


Support Jazz At The Amp
Concerts In Whitehall



Beautiful Setting Made For Jazz