WMNF brings quality content to Tampa Bay ears, as its top non-commercial, listener-supported community station.
When WMNF first went on air in 1979, it became Florida’s first community radio station. WMNF provides non-mainstream news, views and public affairs programming. It also fosters the appreciation of music and cultures that aren’t generally available to listeners in the Tampa Bay area. Its daily content and forums promote creative, musical and political vitality while committing to diversity and freedom of expression. With more than 130 partnerships, WMNF exemplifies the meaning of the word “community” one radio wave at a time.
WMNF has an expansive list of news programs that include Democracy Now!, Richard Wolff's Economic Update, and True Talk. The station produces a wide variety of music shows that play genres like bluegrass, polka, gospel, Celtic, new wave and experimental. WMNF is also home to one of the longest-running hip-hop shows in Florida, The Saturday Night Shutdown. Its broadcast facility, located in Tampa, has three broadcast studios, two production studios and a live performance studio. WMNF'S music library has about 8,000 record albums and 10,000 CDs. Its continuous news coverage and public affairs programs have increased over the years. The growth allows the station to offer diversity and strengthen community ties with local and statewide businesses. The station sponsors many events throughout the year, including concerts. One of the most popular is the annual music party, Tropical Heatwave, a mini-festival in Ybor City.
Core values/mission statement
WMNF celebrates and promotes the creative, cultural and political vitality of the local community.