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WMNF 30th Anniversary Documentary Preview

Matt Cowley about over 4 years ago


Tripp Williams is putting together a documentary about WMNF for the station's 30th birthday. Here's a sneak preview:

WMNFTHIRTY - a quick look from Tripp Williams on Vimeo.

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Radio Theory vs Truth Radio Theory

If all other stations subscribe to the “Radio Theory”… wouldn’t that make WMNF’s “Truth Radio Theory”… underdetermined?

Volunter Programmer

"People are socially based - we don't operate in isolation, we are part of a greater community" Absolutely the number one reason WMNF is powerful radio. You don't just passively consume it - you can become a part of it!

Culture in Tampa.

I arrived here about 18 yrs ago from Chicago by way of Central Coast CA. I came to FL on a job interview. I arrived here Friday and my interview was on Monday. So I had the whole weekend in Tampa to figure this place out. At my hotel room around 6A Saturday morning I tuned the radio there all the way to the left and lo and behold, I found Bluegrass music. After listening to the program I thought to myself that this area is not so bad; they have culture here (Bluegrass radio via WMNF) in greater Tampa area. After my quick analysis I decided to take the job. I have not looked back since. I've been a WMNF listener/sponsor that entire time. Happy 30th. Keep the faith.

Culture in Tampa.

I arrived here about 18 yrs ago from Chicago by way of Central Coast CA. I came to FL on a job interview. I arrived here Friday and my interview was on Monday. So I had the whole weekend in Tampa to figure this place out. At my hotel room around 6A Saturday morning I tuned the radio there all the way to the left and lo and behold, I found Bluegrass music. After listening to the program I thought to myself that this area is not so bad; they have culture here (Bluegrass radio via WMNF) in greater Tampa area. After my quick analysis I decided to take the job. I have not looked back since. I've been a WMNF listener/sponsor that entire time. Happy 30th. Keep the faith.

WMNF and public radio

I moved to the Tampa area in 1997. I had always been a fan of public and college radio stations. In the NYC area where I grew up I listened to WKCR Columbia Unv. and WSOU Seton Hall among others. An almnus at WKCR, Phil Shap (sp?) was my Blues and Jazz Guru! He is a veritable blues history walking encyclopedia. This, my friends, is true educational radio. WMNF is on par with the best in college radio with real news from NPR, real music variety with real DJ's (not canned pre-programmed same-old music you heard all month at the same times every day brought to you by a recording and corporate peddlers of uselessness). Oh, and real commercials about community events, not trying to sell you some rip off service or junk you do not need.

Mgr. Paul Thorn Band

When we're out on the road, far from home and the conversation gets around to radio I always use WMNF as the perfect example of "how radio should be." You set the standard. Thanks for making us part of the community, we appreciate you more than you'll ever know. Happy 30th! Billy Maddox The Paul Thorn Band