WMNF Antenna Move
Because of a required tower construction project in January at our transmitter site in Riverview, WMNF will be operating at much lower power, reaching far fewer listeners. This work may cause us to be at low power for several weeks to a month or more, which will severely impact our ability to raise funds in January, when we usually hold our Minithon.
Once the construction project is completed, our signal in outlying areas will probably improve. However, during the construction period, listeners in Western Pinellas, Polk, Pasco, Sarasota, Hernando and Manatee Counties and parts of Tampa will probably not be able to pick up our FM signal anywhere from two weeks to two months. We have included the map below showing the impacted areas.
Meanwhile, we’ll make arrangements for more people than usual to listen live to WMNF on-line. This will add to our bandwidth costs, but will be well worth the additional expense. Fortunately, an unlimited number of people can listen to the archived shows on wmnf.org. We will keep you updated as the situation develops. Check wmnf.org for details as the project starts unfolding. It is our hope that you’ll continue to support us with whatever you can afford during this critical time for WMNF, when we all need it for the programming that we alone provide. Please continue to give generously as you have done since our Fall Fund drive, perhaps joining our Circle Of Friends for $5 or $10 a month, or, in fact, asking your friends to support us as well at wmnf.org. Do it now, if you can!!!
This map shows WMNF's current licensed coverage area, (2nd largest circle) in green.
The yellow (small) circle is an estimate of what parts of Tampa Bay we'll probably be able to reach while work is being done on our transmitter tower.
The (largest) blue circle is an estimate of WMNF's improved broadcast coverage, after the work is completed.
Of course WMNF has many listener-supporters outside our official coverage area, since radio waves don't just stop where a line is drawn. So these aren't hard lines where the signal cuts off.
If you have trouble picking us up at your home or workplace while our antenna is worked on, you may still be able to get 88.5 in your car. And of course you can listen online at www.wmnf.org/listen. Or, tune in to archived shows at any hour, at www.wmnf.org/schedule.