Community Announcement Guidelines
The Community Bulletin Board at WMNF is offered as a courtesy to non-profit organizations to broadcast events and fundraisers to listeners within the Tampa Bay region. For priority placement on the Community Bulletin Board, you must represent a 501(c)(3) or (4) IRS-designated organization. We will consider other arts and culture events offered free of charge to the public as space allows.
Sorry, WMNF does not do public service announcements for partisan political groups.
Submitting a written announcement:
Enter the information at least two weeks prior to your event for best consideration. It may take up to a week to put it online, so please be patient. If you submit the event last minute, it unfortunately may not be published. Information must be entered in starred fields; others are optional. There is a limit of 250 characters in the text description. Please do not use exclamation points, or type in all capital letters. Remember to fill out the fields for date, time, and venue, if appropriate for your event. Do not include prices, or any word related to cost, including the word ‘free.’ Write as if you were addressing a single person. All input is subject to approval and we reserve the right to edit any and all submissions. Please include the proper website, phone number or email address for people who want further information.
If this announcement is for a concert that’s not a benefit for a nonprofit organization, you can contact Shari Akram to find out about being included on WMNF’s Concert Calendar, on-air and on our website. We have special rates for local bands. Contact the development director or call 813-865-8260 directly. While we will post some concerts that are posted on the events page, for just a few dollars you can have your event highlighted and add a picture.
Record an announcement:
WMNF 88.5 FM invites nonprofit organizations to record a 30-second public service announcement for broadcast on 88.5. The guidelines are below.
The announcement must be for a registered nonprofit organization.
Announcements are recorded with just voice, no music.
Since we’re non-commercial, announcements we can’t do a Call to Action for another organization. So you can’t say “come on down,” “don’t miss it,” “sign up now” or anything similar. But you can say, “You can go to (this website) for more information.”
WMNF can’t announce prices, but you can direct people to a website or phone number for more information.
And if it’s time-sensitive, we’d want to record that at least five to six weeks before the date, so we have time to get things together and broadcast it for two to three weeks.
PSAs can be about what your group does and when you meet, or about a specific event you’re putting on. We’ll air one PSA at a time for each group, and the
station reserves the right to refuse announcements.
If you are interested in recording an announcement please still submit your announcement using the Submit An Event button on this page, and email [email protected] to see if there is time to record an announcement. Once it is confirmed, please email a draft of your script to [email protected] . Once your script is ready, we’ll find a good time for you or someone from your group to come to the station and record it.
The announcements may be voiced by someone from the organization, or a WMNF volunteer or staff member. We wish we could guarantee a recording for everyone! But, we may not be able to.