WMNF first went on the air in September, 1979, the result of a few years of hard work by a small group of dedicated volunteers who went door-to-door raising money for Florida's first community radio station. The call letters stand for: Member-sponsored Non-commercial FM.
WMNF continues to be volunteer-powered and listener-sponsored, providing the listening community with eclectic music as well as non-mainstream news, views and public affairs programming. Thanks to all the wonderful WMNF volunteers, staff, board of directors and more than 10,500 listener-sponsors! Radio for the rest of us!
WMNF is a 70,000 watt non-commercial, listener supported community radio station, licensed to the Nathan B. Stubblefield Foundation, a non-profit organization established solely to operate WMNF. WMNF is a section 501(c)3 charitable organization. All gifts and donations are tax deductible in accordance with the law.
WMNF Mission Statement
WMNF is a listener-supported community radio station that celebrates cultural diversity and is committed to equality, peace and economic justice.
WMNF provides broadcasts and other forums with a grassroots local emphasis, that promote creative, musical, and political vitality.
WMNF Values Statement
WMNF advocates for peace, social and environmental justice through independent media and programming neglected by the mainstream. We embrace diversity, tolerance of others’ opinions and freedom of expression. WMNF celebrates and promotes the creative, cultural and political vitality of the local community.
WMNF Vision Statement
The force that drives this organization is its sense of values, and therefore WMNF provides programming that is consistent with those values.
Our music, arts, and cultural programming cover a wide spectrum of expression from traditional to experimental, reflecting the diverse cultures we serve. We strive to foster an appreciation of music and cultures we serve. We strive to foster an appreciation of music and culture that is not generally available to listeners in the Tampa Bay area.
Our news and public affairs programming emphasize controversial, neglected, and non-mainstream points of view on important local as well as national or world issues, illuminating our values particularly regarding peace, human rights, and environmentalism.
We provide access to the airways for individuals and organizations that support our mission. The statement provides a forum for the gathering, exchange, and transmission of ideas in a cooperative environment that is respectful of each individual’s cultural or political perspective.
Community events also serve as a public extension of our programming and mission.
We are committed to the values expressed by our mission, especially as they relate to issues involving the various ethnic groups living in our community, women, the economically disadvantaged or challenged, and other groups who may be disenfranchised in our society. We offer safe haven for expression by members of these groups, regardless of their social status, race, gender, or sexual orientation, and by our activities hope to promote peace, goodwill and a sense of community beyond the walls of this radio station.