Our Fall Fund Drive is upon us. We will be raising funds for the October 4th – 11th Membership Drive, beginning now. Don’t wait to donate, show your support for WMNF 88.5FM and your favorite programs today! Help us start our next fiscal year strong by donating now.
How To Give
Join The Circle Of Friends. Joining the COF is easy and gives WMNF a base of support to rely on. Click here and join today. The larger the circle grows, the more impact we can have on the Tampa Bay Area. You can join by giving as little as $5 a month! Already a Circle of Friends member? Consider upping your level of donation.
What You Get for Your Support
In addition to the great music, news, and public affairs programming you expect, here are some great thank you gifts you can take home for supporting us during this drive.
Locally Designed Art, You Can Wear
WMNF held a contest for T-Shirt artwork, and this is the first winner! Show your love for WMNF around town, while supporting us and local artists, with limited edition thank you gifts. This long-sleeved hooded shirt is 100% lightweight cotton and was designed by St. Petersburg artist and graphic designer, Steve Madden. (Read more about Steve below.)
Other items you can pledge for during this drive include a 12 oz. Aztec Soup-er Bowl & Spoon set, a WMNF Blanket made of 100% recycled PET (size 60″ x 50″), and the sustainable 20 oz. Wheat Tumbler with our new logo (actually made with 70% wheat chaff):
WMNF Celebrates 44 Years in Tampa Bay
WMNF has a lot to celebrate and we couldn’t have done it without your support. The last 44 years on the air, a successful year of outreach to our community, an updated program schedule, launch of a new marketing campaign with billboards (have you seen them?), and so much more excitement in the coming year! Check out our 44th Birthday Party on Friday, September 29th at the Floridian Social Club in downtown St. Petersburg featuring the Iguanas & Divine AF – More info and tickets here.
Circle of Friends Benefits
- A thank you gift that matches your giving level. You get one every year, just ask!
- Special ticket contest giveaways, only for Circle Members.
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Meet the Artist: Steve Madden
WMNF Artist Competition Winner, 2023
Part of WMNF’s mission is to support local artists.
One of the ways we do that is by providing opportunities to local artist to be featured here at WMNF through various marketing mediums. WMNF ran a call for artist submissions to create a WMNF t-shirt design. Three designs were chosen for the fiscal year and these designs will be made into limited edition t-shirts and offered at the station as thank you gifts to supporters. This fall fund drive we highlight artist, Steve Madden and his Radiohead Design
A little more about Steve
Originally from Ft. Myers, Steve Madden graduated from the University of Florida. Spending most of his career as a newsroom artist, he worked for papers in Florida and New York City. Spending 17 years at the Tampa Bay Times and now working remotely for the Philadelphia Inquirer, Steve also does freelance work for Pizza Box and Daddy Kool Records. Occasionally you can catch a painting or two of his in local shows.
About the design
Steve said he wanted to tap into some of the classic imagery of Tampa and Ybor, and have an urban feel. He loves cigar box art and his drawing spins off from that. He thought it was important the main character be young, in contrast to the retro aspects of the design. The boombox-head idea comes from his NYC days.
What WMNF means to Steve
“Radio is still an important medium. And independent, community radio is essential for a vibrant city. There’s so much good music in the world, just waiting for you to stumble across it. Most radio stations play crap. Listen to WMNF, listen to something you haven’t heard before, shake yer booty on the way to becoming a better person.”
We’d like to thank Steve for his passion for WMNF 88.5 FM independent community radio. You can see more of Steve Madden’s work here.