About SEMM Foundation



SEMM Foundation is a non profit organization
dedicated to supporting music education, entertain-
ment and broadcast media services.  Under the
SEMM Foundation banner are three
distinct divisions, Jazz 98.5 FM, WSAX-LP Radio Station, SEMM Music Academy and SEMM Rehearsal Studios.


Our Mission

The mission of SEMM Foundation is to keep the art of jazz music alive through education, promotion and support to our community, students, musicians, listeners and supporters.

About SEMM Foundation

SEMM Foundation offers private and group music lessons to students of all ages and levels,
including free private vocal and instrumental music lessons to underprivileged children.

Over the past several years, SEMM Foundation was responsible for providing programming,
operating and media services,
as well as for the successful development and implementation
of a jazz radio format for a local, separately owned community
radio station.

In November 2013, SEMM Foundation applied to the FCC for a separate 24 hour broadcast
license
to serve the Columbus and surrounding communities.

On October 10, 2014, the FCC granted a construction permit to SEMM Foundation to build
the new 98.5 FM station t
o serve the Columbus area.

On January 12, 2017, the FCC granted SEMM Foundation a license to broadcast as the new
98.5 FM station t
o serve the Columbus area.

SEMM Foundation has also received its authorization to digitally broadcast via the Internet
as WSAX-DB.