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February 27, 2010

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February 27, 2010

Far outstanding since there are nearly no other stations that play jazz. This station tells you of local upcoming events and I have gone to many and loved the experiences with Latin Grammy nominees like Ed Calle and Arturo Sandoval. I look forward to more great music and the soothing tone of the hosts!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

annual Latin Festivals, concert halls filled with heart-filled musicians, and the gratitude we have for music in our lives.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the knowledge, fun times, and laughs I've all received and made.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

serious and appreciative.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

help kids realize how music can help you in life and expand their listening radius into other counties and possibly have the one goal of getting listeners and expanding their minds to hear the pure sound of jazz.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

February 21, 2010

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February 21, 2010

I worked in radio for many years before moving to South Florida. I can attest to the very special treasure we have in WDNA-FM. The straight-ahead Jazz nicely seasoned with Latin and Caribbean music is a perfect blend not only for our unique community, but also for the changing demographics of our dynamic country. I am especially proud of what WDNA has accomplished in the Jazz radio idiom. I support it with my donations, I hope you will to. This is a unique channel that suits us perfectly. Please help keep WDNA alive and thriving. Carlos Pagán Radio Lover

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

..the quality of my daily music listening; music that is very hard to find else where. This unique radio jazz format is incomparable to other jazz station offerings, even on the the world wide web!

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

.. Add more a little more swing and smile to the notion of "serious jazz." Skip Lozama does this so does Gary Ferguson and Mel Lipton and others I know I am forgetting. Frank Consola is terrific when he does not go into the very avant garde.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Waking up weekend mornings to fun and easy swing be it in straight-ahead, Caribbean or Latin jazz. It's the perfect way to ease into the weekend. If "attitude is everything," as they say, then WDNA is my perfect attitude adjustment.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

..all terrific personalities both on and off-air.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

..buy stronger radio signal capabilities to reach beyond Miami-Dade County a wider audience of jazz lovers through out South Florida.

Ways to make it better...

..there were a little less "exclusive" block programming. I don't need to hear just Latin music during any program block. This is coming fro a Latin music lover that likes a variety of jazz, with the exception of extremely avant-garde "Free" jazz.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

funding for an musical art form that is at-risk because of generational attrition and short falls in musical education in our public schools.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I appreciate the efforts the station has made to discourage the superfluous amount of long DJ chatter in breaks, giving the valuable air-time back to the excellent music programming: the reason most of us tune in.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

February 21, 2010

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February 21, 2010

DNA really targets our community with great latin jazz. I really enjoy the latin jazz quarter and fusion latina. DNA also sponsors great events. I regularly attend the events given by the University of Miami Concert Jazz Band.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Listening to the station programs.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

February 21, 2010

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February 21, 2010

I have been listening to WDNA for only a short time, but it doesn't take long for anyone who listens to realize that the staff and management at DNA are commited to providing the community with not only great music, but also vital health and life information. Their partnership with Baptist hospital shows a clarity in mission and programing to engage the listening audience, and allow access to vital current health issues. I recently when back to my own doctor to discuss an issue I heard on thier 'Life and Health' segment, and as it turned out, it was the best thing I could have done for myself as I was ignoring a condition that could have turned into something serious. WDNA is also not just great radio, they are provding the South Florida community with access to the arts. Their new facility shows an eagerness to invited their listeners, and the community to share in the experience of great art. I had the fortunate opportunity to attend two of their most recent art exhibits of local artist. It was a great event filled music, good company and interesting art. The atmosphere at WDNA is one of family where I feel much welcomed at, and one of which I know I will be with for a long, long time.

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

warm, receptive, knowledgeable, and caring.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

February 21, 2010

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February 21, 2010

WDNA 88.9FM has been my favorite radio station since I started listening over 15 years ago. My mind would get blown every morning while driving to work listening to Frank Consola. Then in 2005 I was between jobs so I started to volunteer at the station. Gene DeSouza showed me how to work the board and I landed the LJQ show on Tuesdays 12-3pm. Once I started working again I switched to Monday nights and added Mano P. as my co-programmer. Eventually we switched to Sunday nights and that has been our slot ever since. We are going on 5 years as volunteers and every week we give back to the community with pleasure. Playing music to blow your mind. The staff is wonderful. Everyone works hard and does a great job. Quality music is played by experienced and knowledgable dj's that have their hearts in the right place. A place to call home.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The caring people that stick together for the greater good. Programmers with great taste in music and a good sense of humor. The music played you can't hear anywhere else.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

February 21, 2010

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February 21, 2010

I have been a fan of the station since '86, they have the most and best Jazz, Latin and Brazilian music in South Florida. I have briefly been a volunteer dj, and as a musician and jazz entrepreneur i have been interviewed several times by on-air hosts such as Mel Lipton and Charlie K, as well as having selections from my Cd's played by several of the dj's. The station is always supportive of local artists and events, and also offers very affordable advertising rates. WDNA is indispensable !

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

getting interviews, radio play, reasonably priced advertising.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

give an attitude adjustment to the station manager- he should do his job behind the scenes, which i assume he does a good job at, and refrain from any public relations, which is not his forte.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

their accessibility and desire to help

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

top-notch

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

get a stronger signal

Ways to make it better...

the station had a better signal

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

funding

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

February 21, 2010

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February 21, 2010

WDNA is the best. I did an interview with Andy Harlow about my latest CD, Timbasa,and it was a blast. Andy was on time, welcoming and intelligent in his questions and responses. He picked just the right tracks from the album to give my music the most impact. This is my second interview. I had a live interview some time ago. And was treated like family. As an artist who relies on WDNA to make my music available in Miami, I couldn't be happier with everything and everyone from WDNA. Mark Weinstein, Jazz Flutist

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

absolutely top notch professionals

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

February 20, 2010

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February 20, 2010

88.9FM WDNA is one of the most wonderful and unique radio stations I have ever heard in the US or anywhere else. The programming is so diverse and entertaining that I never get tired of listening, something I cannot say for commercial stations. The hosts really know the music, whether its jazz, Latin, Brazilian, reggae or Indian music. They also let me know about all the great music, film and arts events in town. This is an amazing institution that the people of Miami really need to be more aware of and grateful for.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

meeting great people at the station and also from the music and entertainment business in Miami. The station serves as a focal point for great artists and events.

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If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Have bigger broadcast and performance facility, produce high quality local programming, nationally syndicate shows, present jazz festivals and much more.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

February 20, 2010

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February 20, 2010

I have been listening for years. WDNA is simply the BEST! They are a true benefit to the community for music, the arts and information people really need. They provide knowledge of health related issues and make important connections within the community. Did I mention they are great people too? Dedicated lovers of music and the community. Long live WDNA!

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

meeting lots of people and their sponsorship of great events.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very dedicated.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

February 20, 2010

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February 20, 2010

My husband and I LOVE this station. The hosts who are both paid staff and volunteers are very knowledgable about music. The live broadcasts are energetic and fun. The public events they do in partnership with the University of Miami, Frost School of Music are fantastic and inexpensive to attend. The new series of concerts at the station are intimate and the talent is amazing. We listen in the car, at the office and in our home. Susan

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Station is run lean and mean but produces incredible results.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The great music.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

friendly,warm and knowledgable.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Produce more live concerts. Have more paid staff.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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