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Review for Bascomb Memorial Broadcasting Foundation, Inc., Miami, FL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

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

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!

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.

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... 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?


Role:  Client Served & I listen gratefully and contribute my support.