UPDATED 10/11/19 2:07 p.m. Most Bay Area residents would agree that 40-year-old, listener-supported community radio station WMNF can increase its chances of making it another four decades if it brings in new, young listeners who’ll buy into the idea of a local radio station where decisions about programming are ultimately decided by someone who’s their neighbor and not some figurative suit that’s holding the purse strings from miles away.
Well, 'MNF is now, almost literally, holding the station door open for millennials and Gen-Z folk who want to have a say in what the future of 88.5-FM should look and sound like.
Station staff along with local music program and Facebook event co-host Room 1210 — which highlights local acts like They Hate Change, Horsewhip and Proud Miranda every week — is playing host for a November 7 event where “input on the past, present and future, including the programming and culture of the station” will be heard.
In the case of the November 7 discussion, that’s heard in person at the station’s conference room — situated inside WMNF at 1210 E. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in Tampa — and not in a faraway comment section somewhere in social media land.
“Surveys will be handed out to those who want to participate,” the event page says. “If you have any questions, feel free to message us. We hope you'll join us and have your voice heard about your community radio.”
So log off and get over to the station if your circumstances will let you.
Gen-Z and Millennial Discussion at WMNF. Thurs. Nov. 7, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Free to attend. INFO.