WMNF invites millennial and Gen-Z listeners to share thoughts about the direction of Tampa Bay community radio

The IRL event happens on November 7.

click to enlarge Amanda Doyle (L), host of Room 1210 on WMNF, which airs on Thursdays from 8 p.m.-10 p.m. on 88.5-FM in Tampa, Florida. - Room1210/Facebook
Amanda Doyle (L), host of Room 1210 on WMNF, which airs on Thursdays from 8 p.m.-10 p.m. on 88.5-FM in Tampa, Florida.

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.

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Ray Roa

Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...
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