Carlton-Anthony Tampa Oral History Project

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Interviewer

Rowland, Lance

Publisher

University of South Florida Libraries

Date

2005-11-09

Publication Date

5-17-2011

Abstract

Oral history interview with Vicki Santa, station manager for WMNF-FM, a community radio station in Tampa, Florida. Santa came to Tampa in 1972, graduated from the University of South Florida, and then moved to Gainesville for a few years. She returned to Tampa in 1979 just as WMNF-FM was going on the air, and she soon became a contributor. In the early 1980s she started volunteering at the station and answering the phone during fundraising drives. Santa started working at WMNF in 1998, leaving her longtime job in construction, when the station was looking for a development director. In 2000 she became the interim station manager and then the station manager. In this interview, she describes her job responsibilities, with particular emphasis on fundraising, volunteers, concerts and community involvement, ratings and audience size, and programming. Santa was the station manager until 2008, when she stepped down due to health problems; she died later that year.

Keywords

Radio stations, Radio broadcasting, Community radio, History, Politics and government, Manners and customs, Florida, Tampa (Fla.)

Description

1 sound file (87 min.) : digital, MPEG4 file + ;

Subject: topical

Radio stations--Florida--Tampa (Fla.); Radio broadcasting--Florida--Tampa (Fla.); Community radio--Florida--Tampa (Fla.); History--Tampa (Fla.); Politics and government--Tampa (Fla.); Manners and customs--Tampa (Fla.)

Language

English

Type

Sound

Genre

Oral histories; Online audio

Format

audio/mp3

Holding Location

University of South Florida

Collection

Carlton-Anthony Tampa oral history project

Identifier

U11-00111

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