Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How do I become a WWFM member?
A. Give us a call anytime! Our phone number is 609.587.8989 or 1.888.232.1212. Use your Mastercard , Visa, Discover, or American Expresss, or send us a check made payable to WWFM. Our mailing address is: WWFM The Classical Network, Attention Membership Department, P.O. Box 17202, Trenton, NJ, 08690. Our studios are located at Mercer County Community College, 1200 Old Trenton, Road, West Windsor, NJ, 08550.
Q. How much is the basic membership?
A. There is no minimum membership level. If every listener gave what they could afford, we would easily meet our annual budget.
Q. What does a WWFM membership entitle me to?
A. The satisfaction of knowing you are helping assure the future of great programming from New Jersey's only full time classical music radio network.
Q. Is there a senior/student membership rate?
A. Yes, any amount you wish to contribute.
Q. Why do you ask for my phone number?
A. Occasionally, we have a question about your pledge regarding the correct spelling of your name or address and/or credit card account number verification/validation. You are not required to give your phone number, but it helps us to complete membership processing should we encounter a question.
A. We take your personal privacy seriously. We do not sell or give your information to any third parties. We do not allow vendors to work on our donor database system without direct staff supervision. You are not required to activate cookies to access our website.
Our donation form is encrypted and your credit card number is not stored in our system. If you have more specific concerns, please call us. Your privacy matters to us.
Q. How do I become a WWFM volunteer?
A. Give us a call anytime at 609.587.8989, or toll-free, 1.888.232.1212.
Q. What does volunteering entail?
A. Generally, spending a few hours at our studios answering telephone calls during our membership campaigns and completing our listener pledge form; folding letters and stuffing envelopes for large mailings; occasional special projects help. As an added perk, you'll get to meet some wonderful volunteers and perhaps make new friends!
Q. How often will I get mailings from WWFM?
A. One month before your annual membership is due to expire you'll receive a friendly reminder in the mail. You can also look forward to receiving any membership Thank You Gift to which you may be entitled 4-6 weeks after you've made your contribution to WWFM.
Q. Who operates WWFM?
The Classical Network and JazzOn2 are operated by Mercer County Community College, the legal licensee of WWFM/WWCJ/WWPJ/WWNJ. We operate under federal regulations (including the Federal Communications Commission, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and other federal regulatory agencies), state and county policies, and the policies of MCCC.
Q. Who governs WWFM?
The members of the MCCC Board of Trustees are also listed with the Federal Communications Commission as WWFM’s board members. All MCCC board meetings are publicly announced in advance and held in accordance with New Jersey’s Open Public Meetings Act.
Q. What is WWFM’s tax-exempt status?
Donations to WWFM become tax-deductible under the 501(C)3 tax-exempt status of the MCCC Foundation. All donations you earmark for WWFM flow through the foundation in their entirety to WWFM for the purpose you designate. The Foundation’s annual 990 forms and audited financial statements are publicly available on the Foundation’s website.
Q. How do I review your finances?
WWFM’s annual audited financial statement , MCCC’s annual audited financial statement, and the MCCC Foundation’s annual audited financial statement are all updated annually and are publicly posted on our respective websites.
Q. How is my money used when I donate to WWFM…and why do you need my money?
Our Annual Financial Report (AFR) filed with the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) is probably the most extensive overview of where WWFM receives money and how we use that money. Of particular interest is the AFR’s Schedule E, which lists our revenues and expenses. Our latest CPB AFR can be e-mailed to you if you call or e-mail us. We hope you will understand clearly why we need listener support - your support - once you review our AFR.
Our annual CPB Section 6 report outlines our objectives in programming and local content, which is how we use your money and why we need your support. Thank you for considering membership!
The compensation figures disclosed on the MCCC Foundation's 990 do not include most executives of MCCC and WWFM because they are not employed by the Foundation. The compensation of many of the executives of our licensee, Mercer County Community College, and our station (WWFM) can be searched at http://php.app.com/abp/search.php. The remainder can be searched at http://www.nj.com/news/bythenumbers/payroll/.
Q. What are WWFM's diversity goals as a community arts institution and a public broadcaster?
Our annual diversity goals are available here.
Q. Who runs WWFM on a daily basis?