Become a Sponsor

Connect with the People Who Shape Chicago

Elevate Your Brand with Purpose

Sponsor WBEZ and Vocalo

Through compelling content, WBEZ and Vocalo inform, inspire, enrich and entertain a diverse audience. This quality binds the passion our community feels for us and extends to the sponsors who support us.

Market your brand on WBEZ through sponsorship.

Modern Audio With Timeless Appeal

  • As Chicago’s source for news, talk and entertainment from NPR® and other top‑quality public media producers, WBEZ and Vocalo reflect the rhythms of the region.
  • WBEZ accompanies news and culture seekers throughout the day at their convenience with a click, voice command, download or dial turn.
Programming on WBEZ and Vocalo

Sponsors Get Results


of listeners take action in response to a public radio sponsorship message


of listeners hold a more positive opinion of a company that supports public radio


of listeners prefer to purchase products and services from public radio sponsors

Source: Kantar / Lightspeed, NPR State of Sponsorship Survey, June 2023

WBEZ Chicago Audience

WBEZ Inspires People Who Influence Personal and Professional Networks

WBEZ's bold programming attracts and engages a loyal audience of passionate consumers and change makers.

They prioritize higher education and lifelong learning

They drive trends among corporate and social networks

With discretionary income, they have immense purchasing power

Passionate about the arts, they find inspiration at cultural events

They lead and participate in community initiatives

How Sponsorship Works

  1. We create engaging and unique messaging based on your needs
  2. Our highly engaged audience receives your messages in a clutter‑free environment
  3. Our fans take action to support your brand
How WBEZ Sponsorship Works