Sponsorship Opportunities

Boost Customer Engagement and Word-of-mouth Across Multiple Touchpoints

Sponsorship amplifies your marketing message while showcasing your commitment to supporting local independent journalism and culture. 

Our engaged audiences, active across WBEZ, Vocalo and the Chicago Sun-Times, recognize your support. Their endorsement triggers powerful word-of-mouth recommendations within their networks, boosting your brand’s reach and credibility.

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Radio Marketing


We help craft the perfect broadcast messages that resonate with our audiences. In-house talent record and produce your message, eliminating production costs. 

Digital Marketing


Maximize visibility with digital display banners across WBEZ, Vocalo and the Chicago Sun-Times

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Streaming Messaging


Gain prominence at the start of a WBEZ or Vocalo streaming session with unskippable audio pre-roll messages.

Newsletter Ads


Expand your message with 100% share-of-voice with sponsored content in The Rundown, the Weekly Rundown and the Local Deals newsletters. Amplify your message further with Vocalo and the Chicago Sun-Times newsletters. 

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Event Marketing


Generate brand awareness, and network while demonstrating support for community events, educational forums and more.

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Podcast Ads


Sponsorship of The Rundown, Reset and other WBEZ podcasts puts your message in front of influential consumers at home, work and play.  

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Chicago Sun-Times Advertising

Chicago Sun-Times

Through the Chicago Sun-Times, WBEZ sponsors can extend their marketing messages across print, digital, events and more.  

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Small Business Marketing

Small Business Solutions

Discover Community Accounts, our suite of streamlined solutions for small local businesses and nonprofits, serving their communities in unique ways.

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Sponsors Get Results

Rooted in Chicagoland for more than eight decades, WBEZ remains a leading voice, capturing the attention of influential leaders, decision-makers and savvy consumers.

Our audience is deeply engaged, not merely absorbing content but actively engaging with it and the sponsors who help make it all possible.

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take action in response to a public radio sponsorship message1


prefer to purchase products and services from public radio sponsors1


hold a more positive opinion of a company that supports public radio1


Discover the Marketing Impact of WBEZ

Were here to help you reach your marketing goals. Connect with us today to promote your business across our multiplatform ecosystem of:

  • On-air messages
  • Streaming
  • Newsletters
  • Banner ads
  • Podcasts
  • Events
  • Print
  • And more

1. Kantar / Lightspeed Research, NPR State of Sponsorship Survey, June 2023