Become a Sponsor

Sponsorship Opportunities

Multiple Touchpoints Extend and Amplify Engagement With Your Best Potential Customers

Sponsorship signals that you invest in a local, independent source for news and culture. Use a multiplatform strategy to extend audience reach and reinforce message frequency.

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Radio

:15 messages written in a hype-free tone that resonates with public media audiences

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Digital

Display and mobile ads

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Streaming

:15 messages air at the gateway to the stream

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Podcasts

Pre-, mid- and post-rolls are available to reinforce messaging throughout shows

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Newsletter

Display ads and sponsored content in WBEZ’s weekly newsletter

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Events

Networking opportunities for sponsors at community celebrations and educational forums

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Community Accounts

Streamlined solutions for small local businesses and nonprofits that serve their communities in unique ways

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Sponsors Get Results

87%

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

74%

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

72%

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

Source: Kantar, NPR State of Sponsorship Survey, March 2022

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
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