Our goal is simple: Help you generate business down the street and across state lines.
WHAT IS UNDERWRITING?
As a public radio station, we don’t carry conventional advertisements. Instead, we offer sponsorship opportunities in the form of underwriting. Underwriting consists of brief radio announcements, or “spots,” that inform our listeners about what products, services or events your business or organization offers.
The objective, unbiased approach of underwriting strips away the clutter and loaded language of other advertising – making it easier for listeners to distinguish and trust what you are offering them. In fact, 83% of NPR news listeners have taken action specifically because of a sponsorship announcement. Our listeners respect and trust this approach and appreciate businesses that share the same values of transparency.
Underwriting support on WAMC stations provides you with the opportunity to reach more than 545,000 monthly listeners that can’t be reached through commercial media outlets. Our listeners are affluent, highly educated, leaders in their communities, decision makers in their professions and have a disposable income. We want to help you connect with this targeted demographic by working with you on crafting a campaign that will meet your needs. We take the time to review programming, schedules, costs and any supplement opportunities that may help strengthen your message, such as digital content. We recognize that our listeners don’t just tune into the radio anymore, and can be reached through digital platforms – that’s why we’ll help integrate digital concepts like pre-roll live streaming, podcast sponsorships and web ads into your campaign. This way you’re reaching our listeners on all multiple levels.
HERE IS WHAT OUR UNDERWRITERS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT WAMC.
“WAMC has been very beneficial in introducing The Gift Garden to a unique type of media. For the past two years The Gift Garden has underwritten at WAMC. We have had positive feedback from our regular customers, and we have gained many new customers from all over WAMC’s listening area.”
Beth & Dwain WilwolOwners, The Gift Garden
“We have been listeners and underwriters of WAMC Northeast Public Radio for over 30 years, and we still get people coming into Gloversville Sewing Center thanking us for supporting WAMC. WAMC's commitment to the region makes them the perfect vehicle to get our message out to the community and surrounding areas.”
John and Diana MarshallGloversville Sewing Center
“The residents at Avila Retirement Community pride themselves on staying informed, engaged and active participants in the community. That’s why WAMC continues to be a great fit and a great tool in our marketing tool kit - high reach, high impact, trusted and reliable.”
Peggy ConwayMarketing Consultant, Avila Retirement Community
“Even though we are located in Vermont, our radio station of choice is WAMC. As a business, watching every marketing dollar, we are proud to be WAMC underwriters. We know it works for us, and we think it’ll work for your business as well. We encourage you to try WAMC underwriting and see what a powerful message you can get out to your potential customers throughout the region.”
Jonah & Elizabeth SpivakOwners, Hawkins House
“We are WAMC underwriters because WAMC provides outstanding comprehensive environmental news coverage. WAMC gives listeners the information we need to make decisions about the water we drink, the air we breathe, and the wild pleases we all enjoy. Stay informed and engaged: support WAMC.”
John F. SheehanThe Adirondack Council
“We’re proud of the work we do here at Saratoga Hospital; and as a long-time underwriter of WAMC, we value the fact that we are reaching an incredibly diverse audience – patients and healthcare professionals alike – who understand and respect the challenges of delivering quality healthcare. Thank you WAMC for the hard work you do every day. And thank you to the listeners who support WAMC.”
Angelo CalbonePresident & CEO, Saratoga Hospital
“WAMC listeners are the perfect demographic for us because they tend to be sophisticated, discerning and knowledgeable. The response we get to our underwriting support, including our digital ads, is always good. Since underwriting WAMC has proved to be such an excellent value to us for dollars spent, and our underwriting also supports public broadcasting, it is a big win-win for us.”
Mark LawsonOwner, Mark Lawson Antiques