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Underwriting KCSU FM

Underwriting at 90.5 KCSU is a great, low-cost way to get the word out about your business or event while supporting KCSU. Your underwriting spots help support students learning broadcast techniques, as well as our rotation of DJs throughout the semesters.

For more information, including current underwriting rates, download our Rate Card or contact or Hannah Copeland at


Produced Underwriting 


Pre-Recorded Produced Underwriting

Your message includes:

  • Up to 30 seconds that includes consistent sound when played on air and often music.

Cost: $15 per play 

      Pre-Produced Underwriting Sample

Live Read

A message includes:

  • Up to 30 seconds, read live by one of KCSU’s trained DJ’s.

$15 per read

Show Sponsorship

Your message includes:

  • A trained KCSU DJ will mention the name and brief description of your organization twice, for a total of 4 times. Shows are generally 2 hours.

Cost: $30 per hour

Concert Calendar Sponsorship

Your message includes:

  • Each weekday, KCSU announces a concert happening in Fort Collins during drive time at 5-7 p.m.
  • We will thank you for your sponsorship at the beginning of the calendar and announce your services at the end.

Cost: $30 per day

      Listen to a Concert Calendar Sample

KCSU Newscast Sponsorship

  • Each weekday at 9 a.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m., and 7 p.m., KCSU delivers a 3-minute newscast about happenings in Northern Colorado.
  • We will thank you for your support at the beginning of the calendar and read a brief description of your services at the end.

Cost: $15 per newscast

      Listen to a Newscast Sample

Public Service Announcement (PSA)

  • KCSU will help write, produce and air a 30 second PSA audio spot that will run on air at least once a day for as long as they remain relevant.

Cost: $25 per production plays are free

      Listen To A PSA Sample



Bulk buys can be applied to any total buy on an underwriting and/or service package.

  • CSU Affiliated Organizations: 50%
  • Not for Profit Organizations: 20%
  • All underwriting costs include basic production.

Other Great Deals!

  • Spend $3,000 – $5,000: 10% off
  • Spend $5,000 – $10,000: 20% off
  • Spend $10,000 or more: 30% off


Other Services


KCSU Event Sponsorship

KCSU considers sponsoring events that involve new music, local music, college student services, and more.

  • Media Trades: Host organization and KCSU trade equal amounts of publicity including underwriting announcements, print materials, and other creative media methods.
  • Ticket Giveaways: Host of an event may donate tickets to be given away by KCSU on-air or online. KCSU will mention the purpose of the event for up to 30-seconds with each giveaway.


CSU Women’s Volleyball Sponsorship

Support the exclusive radio broadcast of the CSU Women’s Volleyball home games. KCSU mentions your business throughout the game and in the Rocky Mountain Collegian print ads.

Cost: $500 per season


Rent Production Studio

  • The KCSU production studio can be rented to conduct interviews, record audio commercials, podcasts, narration, and many other creative audio services.
  • Our studio has 3 Electro-Voice RE-27 N/D microphones, Adobe Audition CS-6, ISDN connection, Sennheiser HD 280 Pro Headphones, two CD players, and a recordable landline telephone.
  • Minimum of 30-minute rental.


$70 per hour, including a studio attendant

$50 per hour, without a studio attendant


Audio Production

KCSU employees will write (if needed) and produce commercials, interviews, PSAs, podcasts, narration, and many other creative audio services.

Cost: $50 per hour


DJ Services

KCSU DJs can come play music at your next event! We can design playlists, take requests, and MC as well.

Cost: $100 per hour


Underwriting Details

  • Air Times: We will try to honor requests for specific airing times, but reserve the right to select air time due to technical or schedule limitations.
  • Underwriting Spot Content: May include business names, slogans, brand, trade names, and service listings. Cannot include price info, calls to action, or any other language stating or implying favorable comparisons to other businesses.
  • Show Sponsorships: Our shows represent music, news, or sport themes. We recommend contacting us to help pair your organization with the right show.
  • Public Service Announcement: KCSU PSAs are designed for CSU or Northern Colorado listeners with the objective of raising awareness and/or changing public attitudes or behaviors toward a social issue. It’s not an announcement for a product or event regardless of the mission of sponsor organization.
  • Brief Descriptions: A five second or less announcement of an organization’s services or purpose.
KCSU’s underwriting and service agreements
do not discriminate on the basis of race or ethnicity.