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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.

Download a paper version of our Rate Card or contact or Hannah Copeland at for any other questions.


Produced Underwriting 


Pre-Recorded Produced Underwriting

$15 per play

A consistently aired pre-recorded message up to 30-seconds that may include music.

      Nick's Homestyle Italian
      Colorado Hemp Company


Live Read

$15 per read

A message includes up to 30-seconds, read live by one of KCSU’s trained DJ’s.

      Bohemian Nights
      The Grove


Show Sponsorship

$30 per hour

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

      Washington's Music Venue V1
      Washington's Music Venue V2
      Washington's Music Venue V3


Concert Calendar Sponsorship

$30 per day

Each weekday during the 5-7 p.m. drive time hour, KCSU makes 3 announcements about concerts happening in Fort Collins. We will announce your sponsorship at the beginning of the calendar and read a brief description of your services at the end.

      Foco Mx


KCSU Newscast Sponsorship

$30 per newscast

Each weekday KCSU airs a morning and afternoon newscast about happenings in Northern Colorado. We will announce your support at the beginning of the newscast and read a brief description of your services at the end. Newscasts air three times a piece.

      Moxi Yoga
      Interweave Yarn Fest

Public Service Announcement (PSA)

$25 per production plays are free

KCSU will help write, produce, and air a 30-second PSA for your non-profit organization. PSAs average one play per day for as long as they remain relevant.

      CSU Health Network



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

  • CSU Student Organizations: 50%
  • Not for Profit & CSU Dept. 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

$500 per season

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.


Rent Production Studio

$70 per hour, including a studio attendant

$50 per hour, without a studio attendant

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.


Audio Production

$50 per hour

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


DJ Services

$100 per hour

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


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, brands, 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: Shows typically follow music, public affairs, 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 5-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.