Underwriting and Services
Underwriting is a non-commercial announcement of support about your business or organization. You can underwrite KCSU by sponsoring specific programming, or through pre-recorded announcements. KCSU is one of the largest college radio stations in the country. We reache more than 250,000 people in the Fort Collins, Greeley, and Loveland, Colorado area. Plus, we’re available worldwide on kcsufm.com, our RadioFX app, and Tunein. 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 email@example.com or Hannah Copeland at firstname.lastname@example.org for any other questions.
Pre-Recorded Underwriting Announcements
$15 per play
A consistently aired pre-recorded message up to 30-seconds that may include music.
Show Sponsorship Live Reads
$60 per show
A KCSU DJ of your choice will mention the name and brief description of your organization 8 times during their 2-hour live show.
Concert Calendar Sponsorship
$30 per day
Each weekday during drive time at 5, 6, and 7 p.m., KCSU plays our Concert Calendar, a 1-minute announcements about entertainment happening in Fort Collins that night. We will announce your sponsorship at the beginning of the calendar and read a brief description of your services at the end.
KCSU Newscast Sponsorship
$50 per newscast
Every odd hours from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. KCSU airs and up to date news casts about happenings in our large listening area. We will announce your support at the beginning of the newscast and read a brief description of your services at the end. That’s 7 mentions for a low rate.
CSU Women’s Volleyball and Men’s Baseball Sponsorship
$500 per season
Support the exclusive radio broadcast of the CSU Women’s Volleyball (fall semester) and Men’s Baseball home games (spring semester). KCSU mentions your business throughout the game and in the Rocky Mountain Collegian print ads.
Public Service Announcement (PSA)
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.
KCSU Media Trade
Host organization and KCSU trade equal amounts of publicity including underwriting announcements, print materials, and other creative media methods.
Rent Production Studio
$100per 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.
$50 per hour
KCSU employees will write (if needed) and produce commercials, interviews, PSAs, podcasts, narration, and many other creative audio services.
$100 per hour
KCSU DJs can come play music at your next event! We can design playlists, take requests, and MC as well.
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
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.
Mentions: A 5-second or less announcement of an organization’s services or purpose.