WEKU is an award-winning and market-leading radio station. The Kentucky Broadcasters Association awarded WEKU 'Station of the Year' in 2022. In 2023, WEKU won six regional Edward R. Murrow awards, more than any other radio station in the Commonwealth.
Why WEKU? - Sponsoring WEKU programming provides your business or organization a unique opportunity to enhance its image and demonstrate your commitment to Central and Eastern Kentucky. WEKU sponsors connect with specific target markets while aligning themselves with excellent and trusted programming.
Every sponsor announcement on WEKU reaches into the homes, automobiles and offices of consumer, civic and business decision-makers. Our listeners regard your announcement as a statement of character from a company that supports public radio just like they do.
An Exclusive Audience - WEKU is the only radio station serving Central and Eastern Kentucky. That's a potential audience of 1.5 million. Our audience is influential, curious and loyal to public radio. On air and online, WEKU listeners are thought and opinion leaders. Whether you are seeking to reach business leaders, cultural connoisseurs, lifelong learners, civic leaders, sustainability champions, curious explorers, tech trendsetters or donors, WEKU can help.
A Clutter-Free Message - Sponsor announcements are not commercials. They are acknowledgments of WEKU support from businesses and organizations. Because messages are integrated into WEKU's regular programming, there is no tune-out factor. This makes your investment in WEKU even more valuable.
Complement Your Marketing Plan - More than 70% of public radio listeners say a business' support of public radio positively influences their decision to purchase that company's products and services. As an integral part of your media mix, WEKU is a highly targeted and cost-effective complement to your marketing plan.
Enhance Your Brand and Image - A professional association with WEKU identifies your company or organization as a civic and community-minded group with an interest in the public that goes beyond simply selling a product or service.
Why Now? - There's never been a better time to get your message in front of a market-leading audience of Kentuckians. If you are ready to explore what's involved, we are happy to work with you. If you want to do a little more research on your own, we offer a range of Sponsorship Resources to assist you.
WEKU's Corporate & Community Support staff can help you design a schedule of sponsor messages that meets your financial, marketing and philanthropic goals. Messaging options include sponsorship of specific programs, digital stream pre-roll messaging or a schedule that spans all segments of the day.
For more information, visit our FAQ, or contact:
Jeanne Marie Hibberd | Director of Corporate & Community Support