Learn more about becoming a KFAI underwriter

What is Underwriting?

Underwriting announcements provide 20 to 30 seconds for you to increase awareness of your business and reach KFAI's loyal and dedicated listenership.

Why Underwrite?

  • Target the markets you want to reach, online and on-demand. Our format is variety, meaning your announcements reach an unrepeated audience and an unmatched number of target groups. Programs available on-air, online via livestream, and on-demand in our program archives.
  • Reach listeners who won’t turn the dial. Our underwriting announcements are brief, informative, and kept to a minimum. That’s much easier to listen to than commercial stations, which average 12 minutes of ads per hour!
  • Strengthen your corporate image and enhance employee pride. Customers and employees appreciate businesses that do good. Your support of KFAI demonstrates your commitment to community, education, and public service.
  • Tax benefits. Write off your underwriting expenses as advertising expenses, or as a donation to a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

You choose the audience you want to target with your message. KFAI will create a customized underwriting package to meet your needs and budget. 

Ready to get started? Download the document at the bottom of this page for current information for prospective underwriters. Or, contact Underwriting Account Executive Katie Thornton at kthornton@kfai.org, or (612) 341-3144, ext. 22.



Arts & Culture

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
Cedar Cultural Center
The Dakota
Big Top Chautauqua
Bedlam Theater


The Science Museum of Minnesota
Friends of the St. Paul Public Library
Dunwoody College of Technology

Health & Wellness

Hennepin County Child and Teen Checkups
Minnesota Department of Health
Whole Woman's Health of the Twin Cities
NAMI Minnesota
Family Tree Clinic
Minnesota Department of Public Safety

Community Businesses 

The Electric Fetus
Southside Pride
Fabulous Catering
Addis Travel
Capitol Guitars
Jeff Riegle Financial Planning
Mill City Sound

Neighborhood Press and Community Development

Southside Pride
Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder
Cedar Riverside Neighborhood Revitalization Program

Open Streets Minneapolis

Food and Beverage

Peace Coffee
Summit Brewing Company
Khyber Pass Café
Dilla's Ethiopian Restaurant

Local Government

State of Minnesota
City of Minneapolis
Hennepin County
Minnesota Housing


Wilson Law Group

Sports & Recreation

Minnesota United
St. Paul Saints

Programming on KFAI is in no way influenced by or beholden to our underwriters.

Let your community support your business. Let them know you support KFAI!

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