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 Manager Katie Thornton at kthornton@kfai.org, or (612) 341-3144, ext. 22.

 

CURRENT UNDERWRITERS

Arts & Culture

AMPERS
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
Cedar Cultural Center
The Dakota
S
t. Paul Festival and Heritage Foundation

 

Education

The Science Museum of Minnesota
Dunwoody College of Technology
University of Minnesota
Saint Paul Neighborhood Network

 

Health & Wellness

Family Tree Clinic
Minnesota Department of Public Safety
Community Action Partnership of Ramsey & Washington Counties
ClearWay Minnesota
MNsure
YWCA Minneapolis

 

Community Businesses 

The Electric Fetus
Addis Travel
ip:House
Jeff Riegle Financial Planning
Mill City Sound
 

Neighborhood Press and Community Development

Southside Pride
Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder

Food and Beverage

Peace Coffee
Khyber Pass Café
Dilla's Ethiopian Restaurant
Nightingale 

Local Government

State of Minnesota
City of Minneapolis
Hennepin County
M
etropolitan Council / Metro Transit

Legal

Wilson Law Group
 

Sports & Recreation

St. Paul Saints
 

Philanthropy

Children International
M
edtronic
G
reater Twin Cities United Way

 

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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