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Day Sponsor FAQ's

Day Sponsor Frequently Asked Questions
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Pete Glarborg reads day sponsors on the air

What is the giving level required for a day underwriter?
For a contribution of $360 you can be a Day Underwriter.

How many announcements do I get, and when will they be aired?
The message will be announced five times during the broadcast day. We will follow a predetermined schedule for announcements, unless prohibited by technical difficulties or a special broadcast.

How long can my announcement be?
The announcement is 10 seconds long. Please email us copy points and we can craft the announcements within FCC and SPR guidelines, and for your approval.

Are there any limits on what my announcement can be about?
The purpose of a Day Underwriting is to acknowledge special events or people. Generally, we announce celebrations of birthdays and anniversaries, openings, graduations, retirement or to honor the memory of someone. An individual may recognize a non-profit organization, but the message may not be promotional in nature.

A Day Underwriting cannot be used for business advertising or the expression of ideological, theological or political opinions. We will not accept pet names, personal opinions or promotion of personal causes. Spokane Public Radio reserves the right to evaluate all messages and to reject those that are deemed incompatible with our broadcast mission.

How much advance notice do you require to get my announcement on the air?
The SPR Day Underwriter is offered as space allows and on a first-come, first served basis. Our staff needs at least 5 business days to process the spots. We will also need payment in advance.

What if the date I choose is not available?
If you have a specific date in mind, we strongly recommend contacting us as soon as possible to ensure that we can reserve your date.

How can I be sure my name will be pronounced correctly?
To assist our on-air announcers, please provide phonetic spelling for any words in your dedication which are commonly mispronounced. (Example: Phonetic =foh-NEH-tihk.) Providing rhyming syllables helps too.

Does a Day Underwriting have a fair market value?
No. Day Underwriting does not have a fair market value and therefore do not affect tax deductibility of this package.