WFYI CORPORATE SUPPORT
Sponsorship allows WFYI to continue to offer a wide variety of educational programs and educational outreach opportunities. Your sponsored message will be seen and heard in many different ways. No other media institution in Indianapolis has television, radio, print, special events, interactive media and a statewide network all in one place.
Interested in learning more about the WFYI audience, our demographic information, and our statewide reach? Check out the 2019 Corporate Underwriting by clicking on the button below!
WFYI has three television channels available for you to get your message across:
WFYI 1 delivers children's programming during the daytime, and news, public affairs programs, documentaries, British comedies and how-to programming in the evening.
WFYI 2 features PBS Kids 24/7 channel, offering a huge variety of PBS educational programming.
WFYI 3 features how-to programs with cooking, home improvement, painting and more during the day, with local and national productions from 8 pm to midnight.
WFYI Public Radio provides quality local and national public affairs, arts and news programs, along with award-winning state and local news coverage.
WFYI's Insiders' Magazine is mailed to an average of 15,000 subscribers a month, and 3,500 receiving the magazine electronically, with additional distribution at events in the community. View the digital verison of the Insiders' Magazine HERE!
There is always something happening at WFYI! From countless events for donors, members, and sponsors, to membership drives and everyday activities, there are many opportunities to get involved.
- WFYI Ice Miller Wine Fest – High-end wine tasting event in February, with around 1,200 attendees
- WFYI's Listen Up speaker series – An in-person speaker series featuring NPR and PBS personalities and journalists. Check out the 2019 speakers!
- WFYI News & Brews Current Events Pub Trivia – Brush up on your current events by listening to WFYI 90.1FM and attend News & Brews four times a year (once a quarter). Check out the 2019 dates HERE!
ON-AIR MEMBERSHIP DRIVE CHALLENGE:
Challenge Grants are matching funds your business or organization provides to
help increase support for WFYI during our on-air fundraisers. A Challenge Grant
may issued in your business or organization’s name, encouraging our listeners
to match your grant by pledging their WFYI Membership. Have questions about how to get involved? Email our corporate underwriting team.
WFYI.ORG: ~87,019 unique visitors per month (average per month)
WFYI Top 5 e-Newletter: ~37,000 subscribers, sent two times per month
WFYI Passport Picks Email: ~57,000 subscribers, with around a 30% click-through-rate.
As part of Indianapolis Public Broadcasting Stations, we can help you reach 99% of Indiana.
To learn more about becoming a sponsor, contact Sponsorship/Underwriting or call (317) 614-0468.
ARTICLES FROM LATEST CORPORATE DEVELOPMENT E-NEWSLETTER
MARCH NEWSLETTER HIGHLIGHTS
WFYI IN PERSON
WYFYI’s Listen Up, presented by Lumina Foundation and Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, kicks off the series with Sam Sanders on April 22 at Schrott Center at Butler University. Sam Sanders is the host of NPR’s It’s Been a Minute, which is a fantastic newer show airing on WFYI Sundays at 2pm. Tickets on sale now!
This year the series will also feature Sarah Koenig from Serial on June 10 and Jad Abumrad from Radiolab on September 19. We are expecting large crowds at Clowes Memorial Hall for these two events! Tickets will go on sale on March 26. If you are interested in supporting WFYI’s Listen Up series with sponsorship, please let me know. We have a few options available that would highlight your business or organization in front of large crowds of public media fans!
WFYI ON TELEVISION
If you still have a DVR, you should set it for Les Misérables, a new six-part mini-series from PBS, debuting on April 19. There is some star power attached to this mini-series, specifically Dominic West (The Wire) and David Oyelowo (Selma). Also, if you don’t have a DVR, you should check out Passport where you can watch PBS programs at your convenience.
WFYI ON RADIO
WFYI and the eight Indiana Public Broadcasting stations that make up IPB News will soon be expanding their statewide news coverage thanks to $1.7 million in grant funding from Lilly Endowment Inc. and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. This will allow our independent, nonprofit newsroom to grow and sustain its coverage for years to come. This investment will allow for us to hire new reporters, a full-time managing editor and a dedicated video journalist. It will also include development of a daily, statewide radio talk show, tackling the issues of the day and answering questions from listeners. You can read more here.
If you haven’t had a chance yet, check out The Takeover. It’s a radio documentary from WFYI’s Education reporter, Eric Weddle about Indiana's radical move to save failing schools and the impact it has on students and teachers.
Speaking of Eric Weddle… He was the victim of mistaken identity earlier this month on Twitter, when a pro-football player with the same name was released by the Baltimore Ravens. Fans took to Twitter to try and woo football Eric to their favorite team but mistakenly sent messages to reporter Eric’s handle. National news outlets like ESPN reported on the funny way WFYI’s Eric handled it.
WFYI INSIDERS' MAGAZINE
One more thing...did you know you can now buy full-page ads in the WFYI Insiders' Magazine?
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