Campus and Community Radio Supports Local Businesses
We have asked our radio stations to provide either grants, or steep discounts to help boost local businesses as they are looking to re-open following the COVID-19 lock-downs.
We have had 32 stations sign up so far, they have provided over $483,000 worth of advertising. Of that, $212,000+ is being offered as grants. Local businesses can apply and receive packages of free advertising. An additional $270,000 is being offered in steep discounts. We have stations signed up in BC, AB, MB, ON, PQ, NS, NL. We are working on expanding our network.
The grants are being offered because as local non-profits, community radio knows the value and importance of local businesses, and want to do their part to help to reboot the local economies. For the stations offering steep advertising discounts, the pricing for our sector is already far below the for-profit commercial sector and these discounts make them even more accessible. Community radio is a tax deductible expense. The money spent on our community stations supports the non-profit and raises awareness of that business in that community.
For local businesses who may be operating in multiple locations we’ve been able to secure an additional 5-10% discount on top of the existing offers for those looking to promote across a wider area. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for group buys.
Please contact each station directly for the discounts and grants at that station.
CILU-FM in Thunder Bay, ON is offering up to $5,000 in grants which can be used towards full year sponsorships and advertising.
In addition, they are offering discounts on the ads, and other packages
CONTACT: Sean Madigan, email@example.com