Publicize your Group on KSBR
How can KSBR help your
Because of the very limited number of radio and television stations in Orange
County, KSBR recognizes the need to provide local non-profit groups with a means
to publicize themselves and their activities. To do this, KSBR broadcasts Public
Service Announcements (PSAs) throughout the day.
Which organizations does
KSBR receives as many as 100 requests every week for publicity on the station.
Because of that, KSBR must give priority to some requests over others. Basically,
KSBR emphasizes the activities of local non-profit organizations that provide important
services to south Orange County residents. Those may also include the activities
of local chapters of national organizations (such as the American Red Cross),
as well as the non-religious activities of church-sponsored organizations (such
as the Episcopal Services Alliance and Second Harvest). Please note that requests
for PSAs must come directly from non-profit organizations. We do not accept
requests from "for-profit" businesses, even if they are holding fund
raisers for a non-profit.
How early should the
announcement be sent to KSBR?
The sooner, the better. PSAs are generally opened, sorted, and written at KSBR
by 1 or 2 very overworked students/volunteers. The high volume of requests that
KSBR receives means that it may take more than a week for an announcement to
even be opened! We suggest that you send us your announcement about 6 weeks
before an event. The absolute minimum is 3 weeks. If your announcement involves
on-going activities, you should send a new announcement every 6 weeks.
What should an announcement
You should tell us the name of your group (and if it's not obvious, what it
does for the community), the time and date of your event, its location, and
a phone number or web address that people can access for more
information. You can increase your chances of having an announcement aired if
it is already written in a short, simple narrative style that takes no more
than about 15-20 seconds to read. We do not accept pre-recorded announcements.
Where should the announcement
Announcements can be faxed to: (949) 347-9693, they can be mailed to:
28000 Marguerite Pkwy
Mission Viejo, CA 92692
Or, submit online using the form below:
Should KSBR be called
to confirm that the announcement has been received or aired?
No! (Please) KSBR is a relatively small student/volunteer operation
with no paid staff to handle these types of calls. We understand that your announcement
is very important to you, but KSBR simply does not have the personnel or the
facilities to handle these calls. All of KSBR's students and volunteers are
doing their very best to serve their community, but there is just too much to
do! (That should sound familiar to many of you and your own organizations!)
What about "hard
KSBR's news department always appreciates any tips about important local news
events occurring in Orange County. Call the KSBR newsroom at 582-4508.