Underwriters support KCHU while getting their message across to listeners. If you would like information about how your business can become a KCHU underwriter, please call us at 835-4665 or e-mail development@kchu.org. KCHU would like to thank the businesses who help make our programs possible. We hope that you, too, will say “thank you” when you visit these local businesses.

You may download our Underwriting Policy in PDF format.

Why Underwrite?

Your business or organization can underwrite on KCHU, identifying you to the many listeners of KCHU from Prince William Sound to the Copper River Basin. With three repeater stations and four translators, your message will be distributed throughout a 40,000+ square mile area.

Your underwriting also provides financial support to KCHU, allowing us to provide a high quality schedule for both local and national programming. By associating your message with our programming, our listeners will know that you are committed to the support of community radio, and you will establish a positive awareness of your company’s social involvement.

Your business receives recognition and identification through an “underwriting announcement” aired on a medium uncluttered by commercials. This announcement is an acknowledgment of a donation made to KCHU by a business or organization.

FCC policy requires that underwriting announcement exist to identify, but not promote a sponsor’s business or organization. Please see KCHU’s Underwriting Guidelines for further details and clarification.

Types of Underwriting on KCHU

General Underwriting

The general underwriter provides financial support for KCHU’s overall operational expenses and helps offset daily broadcasting costs.

Program Underwriting

The program underwriter provides funds to help cover costs of a specific program.

Current KCHU Underwriters

A Rogue’s Garden, Alyeska Pipeline Service Company, Big State Logistics, BP, Conoco Phillips, Copper Basin Sanitation, Copper Valley Electric Association, Copper Valley Telephone Cooperative, Era Aviation, The Fishing Widow, Frontier Community Services, Henry Orthodontics, Petro Star, Prince William Sound Community College, Prince William Sound Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council, Valdez Star