WVPE Underwriting

We'll help you make your on-air announcement most effective.
Your underwriting announcement will be crafted to identify your business or organization as a supporter of quality programming available on WVPE Public Radio. At the same time, it will comply with all FCC regulations applicable to noncommercial stations.

Messages are 20 seconds in length, including an introductory phrase.

Your message may include as many of the following elements as time permits:
  • Your business or organization's name, or that of a subsidiary, legal DBA, operating division or parent company
  • The location of your business or organization
  • How long your business or organization has been operating
  • Your phone number
  • Up to 3 of your trade names, products or service listings
  • Factual descriptions of products or services
  • Your actual/recognized business or organization slogan
  • Your World Wide Web address (URL)
Important Do's and Don'ts
The Federal Communications Commission mandates that underwriting announcements may not include qualitative, comparative or promotional language. Calls to action, pricing information (including the word "free") and inducements to buy or sell are not allowed. In addition, pre-produced announcements and the use of music beds are not permitted. Voicing will be done by WVPE announcers. Ultimately, final approval of copy lies with WVPE. A copy of WVPE's complete underwriting guidelines is available by request

Why such rules?
The goal is to protect the non-commercial content that WVPE Public Radio listeners value so highly. In this way, the special integrity of the relationship between us and our listeners extends to you, the underwriter, as well. Our listeners positively identify underwriters with Public Radio's high-quality programming, and respond favorably to factual information without commercial tones.

Sample Announcements:
Support for this program is provided in part by the computer science and mathematics departments at Indiana University South Bend...offering a master's of science degree in applied mathematics and computer science. More information is at 574.520.IUSB or online at iusb dot e d u.

Support for this program is provided in part by The St. Joseph County Parks offering cross country skiing, candlelight ski nights, snowshoe rentals and a variety of nature programs this winter. A complete list of programs and activities is available on-line at s j c parks.org.

Support for Marketplace is provided in part by Rob Hoffer, local Edward Jones Financial Advisor. Now offering personalized strategies and recovery plans for investments to maximize the opportunities available in today's market. Rob Hoffer, Edward Jones Elkhart. Learn more at five two two, fifty-four hundred.

Fortify Your Brand
WVPE's account executives can design an underwriting program that meets your marketing, philanthropic and financial goals. Development Director Kim Macon can recommend the appropriate account manager to suit your needs.
Toll Free: 888-399-9873 ext. 5699

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WVPE Corporate Supporters

1st Source Bank
Abbott Eye Clinic/Dr. Kenneth Abbott
Amish Acres
Barnes & Thornburg
Beacon Health
Bethany Christian Schools
Bike the Bend Inc.
Bio Crossroads
The Blue Heron
Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Joseph County
The Carriage House Alfresco Fine Dining & Gardens
Chicago Jazz Festival
Children's Museum of Indanapolis
Church Plumbing & Heating
City of Peoria
Community Foundation of St. Joseph County
Conservatory of Dance
The Crystal Ballroom
Dowagiac Dogwood Fine Arts Festival
Downtown Elkhart Inc./Elkhart Jazz Festival
Eddy Street Executive Suites
Edward Jones of St. Joseph County
Faegre Baker Daniels
Farmers Market of South Bend
Fernwood Botanical Gardens & Nature Preserve
First Presbyterian Church, South Bend
First Unitarian Church
Fischoff National Chamber Music Association
The Foundation Center for Hospice Care
Fontana Chamber of Arts
Geneele Crump, Mental Health Counselor
Goertzen Pottery
Goshen College
Coshen College Music Center
Goshen Farmer's Market
Goshen Hospital & Healthcare Foundation
Grass Roots Media
Greencroft Communities
Hawkins Water Tech
Horizon Education Alliance
Howard Performing Arts Center
I&M Heating Cooling & Appliances
Indiana Unclaimed
IU Health Goshen Hospital
IU South Bend
IU South Bend Center for a Sustainable Future
IU South Bend Division of Arts
IU South Bend Judd Leighton School of Business Economics
Indianapolis Public LIbrary
Interlink Companies
Jam Productions LTD
The Jewish Federation of St. joseph Valley
Jordan Automotive
K.A.K. Warehousing & Distribution
Lake City Bank
LMC Mendel Center
Lakeland Healthcare
Lavender Hill Farm
Leo Priemer
The Lerner Theater
Merry Clark
Martin's Supermarkets
Michiana Hematology Oncology
Musical Arts Indiana
Pacific Coast Concerts
Palais Royale Ballroom at the Morris Plews Plews Shadley Racher & Braun
Plews Shadley Racher & Braun, LLP
Pokagon Band of Potawatomi
Premier Arts
Rotary International
Ruthmere Museums
Saint Mary's College Center for Spirituality
Saint Mary's College Department of
Saint Mary's College Department of Music
Saint Mary's College Intercultural Leadership
Saint Mary's College Special Events
Saint Mary's College Women's Entrepreneurship institute
SDY Promotions
Shout Promotions
Signature Lanes
South Bend Civic Theatre
South Bend Chocolate
South Bend Clinic
South Bend Jazz Festival
South Bend Museum of Art
South Bend Symphony Orchestra
Southold Dance
St. Joseph County Parks
St. Joseph County Public Library
Ten Thousand Villages
Trinity School
Turning Point
UND, Center for Ethics & Culture
UND, College of Arts & Letters
UND, College of Science
UND, Constitutional Studies
UND, Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism
UND, DeBartolo Center for Performing Arts
UND, Department of English
UND, Department of Music
UND, Executive Education
UND, Film Theater & Television
UND, Institute for Church Life
UND, Jazz Festival
UND, Keough-Naughton Institute
UND, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies
UND, Nanovic Institute for European Studies
UND, Press
UND, Snite Museum of Art
Visit South Bend / Mishawaka
Wagon Wheel Theatre
Waterford Crossing
WNIT Public Television
Wonderland Theatre
Zolman Tire