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, MD
AT&T Yellow Pages
Barnes & Thornburg
Bethany Christian School
Amish Acres
BHR Silver: Hilltop Wealth Solutions
Bike the Bend
Bread & Chocolate Catering
Buchanan Development Authority
Church Plumbing and Heating
Community Foundation of St. Joseph Co.
Dowagiac Dogwood Fine arts Festival
Downtown Elkhart, Inc.
Eddy Street Executive Suites
Elevate Ventures
Everence Financial Advisors
Faegre Baker Daniels
Farmer's Market of South Bend
First State Bank
First Unitarian Church
Fischoff Nathional Chamber Music Association
Fontana Chamber Arts
Geneele Crump, Mental Health Counselor
Goertzen Pottery
Go Shakes
Goshen Farmers Market
Goshen Hospital & Healthcare Foundation
Grass Roots Media
Hawkins Water Tech
Howard Performing Arts Center
Indiana University Health Goshen Hospital
IU South Bend
IU South Bend, Division of the Arts
Jam Productions
Jones Obenchain, LLP
Interlink Companies
The Jewish Federation of St. Joseph Valley
K.A.K. Warehousing & Distribution
Downtown Elkhart, Inc.
Lake City Bank
Lakeland Healthcare
Lavender Hill Farm
Martin's Supermarkets
Michiana Hematology Oncology
Palais Royale
Plews, Shadley, Racher & Braun
Pokagon Band of Potawatomi
Queen of Peace Ministires
Quilt Designs
Ruthmere Museums
Saint Mary's College Center for Spirituality
Saint Mary's College Center for Women's Intercultural Leadership
Saint Mary's College Cross Currents Program
Saint Mary's College Department of Music
Saint Mary's College Department of Religious Studies
Saint Mary's College Special Events
South Bend Clinic
South Bend Museum of Art
South Bend Symphony Orchestra
St. Joseph County Parks Department
Ten Thousand Villages
The Carriage House Alfresco Fine Dining & Gardens
The Foundation Center for Hospice Care
The Jewish Federation of St. Joseph Valley
Trinity School
UND, Constitutional Studies
UND, DeBartolo Center for Performing Arts
UND, Department of Music
UND, Executive Education
UND, Film, Theater & Television
UND, Helen Kellogg Institute
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
Waterford Crossing
Wellfield Botanic Gardens
WNIT Public Television