Would you like to support KALA while getting your business/organization announced on the air at the same time? If so, we have a couple of ways you can do just that!
As a non-commercial, educational FM radio station, KALA is prohibited by federal law from making promotional announcements for for-profit enterprises. However, at the same time, we must notify our listeners of those enterprises who have supported programming on KALA. In light of this, KALA has two ways you can have announcements about your business/organization made on KALA.
The first way is being a KALA Community Supporter, especially for non-profit organizations. Announcements can air for 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations in 30-second lengths (usually) scheduled to promote the organization, its activities, or a specific event. These types of announcements are commonly referred to as Public Service Announcements, or PSAs. To learn more about how to get a PSA on the air click here.
The second way is to join us as a KALA Booster. This would be the perfect opportunity for an individual, or for-profit business, to be acknowledged that they support the programming on KALA. This type of message would be considered an underwriting announcement and must follow strict Federal Communications Commission (FCC) guidelines. The content of this announcement is KALA’s responsibility, and this announcement is an acknowledgement and NOT a commercial.
The announcement can give, according to FCC rules: name of business, address, phone number, type of business, and value neutral aural logograms of the supporter. Individuals can also be recognized with their name as a supporter of KALA programming.
*PLEASE NOTE - Announcements MAY include the following:
Announcements MAY NOT include:
The KALA Booster may likely be included with other supporters grouped together. All donations to KALA must be paid in advance to the station manager before announcements are aired.
Announcements can air within a week, month, year, etc. It's up to the contributor. The client chooses a schedule convenient for both the organization/business and KALA Radio to schedule the announcements.
Announcements can only be changed once within a 30-day period. Additional modifications will be charged $25 per update. Please remember, underwriting announcements on KALA are NOT COMMERCIALS, but are a way you can acknowledge your support of this station. They can contain very important information about your business for our listeners. Ultimately, they tell others you care about our station, our programming, and our listeners.
Each announcement will be accepted on a case-by-case basis at KALA. There is no "grandfathered" or alternative underwriting schedules accepted other than this official document. KALA reserves the right to not accept underwriting or public service announcements for any reason.
Download the Underwriting Contract Agreement (pdf)
Studio production is a separate category of the services KALA may provide. In the production studio, KALA has the ability to produce commercial spots that can be aired elsewhere, industrial productions, and narration-complete with talent/script preparation. KALA has a complete and fully-licensed music and sound effects library available. The per-hour (or portion of any hour) rate for production at KALA is $50, and at least one hour must be paid for in advance. Any time scheduled after 5 p.m. weekdays and any time on weekends will be charged an additional $20 per hour. Studio usage must be arranged through the station manager AND will be supervised by at least one of our departmental staff members. KALA does NOT rent equipment. Payment is required in advance for at least one hour of production at the time of scheduling with the station manager.
How to reach us:
OFFICE LINE (563) 333-6219
REQUEST LINE (563) 333-6216
FAX (563) 333-6218
MAILING ADDRESS 518 W Locust St., Davenport, IA 52803