Melissa Nay

WKAR Corporate Development

Looking for fresh ways to reach your customers? WKAR's Melissa Nay will help you connect with mid-Michigan fans and followers of PBS, NPR and award-winning WKAR original programs for and about your community.

Contact Melissa for information about Marketing and Sponsorship Opportunities with WKAR

For updates and ideas, follow Melissa's Corporate Support Blog

Due to popular demand, WKAR Radio will be airing the next full season of The Metropolitan Opera. These will air every Saturday starting at 1 PM and go through May 13. The season kicks off on December 3, with Manon Lescaut from Puccini.

Around these performances there is a limited number of sponsorship opportunities. For $60 per week you can receive two underwriting spots around The Metropolitan Opera performances. That is only $240 per month or you can sponsor the entire season for only $1,200.

WKAR is excited to announce that on January 16, 2017, we will be a launching a brand new TV station that is set to exclusively air PBS KIDS programming, 24 hours a day 7 days a week. This station, 23.4, will be available over air by doing a simple re-scan of your digital channels on or after January 16th.

WKAR is looking for a few community partners to work with us to help make this station possible. If your business is interested in helping to keep our youth educated with our great education programming, please consider helping to sponsor this station.

WKAR Holiday Special

Oct 17, 2016

The weather may have been beautiful the past few days, but the snow covered roads, and holiday decor is coming!

WKAR is once again offering a unique way to reach our very desirable audiences this holiday season, with a special Holiday Package.

WKAR Television will be airing a number of great holiday programs and specials this year including Silver Bells in the City Electric Light Parade,  Call the Midwife Holiday Special and New York Philharmonic New Year's Evc.

Sponsor Pop-Up Stories

Oct 4, 2016

WKAR & Current State are excited to kick off another year of our very popular "Pop-Up Stories" events!

In 2017 WKAR and Current State will host 6 "Pop-Up Stories" events on to be determined dates of January, February, April, June, August and October.  Each event sees anywhere from 50 to 75+ people and features 10-12 storytellers.

WKAR's award winning original series Curious Crew will premier season 3 with a teaser episode on Thanksgiving Day. WKAR will then air the complete 10 episode season starting Monday, December 26, at 5:30 PM with repeats every Saturday and Sunday at 11:00AM.

It only happens once every four years and this year is going to be a historic one to say the least.

The students at MSU's College of Communication Arts and Sciences are ready to jump in and share their stories about the upcoming election in a series of video shorts. These 2 minute shorts will be produced by our students, interviewing other college students and air before or after WKAR's PBS News Hour and Off the Record during election week. Some sample topics of the videos will be first time Young Republican/Democratic voter, Naturalize Citizen voter, and more.

Our annual Fall Membership Campaign dates have been set! WKAR will be going on air and asking  our listeners for support starting Friday, October 14th through Thursday, October 20th.

As in past campaigns, there are a number of ways that your business can help WKAR reach its Fall Membership campaign goal. Please click on the link for complete details and to sign up.

WKAR at Michigan State University is excited to partner with the East Lansing Public Library to present Tim Busfield's 2nd Annual Performing Arts Warm Up.

Yes, I know it is only August. It is still hot and the idea of cold and snow is just too much to think about right now. Yet, for us at WKAR the holiday season is upon us.

One of the may things we at WKAR look forward to each year is the airing of WKAR's Emmy Award winning broadcast of Silver Bells In the City's Electric Light Parade. This year will be the 5th year that WKAR airs this special live broadcast with our very own Susi Elkins hosting along with Fox 47's Bob Hoffman, and WLNZ's Mark Buzzita.

Thank you to all of WKAR's corporate supporters!

Below you will find a list of corporate supporters, along with a direct link to their website, that have invested more than $5,000 to help keep WKAR's great TV & Radio programs on air.   When looking to make purchasing decisions in the near future, please look to these businesses!

WKAR RADIO SUPPORTERS

Season 3 of Forte is now in production here at the WKAR TV Studios. Below is a list of schools that are featured in season 3.

WKAR Spring TV Special

Apr 14, 2016

WKAR-TV is a great way for your business to reach an extremely diverse and loyal audience. Yes, are considered a commercial free station, but we do allow sponsorship of our programming which means your message is that much more valuable to us and our viewers!

This spring we are offering a special opportunity that gives your business 50% off earned rate card rates for trying WKAR-TV for 2 months.

WKAR-TV's strong commitment to local programming continues in 2016. Season 3 of both Forte and Curious Crew are in the planning and implementation stages right now, but we need funding.  Details on both shows are below as well as how you can help fund these great local programs.

Forte

Michigan State University and WKAR-TV have put the power of information in the hands of Flint residents through a new tool that navigates community resources in the wake of the ongoing water crisis.

The mobile app "Empower Flint" provides a checklist of important actions people can take to protect themselves, their families and pets as they battle elevated lead levels in the water supply. Released March 1, the app was developed by a team of researchers and specialists from MSU, the College of Communication Arts and Sciences, and WKAR-TV in collaboration with the people of Flint.

Spring is in the air! The birds are chirping, grass is green and WKAR's Annual Spring On-Air Fundraising Campaign is right around the corner!

This year our campaign will be April 12 through 18. There are a number of ways that your business can be involved.

Dollar for Dollar Donation Match

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