Media Sponsorship Program

KUOW is proud to provide in-kind on-air support for nonprofit events happening in our broadcast region. We sponsor a variety of arts, culture and civic events that reflect the mission of KUOW's programming and provide enjoyment, service and outreach to our audience.

KUOW Media Sponsorship Program And Purpose

KUOW’s Media Sponsorship program strives to provide a voice for diverse, thought-provoking ideas, people and experiences within our community. By providing in-kind media sponsorship to local nonprofit organizations and events, KUOW exposes listeners to a variety of cultural, artistic and community experiences throughout the Puget Sound region that entertain, promote discourse and increase participation in our community.

Media Sponsorship Awards

Media sponsorship awards consist of on-air messages that air on KUOW, an online events calendar listing and text mentions in KUOW printed and electronic communication pieces. These awards are granted exclusively to nonprofit events through an annual application process. Applications become available each spring and selections are made by the end of June. Media Sponsorship awards are valid for one calendar year (July 1 - June 30).

Online Public Events Calendar

KUOW hosts a public events calendar on our events webpage. This events calendar is open to any nonprofit-led event. Nonprofit organizations in KUOW’s broadcast region can submit events for posting on this calendar through a form on the events webpage. This calendar is available to nonprofit events only and must adhere to KUOW event guidelines, which can be found on the events submission page. KUOW-sponsored events will be flagged as such in the listing, and all nonprofit events will be reviewed and subject to revision by KUOW editors before being published on the calendar. Submit an event.


If you have any questions regarding KUOW media sponsorship or our public events calendar, please email us at or call 206.616.5839.

Apply For KUOW Media Sponsorship

Applications for KUOW Media Sponsorship are available now for 2014-2015!

Deadline: May 31, 2014.

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations based in KUOW’s listening area (Puget Sound region). Please see guidelines below for more detailed eligibility requirements.

Information: contact Katy Christopulos or 206-616-5839

How To Apply:

Step 1: Download and read the 2014-2015 Media Sponsorship Guidelines & Questions

Step 2: Apply via Online Application

Event Series: sponsorship granted to a series of events within one year. This type of sponsorship applies to theatre, concert, dance, literary, film or any other series- based activities.

2014-2015 Media Sponsorship Application – Event Series

Single Event: sponsorship of a single event. This type of sponsorship applies to annual festivals, single museum or art exhibitions and other special one-time events. You may apply for sponsorship for up to 3 single events within the same year on one application.

2014-2015 Media Sponsorship Application – Single Event

KUOW Sponsored Events: Organization Resources