Sponsors Speak

Businesses and organizations connect with WUNC's highly engaged listeners. Here's what they have to say:

  "The North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh values its relationship with WUNC. When museum visitors tell us they heard about an exhibit or program on WUNC, it confirms the power of a WUNC partnership." 

 
Susan Friday Lamb
Public Information Officer

 

"In comparison to commercial radio which we've used for years, the return from WUNC is just phenomenal!"

Erin Drake - Owner
Autobahn Automotive
 


Elmo and Red, The Bookshop Security cats

  "Just the other day, one of our customers was overheard telling a friend he liked to shop at The Bookshop because we supported WUNC. It's always fun to hear customers comment on our announcements on WUNC--and many do. It's also good to know that our dollars are going to support high quality, enriching programs for our community. That's the kind of investment we like to make! Thank you, WUNC!"

Betty Schumacher - Manager (and Elmo and Red, Security)
The Bookshop of Chapel Hill


  "Partnering with North Carolina Public Radio-WUNC over the past eight years has raised the profile of The Bryan Series and brought positive attention to Guilford College. It's an investment with significant returns."

Ty Buckner - Associate Vice President for Communications & Marketing
Guilford College
bryanseries.guilford.edu


  "Our area is very fortunate to have a station of this quality. Because Burning Coal is an independent professional theatre, we have limited dollars to spend on underwriting. We know that “WUNC's audience is our audience. Underwriting with them is an obvious fit."

Jerome Davis - Artistic Director
Burning Coal Theatre Company


Credit Carolina Ballet

"Carolina Ballet is thrilled to be partnering with WUNC. A reliable Media partner, WUNC has provided quality radio announcements for Carolina Ballet for many years. Our relationship with WUNC provides impactful results. We look forward to a continued partnership."

Carolina Ballet

 


"The Carolina Health Informatics Program has benefited immensely from supporting WUNC. As a new program at UNC-Chapel Hill, we are working to boost our visibility, and judging from the number of positive comments we have received from people who heard our name mentioned on the air, it's clear that being a WUNC sponsor is helping us to reach a diverse group that shares an interest in cutting edge education, health, and technology."

April Chang - Interim Health Informatics Program Coordinator
Carolina Health Informatics Program

 


"Whether presenting NPR favorites like Paula Poundstone or Mike Birbiglia; or bringing new artists to the area, WUNC has always been a reliable media partner and provided a great platform for getting the word out on our shows. Thank you WUNC!"

Bob Nocek - President/CEO
Carolina Theatre of Durham, Inc

 


"Cedar Creek's staff and artists are always discussing the programs we hear on WUNC radio. Often our customers join in on the conversation. When discussing our advertising budget, WUNC tops the list. We can support the programs we enjoy and draw the attention of new and existing customers."

Jennifer Dolan - Gallery Manager
Cedar Creek Gallery

 


"WUNC is the perfect outlet for The Clayton Center to share upcoming events in our facility. Thank you WUNC for helping us expand our audience reach."

Scotty Henley - Executive Director
The Clayton Center

 


  "Durham Public Schools received over 10,000 Magnet applications this year, with Durham School of the Arts receiving the majority of the requests. A large part of the DSA's success is a result of being a WUNC underwriting sponsor."

David L. Hawks - Principal
Durham School of the Arts

 


  "As a locally owned outdoor shop it's important to stay connected with our neighbors. WUNC provides the perfect connection to those who share a passion for the active outdoor lifestyle and give back to the community."

Chuck Millsaps - Minister of Culture/VP
Great Outdoor Provision Company

 


Arthur and Anya Gordon – Owners The Irregardless Cafe

  "WUNC Radio has a relationship of trust and education with its listeners. Irregardless Cafe and Catering is honored to support respected, award winning radio that also reaches the Cafe's new and long-time patrons. The Cafe's menu of local foods, offered with live music, is a perfect match for WUNC's informed listener. Thank you of this wonderful opportunity."

Arthur and Anya Gordon – Owners
The Irregardless Cafe
(Photo: Farm to Fork Picnic)

 


  "Leland Little Auctions is proud to have been a supporter of WUNC for the past eight years. We often hear from our friends and customers, ‘I heard your ad on WUNC!’ We look forward to our continued relationship in the years to come!"

Leland Little - President
Leland Little Auctions

 


  "I recently attended a board meeting for a non-profit, and as I pulled up, I heard our ad on Marketplace. As the other members arrived, they mentioned they had just heard the announcement too! WUNC truly allows us to reach our target audience. The exposure we receive is excellent. WUNC supports and serves the same community we do."

Adam Brown - Managing Partner
Louise Beck Properties

 


    

"I have been a supporter of WUNC for nearly 30 years. WUNC's programming is important to our community and fits with our company values. The name recognition our sponsorship provides is invaluable. People are always telling me 'I heard you on WUNC!'"

Lynn Hayes
Lynn Hayes Properties

 


"Being a WUNC underwriting partner is a great way for North Carolina Opera to reach our audience, both of dedicated opera fans and intellectually curious WUNC listeners."

Eric Mitchko - General Director
North Carolina Opera

 


  "At PlayMakers Repertory Company, we value our longtime relationship as a WUNC underwriting partner. Our audience members tell us they're NPR listeners. It's a great fit. We're glad to be able to support the quality programming on WUNC, while reaching listeners with information on the plays and productions onstage at PlayMakers."

PlayMakers Repertory Company
 


Rachel Kincaid

  "We continue to be very happy with the response to our UNC sponsorships. It's nice to feel like we're reaching our audience and helping the station at the same time. Our workshop this weekend went very well, thank you"

Marc Seldin & Rachel Kincaid (pictured) - Co-Directors
A Bilingual Arts and Sciences Montessori Preschool

 


  "I've been a proud WUNC sponsor and avid listener for 16 years. Regularly folks mention hearing my announcements on WUNC. So I know being a WUNC underwriting sponsor is an effective marketing strategy for my real estate company."

Tony Hall
Tony Hall & Associates

 


"Triangle Land Conservancy is proud to partner with WUNC Radio because their high-quality programming attracts such a diverse audience. The success of our recent Wild Ideas event was in large part due to getting the word out through WUNC."

Diana Hackenburg - Communications Manager
Triangle Land Conservancy

 


  "Hi WUNC, I just wanted to send you a big "thanks" for the Triangle Transit's "I Heart Transit" Campaign. We received so much feedback from people that heard our announcements on NPR!"

Triangle Transit
 


"The Umstead Hotel and Spa is proud to be a long-standing supporter of WUNC. We appreciate the excellent quality of their programming and value our relationship with the station and its listeners."

Darah Whyte - Marketing Manager
www.theumstead.com

 


"As a WUNC sponsor, VIF International Education is able to both share our global education initiatives with the local community and support WUNC's commitment to international news and cultural awareness. WUNC is a natural partner in fostering local engagement in global education."

Mark Otter - VIF Chief Academic Officer
VIF International Education


  "WUNC is the exact demographic and target market for Yes! Solar Solutions. The homeowners and businesses listening to and supporting WUNC care about the environment. I see inquiries spike every time we air a schedule and people mention they heard our announcements. It makes us feel good to support WUNC. We are also sustaining donors personally because I can't imagine life without it! Thank you to NPR and WUNC."

Kathy Miller - Vice President
Yes! Solar Solutions

 


  "I work with Kitchen and Bath Design Firms all over the country and thanks to the tremendous success with WUNC, I always recommend NPR stations. There is absolutely no clutter, the message is annunciated clearly and it is a great vehicle for driving listeners to a business's web site. Underwriters make an immediate connection with the listener by doing their part to bring quality programming to the community."

Philip D. Zaleon - President
Z promotion & design, INC.


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