Why Underwriter KTSU Programming?

First let’s define underwriting and public radio. KTSU is a non-commercial (public) radio station serving the Houston community since 1972. KTSU has a small professional staff and many volunteers with on air or office responsibilities. Located on the campus of Texas Southern University, the radio station is licensed to the board of regents at TSU. In addition, students from the School of Communications at TSU utilize the KTSU studios as a training facility. Together they all strive to bring to the city of Houston the best in jazz, gospel, and other music genres as well as the finest news and programming.

Because we are a non-commercial radio station, we do not offer commercial advertising on our air waves, however, we do allow for underwriting as defined by the Federal Communications Commission. Underwriting announcements will tell our listeners who you are, what your product is, where they can find you and how they can contact you without getting into the world of hype, exaggeration or distortion, a factor that our faithful listeners appreciate.

Association with KTSU enhances your image and your company’s standing in the community. KTSU’s audience is well educated with strong buying power and supports those businesses that support the public radio station that they help to support with their personal finances – KTSU.

Options of supporting KTSU:

  • Underwriting any of the programs on KTSU
  • Sponsorship of any of the music shows
  • Web site promotion
  • Challenge grants to attract more members
  • Trade your services (where applicable) for on-air acknowledgements
  • Community outreach events sponsorship
  • Scholarship donation for KTSU interns
  • Capital improvement grants
  • Car Donations
  • Planned Giving

For more information on marketing your business, service or product on KTSU, please contact the underwriting department and ask for a Development Director or Manager.

Larry D. Johnson – Development Director

Deborah R. Chambers – Development Manager

Snail Mail:
3100 Cleburne St.
Houston, TX 77002