Become an Underwriter

Aloha and welcome!

Businesses across the Hawaiian Islands support Hawaiʻi Public Radio through program sponsorship, or underwriting.  Underwriting on HPR allows you to reach our growing, statewide audience of more than 175,000 weekly listeners with your message while also supporting Hawaiʻi’s only National Public Radio member station.(Neilsen/Arbitron)

As an underwriter, you will be in the company of Hawai‘i’s leading business, cultural, and non-profit organizations. Our underwriters include companies of all sizes from across the Hawaiian Islands and represent a wide range of sectors. Please click here for a full list of our underwriters. Your support for Hawaiʻi Public Radio demonstrates your commitment to the communities of Hawai‘i and enhances the credibility of your organization

For more information about underwriting, please contact Corporate Relations Director Cat Gelman at 808-792-8215 or cgelman@hawaiipublicradio.org

“The best part of being an underwriter is that it is the right thing to do; it is the right business decision; it is the right market to be in. But more importantly, it helps deliver something for the community that it truly needs.” – Blair Collis, President and CEO of Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum

Who listens to Hawaiʻi Public Radio?
Public radio listeners are highly educated professionals and business decision makers. They love to travel, dine out and actively participate in arts and cultural activities.  And they are unusually loyal listeners, tuning in for significantly longer periods of time than commercial radio listeners. (GfK MRI, Doublebase 2013)

An underwriting schedule on HPR can be designed to fit any budget. We’ll work together to craft a schedule to help you meet your communication goals and budget.

Visit our underwriting samples page here

To learn more about underwriting, please contact Corporate Relations Director Cat Gelman at 808-792-8215 or cgelman@hawaiipublicradio.org