Become a Business Supporter
Do you want to promote your business?
Do you want to save money? What if your advertising dollars were 100% tax deductible? What if you received more for your dollar? What if you could increase the opinion of your business?
Allegheny Mountain Radio is a non-profit community network, meaning that we rely on the support of our fantastic listeners, as well as businesses and organizations who choose to underwrite with us. If you are new to the concept of underwriting, it is a unique, effective way to invest in your organization while supporting our great little radio gem in the heart of the Allegheny Mountains. Allegheny Mountain Radio works like a friendly neighbor, spreading the word about your business!
Allegheny Mountain Radio is a community network of radio stations which are public
and non-commercial. We are operated by volunteers and a small paid staff.
WVMR went on the air in August 1981, WVLS in May 1995, WCHG in June 1995, Radio Durbin in July 1998, WVMR-FM in October 2010, and WNMP in October 2011.
AMR’s programming covers Pocahontas County, WV, Highland County, VA Bath County, VA and parts of surrounding counties. We are also streaming globally via our website alleghenymountainradio.or
To provide timely and accurate reports of local and state events including weather, news and community events
To provide a forum open to all residents of our listening area for the discussion of public issues
To provide music and entertainment to our audience
To promote the economic development and general well being of the area
To train local residents to use the medium of radio to express their thoughts, feelings, and talents
An underwriting spot is an on-air announcement or a “radio postcard” that is an acknowledgement of a donation made by a business or organization in support of the radio station.
Name, Location, Phone Number
Mottos or slogans that identify but not promote
Value-neutral description of a product or service
Brand name or trade name of product or service
Corporations, Small Businesses, Philanthropic Organizations, Charitable Trusts, Individuals
As well as financially helping AMR continue to provide educational & entertaining programming to our listening areas, here are just a few reasons why supporting public radio makes good business sense.
100% Tax Deductible! Because AMR is a non-profit organization, your payment for an underwriting spot is considered a donation!
More bang for your buck! A commercial radio station from our region costs up to
TEN TIMES what AMR charges!
Improve local opinion of your business! A poll of National Public Radio listeners showed just how much public radio affects listener’s opinion of sponsors.
55% prefer to buy products and services from companies that support public radio
(When price and quality are equal)*
67% hold a more positive opinion of a company when they learn it supports public radio*
21% have purchased a product or service because of an announcement on public radio*
*Source: ICR, Excel Omnibus, Interviews with 1000 US adults. “Listeners Opinions of Corporate Support,” May 2001
We have many packages available for underwriting. Prices vary according to the type of underwriting you are interested in; however, the value you receive for your advertising dollar is unbeatable. Call us for detailed information on what it will cost you to become an underwriter!
Standard Underwriting Rates
2 spots weekly = 26 spots = $110.00 quarterly = $440.00 yearly
5 spots weekly = 65 spots = $220.00 quarterly = $880.00 yearly
8 spots weekly = 104 spots = $330.00 quarterly = $1320.00 yearly
14 spots weekly = 182 spots = $550.00 quarterly = $2200.00 yearly
Specific Time of Day Underwriting Rates
2 spots weekly = 26 spots = $143.00 quarterly = $572.00 yearly
5 spots weekly = 65 spots = $286.00 quarterly = $1144.00 yearly
8 spots weekly = 104 spots = $429.00 quarterly = $1716.00 yearly
14 spots weekly = 182 spots = $715.00 quarterly = $2860.00 yearly
Exclusive Short Program Underwriting Rates
2 spots weekly = 26 spots = $165.00 quarterly = $660.00 yearly
5 spots weekly = 65 spots = $330.00 quarterly = $1320.00 yearly
8 spots weekly = 104 spots = $495.00 quarterly = $1980.00 yearly
14 spots weekly = 182 spots = $825.00 quarterly = $3300.00 yearly
Exclusive Program Underwriting Rates
Determined individually by program
Contact us for more information on:
Sports Underwriting, (WVU and local high school sports)
If you are interested in Underwriting contact your local station
WVMR 1370 AM
9836 Browns Creek Road
Dunmore, WV 24934
Toll Free: 1-800-297-2346
WCHG 107.1 FM
P.O. Drawer G
Hot Springs, VA 24445
Toll Free: 1-877-572-0721
WVLS 89.7 FM
P.O. Box 431
Monterey, VA 24465
Toll Free: 1-877-378-9289