How to submit events and other announcements to WCBU
WCBU is making some changes to our events calendar and on-air announcements that we hope will make it easier for community groups to connect with our audience.
Starting this week, community groups should use this new form to submit On-Air Community Announcements. Those free, short announcements (formerly known as public service announcements, or PSAs) are read by WCBU hosts during regular station breaks. You also have the option of exploring paid advertising (underwriting) opportunities to amplify your message.
If you’d like to pitch a story or send us a press release or media advisory, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can find all of these links on our revamped Out & About - Arts & Music webpage, which features our latest arts reporting (including from our Out & About series) and a signup form for our Friday arts newsletter, called Weekend Fanfare.
Why we’re making this change
WCBU operates at the center of our community, and we’re leaning into our role as curators and storytellers – not necessarily a listing clearinghouse for everything under the sun.
On-Air Community Announcements are an effective way to keep our listeners informed about the important work being done by our partners in the community, including other nonprofits.
WCBU.org’s online calendar has underperformed for years. Those who promote their groups want to make the most of their limited time and resources, so we hope they’ll continue posting their events to other community calendars and more-established tools like Facebook Events.
Contact the WCBU Newsroom at email@example.com.