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Day Sponsorship

Become a Day Sponsor!

You can create a personalized message that will be aired 6 times on WSLR on the day of your choice.  Announcements will air twice 7-10am, once 11am-1pm, once 2-4pm, and twice 4-7pm.

Day sponsorships are a great way to celebrate or honor friends, family and colleagues.

 Sign Up for HERE for Day Sponsorship

What is a Day Sponsorship?

A Day Sponsorship is a unique way to show your support for WSLR+Fogartyville. With a donation of $75 or more, you can choose a day of the year to celebrate or honor friends, family, or colleagues on a birthday, anniversary, graduation or other special occasion.

When you “sponsor” a day, your message will air six times on the date of your choice.  WSLR+Fogartyville allows only one Day Sponsorship per day.  Reserve your date as soon as possible. You have one year from the date of your donation to “sponsor” a day on WSLR Radio.  Your contribution is tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

Frequently Asked Questions About Day Sponsorships 

How should I write the message? 
Day Sponsorships begin with “Today’s programming on WSLR is made possible by…” followed by the first and last names of the person or persons who made the contribution. You will have a maximum of 25 words after your name for your message.

Day Sponsorships need to be written in the third person. This is to avoid sounding as if our announcer is delivering the message. “Today’s programming on WSLR is made possible by John Smith, wishing his wife Mary a very happy birthday.” Please provide phonetic pronunciations, or verbal clues, for any words that might be in question, e.g., “Nina rhymes with China.”

Can I donate my Day Sponsorship to a non-profit?  Per FCC regulations Day Sponsorships are non-transferable and may not be donated to a third party. The name of the sponsor has to be the one paying for the message. We reserve day sponsorships for individuals.  We have Underwriting and Event Sponsorships available to nonprofits and businesses.

Click here for underwriting and sponsorship information!

Can my Day Sponsorship be anonymous? 
The FCC does not allow anonymously funded announcements. The message must clearly identify the person or persons paying for the Day Sponsorship by first and last names.

Can a non-profit or business purchase a Day Sponsorship? 
A non-profit or business can purchase a Day Sponsorship, but the message must conform to the Day Sponsorship format to celebrate or honor a colleague within the organization. As an example: “Today’s programming on WSLR is made possible by the Sarasota Animal Rescue League, honoring founder John Doe as he celebrates his 100th birthday and 36,500 revolutions around the sun.” 

When can I use my Day Sponsorship? 
All Day Sponsorships are to be paid in full, in advance of the day selected. Your air date must fall within one year of your contribution. If you pledge $50 on October 20th, you have until the following October 20th to use your Day Sponsorship. The deadline for the information to be received will be 10 days prior to air date. 

Dos & Don’ts 
Please remember that the purpose of a Day Sponsorship is to identify individuals and help them celebrate a special occasion.

  • Day Sponsorships cannot contain a call to action or superlatives.
  •  You cannot say “the best in town” or “number one in the country” etc.
  • You cannot say “for information call…” or “come by and see us at…”
  • You can say “celebrating 20 years serving the Sarasota community.”
  • No promotion of ideological, theological, or political positions is permitted.

NOTE:  Day Sponsorships cannot be used to promote for-profit businesses, political campaigns, year-end giving or special giving days.

Examples of day sponsor messages: 

Today’s programming on WSLR is made possible by Pat and Jerry Ellsworth, celebrating 37 years on their journey together, through both joyful and challenging times.”

Today’s programming on WSLR is made possible by Chris Thompson. Wishing listeners a Happy Spring and thanking WSLR for their diverse music programming.