Spot Radio

National reach, local connection. A network of more than 1,000 Member stations means that public radio connects at a community level. For companies looking to target a message to select markets, National Public Media offers multi-market campaigns that deliver on a brand’s goals and budgets.

With messages delivered by local voices in an uncluttered environment, National Public Media offers sponsors connection to an increasingly exclusive, growing and diversifying audience.

Why Spot Radio?

Public radio stations are among those with the most exclusive audience in their markets – listeners who are hard to reach on commercial platforms. And they’re highly invested: in just the top 10 markets, over 1M members donated $200M+ to their local stations.*


of listeners agree that the programming on their NPR station is personally important to them, and that they would miss it if it went away.


of NPR listeners are light TV viewers, with 41% seeking to avoid ads when watching broadcast television.


NPR sponsorship messages generate 20% more listener engagement than commercial radio ads.


of listeners do not listen to commercial news/talk stations in a typical week.

Sources: *CPB Audited Financial Reporting FY20. (1) ACT 1 based on Nielsen Nationwide, Fall 2020, Persons 12+; (2) Kantar, NPR State of Sponsorship Survey, April 2021.

Radio Programs

Share your brand’s message across diverse and award-winning content.

Explore Programs

A weekly themed storytelling program produced by WBEZ.

America's #1 morning news/talk radio program.

NPR & WBUR's live midday news program.

Intimate conversations with newsworthy guests.

News and commentary on business and the economy.

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America's #1 drive time news/talk radio program.

Top 10 Markets

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    New York

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    Los Angles

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    Los Angles

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    San Francisco

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Your Message Stands Out In An Uncluttered Environment

Listeners expect sponsor messages to be fact-based and transparent in NPR’s non-commercial environment. Explore creative guidelines and best practices.

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Reach Listeners In Their Backyards

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