Become a Corporate Sponsor for KQED

Capitalize on a highly-informed audience on the cutting edge of news, politics and culture. Learn about unique sponsorship opportunities across radio, television, digital, print, events and more.

Bay Area adults engage
with KQED each week
Users visit
each month
Listeners tune in to KQED public
radio each week for news
Sources: Scarborough data, Google Analytics, Nielsen

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Client Testimonials
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Brad StaufferDigital FoundryPresident
Porter GalePersonal CapitalChief Marketing Officer
Kate Green Tripp1440 MultiversityManaging Editor
George KrawKraw LawPrincipal
Sponsorship Options

Public Radio Sponsorship

KQED Public Radio is one of the nation’s most listened to radio stations and is the #1 Nielsen rated radio station in the San Francisco DMA.

Public Television Sponsorship

KQED, KQED Plus, and KQET together are among the most-watched public television stations in the country.

Digital Sponsorship

Our audience extends beyond broadcast with live streaming, podcasts, and our mobile app.

Event Sponsorship

Connect with KQED’s audience and 240,000 members, in our studios or out in the community, with over 40 KQED produced events annually.

Community Outreach

Opportunities are available and include maximum exposure through recognition both on air and in the community.

Pledge Challenge Grants

Organizations who support KQED enjoy enhanced brand recall and increased purchase consideration while showcasing their commitment to independent journalism.
Sponsorship FAQs
Who is the KQED audience?
KQED reaches more than 2.4 million adults in the Bay Area, including hundreds of thousands of small business owners and business leaders. Want to know more? Request Sponsorship Information.
Does KQED have any guidelines about the creative copy I can run on radio, TV or online?
Yes, KQED abides by all FCC guidelines for public radio and television. We’ll work with you to craft a custom message for your product or service that appeals to our audience of life long learners. Our digital products offer the greatest flexibility if you’d like more control over your message.
Who do I contact if I don’t have any sponsorship budget and think KQED may be interested in my story?
Please email with any story you’d like to submit for consideration. No donation or sponsorship is neccessary to submit your idea. We would love to hear from you!
How much does it cost to sponsor KQED?
KQED customizes all of of its sponsorships based on your goals, timeline, audience targets, and range of budget for connecting and communiciating with our audiences.
Can I pay KQED to run a story or interview a person?
We have a strict firewall between our highly valued partners and the trusted editorial content our community depends on. Our sponsors support KQED because they understand the value of our unique audience and the services we provide to the community.