Would you like to support KALA while getting your business/organization announced on the air at the same time?

If so, we have a couple of ways you can do just that!

As a non-commercial, educational FM radio station, KALA is prohibited by federal law from making promotional announcements for for-profit enterprises.

However, at the same time, we must notify our listeners of those enterprises who have supported programming on KALA.

In light of this, KALA has two ways you can have announcements about your business/organization made on KALA.

You Can Be A KALA Community Supporter

The first way is being a KALA Community Supporter, especially for non-profit organizations. Announcements can air for 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations in 30-second lengths (usually) scheduled to promote the organization, its activities, or a specific event. These types of announcements are commonly referred to as Public Service Announcements or PSAs.

You Can Be A KALA Booster

The second way is to join us as a KALA Booster. This would be the perfect opportunity for an individual, or for-profit business, to be acknowledged that they support the programming on KALA. This type of message would be considered an underwriting announcement and must follow strict Federal Communications Commission (FCC) guidelines. The content of this announcement is KALA’s responsibility, and this announcement is an acknowledgment and NOT a commercial. The announcement can give, according to FCC rules: name of a business, address, phone number, type of business, and value-neutral aural logograms of the supporter. Individuals can also be recognized with their name as a supporter of KALA programming.

1 (One) Announcement – $15 10 Announcements – $150
20 Announcements – $250 50 Announcements – $500
100 Announcements – $750 200 Announcements – $1,000
  • Underwriter’s name
  • Bonafide company slogan
  • Location of business
  • Phone number and /or website
  • Years in business
  • Value-neutral descriptions of products or business
  • Trade names, products or service listing which help identify the business
  • Description of the target market
  • Comparative descriptions or language
  • Qualitative description or language
  • Pricing information
  • Calls to actions
  • Inducements to buy, sell, rent or lease



Download our Underwriting Contract Agreement today!

Get Your Public Service Announcement on the Air

KALA-FM makes every effort it can to keep the community up to date with information about area events. Public service announcements (PSAs) are read over the air live at no cost to non-profit organizations. There is no guarantee as to how many times your community event will be announced, but this is a FREE service.

Public service announcements MUST be sent to KALA at least 2 (two) weeks in advance of the event date. All announcements need to be typed or neatly printed. We need to know the WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE and WHY of the non-profit event. A contact name, phone number or e-mail address is appreciated, in case we have questions about your announcement.

IF YOUR ANNOUNCEMENT IS INTENDED FOR THE SPANISH/HISPANIC FORMAT, we require that to be in the Spanish language because we do not have staff available to translate those messages.

Please do not call in announcements to the KALA office or request line. For legal purposes, we cannot take information over the telephone. Also, due to the busy nature of the studio and various activities during a “live” radio show, the KALA request line is restricted to music requests ONLY and not to be used for station business.


U.S. Mail: KALA-FM, 518 W. Locust Street, Davenport, IA 52803

KALA cannot accept public service announcements from a third-party source. Announcements should be from a bona fide non-profit organization, church, or community group. KALA-FM is prohibited from accepting political advertising because we are a non-commercial radio station. Pre-recorded and scheduled announcements from legitimate non-profit organizations can be arranged. Contact the KALA Office for more details, at (563) 333-6219.

Any announcement that reaches us late or does not meet our requirements CANNOT be considered for broadcast. A 24-hour KALA public service announcement information helpline has been established at (563) 333-6450. Messages can be left there should you have further questions.



Contact Us:

OFFICE LINE: (563) 333-6219
REQUEST LINE: (563) 333-6216
MAILING ADDRESS: 518 W Locust St., Davenport, IA 52803