Community Service Announcements FAQ

What is the purpose of a Community Service Announcement?
The purpose of a Community Service Announcement is to inform listeners in our area of upcoming events and activities. Applications should be for time-specific events as opposed to ongoing promotions.

Who is eligible for a Community Service Announcement on VPM Public Radio?
To be considered for a Community Service Announcement, your organization must be a non-profit or community service organization. Our Community Service Announcement committee will determine the winning applications based on those that most closely align with the community, audience, and the common good. We reserve the right to decline any Community Service Announcement request.

If chosen, how many times will my message air?
Organizations chosen for a Community Service Announcement will receive up to 30 announcements over a two to three week period prior to the event. Subject to availability. We are unable to provide specific air times. If you would like a guaranteed announcement during specified times, please see our Sponsorship information page.

How long are Community Service Announcements?
The announcements are 15 to 20 seconds in length (about 30 word sounds). VPM staff will edit and re-write your script in accordance with FCC and station regulations.

How often can I apply for a Community Service Announcement?
Organizations are limited to receiving a maximum of one per year.

When should I submit my request?
We accept applications for Community Service Announcements on an ongoing basis, and decisions are made quarterly.


  • April 1 for events occurring June 1 through August 31.
  • July 1 for events occurring September 1 through November 30.
  • October 1 for events occurring December 1 through February 28.
  • January 1 for events occurring March 1 through May 31
  • How do I submit an application?

Applications must be submitted via a web form located here. Please include the requested information about your event.