GUIDELINES FOR PUBLIC/COMMUNITY SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS

Indiana Public Media broadcasts public service announcements to provide a voice for the non-profit organizations and agencies in our listening area and to enhance public awareness.

DISCLAIMER:

INDIANA PUBLIC MEDIA is the integrated public website for WFIU Public Radio and WTIU Public Television content. Indiana Public Media is not responsible for the accuracy of information received from other organizations. We recommend that you call to verify event information when a phone number is provided. Indiana Public Media cannot guarantee that all listings will be broadcast or posted online.

DESCRIPTION

Public Service Announcements are brief messages about events and issues relevant to the communities in Indiana Public Media's broadcast area.

PSAs are broadcast throughout the day, predominantly from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., at unspecified times and with unspecified frequency, when breaks between scheduled programs allow. Due to on-air time limitations, Indiana Public Media cannot guarantee that all approved PSAs will be broadcast.

The PSAs broadcast on WFIU and WTIU are generated from the Indiana Public Media Community Events Calendar at www.wfiu.org/events. Events may be submitted online by members of the public. All submissions will be reviewed by an editor at Indiana Public Media before appearing on the site. PSAs are broadcast on the air and published online at no cost to the submitter or presenting organization.

CRITERIA

Indiana Public Media gives priority to announcements of events, such as performances, lectures, concerts, exhibitions, public meetings, volunteer activities, and educational, recreational, and health-oriented opportunities.

The event must be open to the public, and preferably of broad interest.

Priority is given to events that are free of charge and presented by non-profit 501(c) (3) or 501 (c) (4) organizations.

Indiana Public Media will broadcast announcements about sales events if they are fundraisers for non-profit organizations (such as the Red Cross Book Fair) or showcases of art/craft (such as the Columbus Artfest).

Indiana Public Media will mention public gatherings that offer the opportunity for aesthetic appreciation, communal reflection, or exchange among those of different religious faiths, even if the event is strongly identified with one faith community.

Announcements will be broadcast no earlier than three days prior to a given event, with priority given to events within the next 24 hours. Submissions to Indiana Public Media's online Community Events Calendar may be published further in advance.

Indiana Public Media broadcasts non-event-oriented announcements for the purpose of informing listeners about such community resources as domestic violence shelters, waste disposal services, animal spaying/neutering opportunities, and tax preparation assistance, among others.

LIMITATIONS

Indiana Public Media reserves the right not to broadcast messages in the following categories:

SUBMISSION

Information should be submitted through the Indiana Public Media "Events" page on the Indiana Public Media.org website. Materials submitted should contain all necessary information, including date, time, and place, sponsoring organization or agency, and contact person's name and phone number.

When entering events:

Indiana Public Media reserves the right to edit and rephrase information received to fit our broadcast style and time parameters, and not to accept any material it deems inappropriate or not of public interest. All submissions are subject to Indiana Public Media approval.

Organizations and businesses desiring regular, guaranteed mention on the air may purchase underwriting announcements. Please contact our Corporate Development Department by phone at 855-9208 or at our underwriting information page.

Media sponsorships offer additional opportunities for promotion&emdash;more information is available through our Marketing and Promotions Department by phone at 855-1357, or at our media sponsorshop information page.