Underwriting and Sponsors

Our corporate sponsors help ensure quality programs and local productions on KPTS. Please show your appreciation by supporting our sponsors and be sure to tell them "Thank You" for making your favorite programs possible.
  • Exclusive Support: Up to 4 total businesses sponsoring a particular program, each business receives a :15 second message both before and after the program.
  • General Support: a : 15 second message that airs between programming but not tied to a particular program.


    UNDERWRITING

    KPTS makes a difference to both its viewers and the communities it serves. Your company can also make a difference by supporting your community through programming on Channel 8. KPTS is able to offer a wide variety of programming thanks, in part, to the generous financial support of the these companies and foundations. Consider joining these corporate sponsors by underwriting one of your favorite programs. It is an investment in your company and your community.

    Please read the Benefits of Becoming a Corporate Sponsor. If you are interested, please contact Phil Richardson, Major Gifts Development Manager, by email Image - envbutton.gif or call him at 316-838-3090 ext. 221 for information on the many benefits of corporate underwriting.

    Benefits of Becoming a Corporate Sponsor

    Less clutter: There is only 5:01 non-programming minutes per hour on PBS. Your brand stands out among your best potential customers and has greater impact. Compare this to:

    • TV Networks - 15:12 minutes
    • Cable Networks - 14:14 minutes

    Becoming a Corporate Sponsor
    • Builds brand trust and loyalty
    • Increases visibility with highly desirable audience
    • Enhances your credibility
    • Helps with recruiting new staff
    • Distinguishes you from your competitors
    • Influences purchase intent

    Types of Underwriting Sponsorship
    • Program Exclusive - up to 4 total businesses sponsoring a particular program, each business receives a :15 second message both before and after the program.
    • General Support Announcements - a :15 second message that airs between programming but not tied to a particular program.

    What Sets Us Apart
    • Flexibility in airing programs
    • Our signal is free over the air, households don't need to subscribe to recieve KPTS Channel 8
    • Locally owned and operated/viewer support (Community licensed)

    PBS Viewers
    • Are Affluent, Are Active Investors, Are Educated, Are Influential and Are Leaders
    • 73% can recall corporate sponsors
    • 60% are inclined to purchase products from a sponsor
    • 10% more likely than the average US citizen to hold post graduate degrees
    • 17% more likely than the average US citizen to own a home valued at $500,000+
    • 30% more likely than the average US citizen to own a vacation home
    • 45% more likely than the average US citizen to own $150,000 in stocks
    • 53% more likely than the average US citizen to have been a published writer
    • 55% more likely than the average US citizen to have taken an active part in a local civic issue.

    Viewing Among Cable Households
    • 82% of cable households that watch PBS DO NOT tune into A&E
    • 80% of cable households that watch PBS DO NOT tune into CNN
    • 85% of cable households that watch PBS DO NOT tune into The Discovery Channel
    • 74% of cable households that watch PBS DO NOT tune into The History Channel

Exclusive Sponsors

America's Heartland
Kansas Soy Bean Commission

America's Test Kitchen
The Spice Merchant

American Experience
Alvin and RosaLee Sarachek Trust

Antiques Roadshow
Music Theatre Wichita, Southwestern Remodeling,
The Spice Merchant

Ask This Old House
Kropf Lumber, Inc., ServiceMaster, Southwestern Remodeling

Beads, Baubles and Jewels
Born2Bead

Biz Kid$
Skyward Credit Union, Wheat State Credit Union

Doc Martin
The Spice Merchant

The Farthest – Voyager In Space
Lake Afton Public Observatory

Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting
Bill's Sewing Center, Picket Fence Quilt Co.

Frontline
Kansas Spine & Specialty Hospital

Hatteberg's People
Kansas Spine & Specialty Hospital, TZ Productions

Home Improvement Programs on 8.2
Southwestern Remodeling, The Southard Corporation

It's Sew Easy
A-1 Singer Sewing Center

Martha Stewart's Cooking School
The Spice Merchant

Masterpiece
Alvin and RosaLee Sarachek Trust, Carlos O'Kelly's, Paul Ross Charitable Foundation, Kansas Spine & Specialty Hospital

Nature Cat
Greater Salina Community Foundation

NOVA
Alvin and RosaLee Sarachek Trust, Greater Salina Community Foundation


One-On-One with Victor A. Hogstrom
TZ Productions

PBS NewsHour
The Edith Stunkel Foundation, Johnson's Garden Centers, Kansas Spine & Specialty Hospital


Positively Kansas
TZ Productions

Quilting Arts
The Sewing Center

Ready Jet Go!
Greater Salina Community Foundation

Second Opinion
BlueCross BlueShield of Kansas

Sedgwick County Commission Meeting (CC)
Sedgwick County Kansas

Sesame Street
Great Plains Dental

Sew It All
Bill's Sewing Center

Sewing with Nancy
Midwest Sewing

Street Rodding American Style
Interstate All Battery Center, The Radio Shops

This Old House
Kropf Lumber, Inc., ServiceMaster

Victory Garden
The Spice Merchant

Veterans Coming Home
Senator Bob Dole, FH Kaysing Company, Lattener Family Foundation

Wild Edge
Spring Lake

General Support

A - 1 Singer Sewing Center
Best of Times Cards & Gifts
Bill's Sewing Center of Hutchinson
Burrow, The
Charlotee's Sew Natural
Downing & Lahey Mortuary
F.H. Kaysing Company LLC
Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches
KMUW (Wichita's NPR Station)
Lattner Family Foundation
Music Theatre Wichita
Prairie Pines Christmas Tree Farm
Sarachek Trust, Al and RosaLee
Sedgwick County Zoo
Southard Corporation
Southwestern Remodeling
Three Ring Advertising, Inc/Feld Entertainment
Wichita Grand Opera
Wichita Symphony Orchestra
WIBA (Wichita Independent Business Association)