Guidelines For Public Service Announcements & KNKR’s Community Calendar
As a community service, KNKR (a non-commercial broadcast outlet) provides PSAs for individuals and organizations (except for-profit businesses) wishing to promote events, meetings, seminars, arts and entertainment activities, or for requesting volunteers. PSAs are intended to promote events that benefit North Kohala residents.
PSAs (Public Service Announcements) are pre-recorded or live on-air announcements. KNKR follows FCC regulations about content and cannot offer any guarantee of time or frequency of broadcast. This is a free service. PSAs are considered on a first come, first served, space available basis.
KNKR does not air PSAs for sponsored religious activities, political activities, solicitation for funds, asking for volunteers to solicit funds, or membership-only events. KNKR does not air PSAs for events that are not open to the general public or that are regularly scheduled events.
KNKR will air PSAs such as:
- Cultural, educational, environmental, civic, pet, weather recovery, and health related events that, in our judgment, have an affinity with our community.
- Fundraising events (to the extent of FCC regulations) which, in our judgment, have an affinity with our community.
- Religious events, and other non-religious events at churches, synagogues, and other religious venues, or temporary relocation of services that are NOT ordinary regular activities.
- Concerts, recitals, classes, lectures, and other secular events presented by churches and religious organizations
PSAs can run from 10 to 60 seconds (95-150 words to be read aloud at a normal pace). KNKR reserves the right to decline any PSA request and reserves the right to edit PSA content in accordance with FCC and station regulations.
Information about your event may be considered for placement on KNKR’s website: www.knkr.org .
KNKR suggests that PSAs be voiced by a representative of the organization submitting the PSA to foster a more personal community connection; however, KNKR on air volunteers will do the voice-over if required. KNKR will then do the final editing to get your PSA ready to air.
Who is eligible for PSAs on KNKR?
All individuals and organizations, except for-profit businesses. At no time will a PSA be accepted from any for-profit business.
Submitting a PSA
PSA /Community Calendar requests may be submitted by email to PSA@knkr.org
Or by mail to:
PSA /COMMUNITY CALENDAR
KNKR 96.1 FM
P. O. Box 190778
Hawi, HI 96719
Please include your name, organization, telephone number, email address, and script. PSAs should be submitted in finished written form
To maximize effectiveness, PSAs should be submitted well in advance of the event. The more lead-time we have the better chance of your PSA getting sufficient airtime.
PSAs submitted 10 days or less before the scheduled date of the event may not be completed in time for airing.
Expect a response to your PSA request within 3 days .
You will then get a choice of available recording times. Your final script must be approved prior to arrival for recording. To schedule an appointment, please use the email address above.
If there is a question as to whether an announcement is compliant, please contact the PSA Director at PSA@knkr.org