Business Support

What makes underwriting with Rhode Island Public Radio such an incredible value?

  • Underwriting on Rhode Island Public Radio is cost-effective, and it can fit any budget.
  • Our underwriting messages are announced live on-air by our hosts so listeners hear and retain your message.
  • We broadcast no more than :30 worth of category-exclusive spots at a time so listeners will remember you.
  • We can write the spots for you, and we will create a custom schedule for your messages.

By joining Rhode Island Public Radio's family of underwriters you will:

  • Demonstrate that your business is stable and that you recognize the value of quality programming.
  • Enjoy access to an audience with significant purchasing power.
  • Promote name recognition among professionals who are interested in your products and services.
  • Build credibility through your association with National Public Radio and our own RIPR news staff.
  • Earn gratitude for your support of public radio in Rhode Island.

We can develop a specific underwriting plan for you that includes sponsorship of an event, program, or fundraising premium.

For more information, call:

Donna Bannon, Manager of Corporate Underwriting, at 401.405.6003 cell / 401.351.7144 desk, or email

Here's a partial list of our most recent underwriters:

AAA Southern NE

Adler's Paint & Decorating

AEG Live

Ahler's Designs

American Mathematical Society

Amica Mutual Insurance Company

Aquidneck Growers Market

Arts Marketplace Pawtucket


Bay State Veterinary Emergency Services

Blithewold Mansion

Blue Cross/Blue Shield of RI

Botanical Center Conservancy

Bottles Fine Wine / Performance Physical Therapy

Brown University - Events & Conference Services

Brown University - Office of Chaplains & Religious Life

Brown University - Continuing Education

Brown University - Center for Slavery & Justice

Brown University - French Studies

Brown University - Physical Sciences

Brown University - Taubman Center for Public Policy

Bryant University

Central Congregational Church

City Kitty

CORE Business Technologies

Cornish Associates

Cox Communications


Delta Dental

Deluca & Weizenbaum

Stephen J. Dennis

DeWolf Tavern

Downcity Outfitters
Farm Fresh RI

Feet First

Festival Ballet

Fine Furnishings Show


Founders League

Gamm Theatre

Glenmeade Wealth Management

Gordon School

Health Source RI

Highlander Institute

Hinckley Allen / Deneen & Co

Hope Street Farmers Market

Hyundai of Newport

Jewish Community Day School of Rhode Island

Jim Wood Enterprises

Johnson & Wales University

Dr. David Katzen MD


Lincoln School

Matunuck Oyster Bar

Meeting Street

Moses Brown School

Mount Saint Charles Academy

Natural Resource Services, Inc.

Newport Harbor Corporation

Nowell Leadership Academy

Ocean State Montessori School

Olga's Cup and Saucer

P&W Glass


Patriot Subaru

Pennfield School

Providence Children's Museum

Providence Country Day School

Providence Marriott Downtown

Providence Performing Arts Center

Providence Picture Frame & Dryden Gallery

Providence Preservation Society

Providence Singers

Rebrand LLC

Rhode Island College

The Rhode Island Foundation

Rhode Island Philharmonic

Rhumbline Bistro

RI Coalition Against Domestic Violence

RIAC / Condor Airlines

RISD Continuing Education

RISD Office of Student Life

RocJo Productions

Roger Williams University

Rue de L'Espoir

Rustigian Rugs

Salve Regina University

Salve Regina University - Pell Center


Serve Rhode Island

Simple Pleasures

South County Hospital Orthopedics Center

Southside Community Land Trust

St. Andrew's School

St. Michael's Country Day

St. Pius V School

Patrick Sullivan, MD

TF Morra Tree Care

Third Sector N.E. / RI Land Trust Council


Trinity Repertory Company

Tufts Health Plan

UMass Foundation

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of South County

United Way of Rhode Island

University Medicine

University Orthopedics

The Vets

Village Green

West Bay Open Studios

West Broadway Neighborhood Association

West Marine

The Wheeler School

Zeiterion Theatre