Day Sponsorship

A benefit of your $20+/month Calendar Club membership or $240 annual giving.

What better way to celebrate a special moment than through NPR Illinois?

  • You choose the message and you choose the date!
  • You receive eight (8) on-air announcements.

 What are FCC guidelines?

  • Sponsoring individual's name must be in on-air message.
  • Do celebrate a person, place or holiday.
  • Do not ask others to take an action based on your message.

What are the NPR Illinois guidelines?

  • Please provide "Pro-NUN-see-ay-shun".
  • Please keep message length to :10 or less.
  • Please send requested message to us at least ten days before air date.
  • NPR Illinois may edit your message for length or regulatory compliance.

Sample Message:
Today's  NPR Illinois Day Sponsor is Calendar Club member Ima Newsjunky, wishing her husband Larry a great first day at the new job!

A benefit of your $20+/month Calendar Club membership or $240 annual giving.

What better way to celebrate a special moment than through NPR Illinois?

  • You choose the message and you choose the date!
  • You receive eight (8) on-air announcements.

 What are FCC guidelines?

  • Sponsoring individual's name must be in on-air message.
  • Do celebrate a person, place or holiday.
  • Do not ask others to take an action based on your message.

What are the NPR Illinois guidelines?

Support for NPR Illinois comes from listeners like you and Rachel Pevey, wishing her brother Dr. Michael Curry a very happy 50th birthday. We hope your day is filled with espresso, public radio, a bike ride, new paintings, and family. 

Support for NPR Illinois comes from the Day Sponsorship of Dr. Philip Pan, noting that today, May 25th, is Geek Pride Day, celebrated annually in the US since 2008.

Support for NPR Illinois comes from the Day Sponsorship of Bill Holland, thanking all those supporting the Mini O'Beirne Crisis Nursery by participating in Thursday’s "NO-GOLF-GOLF" outing. Springfield's support in spite of the COVID-19 crisis is deeply appreciated! Additional details at miniobeirne.org.

Support for NPR Illinois comes from the Day Sponsorship of Calendar Club member, Dianne Roberts, congratulating her son, Royce Hill, on his graduation from UIS with his Bachelor's degree in Psychology. Congratulations, Royce!

Support from NPR Illinois comes from listeners like you and Day Sponsor, Betty Hendrickson, wishing a Happy 1st Birthday to her sweet grandson, Luke Matthew Eagan--Happy Birthday, Luke!            

Erik & Melissa Hostetter Wish Nathaniel a Happy Birthday

Mar 4, 2020

Support for NPR Illinois comes from listeners like you and Erik and Melissa Hostetter, wish their son, Nathaniel, a Happy 16th birthday.  

Support for NPR Illinois comes from the day sponsorship of Susan Compton and family in loving memory of Shary Alwardt on her birthday, who was always loving and kind in all her ways.    

Support for NPR Illinois comes from Barb and Danny Pesch remembering George Martin Brauer—farmer, soldier, leader and innovator within the pork industry, yet most important, husband and father. His legacy lives on in his kids, grandkids, and great-granddaughters, Lily Reagan and Isla. Happy 100th birthday in heaven, Grandpa George!

Support for NPR Illinois comes from listeners like you and Donna Povse in loving memory of her Valentine, Paul Povse, who left us 2 years ago today.

Support for NPR Illinois comes from listeners like you and Day Sponsors, Gil and Ann Opferman, announcing performances of STC's “Beyond the Beanstalk, You Don't Know Jack!” at the Hoogland Center of the Arts Feb. 7-9 & 14-16.

More info at Springfield Theatre Centre web site or Facebook page.  

Alice Martin & Martin Kuhn Celebrating Jim Kuhn's Birthday on Groundhog Day

Feb 2, 2020

Support for NPR Illinois comes from the day sponsorship of Alice Martin and Martin Kuhn, celebrating this Groundhog Day, the 1932 birth of Jim Kuhn, husband and father.  This was Jim's favorite holiday.  Sunlight or shadow, Happy Groundhog Day, Everyone!

Audrey Bellot & Marjory Clements Rudiak Remembering Dayle Clements on Her Birthday

Jan 10, 2020

Support for NPR Illinois comes from day sponsors Audrey Bellot and Marjory Clements Rudiak, in memory of NPR supporter and single-malt scotch lover, Dayle Clements, on her 71st birthday. 

Dayle was witty and dry, with an irreverent sense of humor and unmistakable laugh -- thanks for a lifetime of shocking wait staff and making us giggle during Mass! Happy Birthday, Mom.

Support for NPR Illinois comes from listeners like you and Day sponsors, David and Mary Caroline Mitchell, in appreciation of the live broadcast of the Service of Nine Lessons and Carols from Cambridge England, an important holiday tradition for our family and friends.  Wishing peace on earth and goodwill to all.  

Cathy and Phil Gonet in Memory of Bill Hall on His Birthday

Dec 23, 2019

Support for NPR Illinois comes from listeners like you, and Day Sponsors Cathy and Phil Gonet in memory of good friend, UIS Alum, and strong supporter of NPR Illinois, Bill Hall who would be 74 today.

Happy birthday, Bill! 

Rich & Dana Saal Celebrating Erin & Julie's Birthday

Dec 13, 2019

Support for NPR Illinois comes from listeners like you and Day Sponsors, Rich and Dana Saal in celebration of Erin and Julie's Birthday. Happy Birthday, Erin and Julie!

Support for NPR Illinois comes from listeners like you and Day Sponsor, Winnie Tuthill, noting the Springfield Choral Society’s presentation of Handel’s “Messiah”, Dr. Abby Musgrove conducting. This Saturday night at 7:30 at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Tickets at the door or at SpringfieldChoralSociety.org.

Support from listeners like you and Day Sponsors, Kathy Shepard & Mark Smith, noting the Springfield Choral Society’s presentation of Handel’s “Messiah”, Dr. Abby Musgrove conducting. This Saturday night at 7:30 at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Tickets at the door or at Springfield Choral Society.org.

Support for NPR Illinois comes from listeners like you and Day Sponsor, Bill Holland, saluting volunteers at The Children's Holiday Store at Fairhills Mall in Springfield, which supports Mini O'Beirne Crisis Nursery and its care of children in crisis. Details at miniobeirne.org. 

Support for NPR Illinois comes from listeners like you and Day Sponsors Mike and Nancy Zimmers, saluting volunteers at the Children's Holiday Store at Fairhills Mall in Springfield which supports Mini O'Beirne Crisis Nursery and its care of children in crisis.

Donna Lerch & Patrick Foster Remembering Paul Lerch

Nov 22, 2019

Support for NPR Illinois comes from listeners like you and Day Sponsors Donna Lerch and Patrick Foster in memory of Paul Lerch on the 59th anniversary of his birth.

Support for NPR Illinois comes from the Day Sponsorship of Charles Kurfman on his and his wife Amy’s 28th wedding anniversary--Thank you, Amy, for 28 wonderful years. We have  been blessed with 4 awesome kids: Lily, A.J., Emma and Liam and I look forward to many more happy years together.

Support for NPR Illinois comes from listeners like you, and Day Sponsor Diana DeWeese announcing the Abraham Lincoln Unitarian Universalist Congregation’s Arts and Crafts Fair November 16, 2019 from 9-3 with a preview night featuring a soup dinner for purchase November 15, 2019 from 6-8pm.

More info at ALUUC.org

Clark and Barb Germann Celebrating Katie and Michael's Marriage

Nov 11, 2019

Support for NPR Illinois comes from the Day Sponsorship of Clark and Barb Germann; celebrating the August 17th marriage of their niece Katie Mayes to Michael Welin, and the newlyweds generous request of ‘no gifts’ but rather for friends to please donate to NPR Illinois.

Support for NPR Illinois comes from listeners, like you, and Day Sponsor, Mark Russillo, commemorating 20 years of partnership with the comely, argent-haired Thea Chesley: "Of all the film noir scenes, in all the local Midwestern gin joints; you walked into mine. Happy Anniversary, Thea Chesley!"

Support for NPR Illinois comes from the day sponsorship of Karen Penning. 

Matt Penning loved to listen to NPR Illinois. He enjoyed and respected the NPR Illinois staff.  Matt felt privileged to be a part of it through his support of the station and Public Radio. Remembering Matt today on his birthday, and being thankful for the love and beauty he brought into our lives and into this world.

Support for NPR Illinois comes from the day sponsorship of Mike and Amy Jackson, recognizing the birthday of Julius Rosenwald, born in 1862 in Springfield. America's first social philanthropist, Julius championed African American education. A study bill to create a Julius Rosenwald national park has been introduced by Senator Durbin. Happy Birthday, Mr. Rosenwald.

Donna Povse Remembering Paul Povse

Jul 11, 2019

Support for NPR Illinois comes from Donna Povse in memory of Paul Povse on his birthday. 

Support for NPR Illinois comes from listeners like you and Day Sponsor Curt Evoy. Remembering his niece Stacey on her 30th birthday. Cystic Fibrosis needs a cure-information available at CFF.org.

Rachel Pevey Remembering Deborah Smith

Jul 6, 2019

Support for NPR Illinois comes from listeners like you and Rachel Pevey, in memory of her mother Deborah Smith on her 70th birthday. Deborah believed in the mission of public broadcasting to create a more informed and engaged public.

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