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!

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

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?

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.

Support for NPR Illinois comes from listeners like you and Michael Orr recognizing 65 years of senior living at the Communities of the Illinois Presbyterian Home. More info at 217-546-5622 and iphcommunities.org. 

Support for NPR Illinois comes from the Day Sponsorship of Lisa Rusher, celebrating the life of Lawrence Roerig June 22nd at Cafe Moxo from 5pm to 8pm. 

Support comes from NPR Illinois listeners, like you, and Day Sponsor Melissa Hostetter, wishing her husband Erik a very happy birthday! Happy Birthday, Erik!

Support for NPR Illinois comes from the bequest of Phillip E. Bornstein, M.D. in honor of the Flag of the United States of America which gave his emigrant parents asylum and opportunity. 

Support for NPR Illinois comes from the Day Sponsorship of Jay Mogerman. The Mogerman Family wishes Happy Birthday to Susan Mogerman who remains safe, comfortable, and loved. Although she can't remember, we can! Happy Birthday, Susan! 

Support for NPR Illinois comes from listeners like you and Blake Roderick. Celebrating 100 Years of Farm Bureau in Pike County with Ken Bradbury’s play, Lilacs, Land & Long-Necked Chickens. Information about this weekend’s performances at go.uis.edu/chickens.

Curt Evoy Remembering His Niece Stacey

May 31, 2019

Support for NPR Illinois comes from listeners like you and Day Sponsor Curt Evoy. Remembering his niece Stacey and all who fight Cystic Fibrosis as Cystic Fibrosis Awarenes Month ends. Information available at CFF.org 

Happy 31 Wonderful Years to Mark & Deborah!

May 27, 2019

Support for NPR Illinois comes from listeners, like you, and Day Sponsor Mark Grant, in celebration of 31 wonderful years married to his love and muse - Deborah Cavanaugh-Grant!

Support for NPR Illinois comes from the day sponsorship of Calendar Club members Jeannine and John Rude, retiring from the Meridian School District after 54 years of combined service. Happy retirement!

James & Brenda Yale fondly remembering the late Ken Bradbury

Apr 22, 2019

Support for NPR Illinois comes from the day sponsorship of James and Brenda Yale, fondly remembering the late Ken Bradbury. Ken’s final work, Branson Bound, will be presented April 26-28th at Jacksonville’s Lovejoy Hall. A celebration of life will follow Sunday’s matinee performance. More information at 217-473-4735.

Happy Birthday, dear John!

Apr 3, 2019

Support for NPR Illinois comes from listeners like you and Lee Glazer. Happy Birthday, dear John, from the whole family!

Wishing the Best To the "Spotlight On Ice" Cast

Mar 21, 2019

Support for NPR Illinois comes from listeners like you and Day Sponsor, Vicki Thomas, wishing the best to the “Spotlight On Ice” cast for their performance of Springfield’s annual ice show. Presented this Saturday at 2 and 7pm and Sunday at 2pm at the Nelson Center in Springfield. Tickets available at the door.

In Memory of Peter Lazare

Mar 20, 2019

Support for NPR Illinois comes from the Day Sponsorship of…the Grab-a-Java staff, in memory of Peter Lazare, who believed in the mission of National Public Radio to create a more informed public. 

Support for NPR Illinois comes from the day sponsorship of Harry and Deborah Berman sending heartiest congratulations to Dr. Stephen and Lisa Stone on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary.

20th Anniversary of Vagina Monologues

Feb 12, 2019

Support comes from NPR Illinois listeners like you and Day Sponsors Jan Hill and Nick Jordan celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Vagina Monologues at SIU School of Medicine on Friday, February 15, 7 p.m.

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Support for NPR Illinois comes from the Day Sponsorship of Lisa and Sean Stott, celebrating Ethan’s 16th birthday today with love and pride.

Support comes from day sponsors Michael and Allyn Armour celebrating their wedding anniversary, an anniversary day shared with their daughter and son-in-law, Dana and Jake.

Support for WUIS comes from Laurie McCoy, director of Hoogland Center for the Arts production of "Inherit the Wind," who wants to thank her cast and crew for their time and work.  "Inherit the Wind" runs October 4th through the 6th and the 11th through the 13th.

Today is sponsored by the loving family of Sherry Miner of Rochester, Illinois, congratulating Sherry on her retirement.

  Today is sponsored by WUIS member Mary Beaumont, noting the American Association of University Women’s used book sale. Today from 3:00-7:00 p.m. and tomorrow 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Springfield.

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