Become a Member
Community radio is fueled by the power of local support. Contributions from individuals, businesses and organizations account for 100% of our operating budget.
KLZR provides our listeners with an eclectic mix of country, rock, bluegrass and jazz. Many programs are locally produced and hosted. Listener contributions are our largest source of funding and your donation allows us to continually improve our programming. One important way to support us is through Membership. When you become a member of KLZR, you are supporting commercial free music and local programming that comes to you 365 days a year. Your contribution enables KLZR to broadcast all of your favorite quality programs.
How Does KLZR Work?
Here are our brand new Membership levels and benefits:
Use the PayPal buttons below to make your secure contribution or send a check to the address at the bottom of this page.
Thank you for supporting our continuing efforts to improve the quality of programming KLZR provides to the valley 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Become a Sustaining Member
If you would like to become a Sustaining Member, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange an automatic monthly draft to KLZR from your checking account. Or, click the donate button below to go to PayPal, enter your monthly amount, and be sure to click the “Make this a monthly donation” box before clicking the “Next” button.
Thank you so much for supporting KLZR Radio!
2018 Sponsorship Opportunities
KLZR is pleased to present this recognition opportunity for local individuals and business leaders committed to supporting the arts in our community. KLZR community radio is a 14-year old, successful, not-for-profit, 501 (c)(3) organization that provides local music and information programming 24/7, concerts and other events throughout the year in the Wet Mountain Valley.
As you know, ticket revenue alone won’t cover the cost of event production and so we rely on sponsors and donations to keep our ticket prices affordable.
In past years we have approached potential donors and sponsors multiple times for each event as it occurs. This year we’re reaching out to potential sponsors by assembling information about all KLZR event and program sponsorship opportunities in this one brief document.
This sponsorship package lays out what opportunities are available in the coming year along with the various costs and benefits for donors and sponsors.
We believe providing sponsors and donors with an overview of opportunities provides a more complete picture of our needs, offering several ways of making a gift, that will make your giving decisions easier. The levels and opportunities that follow reflect what you can expect from your sponsorship investment.
Sponsorship is a clear endorsement of the important role that KLZR Radio plays in the quality of life across our Wet Mountain Valley. Community-minded businesses and donors are key to reaching our goal of providing entertainment and cultural experiences in our valley. We appreciate your support!
Why is this a good idea?
Our radio station is unique and local, and that same uniqueness is reflected in those individuals and businesses that find our programs and events to be a terrific way to celebrate and enjoy our community.
What can I sponsor?
Any KLZR event is available for sponsorship. Businesses can sponsor individual events or all of our 2018 events. This year’s annual events include:
May and December, Spring and Winter Open Houses: Twice a year KLZR opens the station to the public in conjunction with holiday celebrations throughout town. Live music and DJs play music all day while station visitors have a chance to see the broadcasting studio. We typically see 100-125 visitors come through the station during our open houses.
June 9, Rock ‘N’ Soul Jam ‘18: KLZR’s Rock ‘N’ Soul Jam returns to the Wet Mountain Valley for a second year, hosted at the Feed Store Amphitheater. Featuring 3 regional bands, it’s an excursion into the past with Classic Rock, Motown and Soul music from the 50s, 60s, and 70s. Set with a backdrop of the beautiful Sangre de Cristo Mountains, over 200 attended last year’s inaugural event and 250 tickets are expected to be sold for this year’s event.
June 24, Taste of the Valley: Taste of the Valley is KLZR’s annual wine and dinner, premier fundraising event. Sixty guests enjoy a multiple course dinner paired with wine, music, a live auction and views to match. Sponsorship of the cost of food and wine for the dinner is available. This event sells out every year and attracts lovers of food, wine and community radio!
September 7 & 8, High Peaks Premiere and High Peaks Music Festival: For nearly ten years the High Peaks Music Festival, and its opening Premiere night, have featured the best in musical talent in our region. This event hosted by local musicians, including Smythe and Taylor, sees over 300 guests for an afternoon of music, picnicking and fun.
What does it cost?
The cost of sponsorship varies depending on the concert or event and the sponsor’s needs. We will gladly create a custom sponsorship proposal to accommodate the goals of you or your organization.
$1500 ••••• KLZR Diamond Microphone
Diamond Microphone Sponsors receive 6 tickets to Rock ‘n’ Soul Jam; 6 tickets to High Peaks Music Festival; and, 2 tickets each to High Peaks Premiere and Taste of the Valley – a value of $610.
$900 ••••• KLZR Platinum Microphone
Platinum Microphone Sponsors receive 4 tickets each to Rock ‘n’ Soul Jam and High Peaks Music Festival; one ticket each, to High Peaks Premiere and Taste of the Valley – a value of $355.
Rock ‘n’ Soul Jam
$500 (6 tickets); $300(4 tickets); $150 (2 tickets)
Taste of the Valley
$500 (2 tickets)
High Peaks Music Festival & Premiere
$500 (6 tickets for the Festival; 2 tickets for the Premiere)
$250-$499 (4 tickets for the Festival; 1 ticket for the Premiere)
$150-$249 (2 tickets to the Festival)
What other benefits do I receive?
As a KLZR Radio sponsor, you will reap the rewards of your generosity and philanthropy. We recognize that sponsorship is a decision driven by personal and business needs. In order to deliver maximum return, KLZR offers a variety of benefits in proportion to the sponsorship level, such as:
- Your company logo with link on the KLZR website sponsor page
- On-air recognition; recognition at the KLZR radio station
- Banners at the music festivals; backstage access for Platinum and Gold levels at HPMF
- Your personal or company name as “sponsored by” on all advertising for your selected event (including press releases, e-Newsletter, print and online ads)
- Discounts on Rock ‘N Soul Jam festival merchandise
- Reserved parking at festivals
- Advance invitations to special events; ticket vouchers to each of your sponsored concerts.
KLZR Community Connections:
- 1000+ Listeners estimated
- 800+ Attendees at events
- 400 Facebook followers
- 200 Members
For more information please contact Steve Chandler at 719-783-0987 or Steve.chandler@KLZR.org
Become an Underwriter
When you underwrite with KLZR, you invest in locally produced and cultural programs, including music shows DJ’ed by your friends and neighbors. Underwriters provide essential support to our mission of providing distinctive music, news and informational programming reflecting the values and culture of our valley community. In exchange, our underwriters receive wide exposure thanks to our large reach across the Wet Mountain Valley and beyond.
KLZR’s wide and diverse reach makes us the perfect vehicle to spread your message and raise brand awareness. KLZR 91.7 FM serves western Custer county, southwestern Fremont county and Northern Huerfano county with a locally produced eclectic music programming, nationally syndicated shows, hourly international news and emergency broadcast services. Hundreds of fans connect with us every month via Facebook and the KLZR website.
For more information about how your business can support community radio contact:
Roger Wise at 719-783-0987 or email Roger
103 South 2nd Street
Westcliffe, CO 81252