HOW SPONSORSHIP WORKS
OUR SUPPORTERS GET RESULTS
As part of our mission, 88Nine reaches a new generation of radio listeners with an entertaining and adventurous selection of music and public affairs programming. We champion Milwaukee – our music, arts and culture, neighborhoods and community organizations; celebrate diversity, and encourage community engagement – while promoting global identity for Milwaukee.
And our listeners share our passion.
Example: our members. 88Nine had a record number of 6,000+ members in 2019. The average donor is 42 and gives $202. It’s an impressive group — 65% donate to non-profits, 52% volunteer in the community, 48% participate in charity events, and 23% serve on a non-profit committee or board.
88Nine’s listeners and members aren’t just tuning in. They’re engaging in the community, donating money and time to make Milwaukee better.
88Nine is a nonprofit radio station focused on music discovery. Uncovering artists like Mac DeMarco, Milwaukee’s own Lex Allen and national acts like Anderson .Paak, Maggie Rogers, Hozier, Father John Misty and Lizzo.
We think of our home as a “town square.” A place to bring diverse audiences together — to enjoy live music and engage in thoughtful conversation.
We host intimate performances by local and touring musicians, cultural celebrations and provocative discussions on important community issues. Business Supporters who sponsor these events make a lasting impression on these audiences.
Other Studio:Milwaukee sessions
We’ve hosted such artists as David Gray, Glass Animals, The New Pornographers, Paolo Nutini, Rhiannon Giddens, Lizzo and Jack Garratt. We broadcast these sessions live. These artists also performed at 88Nine:
Special Events at 88Nine
Business Supporters are able to sponsor Radio Milwaukee’s special events. We bring together diverse audiences for a variety of events: honoring Milwaukee musicians, an annual fall party on our rooftop, a creative mashup of music and food, and more.
Listeners experience Community Stories 70 times a week, programmed right into the music mix. Community Stories are designed to be around the length of a pop song. They highlight organizations, individuals and businesses making an impact in Milwaukee. These stories encourage our listeners to get involved and be part of creating a better Milwaukee. After the stories air, they live on our website which has over 42k unique visitors per month so listeners can revisit or share at any time.
Here’s a sample of our stories.
Questions? Contact us
Interested in becoming a Business Supporter? We’re here to answer any questions you have. Just click on one of our photos and shoot us an email. Thanks!