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Sponsors Speak

‘Our annual schedule has been a good one…It gives me a sense of pride and happiness every time I hear our sponsorship  (especially if the kids are in the car with me).’

Wes Garrison
Co-Founder/CEO of Takeout Central
"I should let you know the results of our Pathway to Practice spots with UNC-Chapel Hill. During the two weeks the spots ran on WUNC, we ended up with 20 applications for the program, and 10 students have already enrolled. It was a great investment for the program."

Cherry Crayton
Director of Marketing and Communication
NC STATE College of Education
"I can't tell you how many of my friends (who listen to WUNC streaming from their phones) told me they "couldn't miss the CTNC ad" while it was running. It was the perfect fit for engaging with millennial audiences in the Triangle - especially conservation/politically-minded/outdoor enthusiasts. I've recommended this digital buy to others."

Mary Alice Holley
Communications & Marketing Director
Conservation Trust for North Carolina
"The Brady Education Foundation is delighted to support WUNC as an underwriter. Our partnership with WUNC has allowed us to increase our visibility and share our national initiatives with the local community. It is a win/win relationship."

Liz Bruno, President & Barbara Crockett, Executive Director
Brady Education Foundation
"WUNC underwriting continues to benefit Wood Wise, in reminding past clients we are still going strong and also, to align Wood Wise with the positive, progressive image of WUNC Radio. I receive comments of appreciation from friends who hear our sponsor mentions. By supporting WUNC we are perceived to be a good corporate citizen. Thank you for making it easy."

Hank Wall
Wood Wise Design & Remodeling
"After hearing our ad for an upcoming event on WUNC, a local business owner contacted us to see if they could sponsor our event! We always advertise through WUNC because it reaches an audience interested in the arts of our community, and the addition of a new sponsor is definitely an added bonus."

Katie Murray
Orange County Arts Commission
"Brooks Pierce is proud to be a sponsor of WUNC. This relationship has allowed us to reach a wide variety of business leaders across the Triangle and make them more aware of the depth of legal services that we provide."

Reid Phillips
Managing Partner
Brooks Pierce
"We had a banner December with Santaland Diaries selling out - all thanks to WUNC! It really helped!”
"Partnering with North Carolina Public Radio-WUNC over the past eight years has raised the profile of The Bryan Series and brought positive attention to Guilford College. It's an investment with significant returns."

Ty Buckner
Associate Vice President for Communications & Marketing
Guilford College
"Carolina Ballet is thrilled to be partnering with WUNC. A reliable Media partner, WUNC has provided quality radio announcements for Carolina Ballet for many years. Our relationship with WUNC provides impactful results. We look forward to a continued partnership."
"As a new program at UNC-Chapel Hill, we are working to boost our visibility, and judging from the number of positive comments we have received from people who heard our name mentioned on the air, it's clear that being a WUNC sponsor is helping us to reach a diverse group that shares an interest in cutting edge education, health, and technology."

April Chang
Interim Health Informatics Program Coordinator
Carolina Health Informatics Program

"Cedar Creek's staff and artists are always discussing the programs we hear on WUNC radio. Often our customers join in on the conversation. When discussing our advertising budget, WUNC tops the list. We can support the programs we enjoy and draw the attention of new and existing customers."

Jennifer Dolan
Gallery Manager
Cedar Creek Gallery
"WUNC is the perfect outlet for The Clayton Center to share upcoming events in our facility. Thank you WUNC for helping us expand our audience reach."

Scotty Henley
Executive Director
The Clayton Center
"Durham Public Schools received over 10,000 Magnet applications this year, with Durham School of the Arts receiving the majority of the requests. A large part of the DSA's success is a result of being a WUNC underwriting sponsor."

David L. Hawks
Durham School of the Arts
 "As a locally-owned outdoor shop it's important to stay connected with our neighbors. WUNC provides the perfect connection to those who share a passion for the active outdoor lifestyle and give back to the community."

Chuck Millsaps
Minister of Culture/VP
Great Outdoor Provision Company
"Day at the Docks was a huge success this year and I'm glad we were able to utilize NPR to get us there."

Jon Kelmer
Executive Director
"WUNC Radio has a relationship of trust and education with its listeners. Irregardless Cafe and Catering is honored to support respected, award-winning radio that also reaches the Cafe's new and long-time patrons. The Cafe's menu of local foods, offered with live music, is a perfect match for WUNC's informed listener. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity."

Arthur and Anya Gordon
Irregardless Cafe


"Leland Little Auctions is proud to have been a supporter of WUNC for the past nine years. We often hear from our friends and customers, 'I heard your ad on WUNC!' We look forward to our continued relationship in the years to come!"

Leland Little
Leland Little Auctions
 "I recently attended a board meeting for a non-profit, and as I pulled up, I heard our ad on Marketplace. As the other members arrived, they mentioned they had just heard the announcement too! WUNC truly allows us to reach our target audience. The exposure we receive is excellent. WUNC supports and serves the same community we do."

Adam Brown
Managing Partner
Louise Beck Properties
"The North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh values its relationship with WUNC. When museum visitors tell us they heard about an exhibit or program on WUNC, it confirms the power of a WUNC partnership."

Susan Friday Lamb
Public Information Officer
North Carolina Museum of History
"Being a WUNC underwriting partner is a great way for North Carolina Opera to reach our audience, both of dedicated opera fans and intellectually curious WUNC listeners."

Eric Mitchko
General Director
North Carolina Opera
"THANK YOU for starting up our ad run this week - someone JUST called a few minutes ago to order a pair of tickets after hearing the announcement on the radio!"

Jamie Katz Court
Communications & Programs Manager
Pinecone, The Piedmont Council of Traditional Music
"At PlayMakers Repertory Company, we value our longtime relationship as a WUNC underwriting partner. Our audience members tell us they're NPR listeners. It's a great fit. We're glad to be able to support the quality programming on WUNC while reaching listeners with information on the plays and productions onstage at PlayMakers."
"I've been a proud WUNC sponsor and avid listener for 16 years. Regularly folks mention hearing my announcements on WUNC. So I know being a WUNC underwriting sponsor is an effective marketing strategy for my real estate company."

Tony Hall
Tony Hall & Associates
"Triangle Land Conservancy has been a WUNC underwriter for many years. We promoted the Earth Day grand opening event of Brumley Nature Preserve expecting a few hundred people to show up — over 1,300 people attended! Lots of folks I spoke with heard the underwriting announcements on WUNC —thank you so much!"

Chris Fowler
Communications Manager
Triangle Land Conservancy
"Hi WUNC, I just wanted to send you a big "thanks" for the Triangle Transit's "I Heart Transit" Campaign. We received so much feedback from people that heard our announcements on NPR!"

Triangle Transit
"The Umstead Hotel and Spa is proud to be a long-standing supporter of WUNC. We appreciate the excellent quality of their programming and value our relationship with the station and its listeners."

Darah Whyte
Marketing Manager
The Umstead Hotel & Spa
"As a WUNC sponsor, VIF International Education is able to both share our global education initiatives with the local community and support WUNC's commitment to international news and cultural awareness. WUNC is a natural partner in fostering local engagement in global education."

Mark Otter
VIF Chief Academic Officer
VIF International Education
"WUNC is the exact demographic and target market for Yes! Solar Solutions. The homeowners and businesses listening to and supporting WUNC care about the environment. I see inquiries spike every time we air a schedule and people mention they heard our announcements. It makes us feel good to support WUNC. We are also sustaining donors personally because I can't imagine life without it! Thank you to NPR and WUNC."

Kathy Miller
Vice President
Yes! Solar Solutions

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