A Service of Saddleback College and
California State University, Northridge

Sponsorship Opportunitiesfor your Business

Businesses or individuals may become sponsors and underwriters of 88.5 The SoCal Sound.  Your important messages are tastefully showcased during short breaks and not left competing for attention among the 'clutter' of multiple ads heard on commercial radio stations. For pricing and custom consultations, please contact Karen Haze, Director of Underwriting, [email protected]. 

88.5 The SoCal Sound's music format is Adult Album Alternative, often referred to as “Triple A.”  The format plays brand new music, as well as contemporary and legacy rock for adults, featuring a wide breadth of artists that could include A to Z examples from Adele to Zeppelin.

88.5 The SoCal Sound is a non-profit, member supported, public radio station. Becoming a sponsor or underwriter offers benefits including:

  • Increased community validation, due to support of Public Radio
  • Enhanced brand reputation because of the association with Public Radio
  • Positive ROI for your business
  • Possible tax benefits. (depending on your unique situation, please consult your tax advisor.)
  • Responsible FCC regulated copy guidelines for Public Radio creates a sophisticated environment for sponsors….no one is “out-shouting each other” like you may hear on commercial radio.

With the current signal area expansion, your business’ messages are being heard all across SoCal, from Ventura, through the San Fernando Valley and Santa Clarita Valley, into the Los Angeles Basin, and booming south throughout Orange County to San Clemente. (click here to see coverage map)

This is among the stronger “FM” signals in Southern California, through a unique partnership between California State University, Northridge and Saddleback College in Mission Viejo.

The station can be heard worldwide by streaming a number of ways including: www.885fm.org or by using the 88.5FM app (App Store and Google Play Store), TuneIn and iHeartradio. Smart Speakers - Simply ask Alexa, or Google to "play The SoCal Sound" or "play 885 FM"  

Our simulcast approach allows the music and your message to be heard both on the terrestrial 88.5 FM radio signal and online on several devices, including cars, at work on computers, tablets and smart phones.

Your messages, or announcements, are heard by an audience that is very well suited for both retail consumer and B2B campaigns. While 88.5 The SoCal Sound is an adult rock music station 24/7, we share a lot of listening with NPR News. The typical listener of the “Triple A” format is a sophisticated, highly educated, affluent person. The 88.5 The So Cal Sound audience is best described as extremely qualified consumers, business owners, white collar workers, and tech savvy early adopters.*

Sponsors and underwriters may create their own campaign or work with the Underwriting Department to create a custom, multi-media marketing strategy that includes email, social media, digital display, newsletters, event sponsorship, program and studio naming rights, and radio announcements.

For pricing and custom consultations, please contact Karen Haze, Director of Underwriting, at [email protected]

*NPR Audience Insight & Research