Reach HPR’s Audience with Your Message

Businesses across the Hawaiian Islands support Hawaiʻi Public Radio through program sponsorship, or underwriting.  Underwriting on HPR allows you to reach our growing, statewide audience of more than 191,500 weekly listeners with your message while also supporting Hawaiʻi’s only National Public Radio member station. (Nielsen)

As an underwriter, you will be in the company of Hawai‘i’s leading business, cultural, and non-profit organizations. Our underwriters include companies of all sizes from across the Hawaiian Islands and represent a wide range of sectors. Please click here for a full list of our underwriters. Your support for Hawaiʻi Public Radio demonstrates your commitment to the communities of Hawai‘i and enhances the credibility of your organization. Download our media kit.

“We’re proud to be an underwriter for Hawai‘i Public Radio.  We noticed that a large portion of our customers had their radios tuned to HPR – it just seemed to be a fit to become an underwriter.  We’re happy to do it, and it’s worked out really well because we’ve had lots of people tell us they heard about us on HPR.”
Rick McHattie, Service Manager, Bavarian Motor Experts
“We’ve been proud underwriters since 1992.  Damon Key’s founder, Frank Damon, was a strong proponent of public radio, and our firm has followed his lead for decades.  Our firm’s goal is to continue to support important radio programming for the people of Hawaii.”
- Madeleine Young, Attorney & Director, Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert, A Law Corporation

Who listens to Hawaiʻi Public Radio?

Public radio listeners are highly educated professionals and business decision makers. They love to travel, dine out and actively participate in arts and cultural activities.  And they are unusually loyal listeners, tuning in for significantly longer periods of time than commercial radio listeners. (GfK MRI, Doublebase 2018)

An underwriting schedule on HPR can be designed to fit any budget. We’ll work together to craft a schedule to help you meet your communication goals and budget.

Visit our underwriting samples page here

Become an underwriter by contacting Cat Gelman, VP Corporate Relations, at (808) 478-5007 or