Reach HPR’s Audience with Your Message

Part of running an organization of any size is choosing which media partners to work with to reach the audience that you most want to connect with, inspire to action, and influence. We’re interested in learning about your goals, who your clients are now, and how we can help you reinforce your brand with them, as well as attract new business, and new relationships in the community. We take partnership seriously and we are invested in who you are, what you believe, and what you want to accomplish.  

Underwriting provides your organization with the opportunity to co-brand with Hawai‘i Public Radio and NPR, and gives you direct access to a core target audience that is difficult to reach through other means.   Public radio listeners are highly educated professionals and business decision makers. They actively participate in arts and cultural activities.  And they are unusually loyal listeners. With your input, we personally craft on-air messaging to highlight your organization statewide. You can also be featured on HPR’s website, mobile app and in the station’s e-newsletters with digital ads that click through to your website.  And we offer sponsorship for livestreaming – so listeners hear your message first as they connect to the station.

HPR as Your Media Partner

  • Our network is strong. HPR-1 has the second highest market share of radio in Hawai‘i across adult demographics and ranks second in terms of Time Spent Listening. (Nielsen 2019). Additionally, our streaming and digital platforms further expand HPR’s overall reach.
  • A trusted source. HPR-1 is the #1 radio news format in Hawai‘i,  providing award-winning journalism, thoughtful conversations, and smart entertainment across the state. 93% of listeners trust HPR. (Sources: Nielsen 2019 and HPR Membership Survey 2020)
  • Good for the soul. HPR-2 is your home for classical music. As the state’s only classical music station, HPR-2 connects listeners to generations of artists and composers. You can feel good knowing that your support provides inspiration and serenity that lifts the hearts and minds of those who listen. 96% of listeners say HPR enriches their lives. (Source: HPR Membership Survey 2020)
  • A partnership that lasts. We work with you to highlight who you are and what you do – and your message reaches our loyal audience coveted by marketers and businesses alike. Your support builds a connection with our listeners over time, elevates preference for your brand, and presents your company as a community partner and leader. 90% of listeners say they appreciate local businesses that support HPR. (Source: HPR Membership Survey 2020)

As an underwriter, you will be in the company of many of Hawai‘i’s leading business, cultural, and non-profit organizations. Our underwriters include companies of all sizes and sectors from across the Hawaiian Islands. Your support for Hawaiʻi Public Radio demonstrates your commitment to the communities of Hawai‘i. 

“While we are increasingly becoming a global society, there are significant changes happening here, and this demands an objective and vested organization like Hawai‘i Public Radio.  I feel Chaminade and HPR have similar goals.  Simply put, we’re working together to create a better Hawai‘i – and what could be better than that?”
Lynn Babington, President, Chaminade University
“We’re proud to be underwriters of HPR.  HPR is such a unique entity and provides such a needed service to our community - what they bring to the table in their in-depth coverage of local issues, national issues and international issues.  I think it’s very important, especially for a place that’s as isolated as Hawai‘i.”
Kū’uhaku Park, Vice-President, Government and Community Relations, Matson

Learn more by contacting Cat Gelman, VP Corporate Relations, at (808) 478-5007 or