Quota Public Service Announcements for Radio
Radio and television stations broadcast public service announcements (PSAs) throughout the week. Most PSAs focus on local community concerns, health issues, and special events sponsored by non-profit organizations, like Quota.
For your club’s PSA to be considered, it must be submitted in writing to the public affairs director of each station. Some stations post details about PSA submissions on their Web sites. Please be sure to check there first. If you cannot locate the information, contact each station and ask the following questions:
- What length should the PSA be—15 or 30 seconds?
- Should it be typed in single or double space?
- How should it be submitted—via e-mail, fax, or regular mail?
- How much time in advance does the station need to receive the PSA?
- Does the public affairs director need any other information?
If you e-mail your PSA, include your name, club title, club name, phone number, and e-mail address. If you fax or mail the PSA, print it on Quota club letterhead. To avoid any mispronunciations, phonetically spell out any unusual or difficult words or names that appear in your PSA.
After sending your PSA, wait a few days before following up to find out if the station will air it.
If a station decides to run your PSA, one of their air personalities will record it and the station will air it at different times of the day. Or, they may ask announcers to read it live on the air. Most stations will not provide a schedule of times your PSA will be heard, but they will let you know approximately how many times it will be broadcast over a given period of time.
So, let’s get started and get Quota on the air!
For help with your PSAs, send a rough draft to Quota’s Polish and Shine News Release Service.
Does your club want to promote its Quota presence in your community? Do you want resources that you can use to interest potential members in Quota and your club? Quota’s club publicity resources and tools can help!
Resources and Tools
- Media Programs, PSAs, and Jingles
- Club Publicity Resources
- Share Your Club News Internationally Online