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Billings, MT 59101-0298
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How to Submit a Public Service Announcement to Yellowstone Public Radio

Yellowstone Public Radio is pleased to support regional arts and education by airing public service announcements (PSAs) for cultural and informational events happening throughout our listening area.

PSAs are provided free of charge. YPR also offers paid underwriting announcements, which are goverened by policies and procedures different from those governing PSAs.

Please contact Alicia Lee, YPR's Public Information Manager / Underwriting Manager, at 406.657.2979 or e-mail Alicia at for more information on underwriting or for PSA information not available on this webpage.

PSA Guidelines
Broadcast PSAs are 15-60 seconds in length. All PSAs are produced and broadcast at the discretion of Yellowstone Public Radio.

Yellowstone Public Radio is required to comply with public broadcasting standards. Following are our guidelines for submitting events for consideration as free on-air PSAs:

  • All submissions are subject to review and approval by YPR's PSA Director.
  • YPR reserves the right to edit or refuse any PSA submission and to determine the frequency with which they are aired.
  • PSA information must be submitted at least two weeks prior to the event.
  • Arts, entertainment and education-related events will be considered.
  • Events must be open to the public.
  • YPR does not air PSAs for fund-raisers or events for the purpose of appealing for funds.
  • Non-profit events, or those events which benefit nonprofit, cultural groups are encouraged for submission.
  • Top priority is given to events presented by regional non-profit organizations.
  • YPR does not air regular or holiday religious activities.
  • Non-worship concerts, recitals, or lectures presented by religious organizations or held in a church venue are acceptable.

Information to Include When Submitting Your PSA to YPR

  • Event name and a description including background information and/or history of the event;
  • Sponsoring organization;
  • Event location, including community and venue;
  • All relevant dates and times (including seating times and show times);
  • Price of admission (or indicate free admission);
  • All relevant ticket information, including purchase locations, phone numbers, websites, and reservation information;
  • Phonetic pronunciations where necessary (err on the side of caution);
  • Who or what organization will receive event proceeds;
  • Your phone number and email address;
  • Suggestions/submissions for possible music backgrounds are appreciated.

How to Submit a PSA to YPR

YPR does not accept PSA submissions over the phone.

Send an e-mail to Alicia Lee, PSA Director:
Fax your PSA to 406.657.2977

or, Mail your PSA:

Alicia Lee, PSA Director
Yellowstone Public Radio
Montana State University Billings
1500 University Drive
Billings, MT 59101-0298

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