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 199,000 weekly listeners with your message while also supporting Hawaiʻi’s only National Public Radio member station. (Neilsen/Arbitron)

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

“We’re happy to underwrite HPR.  “The Hawaiian Word of the Day” is just a perfect fit for us and we hope to continue the support and increase it wherever we can.”
Beadie Kanahele Dawson, President and Director, Hawaiian Native Corporation
“It’s a great way to get involved in the community, it’s a wonderful way to reach the listeners of Hawai‘i Public Radio, and, most importantly, it’s a great way to get involved in an organization that celebrates the educational and cultural aspects of Hawai‘i as a whole.”
Andrew Rossiter, Director, Waikīkī Aquarium 

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 2015)

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, Corporate Relations Director at (808) 792-8215 or