Print and you re much of the way there. Public service announcements or psa s are short messages produced on film or audio file and given to radio and television stations.
Generally psa s are sent as ready to air audio or video files although radio stations especially community or public stations such as campus radio or national public radio affiliates sometimes prefer a.
How to get a public service announcement on the radio. For example reach out to some children s stations like radio disney if your performance show is kid friendly and make that come across in your psa. The following radio public service announcements contain information guidance and recommendations from cdc experts on important aspects of flu prevention and the flu season. As a non profit organization we utilize available airtime solely to promote wgbh educational foundation programming events and fundraising appeals.
Try to customize your psa to the type of station or listener. Great public service announcements spark conversation when the original anti drug ads aired they brought the topic of drug abuse to the forefront. Unfortunately wgbh does not broadcast public service announcements psas.
Listen or download below. And we must reserve any wgbh print space for foundation promotion and engagements that we have with partner organizations. Target your efforts at those radio stations whose audiences are most likely to be inter ested in your message or news story.
You can obtain a hard copy of the public and broadcasting by calling the fcc s toll free number at 1 888 call fcc 1 888 225 5322 voice or 1 888 tell fcc 1 888 835 5322 tty. Focus on creating a message that has some community impact and value then write your script keeping it concise and to the point. To download right click select save link as and save the file to your device.
In fact we re still talking about these ads. This created an opportunity for parents teachers and other influential community members to talk to kids about drug abuse. Putting a public service announcement psa together doesn t have to be a difficult or complex process.
One way to ensure that your public service announcement gets the attention of radio station public affairs directors is to include an appeal on your organizational letterhead signed by your communications director or your president. You can also download a copy in pdf or text at the public and broadcasting. Psas must be linked to a 501 c 3 tax exempt non profit organization with local or national recognition.