Price Comparison

Sponsorship or advertising with Free FM is a cost-effective and highly efficient way of presenting your business’ message or brand to a receptive audience. Our point of difference is that we deliver your message to communities outside the reach of the mainstream - and we do it at a price that's low enough to complement your existing marketing efforts, not replace them.

Here's how Free FM prices compare:*

One half-page ad in a large regional newspaper = five years of sponsorship

One half-page ad in Section A of the the Waikato region's largest newspaper costs $7,530.88

= a year’s sponsorship of the entire Breakfast Zone on Free FM, entitling you to:

  • 3 ads every hour in-zone (45 ads per week, 2340 ads per year)
  • A minimum of 2 x zone stings per day (short ads for the Breakfast zone) with sponsor recognition, played outside Breakfast zone
  • Tailored leverage opportunities for campaigns or projects
  • Free FM sponsor promotions
  • Monthly interview in-zone, as required

OR 602 x 30 second ads professionally produced and scheduled for you by Free FM

OR  five year’s sponsorship of a half-hour, weekly show on Free FM - which includes a minimum of 780 x 30 second ads.

One month’s rental of a 6 x 3 metre billboard in a Hamilton suburb = two and a half years of sponsorship

One month’s rental of a 6 x 3 wall mounted billboard at a busy intersection in Hamilton East costs $3500, equaling

two and a half years of sponsorship of a half-hour show on Free FM, guaranteeing a minimum of 390 x 30 second ads

OR two years sponsorship of a one-hour show on Free FM, which comes with a minimum of 520 x 30 second ads

OR 280 x 30 second ads, professionally produced and scheduled for you by Free FM

125 x 30 second ads on a local leading commercial radio station = five years sponsorship OR 600 ads

Local commercial radio normally charges as much as $60 per 30 second commercial. Free FM’s highest cost is $12.50 per 30 second ad. 125 ads at $60 per ad would pay for:

Five year’s sponsorship of a half-hour, weekly show on Free FM - which includes a minimum of 780 x 30 second ads.

OR a year’s sponsorship of the entire Breakfast Zone on Free FM, entitling you to:

  • 3 ads every hour in-zone (45 ads per week, 2340 ads per year)
  • A minimum of 2 x zone stings per day (short ads for the Breakfast zone) with sponsor recognition, played outside Breakfast zone
  • Tailored leverage opportunities for campaigns or projects
  • Free FM sponsor promotions
  • Monthly interview in-zone, as required

OR  600 x 30 second ads professionally produced and scheduled for you by Free FM

One half-page ad in a local newspaper = one year of sponsorship.

1 half-page ad in the Hamilton Press costs $1601.66, equalling

A whole year’s sponsorship of a half-hour, weekly show on Free FM - which also includes a minimum of 156 x 30 second ads.

OR 128 x 30 second ads professionally produced and scheduled for you by Free FM

Important figures

Free FM has:

Over 22,000 podcast downloads per month since 89.0 FM relaunch in August
1500 + Facebook fans - and growing all the time
3000 newsletter subscribers
Broadcast range - all of the Greater Waikato, from the Bombay Hills to Taumaranui, coast-to-coast

 

*Prices were correct, to the best of our knowledge at the time of publishing, and we make every effort to keep our information accurate: however we cannot factor for changes to or discounts on third party prices.

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