KAZU Media Sponsorships

KAZU is proud to provide in-kind on-air support for events happening in our broadcast region. We sponsor a variety of arts, culture and civic events that reflect the mission of KAZU's programming and provide enjoyment, service and outreach to our audience.

KAZU’s Media Sponsorship program strives to provide a voice for diverse, thought-provoking ideas, people and experiences within our community. By providing in-kind media sponsorship to local organizations and events, KAZU exposes listeners to a variety of cultural, artistic and community experiences throughout the Monterey Bay Area that entertain, promote discourse and increase participation in our community. 

How To Apply

Please contact KAZU to request a media sponsorship by calling 831-582-5298 or emailing Mik Benedek at mbenedek@kazu.org.

KAZU Media Sponsored Events - Upcoming

Event Date: April 13, 2017
Center for the Blue Economy - Setting the Course: California Leadership in the Age of Trump.
90.3 KAZU is a proud media sponsor of the Center for the Blue Economy. Presenting: “Setting the Course: California Leadership in the Age of Trump." A panel discussion with Senator Bill Monning, Assemblyman Mark Stone, and Secretary of Natural Resources John Laird, on the future of the environment, economy, and social justice in our state. Thursday, April 13th, 6pm, at the Middlebury Institute. Learn more at centerfortheblueeconomy.org

Event Date: April 29, 2017
Girls Inc. of the Central Coast - Afternoon of Wine And Chocolate
90.3 KAZU is a proud media sponsor of an “Afternoon of Wine And Chocolate”. An event  benefiting  Girls Inc. of the Central Coast. A local, non-profit, who aims to inspire girls to develop leadership and self- empowerment skills. An “Afternoon of Wine And Chocolate” takes place Saturday, April 29th from 1-4 PM, at Corral De Tierra.  Reservation information is online at:  girlsinccc.org   

Festival Dates: May 5-7, 2017
Migrations – The 36th Annual Steinbeck Festival
90.3 KAZU, committed to supporting art and culture on the Central Coast, is honored to once again be a proud media sponsor of, “Migrations – The 36th Annual Steinbeck Festival.” Come celebrate our communities heritage by honoring the literary legacy of local icon, John Steinbeck, with lectures, films, discussion panels, walking tours, a benefit concert, and a home brew and craft beer fest. Friday, May 5th in Monterey, and Saturday & Sunday, May 6th & 7th, at the Steinbeck Center in Salinas. Tickets, event schedules, and locations available online at: steinbeck.org

Event Date: May 7, 2017
3rd Annual Language Capital of the World Cultural Festival
90.3 KAZU is a proud media sponsor of the the 3rd Annual Language Capital Of The World Cultural Festival, Sunday, May 7th, at Custom House Plaza in Monterey. KAZU, along with many other local organizations, are teaming up with the city of Monterey to bring this world class festival to the heart of downtown. Celebrate the rich international culture of the Central Coast with music, flags, international crafts and food, dancers from many diverse cultures, and a whole array of exhibitions. The festival will begin Sunday morning with an international procession down Alvarado street with flags flying and music playing at 10:30AM, followed by great entertainment and festival excitement. Learn more at:   lcowfest.com  

Event Date: May 17, 2017
Carmel Library Foundation – The Foodie Edition!
90.3 KAZU and the Carmel Library Foundation are proud to present:  The Foodie Edition! Featuring celebrity chefs and international bestselling food writers Nancy Silverton, Ruth Reichl and Evan Kleiman. Join us Wednesday evening, May 17th, at Sunset Center in Carmel, for this foodie event benefitting the Carmel Public Library. Book signing and reception featuring wine tasting at 7pm. Program at 8pm. Details and tickets available now at sunsetcenter.org

Festival Dates: July 15-29, 2017
80th Annual Carmel Bach Festival
90.3 KAZU is a proud media sponsor of The 80th Annual Carmel Bach Festival, July 15th - July 29th, throughout Carmel, Monterey, and Pebble Beach. This year’s festival features more than 40 events including the main series concerts, featuring Mozart's magisterial C Minor Mass and Beethoven's Ninth, recitals performed on period instruments, a special family concert, a ‘Music and Ideas’ series, and much more. Concert lineups,  event details, and tickets available now at: bachfestival.org

Event Date: September 15-17, 2017
60th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival
500 artists / 100+ shows / 8 stages / 3 nights & 2 days / September 15-17, 2017
90.3 KAZU is a proud media sponsor of the 60th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival, featuring 500 artists, performing over 3 nights and two days,September 15th -17th, at the Monterey County Fairgrounds.  Weekend ticket packages go on sale May 1st. Single day tickets go on sale May 15th. (Discounts available for military and students under 18.) This year’s artist line up will be available online, March 31st at montereyjazzfestival.org



KAZU Media Sponsored Events - Past

Paula Poundstone
March 18th, Santa Cruz Emmy-award winning comedian, author, actress and popular panelist on NPR's "Wait.. Wait... Don't Tell Me" - Paula Poundstone will be appearing one night only in Santa Cruz - Saturday March 18th at The Rio Theatre. More information and tickets are available at PulseProductions.com.

Tannery World Dance & Cultural Center's Winter Dance Fest, 2017
TWDCC is proud to once again to present Winter Dance Fest 2017; built upon offering Santa Cruz audiences the best and the brightest of the contemporary dance world from Santa Cruz, the Bay Area, and beyond! For an ENCORE performance we bring the remarkable, dawsondancesf, to the Colligan Theater stage once again. After an tour de force, sold out show last February, TWDCC is thrilled to offer dawsondancesf's Santa Cruz premier of les verites. Opening the show will be breaking boundries, Santa Cruz dancer and choreographer, Molly Katzman and Co. Performances will feature music from Composer/Arranger Ron Kurti
Saxophonist Richard Howell, Classical Revolution Quartet

Concert Date:  Sunday, January 22, 2017
KAZU is proud to co-sponsor Kuumbwa Jazz presenting the internationally acclaimed South African a capella group, “Ladysmith Black Mambazo” —With more than 30 albums including their grammy-nominated 2016 release, “Walking in the Footsteps of Our Fathers,”  Ladysmith Black Mambazo’s nine-member ensemble will perform Sunday, January 22nd at the Rio Theatre in Santa Cruz –  Tickets at kuumbwajazz.org.  

Concert Date:  December 20, 2016
KAZU is proud to co-sponsor Kuumbwa Jazz,  presenting Sweet Honey in the Rock:  Celebrating the Holy-days.  This internationally acclaimed a capella ensemble continue to educate, entertain and empower audiences... Sweet Honey in the Rock will perform locally on Tuesday, December 20th at the Rio Theatre in Santa Cruz - show time is 7:30 PM.  Tickets at kuumbwajazz.org.