Media Sponsorship

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

UPCOMING EVENTS LISTED BELOW  Click on each event for more info.
(To view past Sponsored Events: click here)

Ebb & Flow, A two day, family friendly festival created to celebrate and deepen the community’s connections to the San Lorenzo River. Led by Arts Council Santa Cruz County, the festival will feature a First Friday celebration on the Soquel Avenue Bridge, a Saturday March for the River and Festival at the Tannery Arts Center.  Highlights will include a vertical dance performance by Bandaloop at the Tannery, and the unveiling of a new, interactive art piece by Aron Altmark and Rachel Stoll.

June 1-2, Downtown Santa Cruz. Schedule of festival events at artscouncilsc/events

KAZU is a media sponsor of Bookshop Santa Cruz’s event – An evening with Michael Pollan. Author of five New York Times bestsellers, Michael Pollan will be talking about his most recent work,” How To Change Your Mind," a brilliant and brave investigation into the science of psychedelic drugs – and what they reveal about the human mind. This ticketed event includes one copy of the book! Tickets at or at Bookshop Santa Cruz – 1520 Pacific Avenue.           

Tuesday June 5th, 7:00 PM – Peace United Church, Santa Cruz. 

KAZU is a media sponsor of Bookshop Santa Cruz’s event – An evening with Jennifer Egan. A Pulitzer prize-winner, Jennifer Egan’s most recent novel, “Manhattan Beach,” is an ambitious and plot-driven work of historical fiction. This event is presented by Bookshop Santa Cruz and co-sponsored by The Humanities Institute at UC Santa Cruz. Tickets at bookshopsantacruz/events or at Bookshop Santa Cruz – 1520 Pacific Avenue. Thursday June 7th, 7:00 PM – Peace United Church, Santa Cruz. 

Celebrating their 5th season, Santa Cruz Shakespeare’s season includes “Love’s Labor Lost”, and the iconic love story of “Romeo & Juliet” along with David Ives’ wickedly smart comedy, “Venus in Fur”. All performances take place in the Picturesque Grove at De Laveaga Park in Santa Cruz. Season opens July 10th and runs through early August. Performance schedule and tickets available at