KAZU Media Sponsorship Page

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.

UPCOMING EVENTS LISTED BELOW   (View past Sponsored Events: click here)

Listen to a provocative conversation at the intersection of parenting and mindfulness. In a rapidly changing and uncertain world, the challenges and expectations that parents face can feel never-ending. Join experts Dr. Shefali and Dr. Dan Siegel at 1440 Multiversity as they engage in conversation that promises to awaken new ideas about modern-day parenting and stress. More information at 1440.org

The 12th annual “Summit for the Planet Earth Day Celebration and Eco-Carnival” at Mount Madonna School is a family-friendly event featuring kids’ solar car races, carnival games, face painting, pony rides, live wildlife, tasty foods, live music, a learning expo and trash fashion show. The three-hour event begins at 11:00am Saturday morning. A walk-a-thon among the redwoods will take place earlier in the day. Event details and schedule of events is available at summitfortheplanet.org. Sorry, no dogs allowed.

Sponsored by KAZU, The annual Steinbeck Festival is a three-day celebration of John Steinbeck’s enduring legacy. The 2018 Steinbeck Festival will take place May 6th through 8th, and will celebrate "The Women Of Steinbeck's World" -- women he created, those he knew, and those who influenced mid-century American culture. Tickets and a full event schedule are available at steinbeck.org

The Language Capital of The World Cultural Festival is a celebration of Monterey's global status in language and international culture. Enjoy international music and dance performances, language mini lessons, ethnic crafts, and international food. More at: lcowfest.com

The Santa Cruz Mini Maker Faire is a family-friendly festival celebrating invention and creating. Exploring new forms and new technologies across the spectrum of science, engineering, art and performance – This year’s event will feature interactive experiences with rockets, robots and electric cars. Plus, music and a variety of food trucks. Saturday, May 5th at Cabrillo College in Aptos. Get Tickets at santacruz.makerfaire.com

Sedaris, a radio contributor and frequent guest on NPR’s “This American Life,” – is a humorist, comedian, and author of multiple books including, “When You Are Engulfed in Flames” and his most recent, “Theft by Finding.” Coming to Santa Cruz on May 10th for an evening read and book signing. Produced by Rick Bartalini Presents. Tickets at santacruztickets.com

Relive the extraordinary Presidency of Barack Obama through White House photographer Pete Souza's behind-the-scenes images and stories, at a presentation and Q&A at the Civic Auditorium. For more information visit bookshopsantacruz.com