Frequently Asked Questions about jazz89 KUVO
What is the difference between public radio and commercial radio?
Commercial radio is for-profit, income-generated programming. Commercial radio stations often must stick to corporate-driven playlists and depend on the sale of airtime for commercials for their income. Commercials can be pre-recorded, and often are call-to-action-based (i.e, "buy now", "for a limited time", "mention this ad").
Public radio is non-profit, member-driven and community-based. Public radio stations cannot broadcast commercials or use call-to-action-based announcements. That means public radio is "commercial free"! Instead of commercials, an on-air host will read information (usually 30 words or less) and give the phone number and address of the supporting business or event.
jazz89 KUVO is a public radio station, and commercial-free. We rely on our members and sponsoring businesses for income. That means more music for you, the listener!