Public Service Announcements (PSAs) can help get the word out about your event!

The airing of Public Service Announcements is essential to KZSC’s mission to serve and inform the public. KZSC takes its role seriously to assist non-profit organizations who receive little exposure through commercial and corporate media sources.

How PSAs are selected for broadcast

  • PSAs are initially processed by the KZSC PSA director. Those deemed suitable for broadcast are provided to on-air staff; the rest are recycled.
  • On-air staff then select PSAs to read or play over the air. They may select any PSA available to them and are encouraged to provide each announcement with an equal amount of airtime. Each PSA is documented on our program logs after each airing and PSAs are aired at a minimum of two per hour, 18-24 hours per day. Specific PSAs are not scheduled to air on specific shows (see below).
  • Generally, PSAs pertinent to the UCSC, Santa Cruz, and Monterey Bay communities are favored over statewide or national PSAs and we only air PSAs for non-profit organizations. Commercial/for-profit businesses and organizations should contact the Underwriting department to discuss paid program sponsorship.
  • As a PSA nears its pull date, airtime generally increases. On the pull date, it is then removed from the PSA pool and recycled.
  • PSAs can also be rejected for logistical reasons such as late submission, illegibility, verbosity, and improper formatting.

Submitting a PSA

Please check out the PSA guidelines before submitting a PSA.

Submit your PSA by email to or through the contact form below at least 3 weeks prior to the date on which the PSA should no longer be broadcast (i.e., “pull” date).  PSAs may also be submitted by mail to the following address:

KZSC Santa Cruz
ATTN: PSA Director
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95064

Please fill out this form to submit your PSA or to contact the PSA Director.
  • In case we need to get in touch
  • Paste the text of your PSA here. Do not enter any comments or text that should not be read on-air!
  • Enter the date (MM/DD/YYYY) your PSA will expire/no longer be valid
  • Enter any questions or comments you have for the PSA Director here.