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Event Sponsorship

Each year GLT presents a variety of special events. Some are fundraisers for the station’s Equipment Fund and others are opportunities for us to “give back” to the incredibly generous community that supports our on-air and online programming.

GLT events range from concerts and festivals to elegant dinners with national public radio talent. Community focused, they are always executed with the highest degree of creativity and professionalism.

With these events come unique opportunities for sponsors to enhance their standing in the community while connecting with GLT's very special audience.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Corporate Sponsorships

As a corporate sponsor, you will be recognized in all promotional materials related to the event including: press releases, posters, fliers, the GLT e-newsletter and GLT Guide, online at www.wglt.org and in any third-party advertising. This is all in addition to an extensive promotional campaign on-air with WGLT-FM 89.1/103.5 Normal/Peoria.

GLT Booth Sponsorships

GLT is directly involved with several music, arts and cultural festivals every year, and as a GLT Booth Sponsor, your business can be too! We will work with you to find inventive ways to promote your business to festival attendees in the heart of the action.

GLT Live On-Air Updates

For nearly every event with which GLT is involved, we have on-air personalities on the ground who frequently broadcast live updates over the GLT airwaves. As a sponsor of these live updates, you will spread your message to GLT listeners both at and away from the event and will allign your business with the positive emotions listeners associate with the event.

Annual GLT Events


GLT Jazz Cabaret

This annual event features a nationally known or up-and-coming jazz vocalist, champagne, hearty appetizers, cabaret seating, dancing -- and the list goes on. Depending upon the ticket level, attendees can also meet the artist, get signed CDs and commorative champagne glasses. It's a classy event in a classy joint, the Marriott Hotel in Uptown Normal.

Sponsorship opportunities for the GLT Jazz Cabaret include: Corporate Sponsorships. Sponsors get a table, on-air promo mentions and underwriting announcements.

GLT Summer Concert

The GLT Summer Concert is a FREE Jazz and Blues concert on the courthouse square in downtown Bloomington. Taking place on a Saturday in early June, this event attracts thousands every year and has become the unofficial gateway to the summer festival season, complete with cold beverages and festival food. But the food and the atmosphere are just part of the fun. The real reason to party is the great jazz and blues on the stage! Past highlights include Freddy Cole Trio , Karrin Allyson, Pearl Django, Smokin' Joe Kubek & Bnois King and Carolyn Wonderland. The GLT Summer Concert is a feel-good way to thank your customers, and make new ones as well!

Sponsorship opportunities for the GLT Free Summer concert include: Corporate Sponsorships, GLT Booth Sponsorships, and GLT Live On-Air Updates.


GLT Night at the Illinois Shakespeare Festival

The Illinois Shakespeare Festival is a nationally-recognized festival that takes place each summer on the grounds of the historic Ewing Manor in Bloomington. This festival ranks high on the list of things that puts Bloomington/Normal on the map, but for one night each year, GLT ups the ante. Along with an open-air performance of a Shakespeare classic, participants at "GLT Night" enjoy a gourmet dinner and live music on the Great Lawn. It's fine entertainment and a fine opportunity for your business to make new friends.

Sponsorship opportunities for the GLT Night at the Illinois Shakespeare Festival include: Corporate Sponsorships and GLT Booth Sponsorships.


Sweet Corn Blues Festival

When the mercury rises in late August in central Illinois, there's one thing that keeps us all here...the sweet, buttery goodness of homegrown Illinois sweet corn. So, to celebrate this annual blessing of the gods, we close off the streets of downtown Normal and play the blues. It's sweet corn and sweet blues at the Sweet Corn, Sweet Blues Festival. What a sweet opportunity!

Sponsorship opportunities for the Sweet Corn, Sweet Blues Festival include: Corporate Sponsorships, GLT Booth Sponsorships, and GLT Live On-Air Updates.

Radio Faces

Radio Faces™ is one of GLT's signature events. Guest enjoy an elegant dinner with wine and a memorable presentation by some of public radio's brightest national talents. Depending on the ticket level, guests can also enjoy an exclusive reception with the evenings featured speaker, an open bar and butlered appetizers.  

Table sponsor opportunities for Radio Faces: Radio Faces is held at the Doubletree Hotel and Conference Center the first Friday in November. Radio Faces Table Sponsors and their guests are invited to the exclusive cocktail hour prior to the dinner and presentation. Table Sponsors are also acknowledged in the program. This elegant and unique evening is the perfect way to thank clients or key staff, connect with prospects and peers and enjoy some of the finest talent public radio has to offer.

For more information about corporate support for GLT, contact Jeff Paxton at 309-438-8955..

Support Your Public Radio Station

"We're very selective about our partnerships and GLT is one of those partners."
-Melissa Beaver, Heritage Enterprises.


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