Advertising and Sponsorship

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Promote your event with CiTR and Discorder Magazine. Spread the word about your promotion to Vancouver, to students, to music fans and to specific musical and cultural communities. Do it for free, do it for trade, do it on the cheap. But HOW? Read on or download the options/contact info for promoting at CiTR (not including rate cards.)

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Advertise with CiTR-produced spots:
Ad prices start at $25/30sec spot, with special pricing for non-profit organizations, local organizations and UBC student events. We produce your spot in house! Buy an ad in Discorder as well, and you’ll receive a 10% discount off on-air advertising.

Sponsor a CiTR program:
For $125/month (or $110/month for a year) you can become the sponsor of any show on CiTR. The host will mention you twice during the show. This option is a way to connect with a show’s listeners on a consistent, meaningful level and allows you to update your information every week.

Download the CiTR Rate Card.

Buy an ad in Discorder:
Connect with some of the most discerning readers in Vancouver – not just music fans, they’re cultural trendsetters. Book together with CiTR on-air and save 10% off on-air ads. Learn more in the Discorder Media Kit.

No budget at all? Try…


CiTR will produce and broadcast free advertisements to promote not-for-profits, campus clubs and student groups. If you have an upcoming event, or want to tell more people about your club, this is a great way to get the word out. Send a press release or short script to 2-3 weeks prior to your event. We’ll also post information about your event on the home page of our website.

Or you could…

Sponsorship is a great way to promote your event, and can be done in conjunction with advertising if you want to expand your reach even further!

Event Sponsorship:
If you’d like us to sponsor your event or show, we offer on-air advertising, website promotion, facebook, twitter, ticket giveaways, and more. In return, we ask for logo placement at the event and on promotional materials, booth and banners at events, and guest list for our volunteers. Email sponsorship@citr.cafor more details.

Festival Sponsorship:
For larger festivals or events, we’ll negotiate a special package of ads and promotion tailored to your needs. We can also provide DJs, MCs, sound equipment, and volunteers. Depending on programmers’ interest and volunteers available, we can also provide on-air interviews and/or live broadcasting. Email for more details.

Friends of CiTR:
Are you a local business? Join our Friends of CiTR program, and get on-air and print promotion in return for offering discounts to our members and donors.

Ticket Giveaways:
A programmer announces your show on-air, and gives tickets for the show to listeners who call in. Email to set up your giveaway!

If you are a not-for-profit or a student group, we will produce and air ads for you at no cost. We are only able to produce a certain number per week, and airplay will depend on programmer interest. Please send a script or press release to, 2-3 weeks in advance of your event. If we don’t have time to make your ad or if you want guaranteed airplay, you can purchase paid advertising. (Back to the top of the page!)

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