When it came to producing "The Amazing World of Solar," NEC Solar provided production funding and show content. NEC Solar is the solar division of Newport Electric Construction that specializes in residential and commercial solar installations and electrical construction. NEC Solar’s in-house team is “NABCEP Certified” (North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners), and the company has installed over 3,000 solar systems throughout RI and MA.
Guest Dana Goodman brought her expertise to this episode, explaining solar electricity science and technology, the installation process, the best conditions for going solar and incentive programs.
Guest Tom Seiter provided a complementary perspective as a solar customer. He is a homeowner and runs a family business that is energy intensive, and he tells the story of his quick and easy transition to solar. Tom talks about powering both his household and his ice cream business with solar power.
Most sponsors opt for a brief sponsorship mention at the top of the hour and the bottom of the hour. Others sponsors opt for participation in show production. "The Amazing World of Solar" is a wonderful example of a host/guest/sponsor collaboration.
The Show has acquired over 65,000 listeners and continues to grow daily! It airs every Monday at 9am & 9pmET, and each episode has more than 5,000 listeners. It is a global show and station; the Story Walking Radio Hour is syndicated to many other radio stations and platforms. In addition, all shows are available as podcasts - 11,000 downloads and counting...
34.6% of Dreamvisions 7 Radio Network listeners are aged 25-34. SWRH's primary audience includes formal and informal teachers, environmental educators, parents and anyone else interested in environmental issues and sustainable living ideas. 62% of D7RN listeners stay longer than 39 minutes. 49% listen on Desktop, 40% on Mobile Devices, and 11% through Amazon Alexa.
- Environmental organizations
- Manufacturers of hiking shoes, walking shoes, sneakers, etc.
- Sustainable/organic sportswear manufacturers
- Distributors of sustainably-grown and packaged snacks
- Marketers of environmental books and nature guides
- Publishers of outdoor and health magazines
- Businesses offering non-toxic services or products
- Renewable energy providers
- Colleges offering environmental programs
For just $200.00 a company or organization can be the "Sponsor for the Month" on the Story Walking Radio Hour. Wendy would announce “This episode is brought to you today by XYZ,"and share a few lines of information, both at the beginning and ending of the show. The episode airs 8-10 times throughout the month. Sponsors might choose to promote a specific service, product or website.
The website home page will also feature the sponsor during the month of sponsorship. This kind of cost effective exposure is extremely attractive, especially when one considers that a small Print Ad seen once costs more than $200.00. Wendy is eager to partner with sponsors in producing a show that supports the sponsor's own educational mission. To apply for a sponsorship spot, go to https://tinyurl.com/SWRHsponsorAPPLICATION