Originally Posted by 5DOLLAR-BLEACHERBUM
I worked in radio for a while and I can tell you first hand that I would first shoot for church sponsorship. Look for a church that has a younger membership. I found on a regular basis that the money is there for them to spend if they feel it can be benificial to the church by bringing in fresh faces. Another thought would be covering some local sporting events. Play by play, halftime show ect. Always the easiest sell for local businesses. Good luck to you!
I second this. I wrote a master's thesis on WAIF-FM, a community radio station in Cincy. At fundraising time it was the religious (and specifically Gospel) shows that were the cash cow. It probably doesn't exist without them.