Advertising & Sponsorship

When you choose Kootenay Co-op Radio, you support local

Member-owned and operated, Kootenay Co-op Radio has been serving West Kootenay communities since 1999. The station has become a treasured and beloved part of everyday life for our listeners and represents the unique spirit of our eclectic region

Who is Listening?

Broadcast Area:

93.5 FM
Nelson / North Shore / Castlegar / Rossland / South Slocan/ Outskirts of Trail

96.5 FM
Kaslo/East Shore

107.5 FM
New Denver
& Upper Slocan

KCR reaches a potential audience of over 60,000 people.

The majority of our listeners are likely:

  • college-educated
  • parents
  • active in the community
  • 25-65 years old
  • to earn an average income of $60,000

Digital Reach

  • Facebook – 5,000 followers 
  • Instagram – 2635 followers
  • Newsletter – +1800 subscribers
  • Website – 4,000 visitors per month


With over 100 hours of original programming created by our passionate team of volunteer hosts each week, KCR is the destination for thousands of local listeners looking for an authentic Kootenay experience.

100 %

member-owned and operated.

Non-profit society

with three staff members and over 100 dedicated volunteers.

Over 100 hours

of original programming every week.

Nearly 50 original music shows

including rock, classical, pop, world, bluegrass, hip hop, country, jazz, and electronic.

Current affairs and talk shows

that reflect the our region and help people stay informed.

Four main locations

for radio broadcasting.

Online streaming

with 4K visitors per month.


with annual events that benefit our nonprofit and the people we serve.


90% of sponsor and advertiser airtime to locally-owned businesses, nonprofits and cooperatives.

We work hand-in-hand with you to create opportunities that will have a positive impact on your business and our thousands of listeners.

3min of radio spots per hour dedicated to sponsors/advertisers to make sure your spot stands out.

We produce custom sponsor/advertiser spots in-house by local voices and producers that reflect your unique brand.


“Having an independent, eclectic and membership-based voice in the community is what sets Kootenay Co-op Radio apart. As a proud cooperator, I’ve seen firsthand the care for the community and their ability to step up and work collaboratively, or lead when others are not always able to and their all-round fantastic group members and volunteers. Thanks for what you do, you guys are the best!”

~ Tom Atkins, Nelson and District Union Marketing Manager


“How can such a small community radio station have such a big impact?! I’m constantly amazed at how influential and engaged KCR is throughout the Nelson area. They do fantastic work and they’re a very talented team. Congrats everybody!”

~ Dianna Ducs, Executive Director of Nelson Kootenay Lake Tourism

Learn More About Advertising and Sponsorship with KCR

To find out more about getting your message out on KCR, contact Amélie Sauquet-Davidson, our Advertsising and Sponsorship Coordinator!

Email: sponsorship (at) kootenaycoopradio (dot) com
Office: 250.352.9600

See current sponsors and advertisers.

Join the Friends Card

We can also talk about adding your business to our KCR Friendship Card program, which gives discounts to KCR members at your business. This is a great way to support KCR while building customer loyalty with your brand.


Thank you to our Sponsors