Mountain Streams Underwriting
Mountain Streams Radio, WKYW-LP, Keyser, WV, is a broadcast service of the Mineral County Historical Society, broadcasting from Catamount Place on the campus of Potomac State College. Our mission is to celebrate the many musical traditions of West Virginia and the Appalachian region and to offer community radio services to the Keyser/Mineral County area. We will soon be on the air locally at 102.9 FM and online around the world at
We are a non-commercial radio station, which means our purpose is to serve the community, not to make a profit for an individual or corporation. That’s why we call it “community radio”.
We would like to extend an invitation to you to join our family of underwriters, and so we are offering special underwriting opportunities to those businesses which contribute to our start-up fund-raising campaign!
Since we are non-commercial, we will not sell advertising to support our programming. We will rely on donations from individual listeners and we are asking local businesses to help us launch and sustain Mountain Streams Radio by underwriting. Underwriting means business support of community radio. It is your opportunity to chip in, help us get started, and keep Mountain Streams Radio on the air. And your donation is fully tax-deductible since the Mineral County Historical Society (our parent organization) is a 501c3 charitable organization.
It is also a good way to let listeners know about your business and your personal investment in the community. When you make a donation (underwrite) we will air announcements that acknowledge your support and give some basic information about your business.
Underwriting Announcement Guidelines:
Underwriting announcements may contain:
- Phone Number
- Mottos or Slogans that identify but do not promote
- Value-neutral descriptions of a product line or service
- Brand name or trade names and product or service listings that
do not include qualitative or comparative language
Underwriting announcements may not contain:
- Price information including any indication of savings or value
associated with a product or service
- A call to action (“Stop By” or “Try Our New Product”)
- Inducements to buy, sell, rent or lease
We are offering the following introductory packages to business underwriters:
- $1000: three announcements per day for our first year on the air
- $500: one announcement per day for our first year on the air
- $300: one announcement per day for our first six months on the air
- $100: one announcement per day for our first month on the air
All announcements will air at random times between 6:00 AM and 7:00 PM.
For more information, you can reach us by phone at 304-788-0129, or complete the form below.