CD102.5 Cares


CD102.5 cares for our local community, and in this time of crisis, we believe that our most important duty as a locally owned and operated radio station is to support our community in the ways that we can. In line with our commitment, we are offering free advertising to our small business community so that businesses that remain open can advertise their services to our listeners. CD102.5, in turn, encourages our listeners to support these small businesses by ordering takeout/delivery or by using any of the other services provided.

If you own a small business and are interested in applying for free advertising, click the link above to fill out a brief form, and we'll get to work from there! If you have additional questions, please see the FAQs at the bottom of the page.

To our listeners: Please scroll through the list of advertisers and show your support for these local businesses in any way that you can. Our small business community needs our help now more than ever!

Thanks to our sponsors who are helping us support our fellow small businesses!

Do you have a local business and would like your information listed here? Click the link above to fill out a brief form, and we'll get to work from there!

CD102.5 Cares FAQs

  1. When can I submit an application for free advertising?
    We are accepting submissions now.
  2. Will I be guaranteed free advertising by submitting the application?
    Unfortunately, no. CD102.5 will attempt to accommodate all local restaurants and other local essential businesses that request free advertising, but space is limited.
  3. How long will my ad run?
    Our free advertising campaign is fluid and dependent upon inventory availability. In general, we will run spots for as long as our small business community remains in crisis, for as long as CD1025 has unsold inventory available, and for as long as the business remains open.
  4. Will each ad be different and reflect the business’s branding?
    We are beginning with a generic script and plan to transition to traditional commercials the week of March 23, 2020, so long as the business has given us adequate information to create a custom spot.
  5. How long will my commercial be and when will it air?
    Our on-air commercials will be 15 seconds. We will place your commercial on a broad rotator basis. The schedule will be dependent upon available inventory.
  6. Will CD102.5 write my commercial?
    Yes. Unless otherwise specified, our marketing consultants will craft a commercial unique to your business, and one of our DJs will produce the commercial.
  7. Can I produce my own commercial?
    Yes, but all pre-produced commercials must be professionally produced and have good sound quality. CD102.5 will retain discretion when determining whether to air a pre-produced spot. At this time, we will not be offering advertisers the use of our production studios to cut a custom commercial.
  8. How long do you foresee this offer being in place?
    We plan to have this offer in place for the duration of the crisis and for as long as CD1025 has the ability to continue offering free advertising.
  9. How do I sign up?
    Via our website:
  10. Will my restaurant have a website presence?
    Yes. As long as the business provides us with a logo, we will have the logo on with click-through links.

* Other: Because the current situation is unprecedented and because CD1025 has never offered free advertising of this nature, we are growing this program as we go along, and we may experience hiccups along the way. But we will do our best to ensure that our community knows that our local restaurants and other essential local businesses need our support now more than ever.