Back-to-School Time


  • Summer's over, and the kids are heading back to school!

    Team up with local businesses and your listeners to fill backpacks with school supplies for needy children in your community.

    Produce "get to know your teachers" spots: interview teachers from area schools and have them give some background information about themselves and share what they're looking forward to in the new school year.  Also consider Teacher Appreciation Salutes! More information here:

    Run back-to-school safety messages for kids, parents, and neighbors, reminding them to stop and think and be extra careful, to cut down on accidents. Offer sponsorships to insurance agencies; doctors, dentists, health/medical services; city/county health departments; retail stores holding back-to-school sales; law firms and other NTR accounts; bike and sports shops; children's clothing and toy stores; pizza shops, ice cream parlors, and family restaurants.

    Click here for a demo of the GBS Back-to-School Safety & Success campaign:


  • Rebecca Hunt
    Rebecca Hunt: Another great back-to-school idea from Brian Winnekins of Durand, WI:
    "Here is a different take on the back to school...with all the budget cuts, some teachers are struggling to have enough supplies in there station teams up with listeners or businesses or both to 'adopt a teacher' or 'adopt a school' to donate classroom supplies..."
    Thanks, Brian!
    • June 28, 2011
  • Rebecca Hunt
    Rebecca Hunt: Just heard from a station in Indiana who's offering sponsorship of Back-to-School Safety features to local political candidates.
    • August 2, 2010