Hobby Radio, Inc. d/b/a Union Station

WEAK Radio

6747 State Highway 56, Athens, Ohio 45701-9021

Studio Line: 740 592-1067

Business Line: 740 593-3683




Underwriting Guidelines and Agreement

For Businesses & Organizations


Hobby Radio, Inc. d.b.a. Union Station. (Hobby Radio, Inc.) relies on our listeners and local businesses for 100% of its operational support..


Hobby Radio, Inc. offers the business underwriter four categories of underwriting on WEAK Radio, Athens Ohio's first Low Power FM Radio Station.

Due to family health concerns, W-E-A-K LP FM will not be on 106.7 after March 31, 2023.However the stream feed will continue to be online @ http://www.weakradio.net.

General Underwriters: Businesses, organizations or other entities; that donate $60.00 are considered Underwriters. This entitles the Underwriter a minimum of three 'spot' announcements per day for each month that is funded. Underwriters who contribute $660.00 per year if paid in advance, will receive 'spot' promotions for the 12th month at no additional cost. This is a savings of $60.00.


Weather Sponsors: Sponsors of weather reports on WEAK Radio donate $50.00 per week with no discount for advance payment. Each weather sponsor receives one mention per hour (with their business name mentioned on both sides of the NOAA weather forecast). This is a very inexpensive way to promote your company and support for Hobby Radio, Inc..


Gospel Sponsor: Businesses and organizations who support WEAK Radio with $10.00 per month will have their spot read a minimum of three times during the Sunday morning gospel show (which currently airs from 8 am to noon. The yearly payment of $100.00 is a discount of $20.00 or two months free.

Bluegrass Sponsor: This category is for sponsorship of the Bluegrass show that is scheduled for Saturdays and Sundays at noon. A yearly gift of $100.00 helps support

WEAK Radio with the funds needed to bring to our listeners a wide variety of Bluegrass music (including local performers) for their listening pleasure. Bluegrass spots play once per hour during the show.


General items applicable:


1.                  Donations and Underwriting Support are/is non-refundable.


2.                  There will be at least three daily spot announcements of support and presence on WEAK Radio.


3.                  Hobby Radio, Inc. DBA Union Station is a non-profit Ohio corporation.


4.                  Spots on WEAK Radio are intended as a way of thanking and identifying underwriters. Underwriting spots must meet the test of whether they are in keeping with the noncommercial nature of public broadcasting. In general credits must maintain a non-commercial sound. Some examples follow:


5.                  What is allowed on WEAK Radio:


!        Spots that are less than 45 seconds.

!        Factual information about the underwriter, including location, product name and description of services.

!        Credits may contain a phone number and/or Web site address.

!        Well‑established slogan or corporate positioning statements. (If not a call to action, comparative language, or qualitative statement)

!        Preamble, "Local Underwriting is provided by" is included in the credit announcement


6.                  What is not allowed on WEAK Radio:


!        No comparative statements (e.g. the best, bigger, faster)

!        No qualitative statements which involve subjective evaluation of quality (e.g. fine, great, rich, superb)

!        No price information (including "free")

!        No call to action statements which direct the audience: to call, to visit, to try, to compare

!        No inducement to buy statements which direct the audience to purchase the product (e.g. free trial period, 2 for 1)

!        No first or second pronouns (e.g. I, me, you)

7.                  Tax Deductibility: Hobby Radio, Inc. is a 501 (C)(3) entity and being so, contributions may be tax deductible. Check with your tax preparer.


Name: ________________________________________________________________________

Address: ______________________________________________________________________

City, State, Zip: ________________________________________________________________

Telephone number:

Web Page: ____________________________________________________________________


Payment Options:


Category Monthly: Yearly: Yearly:

Underwriter (Chamber Special) O _3_ = $_120.00_ O $240.00 O $480.00

Gospel Sponsor (Business) O____ X $10.00 = $____ O $60.00 O $100.00

Weather Sponsor O ____ X $50.00 = $____ (Weekly and Bi-weekly also available)

Bluegrass Sponsor O $_100.00_(Yearly)

Donor O $_____.___


Preferred method of contribution:

O Email Address related to your PayPal Account O Cash or Check #



Absence of signature, but full payment constitutes these conditions are accepted:



Contributor (Signature) Date



Name (Please print)

O I prefer to remain anonymous (No on-air announcement)


Please print and fill in this form and send it with your support or credit card information to:


Hobby Radio, Inc. DBA Union Station - WEAK Radio

6747 State Highway 56

Athens, Ohio 45701-9021

Thanks so much for your support. Any amount is graciously appreciated!