PSA SUBMISSIONS

ACME Classics gladly accepts Public Service Announcements (PSAs) from state-registered, not-for-profit corporations in standard format for on-air delivery.

Copy - The most effective announcements are always straightforward: Event description, date, location, and phone number for information. ACME Classics reserves the right to edit all copy.

Submission - Type your PSA into our PSA Form below. The PSA should be submitted at least 4 weeks prior to the event.

Photos - Please email us your photos (.jpg or .pdf) with permission for us to use them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Format - Please follow the Checklist below. 

ACME Classics is delighted to partner with our community to help publicize local events, but air time is limited, and we cannot guarantee that all PSAs will be broadcast.

 

Checklist:

Please follow the prescribed layout exactly and double-check every detail on the checklist below. PSAs that do not meet these requirements will not be considered for broadcast.

 

- Complete Sentences - Write only in complete sentences.

- Contact Information - A phone number or website is required. End your copy with: "the number (or website) for information is ..." Or, "the number (or website) for tickets is ... "

- Schedule Date - Provide a clear end date for the PSA (date of the event) on the form.

- Prices - If the event is free, please mention this. If it is not free, do not list ticket prices. If the event is a benefit or involves donations, just describe the event - do not refer to donations, auctions, or benefits, etc.

- Cultural Events - For arts events, always include program highlights (composers or works, for example). Our audience is well-read; attract them with your intriguing program, not with commercial language.

- Non-Commercial Tone - Do not use call-to-action verb phrases (example: do not use the word "call..," or phrases such as, "join us for...," "come celebrate...," "visit...," or "you’re invited to..."). We appreciate your help maintaining our distinctive, non-commercial delivery, valued highly by our listeners.

- Language - ACME Classics does not air PSAs with comparative language ("Memphis' finest..performs"), as there are many exceptional groups in similar fields in Memphis.

 

PSA Example:

BRASS ENSEMBLE

THE SMITHSONIAN BRASS ENSEMBLE PERFORMS ON WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12TH AT 8 PM IN THE TUCKER COMMUNITY CENTER. HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE WORKS BY TELEMANN, BACH, AND PRAETORIUS. THIS CONCERT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. THE NUMBER FOR INFORMATION IS 770-939-0000.

Timing:

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