Media Sponsorship

KAZU is proud to provide in-kind on-air support for events happening in our broadcast region. We sponsor a variety of arts, culture and civic events that reflect the mission of KAZU's programming and provide enjoyment, service and outreach to our audience.

KAZU’s Media Sponsorship program strives to provide a voice for diverse, thought-provoking ideas, people and experiences within our community. By providing in-kind media sponsorship to local organizations and events, KAZU exposes listeners to a variety of cultural, artistic and community experiences throughout the Monterey Bay Area that entertain, promote discourse and increase participation in our community. 

How To Apply
Please contact KAZU to request a media sponsorship by calling 831-582-5298 or emailing Mik Benedek at

UPCOMING EVENTS LISTED BELOW  Click on each event for more info.
(To view past Sponsored Events: click here)

The Santa Cruz Area Chamber is prud each year to award the Santa Cruz Man of the Year, Santa Cruz Woman of the Year, Santa Cruz Business of the Year, and Santa Cruz Organization of the Year to outstanding members of the Santa Cruz County community. we invite you to be part of this premier Santa Cruz event and join us in celebrating Santa Cruz County community! Thursday, October 25th at the Cocoanut Grove.  Register Here   Fun Raffles

Join FishWise at their headquarters for a free, family-friendly open house.

Celebrating 15 years of advancing leadership in sustainable seafood and promoting the health and recovery of ocean ecosystems , the Open House is an opportunity to meet community members, and learn more about fish - from catch to table. Tasty food, craft beer, live music, ocean-themed art.

Friday, October 5th - 5:00-8:00 pm

500 Seabright Avenue, Santa Cruz 95062

Award-winning and internationally best-selling author of "The Book Thief", Markus Zusak will celebrate the release of his highly anticipated new book, "Bridge of Clay." It's an unforgettable and sweeping family saga, bursting with heart. At the Vet's Hall in Santa Clara, 7:00 PM - Thursday, October 25th - Tickets at

"Leadership in a Changing World" - is holding our fourth event in a yearlong program.  On September 21, at the Best Western Seacliff Inn in Aptos, we have another set of outstanding keynote speakers and panelists who will share their personal stories on how to lead at work, home and in our communities.  On behalf of the Santa Cruz Area Chamber, please join us for an educational, informative, enjoyable and inspiring opportunity to be with your colleagues, neighbors and chamber friends.

The Santa Cruz Surf Film Festival aims to spread the stoke that comes from a life lived in and by the waves. Bringing together surfers, surf industry professionals, filmmakers and ocean-lovers young and old, the festival pays tribute to the arts of waveriding and filmmaking. The Santa Cruz Surf Film Festival takes place October 5th and 6th at the Rio Theater in Santa Cruz. Tickets at

Kazu is a proud sponsor of the "Wild and Scenic Film Festival," - presented by the Ventana Wilderness Alliance. The event includes inspiring films, guest speakers, and a raffle for great prizes. The Wild and Scenic Film Festival is coming to the Del Mar Theatre in Santa Cruz on September 20th and the Golden State Theatre in Monterey on September 22nd. Tickets and information online at

The City of Santa Cruz’ “Street Smarts” program is designed to reduce the number of traffic-related crashes and injuries in the City of Santa Cruz – and beyond. Focusing on drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians, Street Smarts aims to improve the behavior of all three groups and raise awareness of top traffic-related issues. Offering reminders to drivers and pedestrians to put their phone downs, cyclists to wear helmets , and other safety tips, Street Smarts is a collaboration of the City of Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Police and numerous partner organizations and agencies. More information at

“Toast the Coast” is a benefit dinner and gala for Save Our Shores. Spend an evening at the Monterey Bay Aquarium celebrating Save Our Shores’ four decades of preserving and protecting Monterey Bay. Featured guest speakers will include congressman Jimmy Panetta and the first Save Our Shores executive director, Dan Haifley. Dinner and cocktails. 6:00pm Saturday, September 22nd. Tickets at