Sponsor Spotlight

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Thank you to all our sponsors for helping bring quality public radio and television programming to the prairie region We hope you’ll take note of the businesses and organizations that sponsor Prairie Public programming, and thank them when you do business with them!


“Gate City Bank is committed to making the lives of our customers and employees better by investing in them and their communities For a Better Way of Life. (registered trademark symbol is here) Prairie Public provides a trusted public service through education and entertainment, and Gate City Bank recognizes this importance of making these programs accessible to everyone by sponsoring This Old HouseGate City Bank has been serving customers and investing in a Better Way of Life in the communities they serve since 1923. With 36 locations in 19 communities across North Dakota and west central Minnesota, you’ll always receive a warm welcome, fresh cookies and friendly service. Gate City Bank, For a Better Way of Life. Member FDIC.” Amy Durbin, Assistant Vice President, Marketing Manager

“Celebrate life and culture with world-class entertainment, delicious authentic food, and beautiful cultural displays at Folklorama from August 6 to August 19, 2017. Over 40 volunteer-run pavilions participate each year, showcasing unique cultures in venues throughout the city. Folklorama is proud to sponsor programming on Prairie Public as a way to invite viewers to experience the world’s cultures at Folklorama 48.” Debra Zoerb, Folklorama’s Executive Director

“Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site appreciates Prairie Public’s efforts to educate the public about North Dakota’s rich heritage and promote our state’s unique history. The Fort Union Cooperating Association is honored to be a partner in and sponsor of Prairie Public programming.” Wendy Johnson, Fort Union Association Board Chairperson

“The North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives is the trade association for the state’s 16 electric distribution cooperatives and five generation and transmission cooperatives, which provide electricity to more than 250,000 North Dakotans. The cooperatives are united in a national alliance with more than 750 electric cooperatives throughout the nation through the brand Touchstone Energy Cooperatives. The NDaREC is proud to sponsor programing on Prairie Public.” NDaREC General Manager Dennis Hill

“The Blue Moose Bar and Grill in East Grand Forks has been serving great food with an incredible flair since 1994.  The warm and welcoming north woods atmosphere appeals to a wide demographic which is why we reached out to KFJM. KFJM delivers multiple demographics with creative and unique programming, it’s a great way to reach the wide variety of customers we try to super serve!”
Dave Homstad, Nate Sheppard & Pat Boppre Owners

“The Winnipeg Goldeyes are proud to sponsor family-friendly Prairie Public programming. Goldeyes Baseball is affordable family fun, too! Catch the Goldeyes live at beautiful Shaw Park in Downtown Winnipeg. Home games are August 11-18 and 22-28; and September 2-5. For more information visit Goldeyes.com.”

“Celebrate life and culture with world-class entertainment, delicious authentic food and beautiful cultural displays at Folklorama from July 31 to August 13, 2016. Over 40 volunteer-run pavilions participate each year, showcasing unique cultures in venues throughout the city. Folklorama is proud to sponsor programming on Prairie Public as a way to invite viewers to experience the world’s cultures at Folklorama 47.”

“The Department of Music at Valley City State University is proud to sponsor From the Top—radio a program featuring outstanding young musicians from across the nation—on Prairie Public. Through our sponsorship, we share fine musicianship and remind listeners that VCSU is preparing tomorrow’s music teachers today in Valley City.” Christopher Redfearn, D.A., assistant professor and chair, Department of Music, Valley City State University

“Joshua Boschee and Hatch Realty support Prairie Public and its ability to create a window into the world around us, both regionally and nationally. We benefit from the resources and tools Prairie Public provides to ensure our citizens are educated on important topics and conversations today, and we know the value of bringing these into the lives of our youth.”

“North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives is happy to support the educational programming on Prairie Public. The NDAREC’s vision is to enrich the lives of our consumers and communities and sponsoring quality programing on Prairie Public helps us achieve that vision.”   Dennis Hill, Executive Vice President

“The Tanabe-Badger Dental Group is proud to partner with Prairie Public. Our goal is to simply help patients achieve and maintain a higher level of oral health. We provide preventive as well as restorative and cosmetic dentistry.  We applaud Prairie Public for its high standards, both on TV and the radio.  All of us at Tanabe-Badger Dental Group appreciate the diversity and quality of all that Prairie Public offers our community.” Tanabe-Badger Team

“TD Canada Trust is a proud sponsor of Prairie Public Broadcasting and its shows Nature, Austin City Limits, and PBS Kids. As a progressive financial institution, we are aware of how quality, educational programming positively impacts our community and plays a role in how we assist our customers.” Nichola Douse-Marshall, District VP TD Canada Trust

“For more than 40 years, the owners of Ron Paul Garden Centre have watched, supported, and been influenced by quality programming on Prairie Public. Public television was the originator of DIY programming, and we’re proud to sponsor This Old House, which has set the standard by which all others are judged. We strive to emulate PBS with our unique quality product selection and high level of customer service.” Ray DuBois

“Sleepy Hollow Theatre and Arts Park is happy to partner with Prairie Public in the pursuit of art education in North Dakota.  We are dedicated to playing a significant role in the welfare and educational growth or our citizens while nurturing youth by providing quality pre-professional educational opportunities in the arts that result in the cultural enrichment of our communities and state. “ Susan Lundberg, Executive Director

“Vogel Law Firm is proud to partner with Prairie Public and help to support its award-winning services dedicated to informing and inspiring the people of this great region. With offices in Fargo, Bismarck, Grand Forks, Moorhead, and Williston, we provide specialized legal services to clients across all of North Dakota and Western Minnesota. Through our sponsorship of Washington Week, we not only let people throughout the area know about us and the services we provide, but we also support an excellent cultural service.” Nicholas Vogel, Attorney

“North Dakota Living has had a mutually supportive relationship with Prairie Public for a long time—our missions align so well. Both are media leaders in North Dakota, and both are dedicated to education, public service, and continuing progress in the quality of life in our state. The Touchstone Energy Cooperatives that publish North Dakota Living also happen to provide the electric power for much of Prairie Public’s broadcasting network across North Dakota—a very important collaboration!” Kent Brick, editor, North Dakota Living, Mandan

“Satrom Travel  & Tour is pleased to be a long-time supporter of Prairie Public. We appreciate the television and radio network’s wonderful educational and entertainment value, characteristics true of travel as well! Prairie Public’s programming about other countries, worldwide issues, and delightful series like Downton Abbey are enriching. We are pleased to partner with Prairie Public on an England trip that includes a reception and tours at Highclere Castle, the filming location for Downton Abbey, as well as many important England historic sites.  Satrom Travel & Tour is a full service travel company offering creative group tours and cruises, as well as independent travel arrangements.” Katherine Satrom

“Avant Hair and Skin Care Studio offers botanically-based Aveda Color and Products, Signature Aveda Facials and Massage at two locations in Grand Forks ~ Historic 3rd Street Downtown and across from the new UND Medical School. We’ve been a proud sponsor of Prairie Public for many years! We love the diverse music programs on radio that expose us to many new artists. We also enjoy watching Prairie Public’s television programs. Downton Abby is our favorite, not only for the story, but the styles. Thank you, Prairie Public, for quality viewing and listening!” Anne and Richard Zimmer, OwnersAvant Hair and Skin Care Studios

“The Bismarck Cancer Center proudly sponsors Ken Burns’, Cancer: The Emperor of all Maladies on Prairie Public.  We are committed to treating the whole patient—body, mind and spirit. We encourage you to explore the range of educational programs available to you and your support network during treatment. And we are pleased to support the educational programing on Prairie Public that raises the level of cancer awareness.”

“Direct Buy of Winnipeg proudly sponsors This Old House on Prairie Public. We appreciate the quality of the program and the opportunity to reach a targeted audience with information about our products and services. For more than 40 years, DirectBuy has been showing thousands of consumers unparalleled ways to save as they shop for virtually everything for in and around their homes.” Dwight and Lynn Till, Franchise Owners

“Eide Bailly is proud to sponsor Prairie Public’s Morning Edition and its mission to provide our state with exceptional world, regional and local news. As CPAs and business advisors, we understand how the news can impact your business and we are here to help you make business decisions with confidence.” Your Eide Bailly Team

“Our sponsorship at Prairie Public Broadcasting has been successful in reaching listeners in all corners of the state, which is important to us as a statewide company. Their demographics and programming fits in nicely with our marketing objectives as well. Nodak Mutual Insurance Company is an  A-rated (Excellent) company by A.M. Best, and is the largest domestic property/casualty insurer in the state of North Dakota. We have a statewide force of over 60 agents and serve more than 27,000 North Dakota policyholders.” Beth DuFault, Marketing Coordinator

“Prairie Public’s Golden Gala celebration was a testament to the vision that prompted the founding and continues to drive the survival of public broadcasting in our region: community coming together to create and support a valuable cause. With thanks, we gratefully acknowledge the sponsors who helped make the Golden Gala possible: Presenting Sponsors Kim and Barbara Booth; and Gold Sponsors Bernie’s Wines & Liquors, Bremer Bank, Gate City Bank, Hotel Donaldson, and Wells Fargo.”

“Prairie Public’s radio and television networks are a great match for us, with programs like “America’s Test Kitchen” and “Downton Abby” that reach our target audience. Creative Kitchen has been equipping cooks for over 30 years with cookware, cutlery, and tools for the kitchen. Our staff has the experience and expertise to help customers select products to create not only meals, but also memories. We offer classes and demonstrations on the latest culinary trends. Our store is located at the West Acres Shopping Center in Fargo.” Mark Sinner, Founder, Creative Kitchen

“The North Dakota Farmers Market and Growers Association (NDFMGA) is proud to support Prairie Public Broadcasting.  As an Association, the NDFMGA is committed to accessible, quality, locally produced products for consumers.  We applaud Prairie Public Broadcasting for this same commitment to quality services, North Dakota, and its people.” Holly Rose Mawby, Director, Entrepreneurial Center for Horticulture, Dakota College at Bottineau

“Park Christian School is proud to be a supporter of Prairie Public in its delivery of high-quality arts and educational programming. As industry leaders, Prairie Public and Park Christian share a long-standing commitment to excellence in the communities they serve. Park has been educating the next generation of leaders in the Fargo Moorhead West Fargo area for over 30 years.  We are committed to excellent, integrated, Christ-centered education which has resulted in a strong tradition of student success.”  Teresa Nickel, Director of Admissions and Marketing

“Gate City Bank is committed to making the lives of our customers and employees better by investing in them and their communities For a Better Way of Life.® Prairie Public provides a trusted public service through education and entertainment, and Gate City Bank recognizes the importance of making these programs accessible to everyone. We are proud to enhance Prairie Public’s outreach by sponsoring educational children’s programming and the timeless Lawrence Welk Show.” Amy Durbin, Assistant Vice President

“North Dakota United, an Association of over 10,000 members, is proud to support Prairie Public Broadcasting. Programs produced by Prairie Public promote education and our state. We are privileged to be a partner in and sponsor Prairie Public programming.” Nick Archuleta, President

“Eventide is proud to be a long-time supporter of Prairie Public in its delivery of high-quality arts and educational programming. As industry leaders, Prairie Public and Eventide share a long-standing commitment to excellence in the communities they serve. Eventide offers a full range of healthcare and lifestyle options for seniors at its four locations in North Dakota and Minnesota.” Alicia Gorder, Marketing Director

“Rhombus Guys has been a sponsor of public radio for years. We feel it is a valuable asset to our community and the area … plus we love listening to all of the fun shows, especially Science Fridays! Don’t be a square, keep up the good work!” Matt and Arron

“Scan Design provides modern home and office furnishings with high quality design and high value in the northern plains region. We support Prairie Public because the radio station’s in-depth news and thoughtful on-air professionals are invaluable.” Mary Larsien Cantrell, Scan Design

“On Time Electrical, Plumbing, Heating and Air believes credibility means everything to the success and longevity of our business. This is part of the reason why we support such long standing and credible programs like This Old House. Our philosophy is simple: if we can earn your trust with one project, we hope you would keep us in mind for your next project!”

“A&R Carpet Barn of Winnipeg supports one of the longest withstanding home improvement shows in television history, This Old House. Whether it’s a homeowner or contractor, A&R Carpet Barn has been supplying Winnipeggers’ flooring and carpeting needs at either location, 50 Archibald and 655 Pembina, in Winnipeg for over 30 years.”

“Frontier Americana, located in historic downtown Fargo’s Black Building, offers the regalia, tools, and fire arms of frontier America’s western expansion, military collectables from World War II, and original western art. Sponsoring programs like Antiques Roadshow is the perfect way for us to communicate with collectors in the region.” —Pete Erickson, owner

“Krevco Lifestyles owners Don and Nancy Carson support Prairie Public’s commitment to provide educational and family oriented programming that encourages families to grow together. They also believe that a family that plays together, stays together—which is why they love the business they are in. The business has grown to include three locations in Winnipeg and one in Brandon and Kenora. Pools, spas, grills, hotubs, accessories—Krevco Lifestyes provides a complete line of indoor and outdoor lifestyle products that the whole family can enjoy.”

“Hornbacher’s Foods has been committed to a strong community since 1951, and sponsoring Prairie Public is part of that effort.  We support Prairie Public because they provide a quality of programming for children and families that is simply not available on the other television channels.” Matthew Leiseth, President

“United Tribes and North Dakota’s other Tribal Colleges are an indispensable resource. Education and understanding strongly influence the quality of life for everyone in this place we love. We are grateful to partner with an organization that strives to pursue like-minded values that are inclusive of the state’s ethnic diversity and cultural heritage. Thank you Prairie Public. Pilamaya.” – David M. Gipp, United Tribes Technical College President

“AA Clean Line Sewer & Drain is a proud sponsor of This Old House and Masterpiece, including Downton Abbey. We have provided residential and commercial service in Winnipeg and the surrounding areas for over 31 years with friendly, courteous, clean and respectful service of your home or work place.”

“We tend to support efforts that promote home and family values. This includes sewing. Sewing is a passion for the majority of our customers with many of them giving away the quilt or embroidered item they have worked so diligently to produce. Like our store, Prairie Public Broadcasting promotes home and family values consequently, we proudly support sewing programs on Prairie Public. Simply put, Prairie Public Broadcasting presents a great way to reach our present customers and invest in that new sewer that may just be getting started with their hobby.” Jim Barnhardt

“Sutton Smithworks is pleased to support quality television in the region by sponsoring programming on Prairie Public. Sutton Smithworks offers fine jewellery and jewellery services and invites you to stop in.”
“The attorneys and staff of Zuger Kirmis & Smith are proud to support Prairie Public Broadcasting. As a law firm with deep roots in North Dakota, we appreciate the work that another North Dakota original, Prairie Public, does to enhance life in our state.” Constance Hofland, Partner, Zuger Kirmis & Smith Counselors and Attorneys at Law

“Humphry Inn & Suites is pleased to support quality television within the region by sponsoring programming on Prairie Public. This provides Humphry Inn & Suites the opportunity to welcome travelers to Winnipeg from both sides of our border.”  Andy Zhao, General Manager, Humphry Inn & Suites Winnipeg

“Innovative leadership plus creative and helpful programs not only are consistent with Prairie Public’s mission, but also that of Elim Rehab and Care. Elim’s new addition—5th Avenue—provides short-term rehab services for those transitioning from hospital to home. Discover a better way to care at Elim—proud sponsor of Prairie Public.” Joyce Eisenbraun, Director of Marketing/Development

“The State Historical Society joins Prairie Public and its members in celebrating May as Historic Preservation Month. The programs produced by Prairie Public help preserve and promote the state and region’s history while keeping an eye on the future. The Historical Society is honored to be a partner in and sponsor of Prairie Public programming.” Claudia Berg, Expansion and New Initiatives Coordinator

“EAPC Architects & Engineers offers architectural, engineering, wind energy, and industrial consulting and design services to a variety of clients throughout Prairie Public¹s listening area, so we feel supporting programming on Prairie Public is a great fit. We are very happy with our partnership with Prairie Public.” —Lori M. Bakken, Marketing Director

“The Winnipeg Art Gallery is pleased to collaborate with Prairie Public in highlighting American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell at the WAG March 2-May 20, 2012. This historic retrospective exhibition features over 40 major paintings, the complete set of 323 Saturday Evening Post tear-sheet covers, and a group of rarely seen preparatory works and artifacts. For details, visit rockwell.wag.ca.” —Stephen Borys, PhD, MBA Director, Winnipeg Art Gallery

“We at Family Vision Clinic have supported Prairie Public’s radio service for many years. Of all the different media we’ve sponsored, only Prairie Public listeners have come forward to thank us for our support. In recent years, thanks to Dr. Amy Fleck’s interest in Victorian England, we’ve also sponsored Masterpiece on public television. Now we reach Prairie Public’s dedicated and loyal audience through television and radio, and we’re proud to help make great programming possible.”

“The Listening Room Music Series at the Spirit Room in Fargo has been going for nearly three years. The exposure we have had on Prairie Public has had a dramatic effect on our attendance. Often the people who enjoy the music we present are public radio listeners. That’s where I discovered folk music—on my local public radio station in Houston in the early ’70s!”    —Scott Curfman, Listening Room Series Manager

“Prairie Public gives Valley Imports an opportunity to reach a demographic that traditional advertising doesn’t provide. Being a sponsor has enabled us to be in touch with a whole new group of potential ‘Customers For Life’! Valley Imports provides service above and beyond expectations, to those who need transportation. This simple philosophy underscores everything we do and has made us very successful.” Jeff Richmond, General Sales Manager, Valley Imports