WNYC Producers Circle

Who are WNYC Producers Circle members?

WNYC Producers Circle members are listeners who place a high value on intelligent and independent public radio. Through signature programs including The Brian Lehrer Show, The Leonard Lopate Show, The Takeaway, On The Media, Studio 360 and Radiolab, as well as comprehensive reports from the WNYC newsroom and programs from the BBC, NPR and PRI, we provide the investigative journalism and in-depth reporting that informs the kind of vigorous debate that is at the heart of our democracy.

We offer a variety of exclusive benefits to thank Producers Circle members who so generously endorse our mission to make the mind more curious, the heart more open, and the spirit more joyful. Events with WNYC hosts and producers bring you behind-the-scenes at New York Public Radio and give you access to New York City’s most sought-after cultural offerings. Our monthly e-newsletter provides you with an insider’s perspective on WNYC and all of our award-winning programming. 

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Member Levels Benefits
$1,200 to $2,499 ($80 not tax-deductible)
  • Behind-the-scenes tour for two of WNYC’s studios.
  • Complimentary tickets to live broadcasts and special performances in The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space.
  • Access to the WNYC Producers Circle hotline for personalized service.
  • Invitation to the annual Producers Circle Reception featuring WNYC hosts in conversation with cultural and political leaders.
  • Special gifts only for Producers Circle members.
  • Subscription to the monthly Insider’s Access e-newsletter, your guide to the station you love with links to great stories you might have missed, highlights of upcoming Jerome L. Greene Performance Space events and behind-the-scenes information.

To see a list of past events, click here.

$2,500 to $4,999 ($100 not tax-deductible)
All of the above, plus:
  • Invitation for two to a special Benefactors Circle event where you’ll have the opportunity to meet WNYC personalities.
  • Discuss the stories of the day at a breakfast meet-and-greet with hosts, staff and your fellow Producers Circle members at our studios.
$5,000 to $9,999 ($200 not tax-deductible)
All of the above, plus:
  • Invitation for two to our exclusive event series, Behind the Mic, including tickets to a Broadway show and a conversation with one of the show’s artists led by a New York Public Radio host.
  • Opportunity to sponsor one of our coveted on-air matching gift periods: deepen the impact of your contribution by incentivizing your fellow listeners to become donors.
$10,000 to $24,999 ($310 not tax-deductible)
All of the above, plus:
  • Invitation to WNYC’s exclusive President’s Circle Dinner with New York Public Radio President and CEO Laura Walker, executive staff and WNYC hosts and producers.
  • A WNYC tote bag signed by a WNYC host (by request).
President's Circle
$25,000 and above
For more information on the President’s Circle, a group of New York Public Radio supporters committed to investing $25,000 or more annually to support WNYC’s essential operating needs, as well as special projects that advance the strategic vision of the President and the Board of Trustees, please contact Hillary Strong, Vice President of Development, at hstrong@nypublicradio.org


With your support, WNYC provides:

  • Independent investigative journalism, in-depth and grassroots reporting, and the kind of vigorous debate that is at the heart of our democracy
  • An environment for audiences to learn about and enjoy the best in cultural, arts and classical music programming
  • An active community of listeners that confirms and challenges our ideas, perceptions and understanding of how we all fit into our city, nation and world

Events designed exclusively for Producers Circle members bring WNYC's smart, relevant journalism, vibrant public discourse, and enlightening cultural programming into small, one-on-one settings. These events offer insider's insights into current affairs, provide access to some of New York City's most sought-after cultural offerings, and create unique opportunities to enjoy behind-the-scenes perspectives on public radio. To see a list of past events, click here.