It's an excellent question, and one we get often. First, we do not share your contact information with anyone other than the ELP. Second, by giving us your contact information, we are able to ensure you receive the highest level of customer service. In the rare occasion that a problem arises, we can verify which ELP you are working with and hold them accountable. Your information also lets us know which areas need additional ELPs to help meet the needs of Dave's fans.Top
We use national advertisers for products and services when the product or service can be delivered to the entire country from one national office without compromising quality. For other products or services, where a listener may have a strong preference to work with someone local, we apply the ELP concept of having a local professional in every radio affiliate city.Top
The original ELP program began with investing to help listeners find local professionals. By popular demand, we added ELP categories for finding real estate agents, insurance agents and tax professionals. As our radio affiliate list continues to grow, adding new categories becomes a very difficult task. Today, with more than 500 radio affiliates, what was once a one-person job now requires a staff of over 30 people. We currently do not have any plans to add additional ELP categories. Our focus is to do an excellent job for listeners seeking an ELP. However, this does not mean we will not add new ELP categories at some point.Top
Yes. For ELPs, the program is a form of local advertising. It’s a way for them to attract clients who love The Dave Ramsey Show just like they do. We use the fees to fund the large staff and technology required to operate the ELP program.Top
We are always accepting applications for the ELP program. When there is a new opportunity in an area, we will contact the applicants and interview them to determine if they have the qualifications we seek. We look for professionals who meet the following requirements:
Many of our ELP relationships have not changed since the program began, and we encourage this. Long-term relationships are very valuable to us when it comes to taking care of our listeners. However, we do maintain a list of all past applicants in case there's a higher demand for additional help in the area.Top
We've made sure our ELPs really do have the heart of a teacher and provide top-notch customer service.