The Rio Linda Messenger Needs You.

The Messenger can help you reach your customers where they live.

Whether you’re a business owner or a community member, we rely on support from people like you. Please donate today to help us provide our community with local, independent online reporting.

The Rio Linda Messenger relies on the generous support of our local communities to provide quality news and information. Rio Linda Messenger supporters help enrich the community by supporting quality news and information as well as resources that strengthen the community, empower disadvantaged voices and encourage civil discourse.

Donate online today to affirm your support for local, independent and free news and information.

Business Sponsorship

With over 70,000 visitors viewing nearly 142,000 pages per year, The Rio Linda Messenger is the best way to reach the local Rio Linda, Elverta, and Northern Sacramento County residents you need to help your business thrive.

The Rio Linda Messenger/Rio Linda Online won the Sacramento A-List “Best Local Blogger” category in 2016, and won the “Best Local News Source” category in 2018.

We were also honored with a proclamation from the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors in 2018.

We’ll work with local businesses to fit any budget on a campaign that can include:

  • Site sponsorship
  • Display advertising
  • In-blog ads
  • Column sponsorship
  • Promotions
  • Giveaways or other possibilities.

Any ad campaign also provides access to our robust Facebook and Twitter communities.

Questions? Call John at 916-289-6436 or use our Contact form below.

Available Ad Units


$100 per quarter.


$100 per quarter.


$50 per quarter

We offer the 300×600 very large ads on a case by case basis; they don’t always work with the design, they take up a lot of real estate, so they are priced accordingly. Contact me for more information.

A bit more about RLO

Over the years, you’ve come to rely on the reporting of The Rio Linda Messenger.

No one covers Rio Linda and Elverta with the same passion and dedication as RLO. We’ve won awards, and more important — we’ve gotten results, from influencing County government to getting answers from law enforcement.

But these days local independent media sources like ours are in real trouble. Revenue from advertising and classifieds that once fueled local news is often being lost to Facebook, Google, NextDoor, and other global internet giants. We operate on a shoestring budget, and often it’s just not enough.

Local newspapers are dying, and local news sites are shuttering every week. Like hundreds of other news outlets around the country, we’ve found it impossible to sustain a robust news organization on Google AdSense and affiliate programs alone. If you think Rio Linda deserves its own independent local news source, please advertise today.

For more information, Call John Todd at 916-289-6436 or drop us a line at