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    Positive Alternative Radio, Inc.

    Positive Alternative Radio, Inc.


    ...Is this your nonprofit?

    ...501(c)(3) organization

    ...Donations are tax-deductible


    ...145 JACKSON ST NE
    Blacksburg VA 24060-3931


    Blacksburg VA | IRS ruling year: 1986 | EIN: 52-1440112  


    Mission Statement: We Will Change the World by Creating and Delivering Experiences That Inspire People to Live Passionately for Jesus Christ.

    Positive Alternative Radio, Inc. (PAR, Inc.) is a listener supported Christian Media Ministry based in Blacksburg, Virginia. PAR, Inc. currently has seven Christian music stations: JoyFM based in North Carolina serving NC, SC, TN, VA, WV, MD, DE. SpiritFM based in Virginia serving Virginia, West Virginia, and North Carolina. WPER serving Virginia and the Washington D.C. area. WCQR serving Tennessee and Virginia, and WalkFM serving Kentucky, West Virginia, and Ohio.Positive Gold is a golden era of CCM audio stream. The Gift is a 24/7/365 Christmas music stream. Encouraging Radio is a Christian Music and Podcast network that served the global community.


    Rating Information


    This charity's score is 83%, earning it a Three-Star rating. If this organization aligns with your passions and values, you can give with confidence.

    This overall score is calculated entirely from a single beacon score: 100% Accountability & Finance. Learn more about our criteria and methodology.

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    The IRS is significantly delayed in processing nonprofits' annual tax filings (Forms 990). As a result, the Accountability & Finance score for Positive Alternative Radio, Inc. is outdated and the overall rating may not be representative of its current operations. Please check with the charity directly for any questions you may have.

    Rating Report

    • Impact & Results
    • Accountability & Finance
    • Culture & Community
    • Leadership & Adaptability
    Accountability & Finance
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    Accountability & Finance


    Positive Alternative Radio, Inc. has earned a 83% for the Accountability & Finance beacon. See the metrics below for more information.

    This beacon provides an assessment of a charity's financial health (financial efficiency, sustainability, and trustworthiness) and its commitment to governance practices and policies.

    This Accountability & Finance score represents IRS Form 990 data up until FY 2019, which is the most recent Form 990 currently available to us. 

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    Accountability and Transparency
    ...Full Credit
    ...Partial Credit
    ...No Credit
    ...Not Applicable

    Financial Metrics
    ...Full Credit
    ...Partial Credit
    ...No Credit
    ...Not Applicable
    ...Liabilities to Assets Ratio - 40.50% - 2.5/10 pts
    ...Working Capital Ratio - 0.90 years - 7.5/10 pts
    ...Fundraising Efficiency - $0.11 - 7.5/10 pts
    ...Administrative Expense Ratio - 21.10% - 5/10 pts
    ...Fundraising Expense Ratio - 9.40% - 10/10 pts
    ...Program Expense Ratio - 69.39% - 5.54/10 pts
    ...Program Expense Growth - 6.76% - 8.76/10 pts

    Unscored Information

    Total Revenue and Expenses - Data Available
    Salary of Key Persons - Data Available
    IRS Published Data (Business Master File) - Data Available
    Data Sources (IRS Forms 990) - Data Available

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