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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Public Broadcasting and Media

WTCI

To be a center of exploration for all ages, empowering people to discover their world and broaden their horizons.

three stars

85.17

7540 Bonnyshire Drive Chattanooga, TN 37416
tel: (423) 702-7800   Web Site
EIN: 62-1137597

Board Leadership
Don Jernigan
Chair

CEO
Bob Culkeen
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.17 three stars
  Financial 79.03 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

WTCI enriches lives through quality programs and services that educate, engage, and inspire a lifetime of learning and exploration. WTCI public broadcasting is a center of exploration for all ages. Through unique programs, services and emerging technologies, we will be a leading community resource, empowering people to discover their world, broaden their horizons and become active participants in shaping the future. Through these efforts, WTCI builds communities and strengthens families in Chattanooga, North Georgia and the Tennessee Valley.

WTCI enriches lives through quality programs and services that educate, engage, and inspire a lifetime of learning and exploration. WTCI public broadcasting is a center of exploration for all ages. Through unique programs, services and emerging technologies, we will be a leading community resource, empowering people to discover their world, broaden their horizons and become active participants in shaping the future. Through these efforts, WTCI builds communities and strengthens families in Chattanooga, North Georgia and the Tennessee Valley.

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Financial

two stars

79.03

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
78.9%
  Administrative Expenses 10.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.95
  Program Expenses Growth -2.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 48.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by WTCI on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by WTCI on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
WTCI (TN) 85.17 three stars
Vermont PBS (VT) 93.09 four stars
All Classical Portland (OR) 94.82 four stars
WVIA Public Media (PA) 90.37 four stars
Community Radio for Northern Colorado (CO) 92.41 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,533,318
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $580,897
Total Contributions $3,114,215
   Program Service Revenue $27,775
Total Primary Revenue $3,141,990
   Other Revenue $44,841
TOTAL REVENUE $3,186,831
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,842,949
   Administrative Expenses $271,429
   Fundraising Expenses $295,218
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,409,596
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $777,235
   
Net Assets $2,349,226

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Operation of a Public TV Station $1,661,307 90.1%
Community Engagement $113,060 6.1%
Educational Resources $68,582 3.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 12/01/2020 85.17 three stars
2018-06 09/03/2019 86.83 three stars
2017-06 12/01/2018 85.14 three stars
2017-06 09/01/2018 84.35 three stars
2016-06 11/01/2017 83.64 three stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 84.23 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 88.84 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 88.51 three stars
2013-06 10/01/2014 84.66 three stars
2012-06 09/01/2013 89.68 three stars
2011-06 08/01/2012 93.86 four stars
2011-06 07/01/2012 93.51 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 96.15 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 10/01/2010 94.39 four stars
2008-06 05/01/2009 86.05 three stars
2007-06 03/01/2008 64.66 one star
2006-06 03/01/2007 71.19 two stars
2005-06 03/01/2006 76.63 two stars
2004-06 11/01/2005 76.62 two stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 62-1137597
Name in IRS Master File GREATER CHATTANOOGA PUBLIC TELEVISION CORPORATION
NTEE Code A32
NTEE Classification Television
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (121) Radio or television broadcasting
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date May, 1983
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$73,605 3.05% Bryan Fuqua Interim President & CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$159,233 6.60% Paul Grove Former President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
WTCI (TN) 85.17 three stars
KCTS Television (WA) 85.97 three stars
Chicago Public Media (IL) 87.71 three stars
Science Friday Initiative (NY) 87.94 three stars
Friends of Public Radio Arizona (AZ) 94.07 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

WTCI
7540 Bonnyshire Drive
Chattanooga, TN 37416
tel: (423) 702-7800
fax: (423) 702-7823
EIN: 62-1137597

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Board Leadership

Don Jernigan
Chair

CEO

Bob Culkeen
President, CEO

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