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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Public Broadcasting and Media

Colorado Public Radio

Enriching the Colorado community with news, information and classical music

four stars

94.07

Bridges Broadcast Center 7409 South Alton Court
Centennial, CO 80112
tel: (800) 722-4449   Web Site
EIN: 74-2324052

Board Leadership
Dean Salter
Chair

CEO
Max Wycisk
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.07 four stars
  Financial 91.62 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Colorado Public Radio (CPR) stations KVOD classical music and KCFR in-depth news are available through a network of transmitters and translators that serve approximately 80% of Colorado. CPR exists to enrich the Colorado community. We provide news, information and classical music for people who want to be informed, enlightened and entertained. CPR was formed in 1981, and CPR began broadcasting the current, two-channel network in 2001. No other public radio station in Colorado is devoted exclusively to in-depth news, nor is there a full-time 24-hour classical music station with the resources to create highly researched and produced stories and features. Colorado Public Radio is alone among local public radio organizations in providing a truly statewide service, with as much relevance for listeners in Pueblo and Vail as for listeners in Denver and Grand Junction.

Colorado Public Radio (CPR) stations KVOD classical music and KCFR in-depth news are available through a network of transmitters and translators that serve approximately 80% of Colorado. CPR exists to enrich the Colorado community. We provide news, information and classical music for people who want to be informed, enlightened and entertained. CPR was formed in 1981, and CPR began broadcasting the current, two-channel network in 2001. No other public radio station in Colorado is devoted exclusively to in-depth news, nor is there a full-time 24-hour classical music station with the resources to create highly researched and produced stories and features. Colorado Public Radio is alone among local public radio organizations in providing a truly statewide service, with as much relevance for listeners in Pueblo and Vail as for listeners in Denver and Grand Junction.

Financial

four stars

91.62

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
79.2%
  Administrative Expenses 6.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.18
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.70
  Program Expenses Growth 9.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 40.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Colorado Public Radio on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Colorado Public Radio on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Colorado Public Radio (CO) 94.07 four stars
Friends of Public Radio Arizona (AZ) 94.34 four stars
Chicago Public Media (IL) 92.66 four stars
eTown (CO) 91.22 four stars
Nine Network of Public Media (MO) 90.81 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $11,398,712
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $11,398,712
   Program Service Revenue $5,348,000
Total Primary Revenue $16,746,712
   Other Revenue $147,782
TOTAL REVENUE $16,894,494
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $11,953,186
   Administrative Expenses $970,922
   Fundraising Expenses $2,117,981
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $15,042,089
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,852,405
   
Net Assets $23,819,902

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
Programming and Production Staff $9,765,680 81.7%
Broadcasting $2,187,506 18.3%

Ratings History
Colorado Public Radio has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-06 06/01/2017 94.07 four stars
2015-06 12/21/2016 93.87 four stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 93.25 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 91.44 four stars
2013-06 06/01/2014 92.73 four stars
2012-06 06/01/2013 92.15 four stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 91.53 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 89.59 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 09/01/2010 90.63 four stars
2008-06 09/01/2009 78.88 two stars
2007-06 10/01/2008 81.56 three 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 74-2324052
Name in IRS Master File PUBLIC BROADCASTING OF COLORADO INC
NTEE Code A34
NTEE Classification Radio
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable 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 December, 1984
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
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  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012

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

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$231,634 1.53% Max Wycisk President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Colorado Public Radio (CO) 94.07 four stars
Texas Public Radio (TX) 95.04 four stars
eTown (CO) 91.22 four stars
PBS Hawaii (HI) 87.24 three stars
KOCE-TV (CA) 86.63 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Colorado Public Radio
Bridges Broadcast Center
7409 South Alton Court
Centennial, CO 80112
tel: (800) 722-4449
fax: (303) 733-3319
EIN: 74-2324052

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Board Leadership

Dean Salter
Chair

CEO

Max Wycisk
President

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