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Great Plains Christian Radio

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three stars

86.70

909 West Carthage Meade, KS 67864
tel: (866) 480-5545   Web Site
EIN: 48-1024625

Board Leadership
Frank York
President

CEO
Michael Luskey
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.70 three stars
  Financial 81.63 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Great Plains Christian Radio is a ministry helping to fulfill the great commission of Jesus Christ. Christ's commission to us is: to proclaim the Gospel and to teach all things He has commanded us. Therefore, both an evangelistic and an educational thrust are part of the broadcast ministry of GPCR. Since its founding in 1985 the organization has grown to four full-power stations and a network of over twenty low-power repeater stations. Flagship station KJIL, Meade, KS went on the air in 1992, KHYM, Meade, KS went on the air in 1997 and in 1999 KJOV, Woodward, OK was purchased from Living Word Fellowship.

Great Plains Christian Radio is a ministry helping to fulfill the great commission of Jesus Christ. Christ's commission to us is: to proclaim the Gospel and to teach all things He has commanded us. Therefore, both an evangelistic and an educational thrust are part of the broadcast ministry of GPCR. Since its founding in 1985 the organization has grown to four full-power stations and a network of over twenty low-power repeater stations. Flagship station KJIL, Meade, KS went on the air in 1992, KHYM, Meade, KS went on the air in 1997 and in 1999 KJOV, Woodward, OK was purchased from Living Word Fellowship.

Financial

three stars

81.63

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 04/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
62.7%
  Administrative Expenses 28.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.21
  Program Expenses Growth 5.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Great Plains Christian Radio on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Great Plains Christian Radio on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Great Plains Christian Radio (KS) 86.70 three stars
Changed Lives (TN) 94.37 four stars
Living on the Edge (GA) 87.63 three stars
The Christophers (NY) 85.58 three stars
The Christian Broadcasting Network (VA) 88.20 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,178,064
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,178,064
   Program Service Revenue $584,219
Total Primary Revenue $1,762,283
   Other Revenue $7,645
TOTAL REVENUE $1,769,928
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,271,354
   Administrative Expenses $527,919
   Fundraising Expenses $164,078
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,963,351
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-193,423
   
Net Assets $2,357,072

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
Radio Station Operations $1,271,354 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 04/01/2019 86.70 three stars
2017-12 10/01/2018 84.85 three stars
2017-12 09/01/2018 79.73 two stars
2016-12 12/01/2017 68.02 one star
2015-12 08/01/2017 58.23 one star

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

EIN 48-1024625
Name in IRS Master File GREAT PLAINS CHRISTIAN RADIO INC
NTEE Code A34
NTEE Classification Radio
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Religious 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 March, 1987
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
Not compensated -- Mike Luskey General Manager $82,445

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Great Plains Christian Radio (KS) 86.70 three stars
In Touch Foundation (GA) 85.55 three stars
Lamb & Lion Ministries (TX) 95.95 four stars
The Christian Broadcasting Network (VA) 88.20 three stars
Ligonier Ministries (FL) 89.81 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Great Plains Christian Radio
909 West Carthage
Meade, KS 67864
tel: (866) 480-5545
fax: (620) 873-2755
EIN: 48-1024625

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Board Leadership

Frank York
President

CEO

Michael Luskey
Chief Executive Officer

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