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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Public Broadcasting and Media

Aspen Public Radio

Your News. Your Music. Your Station.

four stars

91.48

110 East Hallam Street Suite 134
Aspen, CO 81611
tel: (970) 920-9000   Web Site
EIN: 84-0884901

Board Leadership
Doug Carlston
Chair

CEO
Carolyne Heldman
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.48 four stars
  Financial 99.03 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 88.00 three stars
This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Aspen Public Radio supports, nourishes, and enriches our community by providing informative, entertaining and educational radio programming in a reliable and professional manner. Aspen Public Radio, broadcasting on KAJX, Aspen and KCJX, Carbondale, is a public radio station located in Aspen, Colorado. It serves communities in the Roaring Fork, Crystal, Colorado, Frying Pan and Eagle River valleys. The station is run by Roaring Fork Public Radio, Inc., a 501(c)(3) corporation.

Aspen Public Radio supports, nourishes, and enriches our community by providing informative, entertaining and educational radio programming in a reliable and professional manner. Aspen Public Radio, broadcasting on KAJX, Aspen and KCJX, Carbondale, is a public radio station located in Aspen, Colorado. It serves communities in the Roaring Fork, Crystal, Colorado, Frying Pan and Eagle River valleys. The station is run by Roaring Fork Public Radio, Inc., a 501(c)(3) corporation.

Financial

four stars

99.03

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

88.00

This rating was published 02/01/2019 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)
78.9%
  Administrative Expenses 14.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.39
  Program Expenses Growth 10.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Aspen Public Radio on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Aspen Public Radio on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Aspen Public Radio (CO) 91.48 four stars
Vermont Public Radio (VT) 93.48 four stars
Community Radio for Northern Colorado (CO) 93.09 four stars
WTCI (TN) 85.14 three stars
Colorado Public Radio (CO) 95.06 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $766,924
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $5,930
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $96,000
Total Contributions $868,854
   Program Service Revenue $364,716
Total Primary Revenue $1,233,570
   Other Revenue $79,617
TOTAL REVENUE $1,313,187
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,083,139
   Administrative Expenses $190,915
   Fundraising Expenses $111,372
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,385,426
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-72,239
   
Net Assets $1,950,974

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 $1,083,139 100.0%

Ratings History
Aspen Public Radio has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 02/01/2019 91.48 four stars
2016-12 02/01/2018 90.84 four stars
2015-12 02/01/2017 90.92 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 88.23 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 88.86 three stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 81.80 three stars
2012-12 03/01/2014 88.20 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 84-0884901
Name in IRS Master File ROARING FORK PUBLIC RADIO INC
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
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 February, 1983
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$115,000 8.30% Carolyne Heldman Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Aspen Public Radio (CO) 91.48 four stars
KOCE-TV Foundation/PBS SoCal (CA) 93.42 four stars
Pittsburgh Community Broadcasting Corporation (PA) 89.87 three stars
WYPR (MD) 85.59 three stars
High Plains Public Radio (KS) 86.77 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Aspen Public Radio
110 East Hallam Street
Suite 134
Aspen, CO 81611
tel: (970) 920-9000
EIN: 84-0884901

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Board Leadership

Doug Carlston
Chair

CEO

Carolyne Heldman
President

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