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Aspen Public Radio

Your News. Your Music. Your Station.

three stars

88.32

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

Board Leadership
Anne Tobey
Chair

CEO
Tammy Terwelp
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.32 three stars
  Financial 87.68 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/23/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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

three stars

87.68

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 12/23/2020 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)
74.6%
  Administrative Expenses 13.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.19
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.34
  Program Expenses Growth -2.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.8%
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) 88.32 three stars
KOCE-TV Foundation/PBS SoCal (CA) 93.54 four stars
Cincinnati Public Radio (OH) 86.47 three stars
Nashville Public Radio (TN) 88.64 three stars
KQED (CA) 89.90 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $680,503
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $109,000
Total Contributions $789,503
   Program Service Revenue $361,202
Total Primary Revenue $1,150,705
   Other Revenue $40,955
TOTAL REVENUE $1,191,660
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $862,377
   Administrative Expenses $161,683
   Fundraising Expenses $192,812
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,216,872
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-25,212
   
Net Assets $1,807,359

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 $862,377 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 12/23/2020 88.32 three stars
2018-12 12/01/2019 91.35 four stars
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$120,420 9.89% Tammy Terwelp Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Aspen Public Radio (CO) 88.32 three stars
KCBX (CA) 91.02 four stars
New York Public Radio (NY) 92.48 four stars
Science Friday Initiative (NY) 90.54 four stars
Blue Ridge Public Radio (NC) 85.24 three stars

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Official Charity Response

Aspen Public Radio continues to increase efficiency in our program offerings. We have seen decreased expenses due to consistent rigorous reviews of our budget--these figures can be found in our 2019 Annual Report, which is available on our website. This document also shows how we've kept our programming community-focused, as well as the growth of our membership base.

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

Anne Tobey
Chair

CEO

Tammy Terwelp
Executive Director

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