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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Public Broadcasting and Media

WRKF 89.3

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two stars

78.39

3050 Valley Creek Drive Baton Rouge, LA 70808
tel: (225) 926-3050   Web Site
EIN: 72-0776781

Board Leadership
Mary Kay Carleton
Chair

CEO
Paul Maassen
President and General Manager

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 78.39 two stars
  Financial 71.49 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

WRKF informs and entertains its audience through local, national and international news and cultural programming. WRKF's 28,000-Watt signal reaches a 60-mile radius around Baton Rouge depending upon terrain. WRKF was the first community-licensed public radio station news, information and classical music station based in Baton Rouge. The station launched on January 18, 1980. Initial programming was typical for a community-based public radio station of that time and included classical music, jazz, folk, big-band standards, and NPR news. The studios were in a temporary building at the transmitter site on Frenchtown Road. In 1986, the station moved to its current location on Valley Creek Drive in the city.

WRKF informs and entertains its audience through local, national and international news and cultural programming. WRKF's 28,000-Watt signal reaches a 60-mile radius around Baton Rouge depending upon terrain. WRKF was the first community-licensed public radio station news, information and classical music station based in Baton Rouge. The station launched on January 18, 1980. Initial programming was typical for a community-based public radio station of that time and included classical music, jazz, folk, big-band standards, and NPR news. The studios were in a temporary building at the transmitter site on Frenchtown Road. In 1986, the station moved to its current location on Valley Creek Drive in the city.

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Financial

two stars

71.49

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
58.8%
  Administrative Expenses 14.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 27.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.40
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.93
  Program Expenses Growth -0.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by WRKF 89.3 on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by WRKF 89.3 on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
WRKF 89.3 (LA) 78.39 two stars
Fort Wayne Public Television (IN) 89.35 three stars
KCBX (CA) 91.26 four stars
Nine Network of Public Media (MO) 87.64 three stars
Radio Milwaukee (WI) 90.16 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $364,413
   Federated Campaigns $475,142
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $839,555
   Program Service Revenue $521,864
Total Primary Revenue $1,361,419
   Other Revenue $48,585
TOTAL REVENUE $1,410,004
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $571,185
   Administrative Expenses $149,941
   Fundraising Expenses $269,379
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $990,505
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $419,499
   
Net Assets $958,925

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 Operations $571,185 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 05/01/2020 78.39 two stars
2017-12 06/01/2019 76.83 two stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 79.73 two stars
2015-12 08/01/2017 77.39 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 76.59 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 74.47 two stars
2013-12 03/01/2015 73.55 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 72-0776781
Name in IRS Master File PUBLIC RADIO INC
NTEE Code A34
NTEE Classification Radio
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (123) Discussion groups, forums, panels lectures, etc.
(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 January, 1976
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
$37,833 3.81% Paul Massen President
Other Salaries of Note
$121,565 12.27% Barbara Clark Underwriting Sales

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
WRKF 89.3 (LA) 78.39 two stars
Radio Milwaukee (WI) 90.16 four stars
Cincinnati Public Radio (OH) 86.34 three stars
PBS Hawaii (HI) 92.40 four stars
WYPR (MD) 87.43 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

WRKF 89.3
3050 Valley Creek Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
tel: (225) 926-3050
fax: (225) 926-3105
EIN: 72-0776781

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Board Leadership

Mary Kay Carleton
Chair

CEO

Paul Maassen
President and General Manager

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