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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Public Broadcasting and Media

KSMQ

We're Your PBS Station!

two stars

78.12

2000 Eight Avenue, NW Austin, MN 55912
tel: (800) 658-2539   Web Site
EIN: 68-0599645

Board Leadership
Fred Bogott
Chairman

CEO
Eric Olson
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 78.12 two stars
  Financial 75.59 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 81.00 three stars
This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 2005, KSMQ is a public television station whose primary purpose is broadcasting programs and conducting workshops uniquely designed to educate and serve the specific needs of their audiences, with emphasis on those groups who are in need and underserved in the Southern Minnesota and Northern Iowa regions. KSMQ focuses on locally produced content, spotlighting issues, events and people in our region. The organization also offers child related education and outreach programs to schools, parents, organizations, and communities throughout the viewing area.

Founded in 2005, KSMQ is a public television station whose primary purpose is broadcasting programs and conducting workshops uniquely designed to educate and serve the specific needs of their audiences, with emphasis on those groups who are in need and underserved in the Southern Minnesota and Northern Iowa regions. KSMQ focuses on locally produced content, spotlighting issues, events and people in our region. The organization also offers child related education and outreach programs to schools, parents, organizations, and communities throughout the viewing area.

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Financial

two stars

75.59

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

81.00

This rating was published 05/01/2019 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)
67.5%
  Administrative Expenses 21.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.88
  Program Expenses Growth -1.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 11.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by KSMQ on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by KSMQ on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
KSMQ (MN) 78.12 two stars
KNPB (NV) 87.26 three stars
Science Friday Initiative (NY) 92.22 four stars
WBGO (NJ) 85.32 three stars
Independence Media (PA) 87.44 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $875,665
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $117,655
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $601,354
Total Contributions $1,594,674
   Program Service Revenue $36,386
Total Primary Revenue $1,631,060
   Other Revenue $48,434
TOTAL REVENUE $1,679,494
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,332,763
   Administrative Expenses $418,821
   Fundraising Expenses $189,278
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,940,862
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-261,368
   
Net Assets $1,676,230

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
Public Television $1,332,763 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 05/01/2019 78.12 two stars
2017-06 05/01/2018 82.25 three stars
2016-06 06/01/2017 73.66 two stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 74.19 two stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 85.48 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 84.16 three stars
2013-06 11/01/2014 78.68 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 68-0599645
Name in IRS Master File KSMQ PUBLIC SERVICE MEDIA 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
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 July, 2005
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$107,730 5.55% Eric Olson Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
KSMQ (MN) 78.12 two stars
WBGO (NJ) 85.32 three stars
Blue Ridge Public Radio (NC) 89.54 three stars
KNPB (NV) 87.26 three stars
East Tennessee PBS (TN) 87.87 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

KSMQ
2000 Eight Avenue, NW
Austin, MN 55912
tel: (800) 658-2539
fax: (866) 520-6696
EIN: 68-0599645

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Board Leadership

Fred Bogott
Chairman

CEO

Eric Olson
President & CEO

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