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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Public Broadcasting and Media

East Tennessee PBS

Affecting positive change by educating, entertaining and challenging minds.

four stars

93.21

1611 East Magnolia Avenue Knoxville, TN 37917
tel: (865) 595-0220   Web Site
EIN: 62-1173293

Board Leadership
Michael Nichols
Chairman

CEO
Vickie Lawson
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.21 four stars
  Financial 94.70 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

four stars

94.70

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
75.2%
  Administrative Expenses 8.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.18
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.33
  Program Expenses Growth 2.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by East Tennessee PBS on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by East Tennessee PBS on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
East Tennessee PBS (TN) 93.21 four stars
Friends of Idaho Public Television (ID) 89.18 three stars
WBGO (NJ) 86.61 three stars
Nashville Public Radio (TN) 86.46 three stars
High Plains Public Radio (KS) 85.81 three stars

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Founded in 1983, East Tennessee PBS exists to serve the needs of East Tennessee as a community partner affecting positive change by educating, entertaining and challenging minds. As a viewer-supported television station and PBS member station, we provide lifelong learning opportunities to more than 1 million viewers in East Tennessee, Southern Kentucky, Southeast Virginia and Western North Carolina. We achieve this by broadcasting non-violent, commercial-free children's series; instructional programs; and primetime shows that educate, entertain, inform and inspire.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,941,516
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $632,835
Total Contributions $2,574,351
   Program Service Revenue $233,475
Total Primary Revenue $2,807,826
   Other Revenue $20,737
TOTAL REVENUE $2,828,563
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,322,871
   Administrative Expenses $286,469
   Fundraising Expenses $505,706
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,115,046
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-286,483
   
Net Assets $4,090,768

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 Stations $2,322,871 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-06 06/01/2016 93.21 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 88.88 three stars
2013-06 12/01/2014 83.14 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 62-1173293
Name in IRS Master File EAST TENNESSEE PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION
NTEE Code A32
NTEE Classification Television
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
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 January, 1984
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
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  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012
  • June, 2011

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$96,941 3.11% Vickie Lawson President

Founded in 1983, East Tennessee PBS exists to serve the needs of East Tennessee as a community partner affecting positive change by educating, entertaining and challenging minds. As a viewer-supported television station and PBS member station, we provide lifelong learning opportunities to more than 1 million viewers in East Tennessee, Southern Kentucky, Southeast Virginia and Western North Carolina. We achieve this by broadcasting non-violent, commercial-free children's series; instructional programs; and primetime shows that educate, entertain, inform and inspire.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
East Tennessee PBS (TN) 93.21 four stars
Friends of Public Radio Arizona (AZ) 94.34 four stars
Southern California Public Radio (CA) 89.84 three stars
Friends of KSPS (WA) 97.87 four stars
Science Friday Initiative (NY) 92.20 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

East Tennessee PBS
1611 East Magnolia Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37917
tel: (865) 595-0220
fax: (865) 595-0300
EIN: 62-1173293

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Board Leadership

Michael Nichols
Chairman

CEO

Vickie Lawson
President, CEO

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