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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Public Broadcasting and Media

Blue Ridge Public Television

Enriching lives through programming.

two stars

75.57

1215 McNeil Drive, SW Roanoke, VA 24015
tel: (888) 332-7788   Web Site
EIN: 54-0798878

Board Leadership
Marsha Combs
Chair

CEO
Will Anderson
Executive Vice President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 75.57 two stars
  Financial 74.23 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 77.00 two stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of Blue Ridge PBS is to enrich people's lives by providing educational, informational and cultural programming that fills a unique role as a positive and lifelong resource for the communities we serve. Founded in 1967, Blue Ridge PBS is the sole public multimedia enterprise serving 4 million individuals in portions of five states. The station's 26,000 square-mile coverage area includes southwestern Virginia and bordering counties in Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia and North Carolina.

The mission of Blue Ridge PBS is to enrich people's lives by providing educational, informational and cultural programming that fills a unique role as a positive and lifelong resource for the communities we serve. Founded in 1967, Blue Ridge PBS is the sole public multimedia enterprise serving 4 million individuals in portions of five states. The station's 26,000 square-mile coverage area includes southwestern Virginia and bordering counties in Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia and North Carolina.

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Financial

two stars

74.23

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

77.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 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)
56.7%
  Administrative Expenses 23.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 19.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.31
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.63
  Program Expenses Growth 0.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Blue Ridge Public Television on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Blue Ridge Public Television on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Blue Ridge Public Television (VA) 75.57 two stars
Colorado Public Radio (CO) 95.44 four stars
KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio (WA) 93.89 four stars
WKNO (TN) 88.59 three stars
Nashville Public Television (TN) 85.60 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $367,262
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $902,569
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $760,137
Total Contributions $2,029,968
   Program Service Revenue $343,994
Total Primary Revenue $2,373,962
   Other Revenue $327,651
TOTAL REVENUE $2,701,613
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,616,334
   Administrative Expenses $830,834
   Fundraising Expenses $549,229
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,996,397
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-294,784
   
Net Assets $5,124,407

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
Programming $1,111,729 68.8%
Broadcast Engineer Expenses $501,007 31.0%
Corporate Communications $3,598 0.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 06/01/2019 75.57 two stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 79.23 two stars
2016-06 10/01/2017 67.54 one star
2015-06 12/21/2016 69.52 one star

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 54-0798878
Name in IRS Master File BLUE RIDGE PUBLIC TELEVISION
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 (59) Other school related activities
(120) Publishing 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 October, 1966
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$180,500 6.02% James Baum President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Blue Ridge Public Television (VA) 75.57 two stars
WVIA Public Media (PA) 90.37 four stars
Chicago Public Media (IL) 87.71 three stars
Community Radio for Northern Colorado (CO) 92.14 four stars
Twin Cities Public Television (MN) 97.31 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Blue Ridge Public Television
1215 McNeil Drive, SW
Roanoke, VA 24015
tel: (888) 332-7788
fax: (540) 344-2148
EIN: 54-0798878

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Board Leadership

Marsha Combs
Chair

CEO

Will Anderson
Executive Vice President

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